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TeacherCast Podcast #70 “AdministratorCast 3 (Have you filled your bucket today?)”@Cantiague_Lead @HowePrincipal @PrincipalJ

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Jeff sits down with Jessica Johnson, Matt Renwick, and Tony Sinanis do discuss “Bucket Filling” and other ways that Administrators use technology in their schools.


Featured Topics

  • Character Education
  • Bucket Filling
  • Teaching Character Education
  • Book: “How Full is your Bucket”
  • Bucket Filling Activities on Social Media
  • Teaching through the 5 Positives
  • PBIS (Behavior RTI)
  • Positive behavior invention and supports
  • Administrators on Social Networks

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Featured Guests

Matt Renwick
has served in public education for his entire career. Before becoming an elementary principal, he was a 3rd through 6th grade teacher in a country school outside of Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Matt also was an assistant principal and athletic director at the secondary level.  His newest challenge is connecting online with other educators through Twitter and other social media to learn more about this great profession. You can connect with Matt on Twitter (@HowePrincipal). In addition, check out his blog on all things education athoweprincipal.wordpress.com



Jessica Johnson is the Elementary Principal for the Dodgeland School District in Juneau, Wisconsin.  She has previously served as a teacher, instructional coach, and Assistant Principal in Minnesota and Arizona.  When she made the move from a large urban Phoenix school district to rural Wisconsin she found the isolation of the administrative role to be like an island.  She was fortunate enough to discover twitter and continue to learn from others in her Professional Learning Network, which continues to grow each day.  She has begun presenting the power of twitter to educators/administrators at conferences in Wisconsin (along with other Wisconsin principals she found on twitter).

In addition she is a co-moderator for the #educoach chat on twitter.  You can find her on twitter as @PrincipalJ or follow her blog at www.PrincipalJ.blogspot.com.



Mr. Tony Sinanis is currently the Principal of Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho, New York, which is a suburb of New York City on Long Island. Cantiague Elementary is a K-5 building and features approximately 400 students. Tony is currently in his fifth year as principal of this 2012 National Blue Ribbon school. Prior to working in the Jericho UFSD, Tony served as an administrator at Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream District 30 where he was Assistant Principal for one year and Principal for two years. Tony started his career as a 5th Grade Teacher in the New York City Public School System in 1997 where he worked for three years. He then transitioned to Hewlett Elementary School in Hewlett, NY, which is also a suburb of New York City, where he taught for five years. Tony has been in the field of education for 15 years and has spent all of those years working in various public school settings. Tony graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and then went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership and Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. Tony is enjoying his current role as principal of Cantiague Elementary where he works closely with the entire community each day to ensure a safe, positive and productive learning environment for all children regardless of readiness levels. These collective efforts have led to various successes including the implementation of a Balanced Literacy approach to reading and writing instruction; the integration of the Bucket Filler philosophy as part of the Social/Emotional literacy initiative, which has helped reduce incidents of conflict and bullying; and the students’ continued outstanding performance on various standardized assessments, which led to the recent Blue Ribbon nomination. Tony is proud to say that his experiences as a father, husband and learner have shaped who he is today as an educator. Feel free to check out Tony’s blog at http://leadingmotivatedlearners.blogspot.com/ or follow him on Twitter @Cantiague_Lead.

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