Jethro Jones – Episode 37

Hello, and welcome to Episode 37 of the Planning Period Podcast, your #EdBreakroom. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Jethro Jones. Jethro is a principal in Fairbanks, Alaska (where they sometimes get as much as 4 hours of sunlight a day!), a fellow podcaster as host of the Transformative Principal Podcast, and a generally awesome guy who is focused on improving his fellow principals. Jethro and I are in a Voxer group together, and he always shares great stuff.

Jethro and I talk about the importance of leaders being in classrooms and coaching teachers, that we need to ask “why” way more often, being reflective and outwardly recognizing your mistakes, the power of MasterMind groups, and unlocking the genius in all of our students.

It is a really great conversation, and you’ll notice a few times in there that I am literally left speechless by what he says.

So, sit back and enjoy episode 37 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Jethro Jones.


Thank you so much Jethro. Even relistening to this as I edit it, I’m having to pause and process. You gave so much for us to think about.

If you want to connect with Jethro, you can find him on twitter @JethroJones and his podcast @TrnFrmPrincipal. You can also find his podcast at or on iTunes. You can also checkout his information about MasterMind groups at

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on twitter, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you. That’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show.

Until next week, go out and unlock the genius in all your students.


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