41: Heart of a Marshmallow – Neil Gupta chats with us about being responsive, reflective, and vulnerable.

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Listen to episode 41 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast

Dr. Neil Gupta is the Director of Secondary Education for Worthington City Schools, a national speaker, and a consultant with ASCD. Neil chats with us about why we need to remember that there is a human side to what we do.

Neil shares the power of listening, and how being responsive, reflective, and vulnerable are key to being an effective leader.

Episode Highlights

  • 2:57 – Neil introduces himself.
  • 4:19 – Neil’s failure.
  • 9:03 – Neil’s success.
  • 15:07 – What’s got Neil excited about education right now.
  • 18:06 – Neil’s advice for new teachers.
  • 21:56 – Jeff and Neil chat about their hobbies.
  • 23:37 – One thing Neil hopes all teachers understand about administrators.
  • 26:19 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 28:28 – How to connect with Neil.

Neil’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: Voxer
  • Book“Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon – Reading as a District Admin team.
  • Who to Follow@Jennifer_Hogan
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Andy Stanley – Pastor – Great inspirational nuggets in his podcast.
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Journaling or Blogging – Some place for self reflection.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever receivedHave the skin of an armadillo, but the heart of a marshmallow.

Links to Connect With Neil


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