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Changing Adult Mindsets with AJ Crabill, Ep. 133 Buzzing with Ms. B: The Coaching Podcast

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We all know how important mindset is, but changing our mindsets as adults can feel like an uphill battle.

In Episode 132, I talked with Becca Silver about growth, mindset, and coaching. Today I’m bringing a little bit of a different perspective with my guest AJ Crabill from Effective School Boards. He works extensively with superintendents and school boards to create conditions for improved student outcomes by changing adult mindsets through a few big changes.
During the episode, we talk about how changing adult mindsets and behaviors leads to improved student outcomes. AJ shares the 3 key drivers of adult behavior changes and why mindset is often overlooked in favor of knowledge and skills. He gives us insights into transitioning from a typical approach to discipline to a student-led approach and how to create a culture within the district that will support teachers in changing their mindset.
This conversation is packed with practical advice and tips for coaches, school leaders, and teachers, so make sure you check it out!

Topics and Questions Discussed in Episode 133 – Changing Adult Mindsets with AJ Crabill

  • Changing adult mindset and behaviors
  • What coaches and other school leaders can do to build the capacity of educators and make interactions more impactful in the classroom
  • Engaging learners and empowering educators
  • Why student outcomes don’t change until adult behaviors change
  • Transitioning from a typical discipline approach to a student-led approach to behavior practices
  • Why it’s difficult to change our mindset and how we get stuck
  • The 3 key drivers of adult behavior change – knowledge, skill, and mindset
  • Supporting teachers’ mindsets and helping them improve it through professional learning
  • The importance of self-reflection, mindfulness, and metacognition for teachers and school leaders
  • Why it’s not about doing more, but about doing things differently
  • Building a culture to support teachers and leaders to make changes in mindset
  • Being vulnerable in the school boardroom and how it echoes in the classroom
  • Creating a safe environment for teachers to work on their mindset
  • The importance of addressing level 1 and 2 infractions to forestall the escalation of potential level 3 or 4 problems
  • The biggest challenges when doing this type of work with adults

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Email aj@ajcrabill.com

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