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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BLBS podcast is created for ruckus makers. What exactly is a ruckus maker? Someone who has found freedom from the status quo. Someone who creates change. Someone who never, ever gives up. Listen to this category-defining podcast in education to level up your leadership skills. Lead with confidence. Lead authentically. Lead by serving your community. Each week Daniel has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to the table. Turn your commute (or chores) into professional development and then go make a ruckus!
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Mar 25, 2020

Teru Clavel is a comparative education expert who has shared her insights on education and globalization on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, The TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, and others. Teru earned a master’s degree in Global and International Education and a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies. She spent over a decade as an education journalist and college consultant while raising her three children in the public schools of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and California and returned with her family to her hometown, New York City, in 2018.

 

Show Highlights

  • Teru’s  journey on creating a family unit with values that are dependent on everybody appreciating one another 
  • Teru’s plan on how to solve massive attrition and recruitment dilemmas  
  • Teru pulls apart what it means to practice and respect social-emotional values 
  • Why your EQ is much more important than your IQ
  • Teru shares how to move past the labels and challenges facing women
  • Learn ritual practices in Asia that create a level of inherent respect and build mental acuity, stamina, and grit 
  • Create hand in hand learning between parents and the school with mandatory parent involvement 
  • An overabundance of technology requires educators to be the police of technology and not the gardeners of knowledge. 
  • Dancing poop is education done right 💩

 

“Don't give up. Just don't give up because I think now more than ever this country needs leaders who are advocating on behalf of our children because I think it's not No Child Left Behind. I feel like all our kids are getting left behind right now. With all that's going on politically in this country, kids with so much technology in their hands, they are seeing it all and I don't think they have any idea how to make sense of it and it's our responsibility to look out for them because the world that they are going to be going into is a world that we are creating for them and I don't think it's going to be an easy place.”

-Teru Clavel

 

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Mar 18, 2020

Joshua is a middle school administrator in North Texas. After graduating college with a Fine Arts degree and working in the graphic design field for a number of years, Joshua returned to school to attain his teaching certificate. Joshua worked as an Art teacher and coached at the middle school level for 6 years. Inspired to affect change at the campus level and in education, Joshua completed his Masters in Educational Administration, and he has spent the past 7 years as a middle school administrator. In addition to being an administrator, Joshua is the creator and host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast. The podcast is designed to help those who are looking to build their leadership capacity by providing an opportunity to learn from the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders.

Joshua is passionate about reconciliation and believes that working together creates an environment that fosters innovation and growth, yielding both academic and social success. Utilizing restorative practices guides Joshua in building healthy relationships and community at his school.

Joshua and his wife, Leslie, became foster parents in 2011, and had the privilege of adopting three of their five children. Joshua is trained in trauma-informed practices for meeting the emotional, social and behavioral needs of children who have been through adverse childhood experiences, which Joshua also applies to his role as an administrator.

 

Show Highlights

  • Use Joshua’s tools to break the box: Overcoming stigmas,  labels, and bias in education
  • Learn how leaders are made in the art room and on the field
  • Student success is impacted by movement and creativity. Hear Joshua’s tips and resources for connecting the body to the brain 
  • Create an immense impact in 30 seconds
  • Joshua shares how good leaders find solutions by pushing boundaries and challenge the status quo
  • How to avoid a structure of fear and find a system that is better for the emotional stability of your learning community with restorative practices
  • Working with aspiring leaders will help hone your passion and enhance instructional practices

 

“Unfortunately, a lot of our students don't know how to act socially, but also how to reflect and to change that behavior. Their behavior is a language really. If we're able to understand that language, it helps us better as educators. My goal is to have our teachers, everyone that we hire, whoever's in my building to make sure that we are hitting the social emotional needs of our students just as much as we're doing the academic, because if one is lacking, the other one can't thrive.” 

-Joshua Stamper

 

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Mar 16, 2020

Today's show is a bonus episode on vision, deep work, and focus.

Thank you for listening. We'd love to see you this summer at our live event on vision: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/bollingen-tower/

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Mar 11, 2020

David Rendall has made it his life’s mission to be hilarious and helpful. He’s a standup comedian with a doctorate in management. A class clown-turned- leadership professor who went from disrupting classes to teaching classes to disrupt companies and conferences around the world. After being criticized and punished his whole life for being hyperactive, David now channels his frantic energy to compete in Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons. 

David has a doctorate in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books on leadership and discovering our strengths through our weaknesses. Welcome to the show, David!

 

Show Highlights

  • The lesson David learned being spanked in 8th grade at school 
  • What it’s like always being in trouble in school
  • How turn weaknesses into strengths
  • How educators can reframe their experiences with “difficult” students
  • Why you’ll wish you heard this story sooner
  • The differences between weakness + trauma / stubbornness + persistence

 

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Mar 9, 2020

Today's show is a bonus episode on vision, deep work, and focus.

Thank you for listening. We'd love to see you this summer at our live event on vision: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/bollingen-tower/

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Mar 5, 2020

Today's show is a bonus episode on vision, deep work, and focus.

Thank you for listening. We'd love to see you this summer at our live event on vision: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/bollingen-tower/

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Mar 4, 2020

Robert Schaefer, Ph.D., Vice President of Client Services, has been with Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc. since 2005 as an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, executive coach, leadership development expert, statistical analyst, research scholar, workshop facilitator, and training systems designer. Robert is a renowned expert in the assessment and diagnostic debrief of ability-based emotional intelligence, individual and team conflict styles, and the impact of mood and emotions in the workplace.

Read more about Robert here.

 

Show Highlights

  • How are you showing up? Robert reveals how leaders regulate the emotional experience for teachers and students. 
  • Robert shares how to overcome the dog eat dog culture and climate to win over incredibly hard to work with individuals.
  • Don’t take it personally, but use it personally.  Sharpen the saw by exercising constant, continual self-improvement. 
  • Robert explains how emotional reactive triggers are influencing the goals we take into our interactions.
  • Robert’s essentials to consider when creating emotional lessons to shift our own moods to co-regulate with the learning community.
  • Make your interactions a place of sanctuary and you prime everyone to absorb new information and retain the wisdom you're offering.
  • Robert explains how to model emotional hygiene. The impact the status quo of our emotional state is actually bringing to the classroom or to the board room.

 

“No matter what you do as a leader, you are never going to catch 100% of people in your influence net. It is a two-way street to dance and that dance requires a partnership. You can only show up authentic, genuine, earnest, honest.  Demonstrate, continue to model what you want to see in others and take that constant assessment.”

-Robert Schaefer

 

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Feb 26, 2020

Cale Birk is a District Principal of Innovation in British Columbia, co-author and imagineer of "PLC 2.0 - Collaborating for Impact in Today's Schools", "The PLC 2.0 Toolkit" and "Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design". As a former Principal of a model professional learning community school and high school educator, Cale helps districts and schools answer the question "What is our observable impact?", the visible changes in practice at the classroom level that make the difference for students.

Having worked with organizations across Canada, the United States, Asia and Australia, Cale uses his background in project-based learning, Instructional Rounds and Visible Thinking strategies to design interactive learning experiences and professional development sessions with ready-to-use tools and protocols that teachers and administrators can take away to make their collaborative work have the observable impact where it matters the most--in classrooms with kids.

In addition to writing "PLC 2.0 - Collaborating for Impact in Today's Schools", "The PLC 2.0 Toolkit" and "Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design", he has has written articles for Education Canada, the British Columbia Principals and Vice-Principals Association, the North American Association of Secondary Principals, and given podcasts on leadership, learner-centered design and parent engagement. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Suffering from “solution-itis”
  • The power of using silence as a leader
  • Human-centered leadership. Avoid doing things to people but with them.
  • Defeating the imposter syndrome 
  • Resistant people help you clarify your thinking
  • The only question you need as a school admin: What is the impact going to be in the classroom?

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Feb 19, 2020

Chris Rothwell is the Director of Education for Microsoft UK. He oversees a team that helps to deliver Microsoft’s vision to empower every student and educator to achieve more, helping them make the most of technology to save time and increase the impact of teaching and learning.

Show Highlights

  • Ways to gain access and embed meaningful technology the entire learning community is excited about to drastically impact growth
  • Finding a balance of mixing the physical environment and digital environment to expand learning to make content more accessible and inclusive to meet diverse learning needs.
  • Create clarity by implementing small steps with big rewards 
  • Build habits about effective coaching that empowers people
  • Prioritizing  important areas to support the same mission

 

“It's absolutely about customers and that amplification of the things that people are incredible at and how do we get technology to help them be even more incredible in that combination of technology plus people and creativity and it's not about dehumanizing, but it's absolutely about amplifying the human impact.”

- Chris Rothwell

 

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Feb 12, 2020

Rohin Shahi studies computer science at Duke University. After noticing that many people wrongly assume Gen Zers are just younger millennials, he wrote The Z Factor: How to Lead Gen Z to Workplace Success, a book that provides a simple approach to bridging generational gaps and helping Gen Z grow and thrive in the workplace.

 

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3 Reasons to Listen

  • Generation Z is entering the workforce -- will your school be prepared?
  • Mentorship and purpose-driven work matters (more than you think)
  • A surprising answer to how a Gen Zer would build his dream school

 

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Feb 5, 2020

Dave Burgess is the New York Times Best-Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE, co-author of P is for PIRATE, and the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. which delivers powerful, inspirational, and innovative books, keynotes, and professional development.

He specializes in teaching hard-to-reach, hard-to-motivate students with techniques that incorporate showmanship and creativity.  At a recent ceremony in Washington, D.C., he was awarded the BAMMY for Secondary School Teacher of the Year by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Dave delivers the ultimate professional development experience for your teachers that is perfect for all circumstances from truly inspirational opening keynotes to full-day hands-on workshops.  It is a high-energy, interactive, and entertaining experience that will leave your staff unbelievably inspired, motivated, and with the practical skills to dramatically increase student engagement.

You can read more about Dave here.

 

Show Highlights

  • Disrupting the publishing industry 
  • The “snowball” theory to creating cultural change in school
  • How to use social media to connect and community build
  • Running a business with a laptop and kitchen table
  • Are you creating a place for people to come together?
  • The importance of spreading your message
  • You can’t announce change from the podium

 

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Jan 29, 2020

David built the world’s largest coaching business coaching thousands of hours in 12 countries around the globe. He now coaches high performing executives, entrepreneurs, teams, and even prison inmates, to create amazing results and deep connection. One tough conversation at a time.

 

Show Highlights

  • How to let go of resentment and bitterness you’ve been carrying for years
  • Naming fears as a way for moving past them
  • The tough conversation blueprint
  • The hardest conversations are often the ones we have with ourselves
  • Role-playing specific principal challenges
  • Preparing for difficult conversations

 

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Jan 22, 2020

Oleg Lougheed’s start in life was inauspicious. At 9 years old, he relinquished his parents' rights and entered the Russian orphanage. At 12 years old, he decided to be adopted into a new family, in a new country, halfway across the world, to start a new life. At 24 years old, he began his journey of helping others live the life they have always dreamed of, despite their hardships and misfortunes by allowing them to recognize the uniqueness and worth within their own story.

 

Show Highlights

  • How to break free from society and live a life that fulfills you.
  • There is no blueprint to life or leadership.
  • Not allowing the past to define the future.
  • The more you are willing to push yourself, the more you are able to grow.
  • Not letting your story define you. It’s important to also realize that many people have similar stories.
  • The power of sharing your story and how to approach vulnerability

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Jan 15, 2020

Jonathan Levi is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and keynote speaker born and raised in Silicon Valley. Since 2014, Jonathan leads SuperHuman Enterprises, which produces the SuperHuman Academy Podcast; the bestselling "Become a SuperLearner®” book; and offers online courses through SuperHuman Academy® and Branding You™ Academy training portals. His latest book, The Only Skill That Matters details his own journey and the techniques that anyone can use to learn faster. 

3 Big Ideas

  • Career criteria list
  • How to train like an Olympian
  • How to improve learning and memory

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Jan 8, 2020

Today, my guests need no introduction … I am honored to host Kim Marshall (of “The Marshall Memo) and Jenn David-Lang (of the Main Idea) to discuss their new book, The Best of the Marshall Memo.

Show Highlights

  • The importance of finding gaps and filling them
  • Being good doesn’t mean that’s what you do best
  • The unexpected benefit of writing The Marshall Memo
  • Why Kim considers himself an “accidental educator.”
  • The research behind tough conversations
  • The research on teacher evaluation

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Jan 1, 2020

Today’s podcast is a special episode where host, Daniel Bauer, shares a handful of tips to designing a powerful 2020.

 

Leaders are also invited to join the “productivity sprint,” a special 3 month program connecting leaders to each other hoping to be more focused and productive in Q1 of 2020. 

 

Leap into 2020 and enroll in the sprint here: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/productivity-sprint/

 

3 Big Ideas

  • Ideal Week
  • Miracle Morning
  • Daily Huddles

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Dec 25, 2019

Chris Legleiter is a middle school principal with 23 years of experience in education, with 12 of those being an administrator. Chris has a lead learner focus on helping others to collectively grow and learn from each other. He serves his school community by building relationships, being student centered and modeling the way.

Follow Chris on Twitter here.

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Dec 18, 2019

Over the past two decades (since she was in college) Jennifer has sculpted groundbreaking campaigns around youth empowerment, employment and entrepreneurship, bringing educational, government and corporate stakeholders together to impact millions.  Author of the New York Times Bestseller Secrets of the Young & Successful, Kushell is an advisor to leading global youth organizations, a delegate of several State Department led entrepreneurship missions, and a Youth Advisor at the UN. Building Exploring Your Potential is part of a lifelong quest to ensure no driven young person lacks access to opportunity to achieve their potential.

 

Students are intimately coached through Exploring Your Potential™ by Jennifer, who offers context, explains the relevance of key topics, and inspires action every step of the way.

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  • 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/

 

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Dec 11, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

 

It’s December, half of the 2019 school year has come and gone and I bet I could predict one thing you're feeling right now, tired! You've been putting in a lot of work and I hope, ruckus maker, that you’ve seen the fruit of your labor. Jethro Jones joins the show from the Transformative Principal. We are going to talk about avoiding burnout and personalized communication.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  • Meet Jethro Jones
  • Burnout
  • Never give up
  • Power of Motivation
  • Five steps improvement plan
  • Approach to understand people
  • Mastermind
  • Advice to make a difference

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[03:55] Getting to know Jethro

[05:09] The story involving burnout

[08:23] Importance of not giving up

[10:40] How to motivate others

[17:08] How to impact on others

[18:20] Five steps to single Focus School Improvement plan

[26:55] What is Mastermind

[29:01] One thing for ruckus makers to remember

 

Key Quotes

  1. “Burnout can happen at any time.”
  2. “When a leader gets better. Everybody wins.”
  3. “I think that's a really great way to approach this because you have to know them and you have to know what makes them tick and what I found is the things that make people really happy or really sad are the things that are most important to them because most teachers are just going to come and say this is what I need to make me happy and successful.”
  4. “If you're not at the level right now, then don't feel like you're not doing the best that you can.”
  5. “If you get the right people in the room-magic is created as a result.”
  6. “Remember the power that you have to affect people's lives for good.”

 

About Our Guest

Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is a principal in Fairbanks, Alaska, and host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. Jethro is a leading consultant for principals through masterminds and helps schools create school improvement plans that actually work.

Resources

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

LinkedIn

 

Tip of the Week

Get the right people on the bus:  We have all heard a million times, but it is worth saying again, “Get the right people on the bus”. It is a Hidden Jim Collins’ gem in his book “Good to Great”. He discusses how important it is to have the right people in your organization. So you really need to think about it, figure out who you need in what positions and then you need to act on it. It's one thing to just think about it, but you do need to act on it. So make sure that you are getting the right people on your bus. 

 

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Dec 4, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Nobody is born with ownership and resilience. It is a muscle one needs to build. How do you go about building the resilience and ownership? In today’s episode, we are joined by Winston Clement. He will be taking us through the process of developing the ownership and resilience muscle. 

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  • Introduction of Winston Clement
  • The victim mentality
  • Managing change, stress and mental health
  • The power of having a morning routine
  • How does Winston measure success?
  • Winston’s dream school

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[04:56] Getting to know Winston

[08:21] Dealing with the victim mentality

[12:46] Managing change, stress and mental health

[14:47] Stepping out of the comfort zone and being proactive

[19:14] What keeps Winston in check?

[20:13] Importance of a morning routine

[25:08] How does Winston measure success?

[31:57] What message would Winston have on a school marquee?

[34:56] Winston’s dream school

 

Key Quotes

  1. “Your dreams start before you're ready.”
  2. “People crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who actually do.”
  3. “You almost have to be a little bit crazy to believe that you can do something so audacious.”
  4. “It’s no longer about Winston it’s about the impact and hopefully, my journey of leaving this world a better place.”
  5. “Be creative and find ways to win even when those causes are not dealt in your favor.”
  6. “We are always seeking ways to develop and not getting comfortable, which I believe is almost the enemy of progress.”
  7. “It feels good to be the big baby when things don't go your way because now you have all the attention.”

 

About Our Guest

Winston Clement is a speaker and trainer, empowering audiences worldwide to break through their own barriers. Winston's mission is to inspire 1 billion people to enlist their full human potential. In 2018 he delivered a TEDx talk titled, your limitations are an illusion. They had a massive impact. Mine.

Contact Winston at:  work@winstonclemente.com 

LinkedIn

 

Tip of the Week

Take pictures. Make sure you have somebody with you, whether it be a student or a staff member or somebody you can rely on to take pictures. It's so important because you need to capture those memories with the kids and you need to be able to have something in a file somewhere when it's time to do celebrations or for graduation that you could put together a video slideshow quickly.

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  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

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

 

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Nov 27, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

As a new principal you are trying to figure out just who you are.  What your leadership voice is, and the footprint and legacy that you'll leave behind. How do you start to make change happen? How do you gain the trust, credibility and build relationships that you'll need to take the school to the next level?

In today’s episode, our guest Heather Bell Williams is one of our ruckus makers who has a better idea about how to do this, how she would build her dream school and building leadership in teachers.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  •     Introduction to Heather
  •     Footsteps of principals
  •     Inviting people for change
  •     Community innovation
  •     How would you build your dream school?
  •     Building leadership in teachers
  •     Message for self-awareness
  •     Top three priorities
  •     Advice to make a difference

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[04:27] Introduction to Heather

[05:13] Following the footsteps

[10:25] Inviting people to the change

[13:12] Aha moments

[19:00] Community Innovation

[24:55] Building leadership

[29:19] Pre-testing and post-testing

[30:10] Heather’s message

[31:53] Heather’s top three priorities

[33:09] Advice from Heather

 

Key Quotes

  1. “The amazing gift to give your kids to just give them unfiltered undivided attention and pour into their lives.”
  2. “How can we make some subtle shifts to add value to these kids’ lives and  continue to help them and push them?”
  3. “You're not limited by any resources. You're only limitations your imagination.”
  4. “I look back on my journey here in this building so much of a thing so many of the things that we had to overcome.”

 

About Our Guest

Heather is a Chief Ruckus maker of a small school in St. Stephen, New Brunswick where she and her husband have lived for 20 years.  They have raised two great sons with a focus on community engagement. She is most proud of the summer intervention camp, on-site daycare, and the employment of a family coordinator whose sole job is to get kids to school.

 

Resources 

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

 

Tip of the Week

Training, Mentoring and Leading Students: Be a principal that trains, mentors and leads a group of students.  This will put you back in touch with the kids and with some of the things in the classroom.  Putting yourself in position and sharing your knowledge with students build relationships quicker than you'll ever imagine.

 

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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 Environment (LRE)

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

 

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Nov 20, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

In today’s episode, our guest Robert Breyer is one of our ruckus makers who will share his story with you. He has served as a classroom teacher and administrator for the past fourteen years. He has some brilliant ideas about business and to execute his plans he has launched a podcast.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  • Introduction to Robert
  • Starting of Podcast business
  • Importance of building confidence
  • Leaving comfort zone
  • Making an emotional connection
  • AP to the principal transformation
  • Importance of learning
  • Take away from the conversation

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[05:32] Introduction to Robert Breyer

[07:16]  Starting of podcast

[13:28]  Aha moments

[18:36]  AP to Principal

[23:50]  Importance of building confidence

[26:08]  Gift for Ruckus Maker

[33:30]  Leaving comfort zone

[36:49]  First book of Daniel

[43:41]  Story for the Ruckus maker

[45:58]  Demand of the business

[47:55]  Take away from the conversation

 

Key Quotes

  1. “Isolation is the number one enemy of excellence and isolation is also a choice.”
  2. “Don't try to do everything for everybody.”
  3. “You don't have to do it alone.”
  4. “People will reveal what they need and why they need.”
  5. “People see themselves in the stories you tell.”
  6. “Leadership is service or if you're interested in business. That's just solving somebody's challenge.”
  7. “I'm looking at different ways to go to separate myself from others because there's a lot of people already doing this type of business. How do I make myself stand out?”

 

About Our Guest

Robert Breyer has served as a classroom teacher and administrator for the past 14 years. He was selected to the first Sandhills Leadership Academy class, which is a selective process to prepare a cadre of highly effective school leaders for high needs schools These experiences have shaped Robert into a reflective and effective school leader who sets the example for his peers, teachers, and students.

Robert is also the host of the Guiding Principals podcast.

 

Resources 

Story Driven

The Right Story

The Compelling Communicator

The Story Skills Workshop

Join the mastermind

Guiding Principals Podcast

 

 

Tip of the Week

Honoring Students:  Follow the universities and honor your students with Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude and Cum Laude.  Get them ready for college. I've seen a school district do this and it was amazing because there are no questions asked about students weighted GPA’s and courses they took.  A student has to have a certain GPA and above to be at Magna, Summa and Cum Laude. It’s just a brilliant introduction to honoring deserving students and moving away from tradition.

 

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

 

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Nov 19, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

In today’s episode, our guest Orly Friedman is one of our ruckus makers who will share her experience with you. She is the founder of a new K-8 school with a focus on developing a sense of urgency in all students.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  • Introduction to Orly Friedman
  • The story of Orly
  • Building of efficient system for teachers
  • Red bridge vs traditional schools
  • Importance of grades
  • Training of staff with OKRs
  • Top three priorities
  • Advice for Ruckus makers

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[00:14] Introduction of Orly Friedman

[04:14] Orly’s Story

[05:29] Making of school 

[12:20] Utilizing staff in different ways

[15:51] How do grades put a stop to learning?

[20:47] Orly’s learning

[23:25] Example of a student or teacher’s goal

[26:10] Training staff with OKRs

[27:42] Top three priorities for building and school

[29:59] Advice from Orly

 

Key Quotes

  1. “Once you are like the coach Mentor role the way that their day is scheduled is one-on-one meetings students.”
  2. “In traditional schools all of the structures and systems are really designed to reward compliance.”
  3. “We know what motivates the adults and the same thing is true for kids, so you can give students mastery, autonomy, purpose and meaningful relationship.  They are going to love coming to school and that’s true for students and teachers.”

 

About Our Guest

Orly Friedman is the founder of Red bridge, a new K-8 school marching in San Francisco in September 2020. The focus of the school is developing a sense of agency in all students previously or they spent five years teaching Elementary School in Washington DC. She moved to California to get her MBA at Stanford after which she joined the founding team of Khan Lab School and work there for 4 years as head of lower school.

 

Resources 

Twitter

Website

One World School House

Measure What Matters

Blog post on OKRs

 

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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 Environment (LRE)

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

 

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Nov 13, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

What would you do if you walked into the doctor's office for what you thought was possibly kidney stones and instead the doctor looked at you in the eyes and said you have cancer. What would be your next step?

In today’s episode, our guest Aubrey Patterson is one of our ruckus makers who will share his with you. He’s a cancer survivor and wanted to do something in education and set up an example.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points

  •     Introduction to Aubrey
  •     The story of Aubrey
  •     How to face challenges in life
  •     Simplify, Amplify and Clarify
  •     About Management
  •     Things that build you up
  •     Top three priorities
  •     Advice to make a difference

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[03:55] Introduction to Aubrey Patterson

[05:34] Aubrey’s Story

[12:44] Concrete idea to face challenges in life

[13:56] The message

[19:28] Example to understand the message

[21:52] What things build you up

[27:16] Top three priorities

[28:58] Advice from Aubrey to Ruckus makers

 

Key Quotes

  1. “If you don't change direction, you might just end up where you're headed.”
  2. “I always want students to feel significant.  I want the families, parents and teachers-every adult in the building to feel significant.  Not just today, but always”
  3. “The best way to become a stronger leader is to try to build leadership in others.”
  4. “Amazing teachers grow our leaders”.
  5. “To make a difference trust your gut.”

 

About Our Guest

Aubrey has been a teacher, principal, and superintendent in a high performing school district in Western Canada.  

Aubrey co-created Nohea Leadership to help EDUleaders use of technology to capture great ideas, recapture time and build exceptionally open and positive learning cultures. Nohea’s easily adaptable systems use three distinct stages that fall in succession like dominoes: simplifi, clarifi and amplifi.

LinkedIn

 

Tip of the Week

Start with the end in mind. What is the result that you are watching for the end of the year? You want to win, you want those kids to win, you want that achievement score to go up, and you want those kids to master skills. So, always start with the end in mind. 

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  • 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 Environment (LRE)

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

 

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Nov 6, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Do you have a dream of writing and publishing a book, but you do not go how to about it?  Everyone has a book inside them. The problem is how to transform it into reality.   

In today’s episode, our guest Caleb is one of our ruckus makers who thinks he has a book inside him. Danny coaches Caleb on how to find the book within and the process of how to write and publish his book.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points 

  • Introduction to Caleb
  • Finding the time to write
  • Brainstorming your book topic
  • Dealing with Imposter Syndrome
  • Developing your audience and identity
  • Finding a publisher and presenting your book
  • Understanding self-publishing
  • Caleb's next step

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[00:35] Introduction to Caleb Bonjour

[07:27] Committing and setting time aside for writing

[11:35] Brainstorming your book topic

[17:43] imposter syndrome and how to deal with it

[20:48] Developing your audience and identity

[25:11] Pitching a publisher

[28:20] Understanding self-publishing

[31:46] Caleb's next step

 

Key Quotes

  1. “You can't please everyone.”
  2. “Humans are imperfect beings, so we do make mistakes.”
  3. “Amazing educators take the opportunity to write a book and tell their story or shared some of their knowledge and wisdom.”
  4. “You need to write a bunch of garbage to get to the goal.”
  5. “Your job is to create the content.”
  6. “What sets successful people apart from others - even though we all have that inner critic - is that they act professionally...”
  7. “You get more creative control if you're self-publish.”

 

Key Resources 

1. James Woosley

2. Jennifer Harshman

 

About Our Guest

Caleb Bonjour is a fun loving educator that strives to be a lifelong learner. He has an amazing, supportive wife Amanda, a talkative and rambunctious five-year-old son Lincoln, and a 3 year old daughter McKinley. They also have three great dogs, Milo (an American Bulldog), Willow (a Cocker Spaniel), and Rosie (A Fox Red Labrador that is training to be a therapy dog for schools). Caleb loves being with his family, watching and playing sports, listening to many varieties of music, and learning more and more leadership and education on a daily basis.

Caleb strives to be the best educator he can be through studying best practices and constantly changing or adapting his practices to reach all students and staff. He has taught and coached with Pella Community Schools and Grundy Center Community Schools and is in his second administrative position as Principal of Cardinal Elementary in the Maquoketa Community School District.

 

Tip of the Week

Loosen up: Stop taking yourself too seriously. Humans are imperfect beings, so we do make mistakes. Sometimes we trip, we might spill our coffee on ourselves. You need to laugh at yourself and tell people those kind of stories.

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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/

 

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