When someone comes to you with a problem, do you immediately try to solve the issue? This week’s guests, Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad, explains how leaders need to use a coaching model of questions to find the best solutions and teach problem solving skills, similar to Glenda in “The Wizard of Oz”.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Listening instead of speaking
- Providing the correct tools and resources as a leader
- Creating boundaries to help with mental health
- And his book, The Teachers of OZ: Leading with Wisdom, Heart, Courage, and Spirit
About Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad:
Dr. Nathan D. Lang-Raad is an educator, speaker, and author. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, elementary administrator, high school administrator, and university adjunct professor. He was the Director of Elementary Curriculum and Instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as education supervisor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Apple Teacher, and serves as the President-Elect of the ISTE Ed Leaders PLN. He serves as the US State Ambassador (Maine) for the Climate Action Project, a collaboration between the United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, NASA, and the Jane Goodall Institute.
Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching, The New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics co-authored with Dr. Robert Marzano, WeVideo Every Day, Mathematics Unit Planning in a PLC at Work, and The Teachers of Oz, co-authored with Herbie Raad.
Nathan received a bachelor of arts degree in general science-chemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, a master of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and a doctorate of education degree in learning organizations and strategic change from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
He resides with his husband, Herbie Raad, in beautiful Maine.
To learn more about Nathan’s work or follow him on Twitter @drlangraad.
To book Nathan’s services for keynotes and workshops, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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