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.

I Tried to Change My School Before I Built Trust with the People

Jon Harper with Naphtali Hoff, PsyD

Muir

I learned through the school of hard knocks that change starts with people first and processes second.

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To Please My Supervisor, I Sold Out My Values and My Kids

Jon Harper with Dr. Mary Howard

Muir

I was being evaluated by my supervisor who wanted "drill and kill."  I knew better, but I didn't do better.  I sold out my values and my kids. I learned how to quickly handle this conflict.

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I Was Trying to Be Good at Too Many Things

Jon Harper with Rob Sahli

Muir

My intentions were good but misguided. I was taking on more and more commitments while becoming increasingly less effective across the board.

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I Lost It, Became Defensive, and Pulled Out the Sarcasm: Bad Move

Jon Harper with Jennifer Gonzalez

Muir

Sometimes it's hard to recover with students when you get off on the wrong foot.  It's even harder when you take that foot and put it in your mouth. 

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I Was Quietly Seething at a Staff Member, So I Reprimanded Everyone

Jon Harper with Ken Williams

Muir

When I sent a blanket memo to my entire staff, I was actually just avoiding a painful discussion with one staff member.  Then I learned...

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