The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Leadership Insights | Create Winning Cultures | Focus on the Essential | Lead with Courage & Integrity | Principal Radio | School Administrator | Danny "Sunshine" Bauer

By Daniel Bauer's perspective has been heavily influenced by Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Brené Brown, and Richard DuFour.

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Better Leaders Better Schools is a world-class podcast created for you --the current school administrator, emerging leader, and educational influencer. Each episode Daniel Bauer interviews top school principals as well as industry leaders to unpack their leadership insights learned via their experiences and mistakes. Discover how to create a winning school culture, focus on the essential, and lead with courage and integrity. Learn how to build relationships, leverage data, and maximize your influence by practicing a growth mindset. Each show includes helpful educational resources shared to improve your leadership skills at school. In addition to increasing student achievement and helping school leaders meet their peak performance, this podcast was created to make your commute, workout, and even the chores more enjoyable!

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Building Relationships and Resilience
46:55

Elena Aguilar is the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting. She has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching and team development. She is a regular contributor for Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher and has published two highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams (2016) with an upcoming book titled Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators anticipated to release in May 2018. Elena’s expertise derives from over twenty years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.

 

Elena Aguilar Show Highlights:

  • How teaching her brother how to read inspired her career in education
  • History was taught “numbingly boring” in her HS experience
  • Addressing injustices we see in the world and education
  • What Elena figured out about engagement and coaching
  • Listen to kids, recognize their full humanity, and the rest is easy …
  • The #1 question about coaching and working on teams.
  • Wonder how to work “With them” instead of “How to get them to do something”
  • The one area we don’t talk about with relationship building
  • Tips for better listening
  • You can build resilience starting right now
  • Be wary of the stories we tell ourselves …
  • How to find a coach
  • Tips to saying No

 

“You are alive to do something about the injustices in the world”

-Elena Aguilar 

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

  

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

Aug 15, 2018
Success is a Process not a Destination
51:01

Chris Jones has been an educator in Massachusetts for 18 years.  He is just wrapping up his 11th year as a building administrator; the last 2.5 of which he has been the Principal of Seekonk High School in Seekonk, MA. Chris will be leading Whitman-Hanson High School in SY 2018-2019. Chris is passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process.  Chris’s beliefs around the importance of a positive work environment, continuous growth, and a healthy family work balance can be seen in the presentations/workshops he has given for the MSAA and MassCue; his participation in the Better Leaders Better Schools Mastermind group; and his scheduling of a “family night” each week.

Chris is described by his current Superintendent as being “...wholly invested in the success of the school…a creative problem-solver who is able to deliberate yet be decisive, be creative yet accountable…calm and clear-headed even under the most trying of times…has built a strong collaborative and collegial school culture…he is a positive influence on teachers, teaching, and learning.”  Chris blogs on a regular basis and has begun vlogging as a way to reflect on his progress, share his story, and get others to think about different perspectives. His overarching goal is to positively model continuous improvement in all facets of life by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character.

“Define who you are … not what you do.”

-Chris Jones

 

Chris Jones Show Highlights:

  • His process for “Family Night”
  • How the idea of “Non-responsive” started his interest in education
  • You have to “own” it
  • Success is a process not a destination
  • The difference between “wise” and “best” practices
  • If it can’t be done, generate 5 ideas of how it can be done
  • Building trust especially through reflective coaching and stories
  • Chris’s morning routine
  • The power of Priming and Reframing
  • Do you run a Winter School?
  • Chris’s Mastermind Experience

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Aug 08, 2018
Balance Like a Pirate
20:26

This is a bonus episode with the author’s of Balance like a Pirate. Jessica Cabeen has been on the show before (Episode 078) as well as Sarah Johnson (Episode 133). Jessica was supposed to be on the show before, but an emergency happened and like my friend Jonathan Bates says, “You can’t make up real life!” I hope to get Jessica on the show individually sometime in the future.

Is Balance possible as a leader? We dig into that topic and the ladies’ new book in this special bonus episode!

 

Balance Like a Pirate Show Highlights:

  • Is balance achievable?
  • How the authors think about balance.
  • What it’s like writing a book with two other authors!
  • What these leaders have learned about themselves and balance as  result of writing this book!

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Aug 06, 2018
Knocking Down the Walls of the Classroom
48:24

Chris Nesi is certified in social studies and supervision and has inspired students and teachers at the middle, high school, and collegiate levels. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion.

Chris is on the cutting edge of education technology trends and he is a creative, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy educator who is never short on innovative ideas, energy, and the desire to get involved in a school community.

He has developed and presented professional development workshops to K-12 and collegiate educators and personnel about social media, connected learning, technology integration, and podcasting. New technologies are always becoming available and Chris enjoys expanding educators’ understanding and use of these innovations for personal and professional use.

Chris is very active in the use and growth of his PLN which allows him to share thoughts and ideas with others and contribute to the many conversations happening in the world of education and technology.

Chris hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast which explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in the world of education. He is also a co-host of the PodcastPD Podcast and founder of the Education Podcast Network!

 

Chris Nesi Show Highlights:

  • The origin story of the Education Podcast Network (EPN)
  • The future of the EPN
  • EP 103 of House of EDTech w/ Lindsy Stumpenhorst
  • Are you looking for tools that are “Knocking down the walls of the classroom”?
  • How to help resistant teachers accept new tech tools
  • Why he runs an open classroom
  • Getting kids comfortable with tech and innovative learning
  • Why Chris thinks more leaders should ask for help …
  • A few tips on asking for help
  • Some of the best podcasts you should listen to

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Aug 01, 2018
Changing the game through Restorative Practices
43:11

Demetrius Ball is a current AP at Dougherty Valley HS. Demetrius served in the Army before becoming an educator. He met his wife in college as a freshmen at West Point and together they have 4 incredible kids. This year he has become passionate in long distance running.

Demetrius Ball Show Highlights:

  • How his military experience impacted his leadership style
  • The struggle of being a connected educator
  • How Demetrius tells the story of his school through a podcast
  • Bridging the communication gap through a podcast
  • The tools Demetrius uses for podcasting
  • Why Demetrius is a big proponent to Restorative Practices
  • How Restorative Practices deals with root causes
  • Building ownership within the staff regarding Restorative Practices
  • Are you really listening and reflecting on the conversations you are having?

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 25, 2018
The local school as a catalyst for the community
39:33

Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate.

Ryan has been my guest on Episode 003 and 050. He is my first three-peat guest!

 

Ryan Jackson Show Highlights:

  • How fitness helped him segway to a new iteration of life
  • The genesis story of #FitLeaders
  • Document vs Create
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #1 - Not enough time
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #2 - Where to Start
  • How to make the local school  a catalyst for an entire community
  • Building Genuine Partnerships between school and cities
  • Ryan’s Vision for a Pre-K through HS STEAM campus

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 18, 2018
Love what you do. Do what you love
47:25

Jess Hutchinson is the principal at the amazing Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, just north of Chicago.

This is her 4th year in the role, 6th as an administrator. There is nothing else she’d rather be doing!

Prior to being an administrator, Jess was a teacher in middle school and elementary school for 12 years. She also has experience as a literacy coach.

Jess loves to support teachers to stretch themselves to be their very best for their students.

Finally, Jess is the mom of 2, Nate and Kyra.

 

Jess Hutchinson Show Highlights:

  • Are you the leader you needed as a teacher? Are you the teacher you needed as a student?
  • I am a Mom. What that looks like in the school setting and of course at home!
  • When you leave work, leave work …
  • How Jess unplugs from work
  • Her “Top 4” method for focus
  • Be a “Criss-cross apple-sauce” principal
  • Integrating risk taking into the B.R.A.V.E. “Viking” culture
  • Are you courageous enough to ask your team, “Where do I need to grow?”

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 11, 2018
Viewing conflict as an opportunity
42:35
Kwame is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. In this role he conducts live negotiation and conflict resolution training sessions for organizations.
 
Kwame’s Tedx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in less than 24 hours and was the most popular Tedx Talk on conflict of 2017.  
 
Kwame hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything, where he interviews successful professionals and shares powerful persuasion techniques. With over 200,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries, it is the top-ranked negotiation and dispute-resolution podcast in the nation.
 
Kwame is the proud husband of Dr. Whitney Christian and father of Kai Christian.
 
Kwame Christian Show Highlights:
  • 3 skills every negotiation needs to be successful
  • Are you faking or feeling empathy?
  • Perfectionism is a form of procrastination
  • One more rep mentality …
  • Are you willing to learn? That can be YOUR super power.
  • The strategy behind negotiation
  • How to embrace the tension of conflict
  • The more negative emotion in a conflict = the more personal the communication needs to be
  • How to fight the brain’s wiring to avoid discomfort
  • The path of least resistance often leads to more resistance down the road
  • Conflict is an opportunity
  • Fear grows on time

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 04, 2018
How can our acts of courage lead to better student success?
49:16
Anne M. Beninghof, an internationally recognized consultant and trainer, has more than thirty 35 years of experience working with students and teachers, in a variety of public and private settings. She has been a special education teacher, adjunct faculty member of the University of Hartford and the University of Colorado, has published several books and videos, and provided staff development in all 50 states. Anne has authored 8 books, several educational videotapes and is a regular contributor to blogs and webinars. She has also collaborated with numerous state agencies to bring about inclusive practices. In her teaching, presenting and writing, Anne focuses on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms. 
 
Anne Beninghof Show Highlights:
  • Capacity is so much deeper than the surface
  • Mining for greatness and strengths
  • Deficit vs Capacity Model 
  • How leaders can train educators in a co-teaching environment
  • The power of watching video … “That’s what co-teaching should look like” 
  • “We” language matters in a co-teaching environment
  • Co-Teach + Co-Plan … you have to do them together
  • Simple ways to present in a more engaging ways
  • The importance of courage regarding student success
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 27, 2018
Take Care of Yourself and Your People
52:35
Crystal is the founder of LeadingUp Consulting, a consulting firm based in North Carolina focused on advancing student achievement by strengthening teachers and school leaders. Crystal is a 25-year veteran of North Carolina schools and universities – serving in multiple roles from teacher to Principal to course instructor of Elementary Education at North Carolina State University. Prior to her career in education, Crystal also served in the United States Air Force.
 
In her free time, Crystal loves to run and work out, especially with her big goofy dog, Cooper. Crystal and her husband love to travel when she’s not spending time with their son, Matthew, a junior at East Carolina University.
 
"You get the best out of others, when you give the best of yourself.”
 
-Harvey Firestone
 
Crystal Scillitani Show Highlights
  • How to act with honor and integrity
  • The importance of family outside of biological families
  • Taking care of one another
  • Noticing people and developing future leaders
  • You get the best out of others, when you give the best of yourself
  • Leadership … being a part of the solution.
  • Seeing people as people
  • Stay off your phone for the first hour of every day
  • Are you volunteering?
  • What are you doing for rest?
  • Surround yourself with competent people
  • Being too quick in the decision making process is a mistake to avoid
 
Crystal Scillitani Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 20, 2018
Make a Million with Grants
33:00
David’s background includes five years as a successful grant writer totalling over $2.2 million in wins. He has written several winning applications for nearly every prestigious business award in Alberta.
 
Prior to Alberta Business Grants, David worked for four years at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a finance research analyst and executive assistant to the leader of the official opposition. He has taught political science students at the University of British Columbia, Wilfrid Laurier University, Grant MacEwan University, and the University of New Brunswick. David speaks enough French to get by and holds a Master's degree in Canadian Politics specializing in media and public opinion.
 
David is a member of the Edmonton Sunrise Rotary Club and plays recreational hockey. As a member of Aaron Walker's Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind (www.viewfromthetop.com), David is committed to living a life of success and significance in his community.
 
David Kincade Show Highlights
  • How David got started with grants
  • Grants = following the money
  • 3 areas of education grant funding
  • How Rotary clubs fund schools
  • The secret to leadership and grant funding is the same … relationships
  • Connect businesses + politicians
  • Why would corporations want to fund an agriculture project?
  • 3 steps to finding a grant
  • Grants love to support bold & innovative
  • Grants are called everything except “Grant”
 
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Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
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Jun 13, 2018
Creating Cultures of Compassion
36:37

Eleni Theodorou is an Anti-Bullying Educator and children’s author. She holds a bachelor’s and honor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a master’s degree in sports psychology from Capella University in the United States.

Born and raised in South Africa, she currently lives in the United States where she teaches children the Art of Compassion through her tales and her accompanying multi-sensory anti-bullying program called

“Noko’s Culture Of Compassion Campaign”. Her program is currently being integrated into the school curriculum by various Boards of Education in New Jersey with exciting and lasting results.

Eleni Theodorou is also a dedicated volunteer to special needs children, senior citizens, and animal shelters and is an actively involved in community-focused endeavors.

 

Eleni Theodorou Show Highlights:

  • The power of pets and their connection to our family
  • How Eleni inadvertently got involved in anti-bullying campaign
  • Eleni’s immersive experience via the Culture of Compassion Campaign
  • Using cognitive flexibility in understanding bullying
  • The “tough love” advice Eleni’s mom gave her
  • Success doesn’t come overnight
  • You always have the power of choice
  • The power of diet on our emotions

“If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.”

-Eleni Theodorou

 

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Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

 

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.

 

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Jun 06, 2018
Leading without Labels
40:05
Dan Kreiness is a middle school instructional coach in Derby, Connecticut. Before acquiring this position in the fall of 2015, Dan helped create the intervention program at Derby Middle School as the Reading Interventionist. Dan began his teaching career by spending nearly eight years in the New York City Department of Education as an eighth grade English language arts teacher, academic intervention specialist, and middle-level literacy coach. Dan holds masters degrees in adolescent education and educational leadership and is currently a doctoral student in the field of educational leadership.
 
Dan is emerging as an expert presenter at education conferences, trainings, and EdCamps on topics including leadership, growth mindset, student engagement, various instructional technologies, augmented and virtual reality for education, and using social media in education. Dan is the creator of the Leader of Learning podcast. His specific educational interests include leadership, educational technology, and student engagement. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader. He is also a Google Certified Educator, Nearpod Pionear, Flipgrid Ambassador and Hoonuit Learning Ambassador. Dan will also soon have a chapter published in the upcoming EduMatch Snapshot: 2017 book on transformational leadership and growth mindset.
 
Dan Kreiness Show Highlights
  • The story behind starting the Leader of Learning podcast
  • Leading without labels
  • Helping people feel the need for change
  • Challenges are merely opportunities
  • Studying the link between transformational leadership + growth mindset
  • No one person can change another … until they want to change
  • Know where you want to go
 
Dan Kreiness Resources
 
Dan’s website (and podcast)
 
 
 
 

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May 30, 2018
Micromovement and Microprogress
50:40
Stefanie's graduate degree from New York University, and fieldwork at the NYU Phelps Lab for Neuroscience Research, NYU Institute for Prevention Science, and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the cross-section of neuroscience, resilience and social justice. She combines a decade plus of counseling and teaching in schools and organizations across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Africa, with insights gained from science research and training in monasteries with meditation and mindfulness teachers from Africa, the US, Vietnam and India. She now offers neuroscience workshops and consulting to universities and businesses such as Illinois State University, City Colleges of Chicago, the Chicago Teachers Union, Northwestern University's School of Education & Social Policy, Google, HPI Design School in Berlin, and school districts throughout the US, UK and Canada.
 
Stefanie Frank Show Highlights
  • Don’t let people feel broken
  • How to spark aha moments in students?
  • Self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Behaviors change based on the adult in the room
  • We learn expectations. We’re not born with them
  • Survival of the busiest in our mind
  • Micromovement and Microprogress
  • Polyvagal Theory & Stephen Porges 
  • Creating safety for students through connection and trust
  • Behaviorism is bad science for schools
  • Connection is the key to success with students and staff
  • Prevention vs Intervention
  • The one thing that matters MOST in every relationship
  • An amazing elevator strategy for visualization
  • How to internalize a growth mindset
 
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May 23, 2018
Military secrets for making school safer
31:35

Mr Corey M. Christman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vethos, LLC - a Human Capital Leadership and executive strategy firm.  He’s a retired Supervisory Special Agent, United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Since retiring in 2012, he’s worked within the veteran advocacy space and is currently partnered with several key leaders to raise awareness for mental/behavioral health for first responders – nationwide.

He’s a professionally trained winemaker, he works within the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State and he will be launching his own veteran/first responder focused wine label in 2017.

He’s the recipient of numerous awards for leadership, human resource management and innovation.  In 2017, he completed the Executive Leadership Program, Cornell University, and he holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and BA in Criminal Justice.

Corey Christman first appeared in Episode 101, “Do you understand the value of others” on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.

 

Corey Christman Show Highlights:

  • Corey’s background in the military
  • Tips for making local school communities safer and what we can do
  • How to expand on physical security measures
  • Start with recognition and observation
  • Bring in local law enforcement for indicators  can look for and what to do
  • Go all in on educating your school community
  • Building situational awareness and providing a system to process the information
  • We need a new “normal”

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May 21, 2018
Teach to Work - A Project Based Mentorship Program
39:13
Patty Alper is a board member of both the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and US2020, the White House initiative to build mentorship in STEM careers. Drawn from her 15 years of mentoring inner-city high-school students, her proven Project Based Mentorship model provides an intuitive and scalable way to transform education inside high schools, community colleges, universities, and after-school programs. She is also the author of the new book TEACH TO WORK: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America (Taylor & Francis; 2017).
 
Patty Apler Show Highlights
  • The perceptions of the skills gap
  • What can be done with the skills gap?
  • Whose responsibility is it?
  • What is this new culture of innovation?
  • Can corporations align better with schools?
  • What would a partnership look like?
  • Google’s culture of innovation
  • How can we best prepare kids for the future?
  • Examples of projects that students have completed
  • Where to find mentors
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  • You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/
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May 16, 2018
3 Circles of Modern Learners
46:00

Missy is the Director of Innovation at a regional service agency in Wisconsin and the Educational Administration Program Coordinator at the University Wisconsin-Platteville. When engaging in conversations with Missy, her energy and enthusiasm for learning are contagious. She is a relentless advocate for school leaders and their learning needs as they maneuver their way through this time of massive change in education.

“I’m not asking you to change; I’m asking you to learn.”

-Missy Emler

Missy Emler Show Highlights:

  • Compliance is detrimental to the learning process
  • The best thing a school leader can say
  • The Modern Learning Lense
  • Improving equity on your campus
  • What do we do about the test?
  • Assessment means to make more sense
  • How do we talk about the impact of testing for students?
  • Use students to tell your story via social media
  • Asking the question signals the expectation

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-Missy Emler

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  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)
  • You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
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  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2018. Download the guide here.

 

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May 14, 2018
Living an Optimal Life
39:00
Phillip Carson, the Director of Pharmacy services for Priority Care and President of Carson Natural Health, LLC is a Pharmacist who thinks outside the box of traditional medicine. He believes in helping people find natural alternatives and integrative medicine solutions to their health problems.  He is committed to leading people to finding the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phillip is passionate about encouraging and teaching people how to live more balanced, healthier and vibrant lives.  He believes in equipping people with the knowledge to make the right choices for optimal health.
 
Phillip Carson originally starred on Episode 44
 
Phillip Carson Show Highlights
  • How to live a balanced life as a leader
  • The warning signs are there … don’t ignore them
  • Keys to better sleep
  • NEWSSSS (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sleep, Supplements, Soul, and Spirit)
  • Phil’s Mastermind is the reason he wrote a book
  • Functional medicine and getting to the root of a problem
  • Evaluating wellness centers
 
“The purpose of life is not to be happy, it’s to be useful, honorable, passionate, to have made some difference that you have lived and lived well."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
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May 09, 2018
Be Awesome for Kids
44:57
Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog. Adam also consults and works with many education technology companies as a way to improve their product for others! 
 
Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years. Adam believes leaders should stand on the tables, ride tricycles and do whatever it takes to connect with kids! 
 
He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and there book is currently on Amazon for order. 
 
Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active.
 
Adam Welcome Show Highlights
  • What to do with the haters …
  • Your barometer should be kids (awesome / not awesome)
  • The power of being “un-principal”
  • "You need a life!” Do you have one?
  • Do something today with your kids they don’t expect
  • Some of the worst advice Adam received as a principal
  • Do what you are great at and let others do the rest
  • The story of starting Kids Deserve It
  • Why he chose “Suffer” as his one-word for 2017
  • Find you passion to connect with outside of school 
 
Adam Welcome Resources
 
 
Ego is the Enemy … send to Adam (ask permission)
 
Kids Deserve It (the book)
 
Kids Deserve It (podcast) on iTunes
 
Kids Deserve It Twitter chat: 6 pm PST every Wednesday
 
 
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May 02, 2018
Using machine learning to superpower teachers
51:27
TeachFX uses machine learning to superpower teachers’ work by providing them with automated feedback on the discussions that are happening in their classrooms.
 
TeachFX was founded by Jamie Poskin, a former English and math teacher, tech entrepreneur, experimental theater director, and a recent graduate of Stanford’s MBA and MA in Education programs. 
 
Jamie Poskin Show Highlights
  • The origin story of TeachFX
  • Jamie was never observed (EVER) in a classroom
  • How TeachFX provides automated feedback on the discussions happening in classrooms
  • People drive products; people should drive schools too
  • Maybe you should apply “Experimental theater” to school leadership
  • How TeachFX helps teachers reflect 
  • "Being Men and Women for Others” type of leadership
  • How do you facilitate learning as a leader?
  • What Jamie has learned from bad hires
  • Use micro-projects to hire staff
  • Design questions that don’t have right answers
 
Jamie Poskin Resources
 
 
 
 
 
I Am Thou by Martin Buber
 
 

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Apr 25, 2018
Creating a Supportive Environment for Students and Staff
38:00
Over the past 35 years I have been a teacher, teacher educator, program designer, educational administrator, educational consultant, and psychotherapist. I currently combine my skills as an educator and psychotherapist to offer teachers and administrators support in making sense of the emotional and relational data that floods their classrooms. I have written a book about this work called The Feeling of Teaching: Using Emotions and Relationships to Transform the Classroom. I am in the process of figuring out how to make this kind of support -- direct, experiential support that helps teachers develop their Social-Emotional Competence -- a norm in the field of education.
 
Betsy Burris Show Highlights
  • How people work together to make change happen
  • Rethinking behavior, emotions, and interpretations as data
  • Betsy’s teacher support groups 
  • Are you doing damage or supporting?
  • The “why” behind her work supporting teachers
  • A “holding” environment and why you need it in your school
  • Teachers deserve supervision (but that’s not the definition you think)
  • How support groups eliminate blind spots
 
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Apr 18, 2018
Teachers need to stop bullying kids
49:51
Jennifer Fraser obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. A passionate educator for over twenty years, Jennifer's interests and publications revolve around transition, empathy and the harm done by educator bullying.
 
The last five years of research, writing and publishing have led Jennifer to recognize: We are in the midst of a scientific revolution, set in motion by fMRI and MRI technological advances, that allow us to non-invasively examine our brains and more importantly, the brains of children. 
 
Jennifer Fraser is fascinated by the power of mindfulness and empathy---confirmed by neuroscientific research---to transform school leadership in the 21st century.
 
Jen Fraser Show Highlights
  • What do you do when teachers bully students?
  • School has gotten into a strange dynamic
  • We need to flip the leadership model
  • What happens when a kid’s brain is flooded with cortisol
  • The Happiness Advantage
  • Are you taking care of kids? That’s more important than your content!
  • Empathy facilitation training
  • Bullying neural pathways are a real problem
  • "Be the teacher you needed as a kid" - Dr. Clark
 
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Apr 11, 2018
Just do it stick to it
45:50
Mr. Michael Acomb is currently an elementary principal in the Solon City School District, located near Cleveland, Ohio. He proudly earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University where he played football and learned the importance of serving with and for others. He holds master’s degrees in special education and K-12 organizational leadership. Michael has been a thought leader in school administration with 14 years of experience at the middle and elementary levels. His leadership has earned the United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon, and over time, his schools have earned numerous other national and state awards for consistent high performance in special education, value added growth, and overall student achievement. Mostly recently, the Solon City Schools were rated #1 in the country by NICHE for public school districts. Since 2002, Michael has spoken to audiences throughout the United States on numerous topics. His passion in developing leadership and school cultures that support excellence in teaching and learning has earned him a reputation as an exceptional leader and collaborator. He is recognized widely for his skill in directing comprehensive, systematic, and differentiated literacy efforts in the early childhood and middle grades. He is an expert in strategically leading teams of teachers in developing systems of common assessments that monitor student learning and guide instructional and organizational decisions. He relishes in solving problems and helping others through improvement. Michael is married to Lindsay. They have four school-aged children.
 
Mike Acomb Show Highlights:
  • How education felt like “home” to Mike
  • His passion to help students be happy, successful, confident, and have hope
  • Mindset Mondays
  • "Just Do It, Stick to It”
  • How to build culture
  • Leadership is hard
  • The Principal life is one of conflict
  • Listen, then coach to solutions
  • Strategy to work with upset parents
  • Do you paraphrase in conversations?
  • Mike’s morning starts the previous day
 
 
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Apr 04, 2018
Can I make a difference at another level?
52:15

Dr. Randy Watson was named Kansas Commissioner of Education by the Kansas State Board of Education in November 2014 and assumed his role in July 2015.

As the state’s chief education officer, he provides leadership to the Kansas State Department of Education in carrying out the policies and programs prescribed by the State Board of Education to ensure the necessary oversight and support is provided to assist Kansas schools, educators and students in achieving their goals.

Dr. Watson began his education career in 1981 as a high school social studies teacher in Tescott, KS. He has served as a high school principal and provided classroom instruction at the university level.

Most recently, Dr. Watson served the community of McPherson for 22 years — working as an assistant superintendent from 1993-2005 and as superintendent from 2005-2015.

A native of Coffeyville Kansas, Dr. Watson attended Kansas State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in science in secondary administration, staff supervision and staff development, building level certification. Additionally, he received his doctorate of education in secondary administration, school law, curriculum development and instructional leadership, and district level certification.

The recipient of many awards, Dr. Watson was named an Alumni Fellow at Kansas State and in 2015, was honored by being named the Kansas Superintendent of the Year.

Throughout his career, Dr. Watson has been sought out by schools, districts, education organizations and others for his educational insights as well as his clear thinking around the issues and challenges facing policymakers, educators and students.

Dr. Randy Watson Show Highlights:

  • How his grandma inspired him to pursue a career in education
  • In leadership you never get great, you just keep improving
  • Coaching high level teams to be a part of something bigger
  • Leadership skills that carry over from classroom > building > district > the state level
  • The question Dr. Watson asked before accepting the Commissioner position
  • The new vision for education in Kansas
  • What Dr. Watson learned interacting with statewide focus groups
  • The inspiring story of the Kansas Redesign Project
  • What educators and business people agree on concerning education
  • Do you have an inspiring vision?
  • How Dr. Watson transitioned to a trusting model of leadership
  • You need someone to tell you the truth

“Today we are going to help students be more successful than they were yesterday”

-Dr. Randy Watson

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Apr 02, 2018
Teaching students to use technology and social media
51:33
Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board,  and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She also is a grad student, and a food-loving, book-loving Ukulele player-want-to-be. She loves to hang out with her family--playing cards or hiking, and enjoys curling, golfing, reading, and writing. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.
 
Jennifer Casa-Todd Show Highlights
  • What inspired her to start playing Ukulele 
  • How she improved listening skills (Their Point A to Their Point B)
  • Digital Leadership
  • The fear approach doesn’t work
  • How are we helping kids in school with digital leadership?
  • Do modern kids lack empathy?
  • Power of optimism
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Eddie Vedder’s Into the Wild & Ukulele Songs
 
 
 
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Mar 28, 2018
The secret to earning millions in grants
47:43
Superintendent Jay Eitner is a proud product of the New Jersey public schools. A graduate from Union High School in 1997, Jay attended The American University in Washington DC with a BA in interdisciplinary studies. He began his teaching career in Roselle, NJ teaching a variety of subjects, including social studies, computers, and literacy. Known for being ‘outside of the box’ and for strong technology infusion, Eitner strived to make a learning environment that was both student centered and data driven. Jay received his Masters Degree in 2004 and was hired to teach 8th grade social studies in the nationally recognized East Brunswick Public Schools. During his time in East Brunswick, Eitner has written and received over $140,000 in grants for his students. Grants ranged from podcasting equipment to creating a fully-interactive goldrush experience, where students dug for gold during their westward expansion unit. Jay obtained his supervisor, principal, and school administrator certificates from the NJPSA NJ-EXCEL program in 2009. Administratively, Eitner has served as a middle school Assistant Principal, a K-12 Supervisor, and has been a Superintendent of Schools in three districts. He was the 2015 educators choice pick for the national Superintendent of the Year for the BAMMY awards. 
 
Jay’s blog can be found at http://www.JayEitner.com  and can be followed on Twitter under the name @Jay_Eitner. He also has published a series of Flash-Reads on Amazon and hosts a monthly podcast available on iTunes and Google Play.
 
Jay Eitner Show Highlights
  • What informs Jay’s belief that all kids can succeed
  • Build a PLN online
  • How Jay leverages Twitter
  • Lots of coffee will lead to the opportunity to build relationships with district level leaders
  • Are you willing to compromise?
  • Skills you need to jump from local school to district leadership
  • Crockpot learning
  • Secret to earning millions in grants
 
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Mar 21, 2018
Humans at heart
37:39
Michelle Lenzen is a teacher, writer, and the founder of Humans at Heart. She runs an after school program at YES Prep Northside where she teaches high school students communication skills and creative problem solving. Through her company, Humans at Heart, Michelle uses  qualitative research and human-centered design to help brands connect with their audiences. 
 
Michelle Lenzen Show Highlights
  • Michelle switch from advertising to education
  • How her teaching experience in Rio informed her instruction in Houston
  • Human centered design
  • What problems Michelle’s students wanted to solve
  • Design thinking applied to a “Crappy” situation
  • Qualitative research is the foundation of human centered design
  • How to move from surveys to answers
  • Are you using improv in your classroom or school?
 
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Mar 14, 2018
The School Leadership Series
17:43

Did you know I have a new podcast out?

The School Leadership Series is daily, 5 minutes or less, and meant to be a quick encouragement.

On iTunes :https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-leadership-series-motivation-for-todays-educator/id1352995134?mt=2

Mar 10, 2018
Learning in spite of school
30:55

Don Wettrick is the Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School, and is the author of "Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level." Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; CEO, and podcast host. He is also the founder of StartEdUp, an organization dedicated to help transform the school culture toward innovation and enable student-led entrepreneurship.

 

Don has lectured across the US, Europe, South America and Africa about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. Through his travel, he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Ghana, and seeks to bring that entrepreneurial mindset into our classrooms. His podcast, StartEdUp, has featured some of the most successful entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders in the world- focusing on educational change. Most importantly Don works with educators, students, and entrepreneurs to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

Don Wettrick first appeared on the podcast back in Episode 017.

Don Wettrick Show Highlights:

  • The origin story of StartEdUp
  • Learning by doing
  • Where is the economy going?
  • There are a lot of kids that shouldn’t go to college
  • It’s okay to admit when you don’t know
  • Now is the time for you and your students
  • The themes Don has learned from extremely successful entrepreneurs
  • What can we start doing to change?

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Mar 09, 2018
Creating identity safe schools
50:27
Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas is an independent consultant who has spoken on the subject of how to combat bullying, create identity safe classrooms, and positive school climates at conferences, schools, and universities across the United States. She has been hosted at the White House twice where she briefed President Obama’s education staff. book, Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn, co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Steele, was published by Corwin Press.
 
She has worked as Director of Not In Our School (NIOS), a bullying and intolerance prevention project of The Working Group. She also has spent over 35 years in public education in California.
 
Becki co-owns the Makengue Preserve, 190 acres of virgin rainforest in Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica. She has been leading college student groups there for the last five years to do research and community service projects.
 
Becki Cohn-Vargas Show Highlights
  • How her family’s roots in Nazi Germany influenced her desire to create safe schools
  • The definition of identity safety
  • How to create schools that are more welcoming, validating, and safe.
  • Creating safety for teachers as well as the students
  • How identity safety impacts student achievement?
  • Addressing bullying and intolerance
  • Don’t be color blind and don’t ignore differences
  • Routine and rituals that helps Becki be successful
 
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Mar 07, 2018
Stand out. Be different. Find your purpose.
37:29
Jesse is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies.  The teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN.
Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships.
 
The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out 32 straight games and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.
 
Cole is an in-demand speaker and author of “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” released in January 2018.  Cole is also the host of the Business Done Differently Podcast.
 
Cole believes to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different.  He releases blogs and videos daily on FindYourYellowTux.com.   He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers.  Cole’s mantra is “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.”
 
Jesse Cole Show Highlights:
  • How Jesse created his own major in college
  • Questions to ask to have a powerful “Mirror Moment”
  • What are the stories you are creating?
  • Ideas = Currency
  • We need more teachers and less bosses
  • Finding talent = hiring the people at the best at what they do
  • Repeat what you are all about. 
  • Are you making small bets every day?
  • Go to the source when you want to learn
 
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Mar 05, 2018
134: Family engagement success strategy
48:40
Nathaniel Provencio, M.Ed. has been the principal of Minnieville Elementary in Prince William County, Virginia since 2010. Mr. Provencio began his teaching career in 2001 as a third-grade teacher. Under his leadership, Minnieville Elementary, a Title 1 school with a significant culturally and linguistically diverse student population has been recognized as a National Model Professional Learning Community and a Virginia Distinguished Title 1 school. Minnieville Elementary has been awarded as a Prince William County School of Excellence and was recently recognized as one of Northern Virginia’s top performing schools.
 
In 2016-2017, Nathaniel Provencio was selected as the Prince William County principal of the year and the Washington Post Principal of the Year. In addition to leading Minnieville Elementary, Mr. Provencio is a leader in advocating for local community involvement and business engagement in economically and culturally diverse schools. These efforts have allowed Minnieville Elementary to be recognized as a three-time winner in the Prince William County Schools Business Partnership of the year. Mr. Provencio is a sought-after presenter and has presented at regional, state and national conferences in the areas of Professional Learning Communities, Community Engagement and Effective Literacy Frameworks. Mr. Provencio graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2001 with a degree in education and has a Master’s degree in education administration from George Mason University.
 
Nathaniel Provencio Show Highlights
  • How his town’s struggle with poverty pushed him to a career in education
  • Providing free school supplies to all (500+) students
  • Generosity attracted parents to volunteer within the school
  • What do you do when you inherit a leadership team?
  • Celebrating success big and small was the catalyst for cultural change
  • The Family Engagement Team success story (a 1150% increase in volunteer hours)
 
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Feb 28, 2018
133: Keep your passions alive
49:05
 
 
Sarah Johnson has been an educator in Northwest Wisconsin for thirteen years, first as an English Teacher and then as a building principal. She is entering her sixth year in school administration and is currently a high school principal in Spooner, WI. Sarah is passionate about leadership and building collective leadership in schools. She is currently writing a book with two of her favorite people in the world, the topic of which is being a balanced leader at home, work, and life to be able to stay in leadership. Sarah seeks this balance in her own life by pursuing passions such as running and writing, focusing on family with her two young daughters, and honing leadership skills to be her best version of a leader and to grow professionally. Sarah believes that leadership is a calling and she is proud to answer every day!
 
Sarah Johnson Show Highlights
  • The powerful story how Sarah changed tracks from Journalism to Education
  • Do you know QPR Training?
  • Sarah and her two favorite people working on a book about Balance
  • Steps to Achieve Balance
  • Skills needed to run a 1000 days in a row …
  • Just do better than you did before
  • Do you avoid quiet because pain might lurk there?
  • How to "take stock" and be more self aware
  • Why Sarah is able to be reframe things in a positive way
  • What her dad taught her about leadership
  • What Intervention/Enrichment time looks like at her school
 
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Feb 21, 2018
How can I help you win?
11:28
Chris Mefford has done it all, from starting his own company to working for churches, and most recently as a former VP at the Dave Ramsey organization (planning live events and more) and EVP for Dr. Henry Cloud. Currently, Chris is the acting COO for Standard Behavior Digital. In his many roles, Chris has had the opportunity to change people’s lives by providing clear, actionable strategies to help people make smart business decisions and turn a fledgling department into one of the best in
the company.
 
Chris has coached leaders from businesses and nonprofit organizations nationwide. He offered his
expertise and insight to assist senior executives and small business entrepreneurs to build better cultures, turn around underperformance, hire the right employees, know when to let people go, implement efficient processes, manage finances, and implement the organization’s mission all while making money and changing lives. Chris even played a part in helping the Ramsey Organization win the“Best Place to Work in Nashville” award for 8 straight years. Chris is a former high school teacher and holds an MBA from the prestigious Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.
 
In short, he knows a lot about business, communication and leadership. Chris is passionate about sharing his experiences and using his teaching skills to help others create amazing cultures and places to work.
 
GUEST’S NAME Show Highlights:
  • Creating great teams and cultures
  • Communication happens outside of your office
  • Great companies OVER communicate
  • What happens when you DON’T communicate
  • How to run a great weekly “TMZ Meeting"
  • Fighting "Us vs Them" mentatlity
  • 4 things to do for better accountability
  • As a leader you are a part of the PROBLEM and the SOLUTION
  • When you pour into your teachers, the teachers pour into your students
  • How to pull out the organic intrinsic motivation that schools are privileged to have
  • Why you need the DISC for communication ...
 
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Feb 19, 2018
132: Ask questions to start thinking bigger
55:26
Kevin Monroe is captivated by the idea that God has a higher purpose for life, leadership, and service. He believes the people who find and fulfill their higher purpose have more fun, experience greater fulfillment, and make the world better and brighter for everyone else.
 
It is those beliefs that energize his work as an executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker as he helps individuals and organizations give authentic expression to their higher purpose.
 
He is the founder of X Factor Consulting and host of The Higher Purpose Podcast. Kevin has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University where he also studied Servant Leadership and a BA from Mercer University. 
 
Through the years, Kevin has held plenty of prestigious titles, his current favorites are husband, Dad, Papa, and friend. Kevin invites you to connect with him online at: KevinDMonroe.com, @kevin_monroe, Facebook.com/kevinmonroeonline, or linkedin.com/in/kevinmonroe.
 
 
Kevin Monroe Show Highlights
  • Should we love in our organizations?
  • People can’t hear what you know until they know you care
  • Kevin’s definition of servant leadership
  • Everybody wins in the Southwest culture
  • Students come second
  • Nemo dat quod non habet: You can’t give what you don’t have
  • Kevin’s 3 journals and his process to journal
  • Kevin’s struggle with little thinking
  • Ask this question to start thinking bigger
  • Be authentic. Avoid being an echo.
 
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Radical Loving Care by Erie Chapman
 
Patients Come Second by Spiegelman and Berrett
 
The One Thing by Keller and Papasan
 
Louder than Words by Todd Henry
 
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Feb 14, 2018
131: Focus on generosity and the results will follow
56:48
Winston Sakurai has distinguished himself as an innovative educational leader at the state and national level for over 25 years. He was recently named by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a 2016 National Digital Principal of the Year and by the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators as the 2016 Hawaii State Principal of the Year. He currently moderates a national education chat for school leaders, #PrinLeaderChat, on Twitter.
 
Winston Sakurai believes that empathy, empowerment and a positive environment are keys to unleashing innovative ideas to help students and teachers be successful.
 
Winston Sakurai Show Highlights:
  • Winston’s rich history and interest in becoming a principal since 3rd grade
  • Students know quality educators when they see it
  • Leadership is about caring
  • Make sure students know you love them
  • Do your best to make students successful
  • Ask students how to improve the school
  • You can grow future educators starting today in your school
  • Give opportunity when opportunity isn’t there
  • Be generous with wisdom, support, and time.
  • Relationships are more important than policy and procedures
 
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Feb 07, 2018
Give It a Shot and Let Magic Happen
55:56
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for nearly twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including being named the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. 
 
Mike's most recent book, Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About, identifies a variety of strategies that empower students in the learning process. Additionally, he is the co-author of The New Science Teacher's Handbook: What You Didn't Learn From Student Teaching, and was a featured columnist in English Journal.
 
Mike also teaches college classes focused on classroom management and literacy in the content areas. He has served on many educational committees, and has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, regional, and national conferences. 
 
When he's not teaching or presenting, Mike can usually be found running ultra-marathons in the mountains. And even after all these years, he's still not sure which takes more energy...a week with 8th graders or a 100 mile race.
 
Mike Roberts Show Highlights:
  • How Mike got started in ultra-marathons
  • What running taught him about education
  • Give it a shot: If you keep doing what works … you’ll never get better
  • Do you have an acid wash jacket you need to get rid of?
  • 5-15-5 Class Format
  • Person-to-Person connection not Teacher-to-Student
  • Struggling with the F-Word
  • The 3 Es of School
  • Tell me about your expectations … 
  • We are under-utilizing emails
  • Mike’s most spectacular experiment failure and win in the classroom
  • Why we need to give up power …
 
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Feb 05, 2018
130: An Ethic of Excellence Comes From Within
48:34
A sought after speaker and writer, Kerry Gallagher’s full time job is as Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. She’s also the Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.organd an EdSurge Columnist. Kerry’s passions and the focus of her work include empowering teachers, students and parents to learn with open education resources; educating school communities about the power and privacy concerns that come with social media use; and diving headfirst into learning more about new and effective practices in education.
 
 
Kerry received the 2014 Yale-Lynn Hall Teacher Action Research Prize for her submission on the use of mobile devices for a paperless public school classroom. In 2015, she was a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, the Family Online Safety Institute recognized her with the Outstanding Achievement Award, and she was a MassCUE Featured Educator. In 2016, she was an ASCD Emerging Leader and received the MassCUE Pathfinder Award. Kerry speaks and presents often at conference locations that have included Harvard Law School, Yale School of Management, and Stanford University. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Saint Anselm College and J.D. from Massachusetts School of Law. Her multi-award winning blog can be found at www.KerryHawk02.com.
 
Kerry Gallagher Show Highlights:
  • Why Kerry pivoted from politics to education
  • How Kerry uses books to build relationships
  • The book Kerry hands out the most
  • Long emails from colleagues and what they teach us …
  • The strength of a discussion that leads to no clear answer and more questions …
  • Do you fix problems quickly?
  • Kerry’s writing process
  • The importance of mentorship for new teachers
  • How to build sustainable and authentic mentor relationships
  • Fighting the Imposter Syndrome
  • Moving reluctant teachers to take risks
 
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Jan 31, 2018
129: Do it because you want to, not because you have to
45:18
Originally from DeMotte, Indiana, Kyle Hamstra moved to Cary, North Carolina in 2002. After teaching fifth grade math/science for fourteen years at Davis Drive Elementary, Kyle is now a second-year elementary STEM Specialist, serving over 1,000 students weekly. Kyle is happily married to Leann Hamstra. Kyle is passionate about and interested in speaking on the topics of educational leadership, curriculum, STEM, and growing with his professional learning network. Connect with him at kylehamstra.com@KyleHamstra, and kghamstra@gmail.com. 
 
@DDEDolphins STEM Specialist • #ISTE Speaker • @ASCD Emerging Leader • #NCPDK Board • AfterSch Dir • @MarblesRaleigh Adv • #EdcampWakeOrg • #Hashtag180 Creator
 
Kyle Hamstra Show Highlights
  • Why Kyle was not a fan of social media at first (and why he changed his opinion)
  • Some of Kyle’s favorite TwitterChats
  • What it’s like to win an ASCD Emerging Leader Award
  • The obstacle is the way
  • People crave authenticity
  • Are you open to trying something new?
  • Why each school should include a STEM special course
  • The 3 kind of people you need in life 
 
Kyle Hamstra Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter Chats you should check out:
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  • #L2Lchat
  • #Leadupchat
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Jan 24, 2018
Relentless Learning with Hamish Brewer
01:00:48
When the name Hamish Brewer is mentioned, a number of words come to mind; relentless, innovative, maverick and loyal. Hamish Brewer is a visionary unfazed by conventional leadership and educational practices and theories, which leads him to push boundaries and challenge archaic processes and practices.
As a leader and speaker, Brewer is considered an inspiration, innovator and motivator by those who have met, watched, or listened to him.
 
Hamish Brewer is an award winning Title 1 Principal, a Nationally Distinguished Principal, and has seen his school award the Nationally Distinguished Title One School designation.
 
He has over 20 years’ experience serving as a classroom teacher, administrator, international education Director and an educational consultant in the United States and abroad. Brewer is a highly regarded and sought after keynote and conference speaker on key educational topics from school improvements to engaging practices, motivation, and best performance practices.
 
Brewer is high octane in his approach to children, teachers and his community. Hamish Brewer has been nominated for numerous leadership awards for his visionary approach and results in education. He is currently a principal in Prince William County, one of the largest divisions in the country, helping in best practices and advances in the implementation and use of technology. 
 
Hamish Brewer Show Highlights:
  • The story of relentless learning
  • How to do it different and get results …
  • Breaking the mold and changing the game
  • Removing No and Can’t from your vocabulary
  • Do you make work meaningful?
  • What are we growing our students to do?
  • Kids behavior is feedback
  • You can’t serve when you think you’re better than everyone else
  • Growing from 35 to 90th percentile in student achievement
  • Never forget how you got to where you’re at
  • If you allow average, average is all you’ll get
 
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Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
 
Legacy by James Kerr
 
 
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Jan 22, 2018
128: Come Inside and Join Us
48:13
Matt Arend is an Elementary Principal (KN-5) in Plano ISD in Plano, TX. As the principal of #SiglerNation or Sigler Elementary, Matt models servant leadership through working side by side with teachers, never asking anyone to do something he is not willing to do himself. It is through this intentional approach that relationships are cultivated leading to transformed learning experiences across the campus for students.
 
Matt Arend Show Highlights
  • How he makes time for fitness and how it impacts his leadership
  • The story of #SiglerNation
  • How using social media to tell the school’s story has attracted high-quality applicants
  • Push yourself to present and connect at conferences
  • Are you noticing and celebrating the amazing contribution your staff makes each day?
  • CASA (Creating And Supporting Amigos)
  • Build a mini golf course for Open House
  • You don’t have to be the expert at everything and you don’t have to do it yourself
  • Teach empathy to students
  • Great people first, all the time.
 
Matt Arend Resources
 
Collaborative Leadership by Peter Dewitt
 
 
 
 
 

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Jan 17, 2018
127: Race and Privilege in Kansas City, MO
52:35
Nathaniel Bozarth calls himself a storyteller and curious individual. Trained in the techniques of anthropology, Nathaniel strives to see the small (the minute details that are often overlooked), to see the big (the overarching systems that inform how we live) and to see the seeing (the biases and assumptions that interpret how we see). Nathaniel has produced two web documentaries that are available online for free: Your Fellow Americans and Re:Dream [pronounced Re-Dream]. Both series look at how issues of race and identity affect opportunity in America through the eyes of diverse individuals. Nathaniel now hosts and produces Wide Ruled, a podcast on the past and present of equality in education. 
 
 
Nathaniel Bozarth Show Highlights:
  • How privilege pushed Nathaniel to care about issues of race and equity
  • Nathaniel and Daniel’s story of understanding privilege
  • Why Nathaniel started a podcast on race and equity called Wide Ruled
  • Nathaniel’s Ah-Ha moments learned through his podcast
  • Teachers have been victimized by top down reform
  • How to give dignity back to your staff, students, and community
  • Are we training our Principals and APs to lead?
  • “The History of Math” class Nathaniel would teach in school’s today
  • How schools can become the happiest place on Earth
 
Nathaniel Bozarth Resources
 
 
End of Education by Neil Postman book 
 
Our Kids by Robert Putnam
 
The Teacher Wars by Dana Goldstein
 
 
 

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Jan 10, 2018
BONUS: Designing the Future of School
52:51
Adam started Abl to help all schools move beyond the 20th century model of education. Two and a half decades after dropping out of high school, he returned to the field of education to rethink the structure of school as we know it. His career has been focused on helping organizations become more agile and responsive, and now he brings this expertise to schools. Prior to Abl, Adam co-founded Yammer in 2008, ultimately creating one of the fastest growing SaaS companies of all time. He oversaw product, analytics, and engineering, scaling the company to 500 employees until Yammer sold to Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 Billion. To clear his head, Adam also enjoys long bike rides, backpacking, and rock climbing.
 
"If we started today, designing school what would it look like?”
-Adam Pisoni
 
Adam Pisoni Show Highlights
  • How a listening tour started his company Abl
  • What prevents traditional school from meeting the needs of all their kids
  • Abl allows data to guide through terrible trade-offs and challenging constraints
  • The problems with current master scheduling systems
  • How school leaders can apply agility and responsiveness to education
  • Try testing small things first
  • Everything is an experiment 
  • Reframing success and failure
  • Should we run schools top-down?
  • Model agnostic philosophy
  • How Adam uses cadences in his company
  • Consent vs Consensus (integrated decision making)
  • Real change starts by engaging the community
 
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Jan 08, 2018
126: How to Build a Brand for Your School
52:10
Ben Baker has always been passionate about story telling. Whether it was in sales in his early career or over the last 20 years as a marketer, Ben’s goal has always been to tell a story that is relevant, valuable and engages his audience.
 
It is about letting people understand the values and vision of the companies that I work with.   If people, whether they be staff, customers or potential customers do not understand who you are, what you do and why you do it. . . why should they care?    My job is to create the conversation that allows them to care.
 
Ben has been the owner and chief storyteller at Your Brand Marketing for the last decade and can be found at www.yourbrandmarketing.com
 
Ben Baker Show Highlights
  • Branding 101: Who are you and what are you about?
  • What do you feel and what do you believe?
  • Generating story “stickiness"
  • Are you using multiple channels to tell your story?
  • Great Idea: Highlights from the week or the week in the review
  • Do you give people the opportunity to care?
  • Tips for engagement
  • What makes a great story?
  • Use plenty of questions in your content (dare them to engage!)
  • How to run contests via Instagram, YouTube, etc.
  • Is your website fresh?
  • Do you really understand who you serve?
  • What a personal branding class for students would look like
 
Ben Baker Show Resources:
 
“I want people to understand it’s all about effective communication"
 
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  • All video urls must be shared with Danny. Email video urls to daniel@betterleadersbetterschools.com with the subject line “Leadership Video Hack” so I can easily search and create the blog post.
  • All submissions are due by Jan. 31st 11:59pm CDT. 
  • Blog post will be created no more than 15 days later and a winner will be announced at the end of February.

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Jan 03, 2018
125: Powerful Student Writing
33:50
Mighty Writers was founded in 2009 with the mission to teach kids to think clearly and write with clarity. The organization offers free programs for students from elementary through high school at centers in four diverse Philadelphia neighborhoods, including one bilingual location for Spanish-speaking students.
 
Mighty Writers offers daily afterschool academies, long- and short-term writing classes nights and weekends, teen scholar programs, mentorships, College Prep courses and college essay writing classes. In addition to their four main Philadelphia locations, they hold "On the Road" sessions at other locations across the city. Over 300 of the city’s best creative minds (writers, teachers, journalists, etc.) teach and mentor some 2,000 kids at Mighty Writers annually.
 
President Obama's Committee on the Arts and Humanities named Mighty Writers "one of the 50 top nonprofits" in the nation and the Philadelphia 76ers honored Mighty Writers as a "Hometown Hero" in 2014. NBCUniversal named Mighty Writers a "21st Century Solution Winner" in 2016.
 
Founder and executive director Tim Whitaker began his career teaching fifth and sixth grade in Philadelphia before becoming a writer and editor. He was the editor of Philadelphia Weekly (1994-2008), and previously the editor of PhillySport and Pittsburgh magazines. Whitaker was a head writer at NBC Radio and has written for The New York Times, Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer. He is also the author of “Crash: The Life and Times of Dick Allen.”
 
Tim Whitaker Show Highlights
  • Tim’s love for writing
  • Why Tim chose to leave journalism and start Mighty Writers
  • How Tim inspires students to write
  • The definition of thinking clearly
  • Don't underestimate street smarts of your kids
  • Are you the smartest one in the room (you don’t have to be)
 
Tim Whitaker Resources
 
 
 

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Dec 27, 2017
124: Gratitude in Every Breath
44:27
Georgian is the founder and host of “The Gratitude Podcast”, a weekly show that inspires people to find new ways of making gratitude a habit by interviewing successful people and getting them to share fascinating stories about living a grateful life. Georgian also does gratitude coaching and his vision is to inspire 100,000 people to focus on gratitude.
 
As an entrepreneur, Georgian builds his business around his unwavering passion for gratitude. Since he created his new habit of gratefulness, his income has tripled, his business has been thriving, and so much more amazing experiences have come his way!
 
Georgian Benta Show Highlights:
  • The story behind starting The Gratitude Podcast
  • Repurposing your commute to work for gratitude
  • Practices for gratitude
  • The importance of having meaning within an organization
  • What Georgian has learned about gratitude after interviewing over 50 guests
  • 5 ways to easily supercharge your gratitude during workdays
  • What makes Gary V a great leader
 
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Dec 20, 2017
123: Take a breath and reduce stress
49:17

Sonya Thomlinson (Uchita) HHC, ERYT-500, C-IAYT was co-director and co-founder of Tandava Yoga and Trinity Yoga Centers in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia from 2003-2016.  An avid student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and teaching since 1998, Sonya leads trainings, retreats, workshops and classes throughout Western Canada and the US and works individually with those interested in dynamic health and healing.

Jeff Thomlinson is formally the co-owner and director of Trinity Yoga Center, then Tandava Yoga in Kelowna, since 2003. Jeff began teaching yoga in 1991. For 10 years, he lived, studied and worked at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, USA, the largest yoga teaching center in North America. This enabled him to study with international leaders in yoga and to assimilate leading teaching and practice techniques.

Read the full bio on the show note page.

Take a Breath Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting Take a Breath
  • Stress reduction for kids with yoga
  • Get out of a stress response
  • How breath practice calms our flight and fight response
  • 100% of kids are stressed
  • Don’t be a jerk … people can’t think or perform around you
  • Rest before a test led to 20% increase in test scores
  • The inherent stress beast
  • Consequences of ignoring the stress epidemic
  • BRAVE acronym
  • Bring attention to stress so staff and students don’t feel alone in this
Take a Breath Resources:
 
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
 

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Dec 13, 2017
122: Welcome to the GRIND
47:35
Randall Sampson, PhD, ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and a national transformation specialist. 
 
Dr. Randall Sampson's focus areas include: 
 
1. Closing achievement gaps through the implementation and coaching of rigorous Common Core State Standards
2. Systemically increasing college and career-readiness
3. Boosting graduation rates
4. Implementing Innovation Learning Pathways 
5. Building Public-Private Partnerships through our community engagement process
 
These are skill sets Dr. Sampson honed through the Harvard University Achievement Gap Initiative and through teacher quality research with Harvard University's Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson. As a practitioner, Dr. Sampson's analysis of students’ performance data provided a national value-add approach to building sustainable learning environments. 
 
Dr. Randall Sampson Highlights:
  • Getting in the trenches with your people
  • The 6 Pillars of Growth
  • The motivation behind writing Welcome to the Grind
  • Process x Relationships = Exponential Results
  • Keep things simple
  • Culture trumps everything
  • Leadership lessons from Texas Football Head Coach Herman
  • Capture, curate, and share
 
The 6 Pillars of Growth
 
  1. Job-embedded
  2. Goal-oriented
  3. Self-directed
  4. Being collaborative
  5. Data driven
  6. Student-centered
 
These pillars can be found in Dr. Randall Sampson’s new book, Welcome to the Grind.
 
“Nobody cares what you did yesterday, work hard today”
 
Process x Relationships = Exponential Results
 
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Dec 06, 2017
BONUS: Overcoming Obstacles and Taking Action
31:55
Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school administrators build capacity for instructional leadership. Justin is the creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries around the world get into classrooms and improve teaching and learning in their schools. He is also the host of Principal Center Radio and the author of Now We're Talking! 21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership (Solution Tree).
 
Justin Baeder Show Highlights
  • The story behind his new book Now We’re Talking!
  • Overcoming obstacles and taking action
  • Why 3 classrooms a day matters …
  • The power of a consistent target
  • Do you give feedback after observations?
  • Observations = Communication
  • Keys to taking observation debriefs to the next level
  • 10 Questions for Better Feedback
  • Should we discontinue walkthroughs?
 
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Dec 05, 2017
121: Disruptive Equity Education Project
52:39
Dr. Darnisa Amante, as an educational and racial equity strategist, is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante has honed her knowledge of culture and transforming cultures to build capacity in racial equity, parent engagement and design and implementation of equity-based initiatives for leaders, students, and parents and leaders.
 
Darnisa Amante Highlights:
  • Conversations of race can be terrifying
  • We may not change everything, but we can try to change some things
  • Do you understand the people you support as they move forward
  • What does it mean to be a public learner
  • People aren’t afraid of changing; they are afraid of loss
  • The definition of equity: give people what they need because they need more
  • How the Disruptive Equity Education Project started
  • Dr. Amante’s Giant Ah-Ha …
  • How to build empathy and what REAL active listening really is
  • What is NOT present in equity conversations right now
  • The definition of cultural relevance
  • 2 questions to be a highly reflective leader
 
"What are my triggers … What is the change you want to see and how can I be that change in the world?"
 
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An Everyone Culture by Kegan et al.
 
 

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Nov 29, 2017
120: Just Show Up We'll Take Care of the Rest
39:35
John Fortney is an assistant principal at Owensville High School in Owensville, MO.  He is in his fourth year in this role and 15th year in education.  Owensville is a 600 student school located about 90 minutes southwest of St. Louis.  John is a career switcher, his first degree in in archaeology, followed up with a Master's in sports psychology and a Specialist in Educational Leadership.  John's wife is an administrator at a special education cooperative, together they have two children and (come October) two grand children.  In his free time he uses his smoker grill, reads, travels with his wife, and spend as much time as he can with family.
 
John Fortney Show Highlights
  • How a masters in school leadership was like going to revival
  • The best part of school is the relationships
  • The importance of being around other inspiring leaders
  • Missouri Leadership Academy
  • The Kolbe strength-based assessment & how you could use it with your staff
  • Get to know your kids and engage with intentionality
  • How rural schools can approach innovation 
  • John’s mastermind experience
 
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Nov 22, 2017
119: Moving from the classroom to administration
39:31
Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center and host of Principal Center Radio. He helps school administrators transform their productivity and multiply their impact, and speaks regularly at conferences and professional development events.
 
Episode 7
 
Justin Baeder Show Highlights
  • The tension you feel when you are ready to move into admin
  • Favorite aspects of leading a school
  • When he knew it was right to start The Principal Center
  • Good indicators to know the timing is right …
  • We’re better together
  • Strategy and tactics to transition from classroom to school leader
  • How serving in an “intermediate” role helped Justin become a school administrator
  • How to set yourself apart as an ideal candidate
  • Prepare your body of accomplishments
  • Instructional Leadership Intensive
  • The importance to sometimes push an important agenda
 
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Nov 15, 2017
118: Future focused school leaders
38:03
Dr. Bill Ziegler is an award winning School Leader, author, and speaker.  He has been recognized as the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year and the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal Award Winner.  He is the co-author of Future Focused Leaders - Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change.  Bill serves as a High School Principal and has close to 20 years of experience as a School Leader.  
 
Dr. Bill Ziegler Show Highlights
  • How to make a difference in a community
  • Investing in students’ lives and providing hope
  • Are you willing to do whatever it takes for students to be successful?
  • Care for students no matter what
  • Relate. Innovate. Invigorate.
  • Developing a culture of risk taking
  • Providing the resources for a high-innovation environment
  • Are you visible in the school?
  • Get away from the minutia of school leadership
  • Increase student voice and choice (e.g. student forum)
 
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Bill’s book: Future focused leaders 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nov 08, 2017
117: No matter what, do what is right
32:33
Both Rick & Rebecca (R&R) are educational disruptors and forward thinkers with a passion to support current and future educational leaders.  With their new book, Escaping the School Leaders Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown the mission is simple: break the glass ceiling to eliminate the status quo in order to ensure equity for ALL students. R&R have faced adversity in their careers and are willing to do whatever it takes to call out the “elephants” in the educational room so that we all can best serve kids.  They are also featured advice columnists for School Leaders Now.
 
Dr. Rick Jetter is currently a national educational consultant, author, speaker, and trainer.  He previously worked as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent of schools.
 
Rebecca Coda, NBCT is currently a (K-8) STEM Coach, author, speaker, and professional development facilitator.  She is the founder of the Digital Native Network and has extensive experience serving as a curriculum specialist, a data & assessment support specialist, and a district technology integration program developer.  Rebecca will be relocating to Arkansas this summer to begin a Director of Curriculum position with the Cabot Public School District.
 
Rick Jetter and Rebecca Coda Show Highlights
  • What a nuclear warhead experience taught Rick about doing the right thing
  • It’s all about prevailing - strategies for your health and success
  • You are going to get knocked down, but you will get back up
  • The importance of not taking moments of adversity personal
  • A hashtag you need to follow: #joyfulleaders
  • How to take care of not only yourself, but to shepherd your community as well
  • Power of gratitude and forgiveness 
  • Enemy vs Adversary
  • Intentional vs inadvertent dunkings
 
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Nov 01, 2017
116: Bullying and School Safety
57:54
Rusty May is the Director of the Bullying & School Safety Foundation, co-author of “Time In Teaching”, the creator of SchoolToolsTv.com and a national teacher trainer for the Center for Teacher Effectiveness. May inspires educators to connect more completely with all their students by training them to be assertive classroom managers and positive disciplinarians which results in more teachable time and time on task, better academic outcomes, increased job satisfaction and their students acquiring the basic behavioral skills they need to succeed in school and in life. May has conducted over 500 trainings, workshops, keynotes and breakouts in on these ideas since 2005.
 
Rusty May Show Highlights
 
  • As a counselor, Rusty realized that his main clients were teachers, not students
  • How to support the human “being” not the human “doing”
  • Do you keep notes on your conversations?
  • The story of starting School Tools TV
  • Zone or Man defense in middle school basketball
  • Zero tolerance policies don’t work
  • How to establish positive classroom environments
  • I do. We do. You do.
  • Punishment is about me. Discipline is about teaching the appropriate behavior.
  • Norms and expectations should be personalized
  • Teaching kids strengths and how to help them grow
  • How to deal with ego
 
Rusty May Resources
 
 
 
 
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
 
Mindset by Carol Dweck
 

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Oct 25, 2017
BONUS: How Do I Live My Values?
47:38
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017).
 
He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.
 
He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.
 
Josh Spodek originally appeared on Episode 079.
 
Josh Spodek Show Highlights
  • Science is about the beauty of nature
  • Josh’s interest in conservation
  • How depravation and sacrifice learned to discovery and joy
  • Do you suppress information that doesn’t align with your beliefs
  • The power of living your values
  • Your life gets better as a result of change
  • Have you influenced 1 today?
  • What is your daily challenge?
  • And have you challenged someone to something today?
  • Doing hard things builds experience that will push you through future challenges
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Oct 20, 2017
115: Helping Schools via Telemedicine
44:56
After working in the addiction field for over 15 years both as a counselor and pharmaceutical representative, Megan Peterson knew there could be a better way that patients could get help. She took action and started 2nd Chance Counseling Service She believes that patients deserve that 2nd, 3rd, 10th, etc, chance. As long as you are willing to put in the work she will be there to help. Certain times in life, we may need professional counseling, why be limited by our schedules, work, family commitments, and the list goes on. Megan provides an easy solution that is just as cost efficient as current counseling solutions and provides more flexibility, easy use, and offers more choices for patients. She truly believes the Telemedicine platform fits in with the future of treatment and is here to stay!
 
Megan Peterson Show Highlights:
 
  • Definition of telemedicine and how it can help schools (especially in rural areas)
  • How schools can get involved with telemedicine providers
  • The genesis story  of 2nd Chance Counseling
  • How Oprah’s “Live Your Best Life” brewed the creative solution to addiction therapy
  • Who am I? Why me? and Kuyahanjwa-sized dreams …
  • Plans change and that’s okay. Be flexible. 
  • Drug epidemics and how it has progressed.
  • Helping students with addiction.
  • Ask the people you serve 👉 Tell me what you like and what you don’t like. 
  • Think. Do. Get.
  • Preparing for the roller coaster.
 
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Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
 
4 Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
 
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
 

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Oct 18, 2017
BONUS: Moms as Principals
49:57
This is a Bonus episode with Moms as Principals. I hope you enjoy the discussion as we talk about how to lead both at home and at school.
 
Kelley Begley McCall is currently in her 18th year of in education and the principal and lead learner of Graber Elementary in Hutchinson, Kansas. She’s also a Code.org Affiliate and spends several Saturdays a year training teachers how to incorporate computer science and coding in the classroom. She’s passionate about trauma informed schools, project-based learning and giving students many opportunities to solve real world problems while connecting with the community.
 
Liz Garden is currently in her 9th year of educational leadership.  She has been the principal of Florence Roche Elementary School in Groton, MA for the past 5 years.  Before becoming the principal of the school, she served as the assistant principal for two years.  She was also an early childhood administrator for 3 years.  Liz taught for 13 years before moving into administration.  She loved working with students of all ages, having taught pre-school students all the way to high school biology.  Liz believes that every student can learn, and every student deserves teachers who believe in them, care about them and give them opportunities to be successful.  She is passionate about the power of words, and works to instill a love of reading and writing in her students and staff.  Liz loves that her job means she is constantly growing and learning alongside kids and adults!
 
Lynn Colon is the proud Principal of Mary Williams Elementary in Northern VA. A native from Puerto Rico, Lynn is passionate about equity, diverse learners, and making technology available to all students regardless of their language, learning ability or social background. She believes every school should strive to deliver the “Disney Experience” to all stakeholders. A lot of her work is built on collaboration, personalized learning for students and staff, and delivering magical moments to students.
 
Claire Giardino is currently in her 16th year in education. She is the Principal of Lincoln Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to being a Principal she was a teacher for 11 years in Fairfax, VA. Claire is dedicated, energetic, positive and resourceful leader with proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe and joyous learning environment. She ensures a school culture that nurtures growth for staff, students and the community at large.
 
Lindsy Stumpenhorst is a 3-5 elementary principal in Sterling, Illinois, a rural community two hours west of Chicago. She has taught grades ranging from 3rd to 8th, also spending time as an RTI specialist and an associate principal before moving into a lead learner role. She expects her students and staff to work hard, but she doesn't expect them to do it alone.She believes that education can be exciting and fun, as well as impactful and metacognitive.  Most days you will find her providing staff with learning and growing experiences in-between games of soccer or tetherball with students at recess.
 
Melissa Kartsimas is in her 7th year as the principal of Kennedy Elementary School in Schiller Park, IL, which serves 800 wonderful students, PreK-3rd grade. Melissa previously taught 3rd grade, as well as serving as a Curriculum Facilitator. Melissa is a former Illinois Computing Educator of the Year is passionate about bringing together best practices for students & 1:1 technology to further enhance student learning. She is a wife and mom to two children.
 
Tracey Allen is the Director of Professional Learning for Butte County Office of Education in Northern California. Tracey has had the privilege of being an elementary school teacher, instructional coach, educational consultant, and principal of an elementary school. Tracey also takes pride in being a connected educator and growing her PLN with other enthusiastic and innovative educators. You can follow Tracey on Twitter @PrincipalTallen. In addition, you can read her latest blog on https://momsasprincipals.wordpress.com/ or connect with her via Voxer: traceyallen409
 
Moms as Principals Show Highlights
  • The origin story of #momsasprincipals
  • How to be brave an click publish
  • Taking risks with staff is easy, with the public it is tougher …
  • How Claire was pushed to explore social media
  • Why it’s important to be vulnerable with failures
  • We’re not half in … we are all in at work and at home
  • Tips for balance to serve well at school and at home
  • Fantastic ways to build relationships with your staff
 
Moms as Principals Resources
 
 
Connect with everyone on Twitter …
 
Liz Garden @PrincipalGarden 
Lindsy Stumpenhorst @lmstump 
Kelley McCall @mccall_kelley 
Lyn Colon @TheColon_s 
Tracey Allen @PrincipalTallen 
Melissa Kartsimas @TeacherMelissa 
Claire Giardino @cgiardino3
 

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Oct 12, 2017
114: Viewing students as assets and not deficits
57:13
Mitch Weathers is a high school teacher, adjunct college professor, and the creator and founder of Organized Binder. Mitch designed Organized Binder to help struggling students gain daily exposure to the non-cognitive skills and executive function needed to achieve in the classroom. Together with the Organized Binder Team he now helps teachers, schools, districts, and colleges implement the various versions of the system both nationally and internationally. Universities such as Stanford and Dominican University invite him to work with teacher candidates and he works with the new teacher support programs TIPS and BTSA to help beginning teachers adopt the system. Mitch speaks nationally at conferences like CTA, CLS, and NSTA. He is also formally advises a number of education technology companies and start-ups.
 
Mitch Weathers Highlights
  • Missing kids working in the non-profit sector brought Mitch to education 
  • Mitch’s love for Geology and it’s transfer to students
  • It’s not about me “Mindset”
  • Leadership through leading the Science Department
  • Connecting his staff as a community through grade-level alignment
  • Multiply the “I can’t believe what I’m seeing …” culture
  • Be realistic about who you have as students
  • How Organized Binder works and why your students should use it …
  • Deficit vs Asset lenses
  • Wheat vs Weeds parable
  • How meeting families and inviting participation increased family engagement
  • Developing empathy through interviewing families
 
Mitch Weathers Resources
 
 
 
 

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Oct 11, 2017
BONUS: Project Based Learning with Kyle Wagner
35:49
Kyle Wagneris the current Middle School Program Director at IMS in Hong Kong and the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers school leaders to lead change and improve student learning through simple, innovative strategies and teaming structures. He is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book "The Power of SIMPLE" documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. Kyle is also a former educator at High Tech High, the school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. 
 
Kyle Wagner originally was my guest in Episode 085.
 
Kyle Wagner
  • Kyle’s definition of project based learning
  • Are you addressing local needs through your projects?
  • Authenticity is the key
  • Structure is key to the fluidity of project based learning
  • The best project Kyle has ever seen
  • How project based learning flips “traditional” school on its head
  • Kyle’s new project based learning course
 
Kyle Wagner Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Oct 05, 2017
113: Training people to look for possibility
59:23
John David Mann is an award-winning author whose books have sold more than 2 million copies in more than a dozen languages, including the New York Times bestseller The Red Circle (with former Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb) and the bestselling worldwide classic The Go-Giver (with Bob Burg). His Take the Lead (with Betsy Myers) was named by Tom Peters and the Washington Post as Best Leadership Book of 2011. John performed his first composition, a musical score for Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound, in Greece, at the play’s original venue, when he was 13, and won the BMI Awards for Student Composers at 15. At 17 he spearheaded a group of students who founded their own high school, and after graduating joined the faculty. He concertized on the cello before turning to careers as an entrepreneur and author.
 
John David Mann Show Highlights:
  • Go-givers vs Go-getters
  • Steps to putting people first
  • Are you a friend or a creditor?
  • Give trust to get trust
  • You only lead as far as you grow
  • Assume the best of your people
  • Leadership lessons from Navy SEAL Snipers
  • The power of self-noticing
  • What can I do to make the cranky colleague’s life 1% better
  • Story of John starting his own school as a high school student
  • Keep talking, keep thinking, keep dreaming
  • Give away power and you’ll get more of it
 
John David Mann Resources:
 
 
 
 
Best Classical Music to Listen to According to John David Mann:
 
BachChaconne D Minor Violin
Brahms 3rd Symphony
Sibelius 5th Symphony
 
Some of John’s articles:
 

 

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Oct 04, 2017
EP112: Float the Balloon and Other Leadership Tactics
57:28
Dr. Mike St. Pierre is the Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association, a national association of professional campus ministers, serving on over 350 campuses.  Prior to his current role, Mike was a school president for seven years in New Jersey.  Mike’s doctoral dissertation explored the impact of technology on secondary school students and their ability to collaborate.  He and his wife, Cary have four children.  
 
 
Mike St. Pierre Show Highlights
 
  • How technology impacts students ability to collaborate
  • The power of focus
  • Why you need to theme days and how Mike does it
  • Leaders should be fair, firm, and friendly
  • Tactics to demonstrate that you care
  • Is this right for my community and can we get behind it?
  • Invest in people early
  • Float the balloon: Check yourself ninja-tactics …
  • How Mike uses silence in the morning
  • Sunday night staff meetings (with the family)
  • Ways to show that you are getting better too
  • Just do the work
 
Mike St. Pierre Resources
 
Gritby Angela Duckworth
The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron & Suzanne Stabile
 
 

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Sep 27, 2017
EP111: Helping Schools Fundraise with Apex Fun Run
38:49
Jeremy Barnhart is a co-owner and VP of Franchise Development at Apex Fun Run. He has a background in accounting/finance and a variety of other business ventures. Apex Fun Run’s passion is to help teachers (10% of the funds raised go to the teacher), as well as students and schools. The company partners with schools to raise funds for equipment and other campus needs. The concept incorporates a two-week characterbuilding and leadership program that culminates with a student “run” to raise donations for schools. Students ask people they know to pledge money for each completed lap, between 26-36. Young and enthusiastic Apex staff members lead the program, and all students get jerseys and prizes for jobs well done. Apex Fun Run raises more money for schools than any other fundraiser, averaging about $23,000. Jeremy and his wife live in Scottsdale, Arizona with their 3 sons who keep him active and busy coaching their basketball, football, and baseball teams.
 
Jeremy Barnhart Show Highlights
  • Lead by example
  • Do the right thing by people
  • Why knowing enough to be dangerous is dangerous
  • Are you a list guy or gal?
  • Apex Fun Run was started in passion and need
  • Fundraising "my way”
  • 3 core issues Apex Fun Run helps with
  • Schools keeps 50-70% of funds raised
  • How to get involved to raise $23K for your school or become a franchisee
  • POWERED-UP leaders and LEGENDS
 
Jeremy Barnhart Resources
 
 
 

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Sep 20, 2017
EP110: Secrets to listening and love languages
50:53
Connie Hamilton is a part time curriculum director in the rural area of Saranac Community Schools. Her career path led her from teaching elementary and middle school to being an instructional coach and principal positions in both elementary and secondary levels. When she's not serving the staff, students, and community in her district, Connie offers professional development to schools across the nation on topics such as leadership, questioning, literacy and best practices. 
 
Connie originally starred in Episode 062.
 
Connie Hamilton Show Highlights:
  • How BLBS can make you popular … “a big deal”
  • Why being a great listener is key to being a strong leader
  • Listening can help diffuse difficult situations
  • Permission is key to listening and influence
  • How to use the 5 love languages as a leader
  • The importance of breakfast for dinner
  • Playbook for job-embedded PD
  • "They don’t need to know" is dangerous
  • Do you value compliments?
 
 
Show Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sep 13, 2017
EP109: Embed the capacity of greatness in your people
52:12
Chanie Wilschanski, an early childhood strategist and leadership coach. She works with EC directors to help them build a school of excellence. Schools that want to make a bigger impact by creating a collaborative culture, parent relationships and teachers as leaders!
 
Chanie believes that - No matter the stage of your school, the size of your staff and children or how big your budget ---- schools are powered by the PEOPLE!
 
As a mom of 3 little kids ages 2, 5 and 7, She loves to observe, do research and learn and make the time to read 2 books a week on leadership, school cultures, mindset and early childhood.
Discover Ed Consulting
 
Chanie Wilschanski Show Highlights
  • The story of DiscoverEd Consulting
  • How to embed the capacity of greatness in your people
  • The correlation between Parents and Leadership 
  • Your people are someone’s treasured son or daughter
  • The importance of using voice and video 
  • Plan your tomorrow
  • The "Block and tackle” method via Todd Herman
  • The EC Leadership Conference
  • Themes learned from launching the EC Leadership Conference
  • Leaders don’t have to know everything 
 
“When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.”
 
-Simon Sinek
 
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Sep 06, 2017
EP108: 3 questions every educator must ask
45:31
Dr. Philip D. Lanoue has a demonstrated record in leading school transformation at the building and district levels, creating new instructional models, improving student performance, and building positive community and school relationships. He is the 2015 AASA National Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2015 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Lanoue served as principal for 18 years in four high schools in Massachusetts and Vermont, his home state. He was named the Vermont NASSP Principal of the Year while principal of Burlington High School. Lanoue is one of the nation’s top 50 educational innovators in digital learning as named by Converge magazine. His work in supervision and evaluation has been recognized by the University of Georgia (UGA). He is an Adjunct professor at the University of Georgia, and he was a leading contributor in designing one of the nation’s top Professional Development School Districts in partnership with UGA. He has written extensively on the new role of leaders with internationally-renowned expert Dr. Sally Zepeda.
 
Philip Lanoue Show Highlights:
  • How to serve every child in a school and district
  • In high poverty areas, if we don’t get it right, our kids are gone
  • Phil’s 3 questions every educator must ask
  • List what you DO and DON’T DO for all kids. Get rid of the DON’T DO in a week
  • Looking at tough data is not about beating people up
  • Relationships are key and truly understanding students
  • If you’re teaching, someone must be learning
  • You have to make concessions if all kids are going to learn
  • Adults have to take risks with kids
  • How schools and districts can work with the community to serve all kids
  • The role as a leader is to ask a lot of questions
  • The metrics that lead to success
  • Clarity vs Ambiguity
  • Make decisions based on what you believe and what your community believes
  • Conversation walks
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 

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  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
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Aug 30, 2017
107: What great educators do differently
54:01
Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff also served as a teacher and coach in the State of Georgia for many years before moving into school administration. 
 
Zoul has also taught graduate courses at the university level in the areas of assessment, research, and program evaluation. He is the author/co-author of many books, including What Connected Educators Do Differently, Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence, Improving Your School One Week at a Time, and Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers. 
 
Jeff has earned several degrees, including his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama. He is also been recognized for his work as an educational leader on numerous occasions, including the 2014 Bammy Educators’ Voice Award. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys running and has completed over a dozen marathons. Zoul resides in Evanston, Illinois. 
 
 
Jimmy Casas recently completed his 22nd year in educational leadership, the last fourteen years as principal of Bettendorf High School in Iowa.
 
 
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year.   In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. He is the Co-Founder of EdCampIowa and also the Co-Founder of #IAedchat, an on-line discussion chat that takes place every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST.  Jimmy is the co-author of two popular educational books with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” and “Start. Right. Now.  Teach and Lead for Excellence”
 
Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and also serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership.
 
“Be noticeable. Be memorable.”
 
 
 
Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas Show Highlights
  • How Jeff and Jimmy met and started WGEDD
  • The importance of gift giving and taking care of people.
  • The best gift you can give is your time.
  • When you walk into a room do you leave it with more energy?
  • Different ways to connect with staff.
  • Do you acknowledge your staff by being visible and observing classes?
  • The Daily 5.
  • Why it’s important to make a commitment to celebration.
  • 2-a-days (notecards to staff)
  • How to build celebration into culture through staff meetings
  • Students First Banquet (overcoming obstacles celebration)
 
“Passion. Purpose. Pride”
 
Resources
Aug 23, 2017
EP106: Love what you do with Eric Ewald
46:20
Eric Ewald is an elementary school principal in North Liberty, Iowa. He is in his first year as the Lead Learner and Chief Storyteller at Van Allen Elementary of the Iowa City Community School District. Van Allen is a PreK through 6th grade building of approximately 550 students. This is Eric’s fifth year as an elementary school principal. Eric’s wife is a first grade teacher in a neighboring District; they have two children, a kindergarten son and an almost three-year-old daughter.
 
 
Eric Ewald Show Highlights
  • Coaching turned him on to education
  • Quiet leadership and leading by example
  • Best leading by example moment
  • Do you do Positive Post-Its @ your school?
  • Giver or Taker
  • Start your day writing thank you notes
  • Do you get teachers to engage in Twitter chats?
  • It’s okay to have fun and to slow down
  • Growth mindset 
  • Should we move off of email to Voxer or Slack?
  • Fish philosophy to win
 
Resources
 
 
 
Twitter chats to check out:
  • #iaedchat
  • #satchat
  • #leadupchat
  • #kidsdeserveit

 

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  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

Aug 16, 2017
EP105: I want my district to setup PD like this with Lance McClard
37:20
Lance McClard is a proud Missouri public school educator. He is happily married to his wife, Laura, a high school counselor, and father of three children: ages 10, 7, and 8 months. The son of an educator, Lance followed in his father’s footsteps and became a teacher himself. Lance has taught 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. He started his teaching career in South Carolina before accepting a position in his hometown of Jackson, Missouri. After pursuing his Master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees, Lance accepted a dual position as a building principal and assistant principal before becoming an elementary principal of two buildings. Additionally, he coordinates his district’s elementary new teacher program. Outside of his regular responsibilities as an administrator, Lance has helped plan and organize edCamps. He is involved in the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and will serve as the local southeast region president. Additionally, Lance has recently joined ConnectEd Learning STL to help them achieve their mission; to support those who desire to learn more, are willing to take risks, and think differently about the problems we face in education today.
 
Lance McClard Show Highlights
  • What to do when students don’t listen just because of your title
  • How to “earn” your leadership
  • What Lance learned facilitating EdCamps in SE Missouri
  • How he grew EdCamp minimal participation to 150
  • Give up control and let magic happen
  • Trust is the first step
  • Have you stopped taking risks? 
 
Lance McClard Resources
 
 

 

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  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

Aug 09, 2017
EP104: Follow your passion to do your best work with Jeffrey Bradbury
48:08
Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, Evernote Community Leader, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey.
In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. In both 2015 (#4) and 2016 (#9), Jeff was globally recognized as one a Top Influencer in EdTech and ELearning by Onalytica.  Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ, and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
 
For the last 5 years, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network, a Top 50 EdTech blog (Teach.com) and a 2015 Must-Read K-12 I.T. Blog (EdTech.com),  has served educational conventions worldwide by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. Jeff is the host of the TeacherCast Podcast, Educational Podcasting Today and the TechEducator Podcast. Outside of TeacherCast, Jeff also hosts and produces podcasts for the New Jersey Education Association and Morgan’s Fund and is one of the new hosts of the ASCD Podcast featured soon on the BAM! Radio Network.
 
Jeffrey Bradbury Show Highlights
  • How being a tech coach is like being a conductor
  • Follow your passion to do your best work
  • Content that connects
  • How building a platform adds value to your local school community
  • Lead by example leadership philosophy
  • Don’t over do it … especially when you’re the conductor and don’t make sound
  • Ask questions to build relationships
  • What EdCamps are
  • Why we need more CTE classes in school
  • The beauty of Beethoven’s 9th
 
 
Jeffrey Bradbury Resources
 
 

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CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

Aug 02, 2017
EP103: We are here to work together with Todd Nesloney
47:24
Todd Nesloney is the Principal of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”.  Todd is also the co-author of the hit book “Kids Deserve It!”
 
Todd Nesloney Show Highlights
  • How church camp led to a profession in education
  • I’m looking to do what is best for kids
  • How to surround yourself with the best people possible
  • If you ask your kids what they learned today, you better be learning as well!
  • Use social media to share your ideas and build platforms
  • What to learn from epic failures on social media
  • You can even learn from negative people
  • Stop by and say “Hi” to all teachers in the morning
  • Check out the Ron Clark Academy
  • Building relationships is THE most important aspect of the job
  • Hurting people, hurt others
  • Do you take away wonder and excitement from your students?
  • Don’t focus too much on the scores
 
 
Todd Nesloney Resources
 

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 26, 2017
BONUS: Introducing Dads as Principals
19:57

This is a special bonus episode. 

I met some amazing men at the National Principals' Conference in Philly this July (2017).

A movement was born ... Dads as Principals.

Follow them on Twitter here and enjoy the show.

 

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul 19, 2017
BONUS: Highlights from the 2017 Principals' Conference
34:10

This is a BONUS episode. I talked to a variety of awesome individuals to catch their key takeaways and summary of the conference.

Special thanks to the following guests:
 
Dan Butler
Erik Francis
Hamish Brewer
James Santana
Jason Dropik
Jay Anderson
Jen Thomas
Jimmy Casas
Julie Gross
Ryan McCoy
… and Jethro Jones
 
 
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.
Jul 19, 2017
EP102: Becoming the new boss
54:00
Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, is an accomplished executive coach, organizational consultant, and sought after trainer and lecturer. He completed his doctorate in human and organizational psychology, which analyzes successful individual or organizational change and development, and holds two master’s degrees in education and educational leadership, respectively. Naphtali’s practical, action-oriented approach has endeared him to his many clients. His personal experience in the leadership field allows him to understand leaders’ needs and craft solutions to help them optimize their performance and success.
 
Naphtali Hoff Show Highlights
  • How school leaders can motivate their staff
  • Tactics to communicate value and respect in teacher debrief conversations
  • Leadership can be tested in a vacuum, but can’t flourish
  • It’s okay to be an introverted leader
  • Make your leadership participatory
  • A beautiful bottom-up buy-in story of starting PBIS at a school
  • The importance of bonding and learning from your predecessor if possible
  • Manage change carefully with foundational openness 
  • Listen and get feedback (then go deeper and get more)
  • Criticism means you are doing work that matters
  • Work life balance and it’s importance to your sustainability
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.
Jul 19, 2017
EP101: Do you understand the value of others?
40:01
Mr Corey M. Christman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vethos, LLC - a Human Capital Leadership and executive strategy firm.  He’s a retired Supervisory Special Agent, United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Since retiring in 2012, he’s worked within the veteran advocacy space and is currently partnered with several key leaders to raise awareness for mental/behavioral health for first responders – nationwide. 
 
He’s a professionally trained winemaker, he works within the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State and he will be launching his own veteran/first responder focused wine label in 2017.
 
He’s the recipient of numerous awards for leadership, human resource management and innovation.  In 2017, he completed the Executive Leadership Program, Cornell University, and he holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and BA in Criminal Justice.
 
Corey Christman Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting a wine label
  • How winemaking taught him humility
  • The wine you love might not be the wine your customers love
  • The story of starting Vethos
  • Do you understand the value of others?
  • How to give your heart as a leader
  • The predictive index personality assessment and how it can save schools / districts money
  • Perception management vs actual leadership
  • We don’t delegate accountability; we delegate responsibility
  • Lead with your heart, not your mind
 
Corey Christman Resources:
 
American Generalshipby Edgar Puryear
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  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
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  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
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Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools
 
 
Jul 12, 2017
BONUS: A look inside the Mastermind Part 3
01:01:00
This is a special BONUS episode celebrating 100 episodes released by Better Leaders Better Schools.
 
In this show, Danny pulls the curtain back to give an inside look into one of his leadership masterminds.
 
The Mastermind is now open. Click the link below to join ... 
 
 
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology
Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools
 
 
Jul 05, 2017
BONUS: A look inside the Mastermind Part 2
54:26
This is a special BONUS episode celebrating 100 episodes released by Better Leaders Better Schools.
 
In this show, Danny pulls the curtain back to give an inside look into one of his leadership masterminds.
 
The Mastermind is now open. Click the link below to join ... 
 
 
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology
Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 05, 2017
BONUS: A look inside the Mastermind Part 1
01:03:47
This is a special BONUS episode celebrating 100 episodes released by Better Leaders Better Schools.
 
In this show, Danny pulls the curtain back to give an inside look into one of his leadership masterminds.
 
The Mastermind is now open. Click the link below to join ... 
 
 
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology
Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 05, 2017
EP100: Tell them I'm going all in
39:43
We did it! This is Episode #100 of the top ranked school leadership podcast in iTunes, Better Leaders Better Schools. Since launching in Sept. 2015, we eclipsed 100,000 downloads in June of 2017. And none of this could have been done with YOU, our incredible listener of the show.
 
THANK YOU!!!
 
In this episode, Danny “Sunshine” Bauer takes the opportunity to reintroduce himself to his audience, reflect on where the show has been, and where the show is going. Keep listening for celebratory messages from past guests who each share 1 tip to help the Better Leader Listener.
 
Show Highlights:
  • Fun Facts about Danny
  • His Hobbies
  • Danny’s Top 10 (Really 12) Leadership Books
  • The Vision of BLBS
  • The History of the Show
  • Motivational Quotes
  • What the Heck is a Mastermind (And Why You Should Join Today)
 
Danny’s Top 10 (Really 12) Leadership Books
  1. Essentialism
  2. Enemies of Excellence
  3. Deep Work
  4. Procrastinate on Purpose
  5. The Advantage
  6. Man's Search for Meaning
  7. Ego is the Enemy
  8. Creativity, Inc.
  9. Search Inside Yourself
  10. The Art of Possibility
  11. How to Win Friends and Influence People
  12. The Go-Giver Leader
 
 
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology
Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 05, 2017
099: Hassle free fundraising for schools
38:03
Matt Miller spent the first 9 years of his career as an Air Force pilot, before entering the corporate world to work at both Abbott Laboratories and Valassis. While a top performer for both companies, his long term desire was to start a business and be his own boss.  A good friend one day mentioned the gum ball machines he and his young daughters owned, and that conversation began a 10 year business quest that has broughtMatt's company, School Spirit Vending, to the cutting edge of both the vending and school fundraising industries.  Today, School Spirit Vending's Hassle-Free fundraising program is helping schools in 40+ states raise money in it's own unique way.
 
Matt originally appeared on Episode 005 of the show.
 
Matt Miller Show Highlights
  • How SSV helps schools fundraise hassle-free
  • Custom stickers can generate easy cash for your school - and all you have to do is cash a check
  • Funny money is hot right now
  • Off-site culture building with SSV
  • Tradition isn’t a good reason to do something
  • SSV value: Family is foundational. Teaching multigenerational entrepreneurship.
  • SSV value: Networking and relationships
  • How comics inspired Matt to read
  • A crazy idea that led to a comic
  • Failure is the best teacher
 
Matt Miller Resources
 
Contact Matt:
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Jun 28, 2017
098: Connect at the head and the heart with William Parker
55:13
Will Parker is principal of Skiatook High School, just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a high school teacher, he taught Language Arts, creative writing, and Advanced Placement English.
 
As principal of a Title I school, his school’s innovative approaches to collaboration, remediation and mentoring have resulted in marked improvements in student performance. He is regularly asked to speak to principal associations, school leadership conferences, and graduate classes on effective leadership practices, organizational behavior, and digital tools for enhancing school communication.
His first book, Principal Matters: The Motivation, Courage, and Action needed for School Leaders was released in 2014. He hosts a weekly podcast and blogs at his website williamdparker.com.
 
 
William Parker Show Highlights
  • How to  deliver value at a conference
  • Connect at the head and the heart
  • Power of masterminds
  • Set goals, think, and pray
  • Is education a calling for you?
  • The phrase you should use greeting kids every day
  • Will’s struggle moving from teaching to admin
  • No one is too old for accountability
  • Don’t let the urgent kill the important
  • The folder on the corner of his desk ...
 
 
William Parker Resources
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Jun 21, 2017
097: 7 keys to a positive learning environment with Tom Hierck
46:32
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy.
 
Tom Hierck was originally on my show in EP 056
 
Tom Hierck Show Highlights:
  • I wish I always got it right, but I didn’t.
  • Speaking to the essence of positive learning environment
  • The start of the day is our one chance to win
  • Focus on students and make school the best 6 hours of their day
  • Create an elevating culture
  • Standing meetings sharing the good news
  • Kids first agendas
  • How writing a solo book is challenging
  • Teacher presence
  • The difference between expectations and rules
  • How to inspire hope for a new school year
  • The most amazing feedback activity for teachers to give students
  • Do we turn to each other or against each other?
 
Tom Hierck Resources
 
 
 
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Jun 14, 2017
096: Cant couldn't do it and could did it all with Aaron Walker
32:24

Aaron Walker has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence.  He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher.  35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience.  Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

Aaron was first featured on Episode 012 of the podcast.

Aaron Walker Show Highlights
  • The book that is his baby
  • Why you need to sell hope as a leader
  • The importance of delayed gratification
  • Live like no-one else today, so you can live like no-one else later
  • The power of trusted advisors and masterminds
  • You only have one lens … surround yourself with trusted advisors to get the truth
  • The enemy of excellence is isolation
  • Can’t couldn’t do it, and could did it all
  • The difference between givers and takers
  • How to be other-focused
  • Quit taking no as an answer
  • The keys to success and significance
  • Gratitude Day
  • How to change your attitude and mindset
 
Aaron Walker Resources
 
 
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This workshop will be held July 22.

 

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Jun 07, 2017
095: Answering the question, "Why school?" with David Allyn
44:19
David brings to Oliver over 15 years of experience working in the field of educational access for high-achieving students. He previously served as Director of Education at NJ SEEDS, where he oversaw programs serving 750 students. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles and has taught at Princeton University and has served as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. David holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. His daughter Jordan is a graduate of Packer Collegiate. He has spoken at many national conferences, including the annual meeting of The College Board Forum, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). He serves on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is currently a visiting scholar at The New School. Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving African-American and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges.
 
David Allyn Show Highlights:
  • A career in opportunity
  • How an independent school experience in DC shaped his view of diversity and access
  • How a sexual revolution led to a career in educational access
  • How Ted Sizer influenced David’s view of leadership and a “generosity of spirit”
  • With a new, fresh, and excited outlook and changing things hurt his leadership experience
  • What are your key priorities?
  • The power of a listening tour 
  • Non-profit fundraising is all in the details
  • How college admissions impacts the structure of school
  • Why School? Why am I doing what I am doing?
  • Students should grapple with what their education means to them
 
David Allyn Resources
 

 

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May 31, 2017
094: Leading for long-term change with Colin Hogan
45:57
Colin Hogan is Head of School at Learning Community Charter School.  From 2010-2013 he was the Social Studies Coordinator for the Highland Park School District.  He taught 6th grade history in Highland Park from 2004-2010.  Prior to coming to Highland Park Mr. Hogan taught at Princeton Charter School.  Mr. Hogan began his career in education in 1999 teaching at the Academy of Communications and Technology and at the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago.  He has won numerous awards for teaching and was recognized as New Jersey History Teacher of the Year in 2013.  Before becoming a teacher he worked as a community organizer in both Israel and New York City.  Mr. Hogan earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Indiana University, pursued graduate studies in Early Adolescent Education at Bank Street College of Education, and at the NJExcel program.  Mr. Hogan currently serves as President of the Kean University Diversity Council the state's premier prejudice reduction and Holocaust education consortium for NJ schools. 
 
Show Highlights:
  • Giving everyone a seat at the table
  • The power of student focus groups
  • Why Michelle Obama didn’t give Colin a job
  • How to make a difference through social justice
  • What a school that runs a post-office and has a therapy dog operates
  • An amazing 8th grade activity to push kids outside the “bubble”
  • Leadership is lonely
  • Put your invisible megaphone away
  • How the mastermind has helped his school leadership 
  • Leading for long-term change
  • Why you should avoid saying “from now on …”
 
Resources
 
Rac(e)ing to classboth by Dr. H Richard Milner IV
 

 

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May 24, 2017
093: The time will never be just right with Kyle Borel
40:29
Kyle Borel is the principal at a charter school in Austin, Texas. Her school currently serves 600 students in grades PreK-8. Kyle received her bachelors degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson (go Wildcats!) then her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler. She started out her career in education as a 4-5th grade science teacher, then spent two years as an assistant principal before moving into the role of campus principal. She's currently in her 5th year as a campus principal. Her favorite part of her job is greeting her students as they arrive to school each day and spending time in classrooms.
 
Show Highlights:
  • Where Kyle’s "I’ll figure out how to make it happen” attitude originated
  • How entering school leadership in an unconventional way helped her develop leadership chops
  • It’s better to make a wrong decision than to not make a decision at all
  • Relationships are key and starting at a new school is hard work 
  • Power of leading with vulnerability
  • What Kyle’s Miracle Morning looks like
  • Success comes from integrity and caring for other people
  • How Kyle infuses pictures with staff meetings and Do Now-s
  • The time will never be right
 
 
Kyle Borel Resources
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Search inside yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
 
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
 
 

 

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May 17, 2017
092: Everyday every way I get better and better with David Beard
44:29
David is in his third year as a middle school assistant principal for the Solanco School District just outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He is currently part of the PA ASCD emerging leaders program. Prior to his current position, he taught middle school physical education and coached in Maryland.  He and his wife, Amy, have twin boys that will soon be 5 and a little girl that just turned 3.
 
David Beard Show Highlights
 
  • How wrestling started his career in education
  • Why young teachers are impressive
  • Growth matters … and why stories of overcoming are so powerful
  • Get in the trenches with people
  • Why you should make people around you better than you are
  • The definition of great
  • I am better for my mistakes
  • The process doesn’t stop … success is a journey
  • Listening to podcasts helps him "get out of his head"
  • The powerful affirmations David says to his kids every night
  • Why masterminds are awesome
 
David Beard Resources
 
 
Think & grow rich by Napoleon Hill
 
Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson
 
 
Over the top by Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 

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May 10, 2017
091: Barking up the wrong tree with Eric Barker
51:33
Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 290,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. With a writing career spanning over 20 years, Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to speak at MIT, Yale, West Point, the University of Pennsylvania, NPR affiliates, and on morning television. His first book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, will be released by HarperCollins on May 16th.
 
"The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” - William Gibson
 
Eric Barker Show Highlights
  • Why extroverts aren’t better leaders
  • How a focus on research with a touch of warmth and emotion amplified his influence
  • Technology is a tool
  • 5 questions that will make you emotionally strong
  • The benefits of meditation 
  • How Stoicism can help you make better choices
  • Do you think enough about your thoughts? You can change those!
  • Why you should frame challenges as a game
  • The story of starting Barking Up the Wrong Tree
  • Are the maxims we here even true (e.g. nice guys finish last)
  • Filtered vs unfiltered leaders
  • Gratitude will make you awesome at life
 
Eric Barker Resources
 
 
 
 

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May 03, 2017
090: Attitude of gratitude hacks with Danny "Sunshine" Bauer
27:52
In today’s show, Danny “Sunshine” Bauer, host of Better Leaders Better Schools shares some of attitude of gratitude hacks with the listeners. These are tips and tricks to develop a more positive mindset and outlook which the listener can implement today.
 
Show Highlights:
 
  • What is the "Awesome Jar” and how to make one
  • Why you should start journaling today
  • How to complete a 5 minute journal
  • Practicing "Loving kindness” meditation
  • 20+ ways to appreciate staff
  • The “Daily Practice”
  • “Secret System” of How to Achieve More in 12 Weeks Than Most People Do in an Entire Year
  • The power of masterminds
 
Show Resources:
 
 
 
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Apr 26, 2017
089: Who have you helped be better today with Jethro Jones
25:26
Jethro Jones is the host of the Transformative Principal podcast, founder of the Transformative Leadership Summit, and Principal of Kodiak Middle School.
 
Jethro Jones Show Notes
 
  • How Jethro defines the “School experience.”
  • 34 initiatives in 3 years ...
  • Great Question >>> From the Teacher experience what do we want to Start? Stop? Continue?
  • 4 areas of the school experience.
  • What he’s most proud of & what he wished he accomplished at Kodiak Middle 
  • Relationships are most important to your school success.
 

 

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Apr 19, 2017
088: Playing in the deep end of the pool with Jennifer Abrams
42:30
Jennifer considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee.
 
Jennifer has been recognized as one of “18 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know” by Education Week’s “Finding Common Ground” blog, and the International Academy of Educational Entrepreneurship’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.
 
Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs
 
 
Jennifer Abrams Show Highlights:
  • How schools encourage "get out" thinking and acting?
  • How to make different choices in their work
  • What the shift from teaching to leading in school requires
  • Why pushing and wanting to be fixed is the problem
  • Here is how to grow adults
  • Playing in the deep end of the pool
  • What is collective efficacy?
  • What the Ministry of Education learned from talking to their principals
  • Jennifer’s process for writing
  • Why "slowing down” and "don’t push” is unhelpful
 
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Apr 12, 2017
087: You are welcome here with AJ DeLeón
53:19
Adrian J. (AJ) DeLeón is a first-generation college graduate whose passion to achieve equity and excellence for students has guided his professional career. In his work, AJ is always willing to learn new tactics and work with others to design creative solutions to the challenges they face. His work has proven to him that by investing in people and promoting new ideas in organizations, sustainable social change will occur.

After serving in several strategic roles at the district level of Chicago Public Schools -- including project manager, where he helped define the key performance indicators of the departments that encompassed the office that supports college readiness in the district -- AJ decided to become an EP Fellow. He wanted to combine his skills in teaching, data analysis, staff development, change management, and strategic planning to accelerate student achievement.

AJ currently advises a range of leaders from principals, nonprofit and school systems' leaders, to his own organization’s CEO in his current position as the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer with the CSC Consulting Group.

AJDeLeón Show Highlights
 
  • What does contrast really mean?
  • Where AJ developed his natural curiosity.
  • How to become an Activator of Change.
  • Don’t just sit at the table & join the convo … change the seating arrangement.
  • AJ’s love for developing people & how admiration motivates people.
  • Why you should “feel the wrath” of asking the question no one wants to ask.
  • The problem without being fully authentic.
  • Tactics for becoming authentic.
  • Know yourself & invite others into the process.
  • The story of starting the CSC Consulting Group
 
AJDeLeón Resources
 
312-857-6727
 
 

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Apr 05, 2017
086: We meet the needs of all students with Allen Pratt
32:14
Dr. Allen Pratt has served as a high school science teacher and coach, a high school principal, assistant superintendent/curriculum director, executive director of the Tennessee Rural Education Association, executive director of the East Tennessee Center of Regional Excellence for the Tennessee Department of Education, and rural outreach liaison for Lincoln Memorial University. His primary interests are those issues which impact rural schools and the role of instructional leaders at the district and building levels. He is also involved at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Education and Educational Leadership.
 
Show Highlights
  • What Allen learned about PLCs in a rural area through his dissertation
  • What Teddy Roosevelt teaches us about servant leadership
  • The biggest challenges rural schools face
  • Develop people based on strengths and diversity
  • Pick the underdog and watch him grow
  • Hard copy and computer everything
  • Systems help you succeed
  • Slow down. Schools don’t change in 6 weeks.
  • Do we have a MS / HS program aligned to the workforce?
 
Resources
 
School culture rewired by Steven Gruenert and Todd Whitaker

 

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Mar 29, 2017
085: Lead change with the power of simple with Kyle Wagner
43:34
Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers school leaders to lead change and improve student learning through simple, innovative strategies and teaming structures. He is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book "The Power of SIMPLE" documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. Kyle is also a former educator at High Tech High, the school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. When not writing or teaching, he is performing with his original band, participating in karaoke contests and traveling the world with his partner. He currently resides in San Diego, California where he spends time developing schools of the future while helping other school leaders build theirs.
 
Kyle Wagner Show Highlights
  • Which super-hero would play Kyle in real life.
  • The “explore-possibilities" style of leadership
  • Leadership needs to be personalized
  • Great questions are connected to people’s most desired outcomes
  • How to meet people where they’re at to lead effectively
  • What Kyle learned from leaving an incredible job at High Tech High to jump into the unknown in China
  • The paradox and freedom from removing yourself from everyone you know
  • Smaller system = greater innovation
  • Designing a mission that is authentic
  • Don’t post your mission; show your mission (when it’s played out)
  • Leadership is taking people from where they are at and taking them one step further
 
Kyle Wagner Resources
 
Made to stick by The Heath brothers
Xlr8 by John Kotter
Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros
 

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Mar 22, 2017
084: How to be original with Glenn Robbins
50:31
Glenn Robbins is the proud Superintendent at the Tabernacle Township School District. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. In addition, Glenn encourages all students to have a voice, not only in building a school culture but also in designing student-led courses. He was named as a 2016 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP for exhibiting bold, creative leadership in his drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals for staff, students, and the school community. Glenn led his former school to become the first school in New Jersey history to receive the 2016 SETDA Student Voices Award, which honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students.
 
Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe. His extensive travels to various schools across the globe have helped to diversify his views on education and implement new instructional methods to better both students and staff. By empowering students and staff to have a growth mindset through design thinking, while implementing digital tools, we can better prepare them to be agile, flexible and adaptive, towards the profound shifts that they will encounter in life.
 
Glenn Robbins Show Highlights
  • How passion and empathy led to a career in education.
  • How to build people up and add value to their lives.
  • Leaders create climate every day.
  • Understand that people have bad days. Learn how to respect.
  • Check your ego at the door.
  • Together is better.
  • Innovative ways to use technology
  • Record your projects and how you make a difference in others’ lives
  • The shift from Principal to Superintendent
  • Mindfulness in schools
 
Resources
Rework by Fried & Hansson
Meetings suck by Cameron Herold
12 week year by Brian Moran
 
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Mar 15, 2017
083: The power of many with Stephen Sroka
51:13
“Boy is retarded,” reads the top of Dr. Stephen Sroka’s third-grade report card. In ES, he was mocked for having a crossed eye and a speech impediment. He was crippled in a HS fight. Doctors said, “ Listen to your teachers.” The more he listened, the smarter the teachers became. His HS counselor told him that he didn’t have the IQ to go to college, but he didn’t know that Steve had the WILL. (Today it is called GRIT.) He learned to live with the gifts of ADHD and dyslexia. He went from the “projects” to being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He was awarded The Walt Disney American Outstanding Teacher of Health and Physical Education, and has been on Oprah and covered in USA TODAY. He travels the world striving to reach, elevate and inspire with The Power of One message. After a cardiac arrest, he realized that The Power of One was not enough. He needed The Power of Many. We all do. He always did, he just didn’t know it. He does now.
 
Stephen Sroka Show Highlights:
 
  • How educators saved his life … twice
  • The power of grit
  • Build morale by recognizing teachers for the Teacher Hall of Fame
  • Start with the heart to get to the head
  • The Power of One and The Power of Many
  • What dying in front of 800 people taught him
  • My body … my choice …
  • The importance of saying “Thanks"
  • The 4 Cs of Relationships
  • Warrior Aura
  • The best gift to give your staff (or SO)
 
Resources
Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
 
 
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Mar 08, 2017
082: My bad with Jon Harper
42:41
Jon is currently the assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland. This is his sixth year serving as an assistant principal at the elementary level. Prior to becoming an administrator, he served as a Math Coach and an elementary school teacher. During his ten years as a classroom teacher, he taught first, second, fourth and fifth grades. During his sixth year teaching, he earned Nationally Board Certification, which he held for ten years. For seven years he ran a Young Gentleman's Cub that was aimed at helping young men reach their full potential.  

Jon received a B.A. from Furman University while majoring in Philosophy. He later went on to earn his B.S from Salisbury University while majoring in Elementary Education. Jon was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to student teach in New Zealand. He eventually received his M.A. degree from Salisbury University in Public School Administration.  

Jon is the host of the education podcast, "My BAD."

Jon lives in Cambridge, Maryland with his amazing wife and two awesome children.

Jon Harper Show Highlights

  • How no idea of what he wanted to do led to education
  • Jon’s “Have Fun” style of leadership
  • The power of apologies
  • 29 times out of 30 …
  • The story of starting My Bad, Jon’s podcast
  • Jon’s morning routine for success
  • Anything. Anytime.
  • The obstacle is the way
 
Jon Harper Resources
 
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Deep work by Cal Newport
 
 
 
 
The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday
 
 
Jon’s Voxer handle: jharpe3658
 
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Mar 01, 2017
081: Adversity is the preparation for greatness with Morgan Wright
41:28
Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.
 
Morgan Wright Show Highlights:
 
  • Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness
  • Always be inquisitive
  • Keys to reading people quickly
  • The clarifying questions he asks to get at motivation
  • Online, offline, and real-world scenarios that impact our lives
  • How to create better passwords
  • How to live a more secure and safe life
 
Resources
 
Identity Predators: Win the war against hackers, scammers, and thieves
 
 
 
Tools for titans by Tim Ferriss
 

 

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Feb 22, 2017
080: Adding value leadership with Steven Weber
31:28
Steven Weber is the Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning with Fayetteville Public Schools (Arkansas). He was selected as a PDK Emerging Leader and his blogs have been recognized as Top 10 Blogs on ASCD EDge. He was elected as the Vice President of North Carolina PDK and as a board member with North Carolina ASCD. He was a finalist for The BAMMY Award as a curriculum director. Weber has served as a classroom teacher, principal, and curriculum director. He also worked as a curriculum coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He is passionate about supporting teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders. He presents at state and national conferences and engages audiences in conversations that support curriculum design, school transformation, and college and career readiness. Connect with Weber on Twitter at @curriculumblog or ASCD EDge.
 
Steven Weber Show Highlights:
  • Leadership develops over time
  • Leadership is about investment
  • Outward vs Inward focused leadership
  • Favorite leadership investment memories
  • Listen more than you talk
  • How learning spaces impact teaching and learning
  • You can impact learning space without a big budget
  • What is the learning target for this classroom … Does this classroom allow students to reach that target?
  • Novice principals do you know your teacher voice, student voice, and parent voice?
  • We need financial literacy to be college and career readiness
  • Provide reflection at the end of meetings and different ways to do that
  • Why principals and teachers should join Voxer right now
 
Resources
 

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Feb 15, 2017
079: Great leaders arent super-heroes with Joshua Spodek
46:20
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017).

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

Joshua Spodek Highlights
 
  • How Joshua moved from Astrophysics to Leadership Guru
  • The definition of entrepreneurship and how educators can use entrepreneurial skills
  • You can’t help people without understanding who they are
  • Put people’s interests before your own
  • What Joshua learned from writing over 70 gratitude emails
  • Leadership can be taught (in a practical way) and help people be effective
  • How leadership is like playing musical scales
  • Project Based Learning changed his instruction in college
  • Don’t change the people … change the theory
  • Go with what works
  • People are not tools
Resources
 
 
Books
 
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Feb 08, 2017
078: Unconventional leadership with Jessica Cabeen
43:53

Jessica Cabeen has been a Kindergarten Principal in Austin Minnesota for the past 5 years.  Previous to this she was an assistant middle school principal and special education supervisor.  Her teaching career included work in special education and as a music therapist.  She facilitates the Minnesota P3 Principal Leadership series as well the Principal Academy through the University of Minnesota.  She is passionate about leading in the early years and supporting other leaders in gaining balance between the business of school and life.  

Jessica Cabeen Show Highlights
  • Leading with joy
  • How her understanding of Early Childhood development has formed her understanding of the principalship
  • High interest activities you can bring to your early childhood campus today!
  • Coding club for Kindergarten
  • How to offer amazing experiences even when you are scared or clueless
  • What principals need to do to grow into the role
  • Feedback can hurt … here’s how to deal with it
  • Listen, learn, then lead
  • Set boundaries between work and home
  • Creating a playkerspace
  • You need to blog now
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
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Feb 01, 2017
077: Content focused coaching that transforms schools with Lucy West
52:22
Ms. West is recognized internationally for her innovative, effective, and cutting edge ideas and proven practices for transforming schools into multi-generational learning communities that thrive in the 21st century. She is uniquely qualified to assist school districts across the country because she has worked at every level of the system from classroom teacher, to building administrator, to curriculum coordinator, to district administrator, and as consultant to urban, suburban, and rural districts.
 
Lucy West established Metamorphosis TLC after her outstanding run as Director of Mathematics Instruction in New York City’s Community School District 2.
 
Lucy West Show Highlights
  • How theater helped prepare Lucy for a career in education
  • Tips to healthy conflict
  • How to find out what really is going on ...
  • Listen more than you tell!
  • The ONLY way to introduce a new initiative
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Don’t follow a pacing guide … follow the kids
  • Contradictions in education
  • Coverage vs Depth
  • The power of content-focused coaching
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
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Jan 25, 2017
076: Becoming is better than being with Adam Brown
42:00

Adam in his eighth year as an educator. After four years of teaching, he moved into a principal position. Now in his fourth year, Adam is the principal for grades 6 through 12 at Renaissance Academy in VA Beach. He is currently working on his dissertation at the College of William and Mary, Adam has dedicated his career to reaching and empowering all students. Adam is a 2014 American Educational Research Association 'Emerging Scholar', 2016 ASCD 'Emerging Leader', and 2016 ASCD Influence Leader. Adam is a presenter and currently blogs for Corwin Press, ASCD, and Edu-Rise.org. A student of leadership, Adam seeks to improve and learn from the world around him.

Show Highlights

  • How his parents influenced his career path
  • Avoid servant leadership mistakes
  • Mr Belding as a model for a principal
  • What it’s like to take over a new building
  • Systems that support open communication
  • Adam’s dissertation on burnout
  • How becoming an ASCD Emerging Leader impacted his leadership
  • Prioritization
  • 3 ways to find time to read and develop
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Jan 18, 2017
075: Creating hope factories with Dr. Jim Power
32:47
An experienced educator who has led a number of private institutions for nearly 30 years, Jim Power has been named the 13th Head of Schools of Culver Academies.
 
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding high school comprised of Culver Military Academy (founded in 1894) and Culver Girls Academy (1971). The Academies’ enrollment consists of 800 students from 38 states and 23 countries. The Academies’ also operate the Culver Summer Schools & Camps, a six-week program with 1,400 youth ages 9 to 17.
 
Prior to his position at Culver Academies , Power served as principal Principal of Upper Canada College in Toronto, and Headmaster of Georgetown Preparatory School near Washington, D.C. He also served in such roles as an English teacher, coach, Assistant Director of Admissions, English Department Chair, Dean of Students, and Academic Dean at the Pomfret School in Connecticut.
 
During his tenure at UCC, Power served as President of the Board of the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), and as a trustee of the International Coalition of Boys Schools and of the Canadian Educational Standards Committee. He was a Klingenstein Visiting Heads Fellowship participant in 2003. Recognized for his years of distinguished service as a head of school, Power serves on the faculty of the Institute for New Heads of the National Association of Independent Schools and wrote a chapter, “The Administrative Team,” for The Head’s Handbook: A Guide for Aspiring, New, and Experienced Heads of School.
 
Power holds a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross. His work toward the degree included one year at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He also was awarded a Master of Arts Degree from Boston College in English and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from Boston University in Educational Leadership.
 
Dr. Jim Power Show Highlights
  • How a lack of an imagination 
  • The power of mentorship
  • Respect people’s pies of energy
  • How to develop character in students (and how boarding schools do it)
  • Why language is so important to a school/student identity
  • Model difficult conversations
  • School leaders need two things: wisdom and courage
  • Hard conversations never get easy 
  • Religious schools teach character better, but not because of theology
  • Listen. Listen. Listen.

Resources

 
 
 
 
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Jan 11, 2017
074: "If principals aren’t inspiring teachers, who is?" with Suzanne Mitchell
42:07
Suzanne Mitchell is in her 4th year as principal of Selma Elementary in North Carolina. In 2015, She was the Johnston County Principal of the Year.
 
Suzanne Mitchell contributed to the epic blog post on staff appreciation where she shares a variety of incredible ways to honor your staff. We get into her tips for appreciating staff and so much more in this episode. Finally, I consider Suzanne a friend and she adds so much value as a weekly mastermind member.
 
Highlights:
  • How a long line of educators influenced her career choices
  • Tips to celebrating staff and her Directors of WOW
  • How she went from hiring 25 teachers one year to 20 the next and then solving the turnover problem (hired only 6 teachers last year)
  • Connect teachers to why they got into the profession
  • Work a system to be in the Top 5 of student growth
  • Don’t believe everything you hear
  • Failure is an opportunity to reflect and learn
  • Leverage your leadership team to hold yourself accountable as principal
  • Be true to yourself or risk being fake
  • Powerful PD: Walk & Learn

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Jan 04, 2017
072: Lose your idea - leave it to the team with Pete Hall
43:07

Professional Development Agent Pete Hall, 12-year veteran school principal on sabbatical, proudly offers professional development experiences, workshops, mentoring support, keynote addresses, and other educational consulting services full-time. After a teaching career that spanned three states and included primary, intermediate, and middle-school positions, Mr. Hall served as principal of Anderson Elementary School in Reno, Nevada. When he took over Anderson Elementary in 2002, it was the only school in Nevada to have failed to make AYP for four consecutive years. Two short years later, it was the only Title I school in the state of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation. Subsequently, he served as the principal of Sheridan Elementary, a Title I school in Spokane, which earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement, and as principal of Shaw Middle, another Title I school in Spokane, which earned recognition for its college & career readiness indicators and growth.

Pete Hall Show Highlights

  • His style of “building capacity” and how he does it ...
  • What he learned from his 28 page School Improvement Plan
  • Leave it to your team to create the plan for where your school is going
  • How Pete builds trust with his people
  • The 4 step reflective cycle Pete created
  • Pete’s creative process for writing
  • The question you must ask yourself as a leader, “What are you focused on?"
  • We need something for trauma-informed instruction
  • How to maintain relationships with people different than us
  • What do we want our kids to be like when they leave?
  • Read something non-professional to be more human

Resources

 
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Dec 21, 2016
071: Trust built through fires with Randy Harris
35:14
Randy Harris is the Superintendent of Huntington County Community School Corporation in Huntington, Indiana. Prior to being this, he was the Superintendent of Eastern Hancock Schools for 6 ½ years.

Randy started a traditional educational career by teaching and coaching for 5 years before moving into secondary administration where he stayed for 9 years. Then his career took a turn and he spent 14 years in private business. For 8 years he traveled the country in sales, marketing and training with school technology while working for Dukane Corporation headquartered in St. Charles, IL. He then joined a small business of selling school furniture in Indiana. Finally, in 2009 Randy returned to school administration.

Randy’s educational background includes a B.A. in social studies and secondary education from Oral Roberts University, M.S. in secondary administration from Butler University, and an Ed.S. Degree in school administration and curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.
 
Randy Harris Show Highlights
  • Be a lifelong learner
  • What he learned about leadership interviewing some superstars in his community
  • Steps to effective delegation
  • 3 ingredients to building trust
  • What new skills he needed as a superintendent
  • Why he left sales to return to school leadership
  • Guard against making decisions too quickly
  • They are talking to the chair
  • Find a mentor
 
Resources
 
 
Drive by Daniel Pink
 
Leadership Axioms by Bill Hybels
 
 
 
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Dec 14, 2016
070: Inspect what you expect with Derek McCoy
47:00

Derek McCoy has been fortunate in his career to have had some great experiences and made a difference helping kids grow and achieve. He's served urban and rural schools/districts as reading specialist, math teacher, curriculum facilitator, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum and innovation.

Derek McCoy's career goal is to be a part of school/district leading and learning team that will promote innovative and difference-making learning and teaching practices that result in student and teacher growth! Continuing his growth and development is a large part of him diving into his PLN and committing to helping other build their networks. Derek's family, friends and PLN have been instrumental in his success and impact. This includes being honored with such recognitions as a 2014 NASSP Digital Principal and one of 25 NC Educators to Follow on Twitter.

Everything Derek does is about improving learning and teaching, making a difference in his school, district, PLN and [to paraphrase a quote from Gandhi] to be the change he wants to see in the world and education.

Derek McCoy show highlights
  • Derek’s definition of an incredible school leader
  • Inspect what you Expect
  • Be intentional building relationships
  • Developing “My Understandings” group norms
  • Why conflict is healthy 
  • Leadership can be a lonely road
  • What colors & flexible spaces have to do with smiling students
  • Engagement vs Empowerment (and Genius Hour)
 
 
 
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Dec 07, 2016
069: Root-Ed Leadership and Learning with Fran McGreevy
55:58

Fran McGreevy has 42 years of experience as an educator - 30 years in high schools as a teacher (social studies & religion), Assistant Principal & coach - 12 years as a middle school principal.  Fran worked his first 23 years in private schools and the last 19 years in public schools - all in the Western New York Area. After all of these years Fran is hungry to understand learning & the conditions under which it is most likely to occur and how we can create those conditions.

Fran McGreevy is the husband of an amazing women Anne (she just published her first children's book) and the father of 4 children of whom he is so proud.  They have provided him and Anne with 10 wonderful grandchildren.  Finally, Fran is the president of a new corporation, "Root-Ed  Leadership & Learning" who hosted our first conference this past July in Buffalo.

 

Fran McGreevy Highlights

  • why he loves the high school scene
  • how to see something in other people
  • leadership by caring
  • how to appreciate each other and relate in positive ways 
  • take charge of your time
  • the tough guy approach doesn’t work ...
  • be true to yourself
  • story of starting Root-Ed Leadership and Learning
  • what do you love?
  • how to bring energy to your staff
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christina Maslach: The Truth about Burnout
 
 
Contact Fran McGreevy
 
 
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Nov 30, 2016
068: Magic happens outside your comfort zone with John Lee Dumas
25:52
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today's most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has interviewed over 1200 Entrepreneurs and EOFire generates 
over 1 million monthly listens. John's latest project is The Freedom Journal; a 
gorgeous leather bound journal that guides you in accomplishing your #1 goal in 100 days. Launched on Kickstarter, it raised 453k in 33 days and became the #6 most funded publishing project of all time. You can learn more at TheFreedomJournal.com.
 
Show Highlights
 
  • The story behind starting EoFire
  • The lights aren’t always green
  • Magic happens outside your comfort zone
  • The moment in his life when he knew he most take action
  • How he would build a school as an entrepreneur
  • His favorite memory in school
  • Ripple effect and leadership
 
Resources
 
 
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Nov 23, 2016
067: Develop leadership by listening with Lily Sanabria
35:05
Lily has been in education for over 25 years. She has taught students ages 0-adult and has been a student of leadership for over 16 years. She has servedas a CEO of an early intervention agency, a director of a charter school, and a program director for a Pre-K school. She currently teaches and supervises Student-Teachers at Hofstra University, where she completed her Advanced Certification in Educational Leadership. 
Lily is a certified John Maxwell Team (JMT) Leadership Coach, Teacher & Speaker.  She is the creator and host of Master Leadership, a podcasts that takes listeners on a journey towards greater significance. 
 
Highlights:
  • Why servant leadership is a must
  • How Super-storm Cuomo impacted her life
  • The story of starting her podcast, Master Leadership
  • The power of asking great questions
  • How are you invest in yourself
  • Develop your emotional intelligence
  • Trust is a choice
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
 
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Nov 16, 2016
066: Celebrating seniors and crushing scholarships
47:16
Adriane Hanes is an amazing educator. She has worked as a college counselor Marian Catholic HS, a coordinator for the academic center and IB program at Morgan Park, and as a counselor at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep in Chicago, IL.
 
Last year she helped less than 200 students earn over $26 million in scholarships.
 
Highlights from the episode:
 
  • What an awesome college experience looks like
  • People first attitude and how to form relationships
  • Sometimes people just want to be heard
  • What principals can do to connect with staff
  • Are you watching what people don’t do or don’t say?
  • Take time for yourself
  • The key steps she took to help ~200 students earn more than $26 million in scholarship awards
  • Measure and provide incentives through healthy competition
  • How to celebrate Seniors through College Signing Day
 
Resources
 
 
 
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Nov 09, 2016
065: National Runaway Prevention Month
31:28
Maureen Blaha is the executive director of the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), an organization with the mission to keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.
 
According to NRS’ most recent Crisis Connection Trend Report that high-lights emerging trends on youth in crisis, the number of online chats doubled and the crisis connections increased by 20 percent from 2014 to 2015. Maureen Blaha, NRS’ executive director, talks about what this increase in crisis connections means and dive into the trends revealed, such as the reasons youth run away, how long they’re on the streets, where they go, what their means of survival are, and so much more.
 
Maureen Blaha Highlights
  • History of National Runaway Safeline
  • How to identify warning signs that a child is thinking about running away
  • What parents and educators can do when children are thinking of running away
  • NRS' Free Runaway Prevention Curriculum
  • Become a NRS Street Team Member
  • Leaders are listeners
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
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Nov 02, 2016
064: Creating an open door culture
35:15

Katie Martin works with districts and individual schools to facilitate teacher innovation through sustained, personalized professional learning. With a focus on developing the global competencies of all students, Katie works with instructional leaders to support and empower teachers to integrate technology and transform learning, teaching, and leading.

 
Prior to joining USD, Katie Martin spent 10 years in Hawai’i on the Leeward Coast of O’ahu. teaching middle school English language arts and was the school based literacy coach. Katie continued as a new teacher mentor and coordinator of district programs to support and retain effective teachers.
 
Katie Martin Highlights:
  • how a decreased interest in education led to a career in education
  • the importance of choice in the classroom for all involved
  • the importance of designing curriculum for the students you have in front of you
  • the keys to empowering your staff and students
  • difference between not showing up and getting out of the way
  • creating an “open door” culture so teachers can learn from each other
  • share more student work
  • push through the fear … start the process
  • the importance of highlighting the positives and growth
  • focus on people’s strengths 
 
Resources:
 
Innovators Mindset - George Couros
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Oct 26, 2016
063: Learn how to LeadUp with Jeff Veal & Nathan Lang
35:48

The Dynamic Duo is here! Jeff Veal & Nathan Lang join me on the show to discuss the idea behind starting #leadupchat 7 LeadUpNow.

#Leadupchat is my favorite Twitter chat. It happens every single Saturday 8:30-9:30 am CST.

Show Highlights

  • why every educator needs a voice
  • how to empower educators on their campus
  • what’s next for LeadUp
  • people are hungry for connection
  • do your people feel valued, loved, cared for, heard?
  • focus on value not numbers
  • importance of community
  • the power of “YES"
  • go ahead and work 24/7 … you still won’t get it all done
  • stick with your true north
  • people don’t need your next great idea … celebrate what is happening right now!

Resources

LeadUpNow Website

 
The principal - Michael Fullan
 
Multipliers - Liz Wiseman
 
 
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Oct 19, 2016
062: Ask better questions with Connie Hamilton
53:43
Connie Hamilton is an admitted curriculum geek.  She's been seen with Fisher and Frey in her hands at the beach during summer break, using her store of knowledge and life lessons to synthesize new perspectives and make connections that deepen understanding of complex pedagogical applications.
 
Connie never outgrew her 4-year old mindset of asking question after question.  As a 20+ year veteran in the educational field, Connie excels at using her communication skills, masterfully using effective questioning to clarify situations and distill information and data fundamental to the creation of logical, thorough, and realistic solutions.
  • The “look at me I have all the answers” leadership model didn’t work
  • Why questions are more valuable than answers
  • How to ask better questions
  • If you want to build great teams do this ____
  • How Connie finds untapped resources in her people
  • Why Connie would tell herself “shut-up” as a novice principal
  • Connie’s new book that is coming out ...
  • Be faithful to your calendar
  • Focus on impacting the individual
  • The problem in education is that everything works
 
Resources 
 
Hacking Homework by Connie Hamilton & Starr Sackstein (available end of Oct 2016)
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
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Oct 12, 2016
061: Mindful leadership with Bruce Langford
52:01

Bruce Langford has always loved helping others, and have worked in the field of bullying prevention starting in 2003. As he helped hundreds of students and adults through bullying situations, he began to use mindfulness techniques more and more to help them regain their confidence and happiness.

 
For the past 5 years he's been helping people become more calm, focused and happy … through mindfulness.
 
If you’re looking for more peace in your life, a sense of contentment, Bruce can help you with that.
 
Highlights from the episode:
  • Definition of mindfulness and why 2 year olds are great at it ...
  • How the present and judgment are related
  • Mindfulness vs meditation
  • How Bruce would teach mindfulness in a school
  • How Bruce used mindfulness to help address bullying
  • Mindfulness can help you through challenges (even in a chaotic music class!)
  • Increasing your reach via a podcast
 
Resources:
 
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
 
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Oct 05, 2016
060: Are you afraid of success with Angus Nelson
54:51

Angus Nelson reached out to me to be on the show and boy am I happy he did. One of the best parts of starting the podcast is that I’ve made more friends and have been exposed to infinitely more awesome people than when I was in my rather large “bubble” of Chicago.

 
I really appreciate this episode with Angus because he is so transparent … and an engaging speaker! I guess you have to be when you present to places like Whole Foods, BMW, and Coke!
 
During this episode we get into a lot of fun conversations around leadership, emotional intelligence, grace, and empathy. I know you are going to love it … in fact if I’m right do you mind sharing it with a friend?
 
Bio
 
Angus works with executives of the world’s largest companies as a speaker, coach, and facilitator. He’s spoken at corporate headquarters for Walmart, Whole Foods, Coke, BMW and others; hosts an Inc.com Top 20 business podcast called, “Up In Your Business”; and has been featured on Aol.com, Huffington Post, & VentureBeat. His book is called “Love's Compass: How Do You Recover After a Lost Relationship”.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • model approach of leadership 
  • how to become more self-aware
  • are you focused on the past or the future
  • TODAY (The only day that’s actually yours)
  • life is based in paradox
  • who is the person in the mirror? 
  • do you love yourself?
  • are you afraid of success?
  • the importance of what you are learning and who you hang out with
  • tourist vs engagement  
  • expose yourself to fear … you will grow
  • why we should be like arctic musk-oxen
  • what if we open-sourced education
 
Resources
 
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Sep 28, 2016
059: Systems that save leaders time with Kate Erickson
29:23
Do you use systems in your school? Do you even know what systems are? I have heard the term “systems” used frequently, but I never really quite understood what they were … As a result, I brought on the systems expert, Kate Erickson, to give some very practical advice on how to start systematizing your work as a school leader.
 
This show very well could be a game changer.
 
It is short, but filled with practical tips and resources. Kate defines systems as "saving time, and working more efficiently, and not recreating the wheel."
 
Throughout your day, how may repetitive tasks do you complete (e.g. email, financial approvals, observations, etc.)? If you were able to speed up time around all those tasks, how would you spend this abundance of new time?
 
Bio
 
Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EOFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today's most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate's Take: The EOFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Your Online Business. Kate is passionate about helping entrepreneurs create freedom in their business and life through developing systems and processes that can help their business scale and grow.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • definition of systems
  • first step to creating systems ...
  • why everyone CAN be a systems person
  • how to take inventory
  • what Kate learned about herself after doing an “inventory"
  • resources for creating systems
  • what could you do if you never had to teach a system again?
  • what Kate realized about herself that helped her implement systems
  • how to get through mindset blocks & the impostor syndrome
  • are you surrounding yourself with the right people?
 
Resources
 
 
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Sep 21, 2016
058: Success is just a decision away with Butch Bellah
45:30

Butch Bellah is a superior salesman and former comedian who shares a ton of value in this show! I know Butch from the mastermind I participate in with Aaron Walker. Don’t know what a mastermind is … you can learn more here. If you think it’s the right fit, then I’d love to work with you.

 
Butch Bellah is the owner of B2 Training & Development where he works with salespeople and organizations to gain more appointments, win more business and retain more customers. From his first corporate job at 21, it took Butch only 4 years to be promoted to Division Sales Manager, then another short 5 years to Vice President of Sales. At 35, he and a business partner acquired controlling interest in the company he’d helped build from a $35 million local business to one of the largest wholesale food distributors in the nation with annual sales almost a quarter-billion dollars.
 
 
In May 2009, Butch underwent triple-bypass heart surgery at 43-years old, completed cardiac rehab and ran his first 5K 190 days after surgery. He’s since completed dozens of 5ks, 2-10k’s and two half marathons.
 
He has written two books, The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging Into The Power of Ten and Sales Management For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons).
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • comedy is great for sales and how that relates to ed leadership
  • the importance of 1st impressions and how to speed up the process of getting people to like you
  • why you should script what you present and how it helps you overcome objections
  • delivering with passion
  • people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care
  • success is just a decision away
  • your location is not your destination
  • a great gift idea for your significant other (you will thank me later!)
 
Resources
 
Procrastinate on purpose by Rory Vaden (one of my favorites)
 
Funny business by Butch Bellah (free gift)
 
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Sep 14, 2016
057: The "I Am You" perspective with Tiawana Giles
33:05
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tiawana Giles is an Assistant Principal at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • The "I am you" perspective
  • Finding out what kids are passionate about
  • Situational leadership
  • How to get "all the facts"
  • The importance of a game plan
  • How to celebrate kids
  • How to conduct home visits
  • What she learned doing the 21 Day Instructional Challenge
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sep 07, 2016
056: Are you leading or surviving with Tom Hierck
43:48
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How many leaders did you leave behind?
  • How to establish a collective commitment
  • Build trust by being trustworthy
  • Leaders don’t rush to consequences, but rush to support
  • All means all
  • Kids that challenge us the most need us the most
  • Are you there to lead or to survive?
  • Are you using the Significant 72?
  • Be positive by design
 
Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

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Aug 31, 2016
055: Go farther in your conversations with Erich Kurschat
55:44
Better Leaders Better School’s guest Erich Kurschat is the founder of Harmony Insights, an HR coaching and consulting business focused on helping companies build and grow teams that value diverse communication, personality, and leadership styles.  A seasoned corporate HR professional and dynamic DiSC assessment instructor, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders to get the most out of themselves and their teams.  He facilitates group workshops and 1-on-1 coaching that are at once both highly interactive and deeply introspective.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to go farther in your conversations
  • The coach vs the disciplinarian
  • What is meaningful work?
  • Why do people do what they do?
  • How to build even greater diversity
  • How the DISC assessment can build better schools
 
Resources
 
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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

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Aug 24, 2016
054: Personalized PD that Inspires Staff with Todd Schmidt
55:55
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Todd Schmidt is the lead learner at Harbor View Elementary in Corona del Mar, CA.  He is a proud husband and father to two beautiful daughters.  He received his doctorate from USC in K-12 Leadership.  Prior to administration, he was a middle school history and English teacher!  An edtech enthusiast, a mediocre golfer, and a long-suffering San Diego Chargers and Padres fan, Dr. Schmidt is a big believer in the power of personalized PD and an Innovator's Mindset.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to survive in Jamestown
  • Innovator’s Mindset
  • Personalized PD
  • Make a priority to give feedback
  • Where do you see yourself going?
  • Leave the hammer in the shed
  • 1st day back truth
  • Lean on your rockstars
  • How to over communicate
  • HUGE HITS & BIG MISSES
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contact
 
 
 
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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

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Aug 17, 2016
053: 1st Step of leadership is self-awareness with Steve Larosiliere
53:38
I met Steve Larosiliere through a mutual friend and helped him explore getting his after school program into Chicago schools. Listeners will notice how authentic and self-aware Steve is. This episode is going to rock your world because we go deep into leadership … especially how to create great teams.
 
I admire so many things about Steve, but can you imagine when you were in high school ...
  • if you created your own skateboard from scratch?
  • what if you went on monthly skating, snowboarding or surfing trips?
  • is there anything better than going on an over night trip with your high school peers … snowboarding for hours and writing the best personal essay ever for college?
 
Bio
 
Steve Larosiliere, is the President of STOKED, an award winning youth development program voted to the NY 100 (100 most innovative businesses in NY). Steve has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA, Honored as a Hometown Hero, and given a Community Impact Award. His work has appeared in the New Yorker Magazine, ESPN, Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, Fuel TV, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Transworld Business.
 
Steve speaks worldwide on the subject of youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship, and closing the opportunity gap, and action sports at places such as Do Lectures, Creative Mornings, Nike, Bloomberg, The United Nations, and various universities. Prior to STOKED, Steve began his career with an independent marketing firm that he cofounded working with clients such as Sony Music, Reader’s Digest, and Rock the Vote.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • trust … trust … trust
  • you’re doing the universe a disservice if you’re playing small
  • transactional vs transformative leadership
  • don’t underestimate the value of spending time with people
  • what hiring the wrong person does to an organization
  • the reason you need coaching and mentors
  • the story of starting STOKED
  • the 1st step of leadership is self-awareness
  • how to teach life skills through action sports
  • learning happens in the classroom … development happens outside the classroom
 
Resources
 
 
 
I did and you should too!
 
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
 
 
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KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 

 
 
 
Aug 10, 2016
Mini-Monday 3: How to change things when change is hard
11:29

How do you change things when change is hard?

First, you should read Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath ...

Or if you're strapped for time, listen to my Mini-Monday episode that focuses on this topic.

According to the Heath Bros change centers on 3 elements:

  1. Rider (logic)
  2. Elephant (emotion)
  3. Path (necessary steps for change)

Leaders need to be aware of each of these 3 elements to effectively instill change in their organization.

Make sure you listen to the entire episode for a few anecdotes and examples of what you can do in your school or district to more effectively be a change agent.

Resources

Switch

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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 

Aug 08, 2016
The power of letting go with Karine Veldhoen
48:11
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Karine Veldhoen, M. Ed. is the founder of Learn Forward and a creative force in education. She’s also the Chief Learning Officer at
Willowstone Academy, the CEO/Founder of Niteo Africa, a former Education Consultant for Fresh Grade and a modern day Learn Forward represents a lifetime of her professional study, action research, and meaning-making within the context of education.

Driven by her passion for making a difference in the lives of others, Karine’s been exploring the most important journeys of children through serving as the Chief Learning Officer at Willowstone Academy for the last 10 years and as an educator for over 20 years. In her talks about the transformation of education, she emphasizes the importance of cultivating a connection between school and home and uses the Table of
Learning as a metaphor for where we can begin.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Power of being a learner
  • Don’t take things so personally
  • How to frame experiences in healthy ways
  • Power of letting go
  • The story of starting Learn Forward
  • The 5 most important journeys of a child
  • Brutal honesty + trust
  • How to invite practice into your community
  • Self-care
  • Vision building
  • How to get on the same page as a couple
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with Karine ...
 
 
 
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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few.

 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

Aug 03, 2016
Mini-Monday 002: How to empower employees
21:37

 Today is another Mini-Monday episode ... 32 to be exact.

I discuss the last two chapters of Creativity, Inc.

Show Highlights:

  • Lessons learned from a Disney-Pixar merger
  • What does your office say about you?
  • Get great results (with the same staff)
  • How to run notes day
  • The key question that drove the solutions of Notes Day

Resource

Creativity, Inc.

 

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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few.

 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
 
 
Aug 01, 2016
051: The Enemies of Excellence with Greg Salciccioli
45:57
Greg is the founder of Coachwell, Inc. and author of The Enemies of Excellence.
 
For over a decade Greg has coached and consulted leaders to realize their goals and improve their lives. Greg directs the Coachwell team and inspires team members to pursue excellence as an example to others. Coachwell’s mission is to develop positive results by inspiring excellence through professional coaching, certification and coaching systems. Greg lives in Central Oregon with his family where he enjoys the great outdoors. When Greg is not serving leaders, he ski’s at Mt. Bachelor, rides mountain bikes, and hikes with family and friends.
 
Show Highlights
 
  • Coaches and their message of importance of character
  • The definition of character and how you match them with your life
  • The problem with not listening
  • Greg’s defining moment and when his wife said “I’m done …"
  • How to actively listen
  • Why do leaders fail?
  • How ego hurts leaders and what that leads to
  • Wisdom of Proverbs 18:1
  • The antidote to failure and how to sustain your success
  • Are you using a pre-scheduled calendar?
  • What to look for in a core group
  • Tips for planning
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
 
"Excellence is not a destination, it’s a journey ..."
 
-Greg Salciccioli
 
 
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  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
 
 
Jul 27, 2016
Should we be honest?
18:53

 

Today I'm releasing a bonus episode ...

In my masterminds for school leaders we read an excellent leadership book each month and it bothers me that listeners miss the valuable insights from the books because I have limited availability in the masterminds.

So I decided to experiment ... in this show I share a few ideas around some impactful ideas from the book we read this July: Creativity, Inc.

Show highlights:

  • honesty vs candor
  • how Pixar delivers feedback through the Braintrust
  • what "good notes" are
  • how Pixar's feedback system is different than yours
  • Braintrusts and Masterminds

Thanks for listening!

Books mentioned in the episode:

Creativity, Inc.

Switch

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KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
Jul 25, 2016
050: Courage to Create with Ryan Jackson
54:57
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate. 
 
 
Show Highlights
 
  • #ArtAntidote and #CourageToCreate how Arts are important to schools
  • Top initiatives he is trying to accomplish
  • Mechatroncis & Project Lead the Way
  • PBL model that will change how we will view the moon
  • Connecting with each student & weaving them into the school community
  • Ryan’s mindset going out to connect with the community & staff
  • The importance of being a reflective leader and how Ryan does it
  • How his mentors prepared him for the leap to the principalship
  • Are you connecting on Twitter, Voxer … why not start a podcast?
  • Ryan’s experience in an education mastermind
  • How Ryan wants to be remembered as a leader.
  • How to power through excuses
  • Ryan’s top 5 films
 
Resources
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
Ryan’s Top 5 Movies
 
 
 
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KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
Jul 20, 2016
049: Get out of the perfectionist box with Emily Drake
58:10
Emily Drake is the CEO of Flank 5 Academy located in Chicago, IL.  Flank 5 is a personal incubator that helps you unlock your potential, change careers, or become self-employed. Graduates start consulting practices, open restaurants, change industries, and restructure their current employment situation.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Community building thinking
  • How to be a part of the solution
  • The power of possibility
  • Micro-movements and celebration
  • How to push through fear and take action
  • Ask yourself, “What could be?"
  • Get out of the perfectionist box
  • The power of failing fast
  • Learn some great interview questions AND how to facilitate a great interview
  • Why emotional intelligence matters
 
Resources:
 
Mindset by Carol Dweck
 
Give and Take by Adam Grant
 
Enemies of Excellence by Greg Salciccioli
 
 
 
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Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
 

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KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
 
Jul 13, 2016
048: An inside look into a school leader mastermind with Daniel Bauer
01:07:40

Today's show is special for a few reasons.

#1 ... it is released on my birthday ... WOO-HOO!!! BLBS has been around a little less than a year and to produce something to the wonderful community of ed-heroes trying to make an impact in their local communities is a great birthday gift to me and to you!

#2 ... Masterminds have been instrumental in my own personal, professional, and spiritual development. I participate in one and lead others through Better Leaders Better Schools

This episode is a "behind the curtain" look at what it's like to participate in a mastermind. I hope you enjoy it and I hope you consider joining. If you act fast you can lock in a great rate that will never, ever again be this discounted. Mastermind membership dues increase this August 2016.

Resources
 
 
 
 
 
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Jul 06, 2016
047: Secrets to productivity and accountability with Henry Vasquez
43:09
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Henry Vasquez is a 4-time entrepreneur with experience in consumer media, B2B SaaS, and software consulting. Henry helped Spartz Media grow from a dorm room idea to a downtown office with more than 40 employees and 5 million users. He has built two 7-figure startups, two venture-backed startups, and created over 100 software applications.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Do you have a bench of talent?
  • The importance of building trust and how to do it at scale
  • Why you should be world-class in one thing and broad in all the rest
  • How to build a brand
  • Why you need to do what you say you’ll do
  • How his app, Tribe builds accountability
  • Why you should find people that compliment your skill set
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jun 29, 2016
046: Run experiments and improve success with Jeremy Rogoff
40:29

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jeremy Rogoff  has been an educator in rural, urban, district and charter schools. He was also a Coro Leadership Fellow and an All-Conference pitcher at Washington University in St. Louis.

 
His teaching career started in Clarendon, Arkansas and continued at KIPP DC: College Preparatory, where he was inspired to co-found KickUp.  He’s helped secure partnerships, attract investment, and generate interest in KickUp’s vision among K-12 teaching populations.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Get out of the way and remove obstacles
  • Building. Measuring. Learning.
  • How to make PD meaningful.
  • Importance of serving others.
  • Importance of listening.
  • Are you communicating with clarity?
  • Partnerships are enticing, but maybe not the right thing.
  • How 2 week experiments improve success.
  • Keys to effective meetings.
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Jun 22, 2016
045: Take care of yourself first with Eric Connor
42:51
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Eric Connor is a clinical therapist with advanced training in trauma resolution, sexual addiction and other compulsive behaviors.  He seeks to use modern technology and evidence-based approaches to facilitate healing and growth.  He has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and earned his Masters degree in Counseling from National-Louis University.  Eric is a CSAT therapist and is EMDR trained.
 
Eric believes that our brains and emotional selves will always seek healing and growth given the opportunity.  The more we discover how this happens, the more effective and efficient therapy can be.  He is a frequent speaker on the topics of shame, codependency and addiction.
 
Additionally, Eric coaches individuals looking to change career paths or find more rewarding work.  As co-founder of Flank 5 Academy, he has helped dozens of people reevaluate their desires and goals in order to pursue compelling and meaningful vocations.
 
Despite his technical focus, Eric still believes that the relationship between therapist and client is of the utmost importance for effective counseling.  He understands that love, trust and compassion are absolute prerequisites before any true transformation can be accomplished.  Eric considers it a privilege to be a part of this process.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • how to develop self-awareness
  • how to eradicate your shadow self
  • the one question we all need to ask when “triggered"
  • the importance of self-care and self-regulation
  • why you should trust “that it will work out"
  • intimacy is key to leadership
  • the antidote to fear is community
  • only ask people to do what you have already done or are willing to do
  • why you need to connect at the heart
  • top leaders do this - demonstrate presence and positive regard
  • the importance of boundaries around social media and email
  • why you should stop recording how you spend your time
 
Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
or call Eric at 224-801-1700
 
 
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Jun 15, 2016
044: Healthy and whole living with Dr. Phil Carson
38:46

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Phillip Carson, President of Carson Natural Health, LLC is a Pharmacist who thinks outside the box of  traditional medicine. He believes in helping people find natural alternatives and integrative nutritional solutions to their health problems. He is committed to leading people to finding the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phillip is passionate about encouraging and teaching people how to live more balanced, healthier and vibrant lives. He believes in equipping people with the knowledge to make the right choices for optimal health.

 
In this episode you will learn:
  • NEWSSSS
  • How to avoid a $2000 clothes hanger
  • Quitting is the only true failure
  • Practical ways to deal with stress 
  • You’re not Superman - stop trying to be
  • The problem of thinking, “Nobody can do it better than me"
  • Interval training
  • How to get fit in 49 days
 
Resources
 
 
 
Fully alive by Ken Davis
 
 
 
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Jun 08, 2016
043: The power of permission with Paul Vandersteen
47:02
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Paul Vandersteen has been the science department chair at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, Illinois for 18 years.  The science department has 29 members, in two different buildings.  Paul has hired them all, along with others that have left to pursue other interests or relocated.  Paul was one of the original staff members when Neuqua Valley opened its doors in 1997.  He was instrumental in developing the climate and culture of the building and is the longest standing member of their instructional leadership team.   He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from North Central College and his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and Science Education at the University of Iowa.  Paul is also the head Men’s Cross Country coach.  His program started with 18 men in 1997 and has grown to as much as 168 members.  His teams have won two Illinois state titles and finished in the top 4 eight times in the last thirteen years.  He is happily married to his wife, Char, and has two children.  His daughter, Samantha, is a junior at the University of Nebraska and his son, Austin, is a junior at Neuqua Valley High School.  
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Discipline + hardwork + mentorship = leadership
  • Staying calm and collected are the keys to relationship building
  • The power of hiring the right people and how he runs interviews
  • Person-first leadership
  • Why you need to follow through
  • The importance of advocating for your people
  • The power of permission
  • How Paul grew his cross country team from 9 athletes to 168!
  • Learning from the best
  • Why leaders need to make personal connections
  • How to capture and publicize “memorable moments"
  • Leaders absorb pain; they don’t inflict it
 
Resources
 
 
 
 

 

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Jun 01, 2016
042: Why you should forget about balance with Amy Heavin
48:09
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Amy Heavin is the principal at Ryan Park Elementary School, MSD of Steuben County in Angola, IN. She has been a school administrator since 2010, and taught middle school English for 8 years prior to that in Pasadena, CA, and Kendallville, IN. Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to blend 21st century essential skills instruction with best practices, leading through collaboration and coaching efforts. As a moderator for the #INeLearn Twitter chat and monthly writer for Fractus Learning, she promotes integration of strong pedagogy with technology in the classroom. She is the mother of 3 growing boys and wife of Angola High School principal.
 
In this episode you will learn
  • Why you should forget about balance … instead practice being present and create quality time
  • Lean on your team and distribute leadership
  • How to build a maker space
  • It starts with a “Yes"
  • The problem with individual classes
  • Keep the focus on the kids
  • Ask questions to create meeting agendas
  • How she flips staff meetings
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 25, 2016
041: Leaders are readers with Dan and Iby
36:42

In today's show Dan and Iby explore tips 19-21 from the #1 Google ranked post, 200 tips for effective school leaders.

 
In this episode you will learn:
  • is your time balanced?
  • why leaders are readers
  • how books, audio, and video are virtual mentors
  • why it’s important to learn from other industries
  • do you empower your people to make meaningful decisions?
  • how should leaders use technology
  • the power of slack-ing
 
Resources
 
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
 
 
 
Evernote - get one month of premium free by clicking this link and creating and account
 
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 18, 2016
040: The secret of cooking for families with Mark French
38:03
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Mark French has been a principal for eighteen years, the last ten of which he has spent at Rice Lake Elementary School. Since he arrived there, he has served as a role model by exhibiting compassion, enthusiasm, and a strong affinity for technology. “Mark builds strong relationships with families, staff, and community members by showing respect, treating everyone fairly, and showing that he really cares,” says parent Tammie Epley. Nine years ago, French and Epley started a program called “Students Connecting through International Service” where fifth grade students gather school supplies for Mexican students. Every year, they are taken to Sonora, Mexico to meet with pen pals and deliver the supplies in person. French is known for cooking dinner for his staff and dressing up in various costumes to amuse his students. As a veteran principal, he is well-versed in technology and uses Twitter, blogs, and email to connect with the school community. With French's encouragement, the PTO has purchased a computer lab, Chromebooks, iPads, projectors, and other technology to enhance the student learning experience. French is the president of the Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association and was the recipient of its Division Leadership Award in 2007 and 2010. He holds a B.S. from Northern Michigan University, an M.A. and an Ed.S. from the University of St. Thomas, and an Ed.D. from St. Mary's University.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • how to be the #1 role model
  • how to show up with a good attitude
  • the importance of breaks
  • make people the priority
  • why you should start cooking for families
  • how to use your calendar
  • are you making videos for your staff … you should be!
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 11, 2016
039: Why you should look for trouble with Mark Modesti
43:06

29 years ago, Mark Modesti was a driver at UPS. Today, he uses 29 years of expertise from working within UPS’s walls to improve supply chains within other companies. His professional responsibility to shake up organizational systems puts him in a constant collision course with the undeniably human resistance to change. Yet, through this, Mark Modesti has learned time and time again that the greatest value always comes after the greatest trials, tribulations – and trouble.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Think. Solve. Do.
  • The importance of tension
  • Do you own your vision?
  • Builder vs Fixer mindset
  • Why you should look for trouble
  • What are you really capable of?
  • Why fear is a sign you’re on the right path
  • Don’t underestimate what you can do
  • 70-20-10 learning
  • Importance of mentorship and community

Resources:

Intentional Living by John Maxwell
 
Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Granny, McMillan, & Swizzler
 
Influencers by Granny & Patterson
 
 
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May 04, 2016
038: Project Based Learning with John Mergendoller
47:17
Better Leaders Better Schools guest John Mergnedoller works on special projects for the Buck Institute for Education as the first recipient of the annual Mergendoller Fellowship. He was Executive Director of BIE from 2000 to 2015, guiding its growth and building its reputation for high-quality work. He joined BIE in 1989 as Research Director, and was responsible for conducting research on the impact of BIE’s Project Based Economics Units on student learning. 
 
Before joining BIE, he was a Senior Program Director at the Far West Laboratory (now WestEd), a federally-funded regional educational laboratory. At Far West, he also established and managed the At-Risk Student Program and the Secondary School Improvement Program.
 
His publications span educational technology, science education, middle grades reform, and Project Based Learning.
 
John holds an MA and a PhD in Psychology and Education from the University of Michigan, an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Letters from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He was awarded a Fullbright Fellowship to study cognitive development at the University of Geneva. 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to establish priorities in your class / school
  • Critical question = What would embarrass me if students didn’t know it by the end of the year?
  • How to build a culture of Project Based Learning
  • Classroom management is key
  • What gets in the way of student success?
  • How is time used in school?
  • Does the system support your goals?
  • Start small
 
Resources
 
Setting the standard for project based learning by John Larmer, John Mergendoller, Suzie Boss.
 
Why we changed our model of the ‘8 essential elements of PBL’” by John Mergondoller and John Larmer
 
An ethic of excellence by Ron Berger (mistakenly called A culture of critique - I apologize!)
 
Crucial conversations by Patterson, Granny, McMillan, & Switzler.
 
 
 
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Apr 27, 2016
037: Creating Caring Classrooms with Justin Birkbichler
01:02:36
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Justin Birkbichler is a fourth-grade teacher at Hilda J. Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, VA. He has been 
teaching fourth grade since 2013, and recently earned a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. In the technology world, Justin is both a Google Certified Educator: Level 1 and 2 and a Google for Education Certified 
Trainer. He has presented at numerous local, regional, and state events and at VSTE15. He is a very connected educator, blogging at blog.justinbirckbichler.com, tweeting at @Mr_B_Teacher, co-moderating the #FlyHighFri and #Teach20s Twitter chats, and co-hosting the Eduroadtrip podcast. He enjoys a student-led classroom with a high degree of purposeful technology integration, in addition to collaborating with parents to best meet all learning needs.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to create a family environment in your class/school
  • How to get to know your staff
  • Improve connections to parents and parent involvement
  • Utilize Google Hangouts on Air for the classroom
  • Advantages to a flipped class
  • Fridays + positivity
  • Why every educator needs to be on Twitter
  • DC vs Marvel
 
Resources
 
 
Justin’s Twitter & don’t forget to check out #FlyHighFri and #Teach20s
 
 
 
Creating Classroom Magic by Shauna Pollock
 
Learn like a pirate by Paul Solarz
 
 
 
 
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Apr 20, 2016
036: What Do You Really Want from People with Jennifer Abrams
32:59
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel, and others on new employee support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills. 
 
Jennifer considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices - be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee. Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tufts University. 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • to say YES a lot
  • steps to becoming authentic
  • the importance of meditation and quiet
  • how to become softer and gentler
  • why being too credible can be a problem
  • difference between clarification conversations and hard conversations
  • have you thought through what you really want from people?
  • how to give growth producing and humane connections
  • the real misunderstanding between a multi-generational workplace
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Planning Productive Talk by Jennifer Abrams
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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Apr 13, 2016
035: The Journey of a First Year Principal
54:49
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jason Bodnar is the new principal at Lincoln Middle / High School in Cambridge City, Indiana.  This is his 12th year in education.  He taught high school science for nine years and was a middle school assistant principal before accepting his new position.  Mr. Bodnar loves connecting with other educators, learning, and helping others learn through his podcast which can be found at principallyspeaking.com.  He can also be found on Twitter @PrincipalBodnar.  
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • What can make you look different
  • The power of putting yourself "out there"
  • The paper resume is dead and what to do about it
  • What it’s like to be a 1st year principal
  • His New Personalized Learning Academy
  • Why we should build classes with glass walls
  • How to ignite learning with disengaged schools
 
Resources
 
 
Episode 46 w/ Ken Grover
 
Episode 47 w/ Joe Mazza
 
Episode 50 w/ Neil Gupta 
 
 
 
The Principal 50 by Baruti Kafele
 
 
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Apr 06, 2016
033: The power of a PLN with Dr. Neil Gupta
54:26
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Neil Gupta  graduated from Miami University and began his teaching career at Ashland High School, Ohio.  While teaching math, he obtained a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and then pursued a doctoral degree from Ashland University in Educational Leadership.  While conducting his doctoral work, he worked as an Assistant Principal at Ashland High School for one year.  Afterwards, he served as the Director of Secondary Curriculum for Ashland City Schools while completing his doctoral work.
 
After six years, Dr. Gupta moved to New Albany, Ohio and served as Director of Curriculum of Teaching and Learning for two years at New Albany School District.  With his deep level of understanding on how assessments drive instruction, he then became the Director of Assessment and Programming for New Albany Plain Local School District for one year.
 
Beginning, July 1, 2015, Dr. Gupta became the Director of Secondary Education for Worthington City Schools.  He is fortunate to serve in a district with a vision and focus to provide opportunities for students in the areas of the arts, STEM, and international perspectives.
 
Dr. Gupta has served on a number of local and state committees, including the Ohio Improvement Process State Committee and Ohio Board of Regents STEM Committee.  He currently serve as the President of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Association and is a member of the Ohio Educator Leader Cadre.  Dr. Gupta is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and works with Student Achievement Partners.  He has presented at many state and national conferences, such as the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Association, Ohio Leadership Cadre specializing in state assessments, the national PARCC Education Leader Cadre.
 
Dr. Gupta has a passion for Principal leadership and coaching leaders using effective strategies and tools, such as design thinking and organizational management.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • The power of connecting via social media to grow your PLN
  • Why waiting is sometimes the best choice
  • The importance of adding white space to your calendar
  • Why you need accountability
  • How to get clear on goals
  • The mistake of working outside the community 
  • Improve parent engagement by going where they are
  • The value in honoring everyone in the district
 
Resources
 
 
 
Twitter chats:
 
#leadupchat Saturdays from 8:30-9:30am CST
#OHEDchat 8:00 pm CST
 
 
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Mar 30, 2016
032: Crush the first 90 days of the principalship with Chad Weiden
52:11
Better Leaders Better Schools guest ChadWeiden is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign with a BA in History and Teaching of Social Studies. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Before working with the incredible faculty and students at Edgebrook Elementary, Chad began his career teaching middle school in Georgia at Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County and at Drew Charter School in the East Lake Community outside Atlanta. He moved back to Chicago to become the founding social studies teacher at KIPP Ascend Charter School on Chicago's West Side. And while teaching, Chad served as managing director and co-founder of White Horse Theater Company in Chicago from 2001-2006. 
 
In 2004, he was asked to join the staff of Social Justice High School in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, which was born out of a community-based hunger strike in 2001. During his 7 years at Social Justice, Chad served as social studies teacher, assistant principal, and principal and was proud to see 95% of all graduates accepted to college. 
 
Missing his elementary school roots, Chad accepted the position of Assistant Principal at Blaine Elementary School in the Lakeview Neighborhood in Chicago. While at Blaine, he worked with an outstanding group of students, parents and teachers to ensure Blaine remained one of the top performing neighborhood school in the city of Chicago. 
 
In his free time, Chad is an adjunct faculty member at National Louis University in the Educational Leadership Department. He is an avid runner, triathlete, epic reader and dog lover. But the center of his life is his family and his beautiful son Uriah.  
 
He is thrilled to be the principal at Edgebrook Elementary School and serve the extended Edgebrook community.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • The playground environment
  • 360 degree process
  • Align everything to values
  • Consistency is more important than words
  • The question to ask, "How are you ... What's going on?" ... And just listen!
  • How to enter the building
  • Your 1st 90 days
  • Your leadership story ... Why teach? ... Why lead?
  • You need the school as much as the school needs you
  • The leader is a coach
 
Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mar 23, 2016
Masterminds with Jethro Jones and Daniel Bauer Better Leaders Bonus Episode
25:45

Today I get the mic turned on me!

My buddy Jethro Jones of the Transformative Principal interviews me about why masterminds are a key advantage for school leaders interested in the personal development.

In this episode you will learn exactly what masterminds are, how they work, and why you need to join one today!

Resources:

Mastermind blog post

Blindspot blog post

Schedule a complimentary 30 minute call

I'M ALL IN ... RESERVE MY SPOT TODAY IN A BETTER MASTERMIND!

Fostering Resilient Learners

Living Forward

Daniel's Ideal Week

Reclaiming the Classroom

The Transformative Principal

Jethro on Twitter

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Mar 17, 2016
031: Get rid of buy-in & replace it with ____ with Ken Williams
01:11:31
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ken Williams has a message of motivation and success for your audience! His inspiring and engaging style will make your entire organization shift into high-gear. Collaboratively, professionally and personally!
 
For nearly two decades, Ken Williams has studied what makes achievers different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. Ken brings this critical and practical insight to your organization in a way that is timely, engaging and relevant.
 
As an nationally recognized speaker and trainer in team and individual peak performance strategies, Ken delivers his innovative, engaging and powerful  universal breakthrough principles to enthusiastic audiences around throughout the  US and Canada.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • What kind of coach are you?
  • Importance of core purpose and shared mission
  • High ceilings / soft floors philosophy
  • The VELVET HAMMER!!!
  • Are you clear on why your school exists?
  • What do you seek to become as a school?
  • Get rid of buy-in and replace it with ____________.
  • Why planning time is sacred
  • Where to get PLC velcro (hint: it's not at Target!)
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mar 16, 2016
030: Standards Based Grading with Ryan Bruick
01:13:09
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ryan Bruick has been teaching for 12 years and instructional coaching for 4.  He taught 3 years at Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Chicago's west suburbs where he learned to teach physics using Modeling methods.  For the past nine years Ryan has taught at Noblesville High School in a northern suburb of Indianapolis.  He currently use Modeling methods to teach three sections of Chemistry I Honors and am an instructional coach when he does not teach.  This is his second year practicing standards-based grading with his students, and his first year coaching other teachers in SBG.  Ryan coaches distance runners and learners, and for two years each, long/triple jumpers and pole vaulters.

Ryan’s experiences in chemical research and development influence the way he approaches teaching and coaching.  His first job out of college was serving at an Outback Steakhouse.  His second was a "Flavor Technician" in the Sweets division for an international flavor-engineering company where he worked with Flavorists to develop artificial flavors for companies like Yoplait, Coca-Cola, and Diageo.  He left that job for his first teaching job.

Later in his career, he worked as a research assistant to brother in Golden, CO.  There he worked largely on developing solutions for companies to turn waste into profit while reducing environmental impact.  He got to see and do so much cool stuff in that job, but most importantly his immersion in the industry gave him a better perspective as to what skills his students really need to compete. 

Ryan loves teaching, loves coaching, and loves science.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Quit or get better
  • How to lead by example
  • Humility is key
  • It's okay to admit you're not an expert
  • The problem of saying yes to everyone
  • Over-promise and Under-deliver vs Under-promise and Over-deliver
  • The importance of piloting before school wide implementation
  • Are you assigning meaningful work?
  • The power of getting ready
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Mar 09, 2016
029: I.G.N.I.T.E. your Shine with LaVonna Roth
49:53

Better Leaders Better Schools Guest LaVonna Roth is the founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.™ a movement to fire up those in your organization, school or district to create a place where we cherish and value… everyone! LaVonna is so pumped (and want you to be, too) about creating environments where every person wants to be actively present, know they are valued, are bursting with confidence (not ego) and ready to illuminate the world with their gifts!  This is your time to be a part of something bigger than you. It’s a time where we brighten the world by focusing on the positive attributes, strengths and qualities rather than focusing on the negatives. Let’s find where people’s strengths are, then foster and flourish them in a way that compares to nothing  else.

 
It’s more than just a movement though… it’s about creating a place around you where productivity, engagement and FUN is at its peak.  Everyone involved wants to be there and believes in this dynamic model that organizations can embed in their everyday practices and culture.  Are you ready for this mind-blowing shift? 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • how to build confidence in kids and staff
  • why it’s important to focus on strengths
  • how to ignite your S.H.I.N.E.
  • how to create cultures where people feel cherished and valued
  • why it’s necessary to learn how to let go ...
  • why leadership isn’t about power
  • people want to support you and how to capitalize on that
  • how to own who you are
 
Books / Links / Resources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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