The Courageous Conversations Series: Welcome to My Bad with Jon Harper.  The show about how and what extraordinary educators learn by sharing their mistakes. We invite you to take the MYBad leadership challenge - Mess up, fess up, and share with us on My Bad.

My Student Embarrassed Me, So I Embarrassed Him, Big Mistake

Jon Harper with LaVonna Roth

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My student called me a racist. At least, that's what I heard. So I tossed him out of the class. As it turned out, I was wrong. Now what? 

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I Expected Everyone on My Staff to Agree with Me

Jon Harper with Dr. Jeff Zoul

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I was a new principal with years of experience in the classroom and great ideas to share. Why didn't all of my staff agree with me? 

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I Called Out an Education Leader Publicly...Bad Move

Jon Harper with Winston Sakurai

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To this day, I still feel remorse about the way I handled one of my first leadership decisions. Later I learned where  I went wrong and how to avoid the mistake in the future. 

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I Made Students Cry and Parents Mad, I Was Sooooo Misguided

Jon Harper with Jeffrey Kubiak

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I threw desks and forgot about a student. If you are looking for a powerful example of learning and growing from reflecting on our biggest mistakes this is it.   

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I Was So Proud of How I Handled a Challenging Student, Then I Discovered...

Jon Harper with Shanna Peeples

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Managing student behavior can be a challenge.  So when I handled a difficult student problem,  I was proud. Later I found that my pride was premature.  

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