Episode 243: Interview with Frederick Buskey of the Assistant Principal Podcast - EB Academics

Episode 243: Interview with Frederick Buskey of the Assistant Principal Podcast

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Welcome back to another episode of the Teaching Middle School ELA podcast! In today’s episode, we have the privilege of delving into the world of school leadership with our special guest, Dr. Frederick Buskey. With over 17 years of experience in K-12 teaching, Dr. Buskey brings a wealth of knowledge to the conversation. Caitlin and Dr. Buskey explore the importance of support and leadership skills in the educational landscape. Join us as we dive into the power of community as a teacher and how it can break down the barriers of isolation that many educators face. 

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  • [00:03:04] Today we welcome Dr. Frederick Buskey to the podcast. After spending 17 years in K-12 teaching and administration, Dr. Buskey transitioned to higher education for 13 years in principal licensure programs. 
  • [00:07:02] Teachers are like seeds in a school, needing good soil (a good principal) to grow.
  • [00:08:01] Community is important for assistant principals and teachers to combat isolation and provide support and perspective.
  • [00:16:01] Finding a community can be difficult for teachers, and online platforms are often the default. Caitlin and Dr. Buskey discuss how to find positive communities for the support online.
  • [00:19:52] Teachers prioritize efficient content planning to focus on standards and student needs rather than trendy distractions. This shift requires discipline but leads to a more meaningful approach to teaching.
  • [00:25:28] In order to thrive in the classroom, it’s also important that teachers practice self- care. Dr. Buskey and Caitlin explore how important exercise, meditation, and intention are for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
  • [00:32:57] Dr. Buskey also explores discipline and how avoiding distractions can help us be present in life.
  • [00:47:42] Check out Dr. Frederick Buskey and his leadership strategies on The Assistant Principal Podcast and at his website: frederickbuskey.com.

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