Dr. Christopher Jones

Dr. Christopher Jones

2022 MASCA Administrator of the Year ~ Improve the educational experience ~ #SEEingtoLead Podcast

Operating as usual

22/12/2023

What do you call it when 16 teachers show up in 19° weather dressed up to welcome students to school?

is what it's called! You can't always work if you don't take time to play!

When you work with people who care this much, it's easy to see why !

Building and Sustaining Teacher Engagement 18/12/2023

Am very happy for the opportunity to co-author a piece for Edutopia with Matthew X. Joseph.

Check it out! I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Please consider sharing and hitting subscribe and follow if you find value in what you read so you don't miss anything as it comes out!

Building and Sustaining Teacher Engagement When educators are fully engaged, they perform better and their students learn more.

SEEing to Lead | Identifying Limitations 18/12/2023

We all face limitations. Did you ever realize that you can start overcoming them by labeling what type they are?

That's what Sam Tarell, this week's guest on , has done after speaking to thousands of people for input has done for us. He has a list of nine. Once you know them, you can begin getting rid of them. He actually runs a program that helps!

This is the third episode in the Divergent Leadership Series I am running this month. Check out the list, subscribe to the show so you don't miss new episodes, and take Sam's advice when he tells us about "Identifying Limitations".

Remember to share with others and leave a comment below, letting us know your thoughts!

SEEing to Lead | Identifying Limitations This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

Panther Press 18/12/2023

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Panther Press Welcome! December 17, 2023 - Volume 6 - ISSUE 14 Welcome to the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Newsletter! It is designed to keep...

Panther Press 11/12/2023

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05/12/2023

👇What an event!👇

Today's Career Fair had 34 industry representatives in the areas of:

🎯 Arts/Communication
🎯 Human Services
🎯 Protective Services
🎯 Business
🎯 Health Science
🎯 STEM
🎯 Trades

275 students took part in their mini presentations. They asked questions and were able to make connections! Knowledge is POWER!

Huge thanks to the representatives, , and for making this possible!

SEEing to Lead | Finding Your True Interest 04/12/2023

What if we could better prepare those we serve for life? If we talk about the need for failure to improve, why do we live in a system that contradicts that?

What if there are answers? Ever heard of the 10-hour question activity?

Enter Divergent Thinking and Divergent U with Sam Tarell. This is a great episode you don't want to miss! Even better, it's the first in a series on divergent thinking!

Have you subscribed to yet? Check out the podcast ranked in the Top10% of all podcasts as it provides a series this month. You don't want to miss an episode!

Make sure you leave your biggest takeaway and any questions in the comments below!

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SEEing to Lead | Finding Your True Interest This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

Panther Press 04/12/2023

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Panther Press Welcome! December 3, 2023 - Volume 6 - ISSUE 12 Welcome to the Whitman-Hanson Regional High School Newsletter! It is designed to keep...

29/11/2023

👇Check it out!👇

Another # full of pics with:
📸 Ms. Galambos ()
📸 Ms. Reagan
📸 Mrs Bouzan
📸 Ms. Martin

They all want everyone to know...
👊You are stronger than fear or doubt,
☀️Create your own sunshine,
🌞You shine, and
💥Believe in yourself!

Way to go Panthers!

29/11/2023

Hey Panthers! You definitely want to get in on one of these pics tomorrow! 📸

Just make sure you're speaking, writing, and reading properly! Let's have some fun!

Throw your guesses who the guest holder(s) is in the comments!

24/11/2023

Procrastination creeps into a persons life in ways that make it a habit before being noticed. That makes it all the more difficult to combat so we can all more efficiently achieve higher levels of success.

Creating consistent, distraction free activities and then utilizing systems to help organize your time are ways to combat the ever present urge to procrastinate.

Take the challenge and let me know how it works out for you!

SEEing to Lead | Changing Professional Development to Professional Learning 20/11/2023

There are many issues with current models of professional development for many reasons. It's a hard mindset and cycle to break. After all, it's comfortable and predictable. Unfortunately, it's missing the mark.

Listen to Dr. Melinda Vandervort explain the difference between professional development and professional learning on

Here's a preview:
Professional learning needs to be job embedded, ongoing, and relevant to teachers if it is going to be effective. It happens when you're immersed in continuous improvement rather than a one time experience.

Have a listen and don't forget to subscribe, share, and comment below with what you found most valuable!

SEEing to Lead | Changing Professional Development to Professional Learning This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

Panther Press 20/11/2023

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19/11/2023

Sometimes we don't realize the progress we have made. It's easy to get caught up in the day to day of what we do without reflecting on how we are impacting others.

It was about one week ago when a person I consider a mentor, coach, and most importantly a friend, Danny Bauer gave me some news that made me pause and reflect.

Many of you know I have a podcast. Some of you know that it is partially a selfish endeavor. I learn so much from the various guests I have that it is definitely professional learning for me.

The fact that I get to share it with others on a wide scale (currently 29 countries) is even more special. I hear comments and compliments from a lot of people about how they have found value. I thank them for listening. It makes me want to keep recording.

Lately though, I have thought about the time commitment, weighing it against the value. I wondered if enough people were benefitting. Until I received this news.

The podcast ranks in the TOP 10% of all podcasts worldwide!

This is a reminder that we all have more of an impact than we realize. We influence more people than we understand. We all need to make sure it's positive instead of negative because our actions have ripple effects.

15/11/2023

👇The message this week👇

We want our students to realize the importance of being 🌟THANKFUL🌟

Take a moment to express gratitude and appreciation for what you have and you will soon realize you don't miss what you don't.

15/11/2023

👇See you out front!👇

What an art show last night!
I'm THANKFUL for everyone at WHRHS!

Don't forget to get your pic this !

The Panther Press 13/11/2023

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The Panther Press 05/11/2023

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04/11/2023

Had the chance to catch up with my friend and investment/retirement guru Mike Rothberg Financial Advisor w/ Baystate Financial at the WHRHS this week!

👇SHAMELESS PLUG👇

Seriously...if you need any advice, help, or guidance in this area, Mike at Baystate Financial is your person!

03/11/2023

👇Today is about this...👇

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02/11/2023

👇 Part 2!👇

There were so many people taking part this week it took two reels to cover!!! Check it out!

Mr. Rozen, Mrs Booker, and Mr. Eklund wanted all the students to know that they "MATTER" and should be like a proton and STAY POSITIVE!

02/11/2023

Today's was HUGE! So many flicks there needs to be two videos to fit them all!

Mr. Rozen, Mrs Booker, and Mr. Eklund wanted all the students to know that they "MATTER" and should be like a proton and STAY POSITIVE!

01/11/2023

Forget about the candy and make sure you get a pic with today's guest holders for !

Wait until you see who's holding the signs today! They're all about change!

The Panther Press 29/10/2023

New issue of the Panther Press! Thanks for taking the time to read and watch about another great week at WHRHS!

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SEEing to Lead | Unraveling the Mental Health Issue 24/10/2023

We hear a lot about mental health issues in society. So we react and try to help, but we continue to feel overwhelmed by it all.

What if the answer was to approach it proactively instead of reacting. What if we practiced prevention instead?

Hear Charle Peck from Thriving School Community explain how to do just that on this episode of .

Have a listen and leave your biggest takeaway for the episode in the comment. Then subscribe and leave an honest rating and review.

SEEing to Lead | Unraveling the Mental Health Issue This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

The Panther Press 22/10/2023

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19/10/2023

Once again, our Panther students impress me as they present about their experiences at WHRHS to the 8th Grade at Whitman Middle School!

I loved hearing their advice to future panthers!

19/10/2023

Our students continue to impress me at every turn as they present about WHRHS to the 8th Grade at Hanson Middle School!

It was great to hear their take on their experiences as a panther!

18/10/2023

📢YOU ARE POWERFUL!💥👇

This had our Dean of Students as the guest sign holder. Mr. Chris Googins spent arrival mixing it up with students and reinforcing the idea that they are more powerful than they realize!

It was great to see all the students jumping in for a limited edition flick with him! You only get out what you put in!


.activeminds

SEEing to Lead | Seen and Known 16/10/2023

There are too many negative people in the world! But there are so many positive people looking to make improvements to what they have experienced!

It's not always easy, but there are some ways to get it done that Ross Purdy explains on this episode of . For example, we all know that listening, asking questions, and seeing people goes miles. But what about setting boundaries and building skills?

You want to help people imagine, see, and create a better environment? Then listen to this episode because it is a great conversation with a lot of answers to that question!

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SEEing to Lead | Seen and Known This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

The Panther Press 15/10/2023

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11/10/2023

👇🌟CHECK IT OUT!🌟👇

BE BETTER THAN YOU WERE YESTERDAY

This had AP Mr. Dave Floeck greeting students with the super important message for being the best version of ourselves!

He was mobbed by students looking to spread this message of succeeding through small steps in comparison to yourself rather than others and grab a limited edition pic with him!

The Panther Press 10/10/2023

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Innovation from the Leadership Seat 07/10/2023

Innovation is one of the most important things if we are to make the educational system and its practices relevant for the ever-changing world. We prepare students for the future by teaching leadership skills and educating them for more than the present.

I am grateful for the opportunity to co-write an article with Matthew X. Joseph for Tech and Learning on this topic. Check it out and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Innovation from the Leadership Seat

Innovation from the Leadership Seat Best practices and advice for school and district leaders who want to support innovation in their schools

The Panther Press 02/10/2023

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SEEing to Lead | Scaling Back Structure and Amplifying Autonomy 29/09/2023

Check out Marva Mount on the latest as she addresses giving teachers:

💥opportunity to creatively educate students
💥general structures to foster greater autonomy
💥less restriction for more autonomy
💥opportunities for collaboration

Here's the thing...

Collaboration + Autonomy + Creativity = Similar, challenging, and positive experiences for all students across classes!

Listen in, subscribe, share, and leave a comment with your biggest takeaway!

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SEEing to Lead | Scaling Back Structure and Amplifying Autonomy This podcast is about supporting, engaging, and empowering teachers and leaders by offering solutions to everyday problems and ideas for proactive improvement. It assists you in becoming a better leader and creating a world class educational environment utilizing a teacher centric approach. Each con...

Minimize, Prioritize, & Say No 29/09/2023

Reaching our goals is about more than just setting them and then making a plan. It is often about how we approach the small steps that present themselves every day.

Follow the steps I outline in the video to make progress on those small steps that make the bigger picture a reality.

Distractions come in many forms, minimize them. Putting lower priority tasks first halts our ability to complete what is needed at the time. Taking on extra when it isn't aligned with our goals makes us do multiple things with less success for everything.

Check out the video and let me know your biggest takeaways in the comments!

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Minimize, Prioritize, & Say No Reaching our goals is about more than just setting them and then making a plan. It is often about how we approach the small steps that present themselves eve...

Photos from Dr. Christopher Jones's post 29/09/2023

I had a great night with leaders from across MA earlier this week! Always enjoy hanging with Stacy Monette, Matthew Joseph, and Craig Da Mack!

It was a fun, welcome back social for leaders that included raffle prizes, food, and a chance to visit with colleagues! Thank you to MSAA, MASCD, TeqProducts, iBlocksPBL, and Cricut for making it happen!

The Panther Press 24/09/2023

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