Episode 49 – James Kapptie – Fail Fast and Fail Forward

Adam DeWittPrincipal Leadership Lab Podcast

Join Jeff & Adam as we talk to Educator (7th grade teacher at a middle school in Wyoming)  Father of 4, Tech trainer, & Fly Fisherman, James Kapptie!
James’s Leadership Journey
Coaching brought him into education
Has taught a little bit of everything
Tech director for awhile, but far away from kids, found an opportunity to get back into the classroom
Teaching in WY with COVID – personalization already in place due to technology, pretty open all year (with masks & hybrid).
“We’ve adapted”
Fail Fast & Fail Forward
Help kids get excited about learning
A.R. (augmented reality) – did a training at ISTE
“Is it a gadget or is it a tool?”
Don’t say you can’t, when there are so many ways you can
Tech Training
SAMR model and spawned organically
Training others with Code.org
Specific tools for specific classes and applications.
Leadership struggle/opportunity
You can either complain about it or be part of the solution
Hopeful that kids will talk about education before and after COVID. Don’t forget, make the distinction. Hopefully there is a defining difference.


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