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214. Leading 5 Generations in Schools: Featuring Mark White
29th October 2022 • Aspire to Lead • Joshua Stamper
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Today’s leaders face the challenge of leading five generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and brand-new Generation Z teachers, along with Gen Alpha, today’s youngest students. In this week’s episode, Mark White, shares his research and experiences to address expectations implicit with leading each generation.  In this episode, we discuss:
  • Tactics for transitioning to 5-Gen Leadership and understanding distinct generations in teaching staff
  • Advice for creating a welcoming environment for Gen Z and Gen Alpha
  • And his book, Leading 5 Generations in Schools

About Mark White:

Mark White is an award-winning teacher, school leader, and author. He was previously the superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in Gahanna, Ohio, and the academic principal at the Beijing National Day School in Beijing, China. He has frequently been a guest speaker in universities and at local, state, and national conferences. As a consultant, he has coached thousands of educators in schools across America. Mark is the co-author, along with Dwight L. Carter, of What's in Your Space: Five Steps for Successful School Redesign (Corwin Press 2016) and Leading Schools in Disruptive Times: How to Survive Hyper-Change (Corwin Press 2018), which was chosen by Learning Forward as a book club selection. A second edition of the book, updated during the COVID pandemic of 2020, was released in 2021. His latest book, 5-Gen Leadership: Leading 5 Generations in Schools in the 2020’s was released by Corwin Press in October of 2021 and was recently selected for placement in the Sage Knowledge digital library, a collection of books accessed by researchers and academics from around the world. Follow Mark White: [caption id="attachment_3508" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast Swag, Joshua Stamper, Teach Better[/caption] NEW Aspire Swag with Discount Code: ASPIRE  Tee-Shirts and Drinkware: ASPIRE: The Leadership Development Podcast  

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