Join Adam & Jeff as we chat with veteran educator and building principal at Salinas Elementary in South Texas, Marty Silverman!
Host of The Second Question podcast & The Texan Connection, blogger with The Teach Better Team
24 years in the same district
38 Years on the job.
The 2nd Question: Who was the best teacher you ever had and why?
Hungered for a new adventure
People tend to center their whole world around the place where they live
Grew up in a housing project in Brooklyn
Education was the ticket out
Started teaching in 1st grade
The 2nd Question
Podcast purpose is to imprint the model onto others
Leadership Nugget for Aspiring Leaders
Traditional doesn’t mean it’s not effective
The biggest change over 38 years is there an illusion that kids are expected to do more now than they were then
Don’t innovate yourself out of limits… will have to go back and listen
Doesn’t always equal better
Lost 23 years of documents and data through a data breach.
After grief and anger, reframed his mindset.
Every day, look forward to something you didn’t expect.
This job is never the same. And that’s okay.
Critically evaluate that “best new thing”
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