Leadership With Latoya Podcast
By Latoya Dixon
Leadership With Latoya PodcastFeb 27, 2022
S6E5: Family Lessons-Joy Is A Gift To Share
S6E4 Family Lessons-Everyone Needs A Soft Place To Land
S6E3: Family Lessons: Be Who You Are
S6E2: Family Lessons: Watch Your Words
S6E1: Interdependence Matters
S5 E7 Quality Matters
In this episode Latoya chats with Mike Patrick, North American Sales Leader for Education Markets at Milliken and Company. Mike's 12 minutes of leadership wisdom will not only inspire you, but spark your thinking on how you can become a better leader for the people you serve. Mike makes it clear that quality matters and our purpose as leaders is to support, inspire, and grow the people we serve in ways that make a difference. This is one of the best episodes of this season. Don't miss it! Press play!
S5 E6 Equity is an Action Verb
In this episode, we welcome Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah, a 27 year veteran of public education and a fierce advocate for equity and social justice. Dr. Isiah helps us think through what leaders can do to create a more equitable educational experience for students and to grow themselves in our ever-changing world. Finally, she gives us some insight on her new book, Beyond Conversations About Race, and challenges us all to take action to make equity a reality for every student in our care. Press play!
S5 E5: Hire for Value. Train for Skills.
In this episode, Latoya welcomes Dr. John Hodge to the show. Dr. Hodge reminds us that great leaders remain true to their core values and are able to rely on them for direction and clarity in the most challenging of circumstances. His practical insights and advice are sure to leave you thinking about how you can grow in your leadership. Press play!
S5 E4 Future Focused Leadership
In this episode, we welcome president and CEO of the Aurora Institute, Susan Patrick. Susan's candid conversation regarding the global implications that the pandemic has had on leaders and the need for leaders who are able to transform the system of public education in ways that honor student voice, agency, and authentic demonstration of mastery is sure to get you thinking. Together, we take a look back at the past year, and more importantly, a look forward in hopes of giving leaders some additional insights as they work towards a brighter and better future for students in the public education system. Press play!
S5 E3 Passion and Impact
In this episode, Latoya chats with Dr. Chuck Ambrose about passion and impact. From the systems level to the individual level, effective leaders strive to make a difference in the lives and experiences of others. Chuck offers practical advice on how leaders can make sure they remain open to learning, take calculated risks, and empower others in ways that make an incredible difference. Press play!
S5 E1 Leadership With Latoya is Back!
In this preview to Season 5, Mike and Latoya provide a glance into the various topics they’ll tackle this season. From authenticity to courage, leaders of every discipline can find some practical things in this season to apply to their work and lives! Press play! Leadership With Latoya is back!
S5 E2 Courageous Leadership
In this episode, Latoya and Mike chat about what it means to lead with courage. From making decision with fear in play to finding the bravery to putting your vulnerability on display, courage is never absent from the work of the world's most impactful leaders. This conversation is sure to give you some things to think about. Press play!
S4E6 Educational Leadership in the Era of COVID-19
In this episode, Latoya invites two colleagues, Tonya German-a high school principal in North Carolina and Mike Waiksnis, Executive Director of Middle and High Schools in a South Carolina district on the podcast to discuss how school closure due to COVID-19 has impacted educators, students, and families. Press play for an insightful and heart wrenching conversation!
S4E5 Courage: The Ultimate Challenge of Leadership
Courage is the ultimate challenge of leadership. Do you have it?
Mini-Podcast: The PD Gap
S4E4: Leadership Myths
In this two-part series, Latoya and Mike discuss myths surrounding school leadership. From "fake it until you make it," to "do it because I am the boss and I said so," they break down the real deal behind these skewed perspectives. You don't want to miss this episode. Press play now! Oh and leave us a review if you are so inclined!
S4E3 Principal Development
In this episode, Latoya and Michael discuss ways leaders should experience professional development and robust mentorship. What can leaders do to spur their professional development? How should they be mentored? Press play!
S4E2: Intentional Leadership
The challenge of leadership is our ability to be intentional, remain focused, and deliberate in all that we deliver to those we serve. This week, Latoya and Mike discuss how they use a key tool to help them meet this challenge as instructional leaders who provide high-quality feedback to support and enhance the practices of teachers. You don't want to miss it. Press PLAY!
S4E1: Instructional Equity
In this episode, Latoya and Mike discuss practical ways school leaders can work to reduce the variation in student achievement by focusing on adopting a set of evidence-based instructional equity practices. They share practical tips and pose questions to push your thinking. Press play now!
S3E11 Professional Learning Communities Part Three
In this episode, Mike and Latoya tackle the 3rd and 4th critical questions: What do we do when our students have not learned? and What do we do if they already have mastered it? Additionally, they give listeners some critical insights regarding instructional feedback and the implications that can happen when core instruction is not solid. Listen in for several resources and then go to www.latoyadixon5.com to download the Instructional Leadership Mini-Workbook! Press play.
S3E10 Professional Learning Communities Part 2
In the third episode of the Instructional Leadership Series, Latoya and Mike tackle the second core question of Professional Learning Communities. The conversation touches on assessment and the power of teachers immersing themselves in the process of designing aligned and rigorous assessments prior to planning instructional lessons. It's power packed with goodness. Press play!
S3E9 Power Up With Professional Learning Communities Part 1
In this episode, Latoya and Mike identify what a professional learning community isn't, and clearly define what a PLC is-teacher teams who collaborate via inquiry and action research to improve their instructional practices and student outcomes. They go further and give principals some things they can put in place to take the journey to establish true Professional Learning Communities. Press Play!