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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Danny "Sunshine" Bauer

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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Jan 16, 2019

Steve Shallenberger is the Founder and Chairman of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, a company based on his breakthrough book, Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. Becoming Your Best produces transformational leadership, which in turn builds cultures of excellence, which produce high-performance individuals and organizations that are at the top of what they do.

 

Steve’s goal is to help individuals and companies achieve their very best as they implement the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. These principles are crucial to the success of any leader or person.

 

Steve has provided consulting and training for hundreds of companies and tens of thousands of leaders throughout 25+ countries. An innovator in leadership and corporate training, Steve takes leadership training and team development to a new level using a results-driven success blueprint. His exciting seminars on Leadership, Communication, Time- Management, Goals, Creativity, and Relationships provide an entirely new way of seeing and thinking that can change lives and organizations for the positive.

 

Steve also co-hosts the popular podcast Becoming Your Best with his partner (and son) Rob Shallenberger. Together, they help listeners uncover the principles of highly successful leaders.

 

Steve Shallenberger Show Highlights:

  • Research on leadership and how it applies to education
  • What sets apart high performing individuals and organizations from everyone else
  • The 12 principles of great leadership
  • Do you share a vision that is big and inspirational?
  • His process of identifying what sets top performers from average or low performers
  • Top performers often have failures
  • Transformational vs transactional leadership
  • Building great teams
  • Generating the rhythm in your organization
  • Do you use TIGS in your organization?

“Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component of ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

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

 

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Jan 9, 2019

Nathan Boyd, took on a new role August of 2017, he is the new Director of African American Student and Parent Services for South Bend Community School Corporation.  As a former school administrator of 13 years, 2012 ISCA Principal of the Year, 2012 National Blue Ribbon of School Excellence Recipient, and 2016 Indiana Principal of the Year he prides himself on being a champion for children.  

 

Nathan Boyd attended Ball State University where he became a special education teacher later earning his masters and administrative license in 2008. Priding himself on providing students with more than just a rigours learning environment.  He is innovative and inspires by fostering a culture of excellence among the school to best prepare students for their future. A few of his accomplishments: voted 2012 ISCA Principal of the Year, 2012 IUSB Distinguished Alumnus,  2012 Ball State Graduate of the Last Decade, traveled to Washington D.C. to receive a National Blue Ribbon of Excellence, and 2016 Indiana (State) Principal of the Year.  While recognized on the floor of the United States Congress, the Honorable Jackie Walorski., shared: “Under Mr. Boyd's leadership, Grissom is providing students a positive, challenging, and academically-oriented learning environment with a focus on building knowledge, reinforcing values, and developing a strong sense of self-worth for every student.”

 

“Good. Better. Best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

-St. Jerome

 

Nathan Boyd Show Highlights:

  • School is about developing human beings
  • The importance of social capital
  • Going all in restorative practices
  • Get buy-in by doing compassion circles with the staff
  • Do you treat kids the way you want your own son or daughter treated?
  • Why you should stop using the word student in parent communication
  • What Nathan misses (and doesn’t miss) about the principalship
  • Using a “coaching” voice all the time is a mistake

 

“If you don’t feed the teachers, they’ll eat the kids”

-Nathan Boyd

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“It’s a journey … there is no finish line.”

-Nathan Boyd

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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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Jan 2, 2019

Danny “Sunshine” Bauer is the founder of Better Leaders Better Schools, a popular blog and most-downloaded podcast for leaders in education. He helps school leaders fight isolation and frustration through his leadership community, “The Mastermind,” in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges. Danny is also the author of a “#1 Hot New Release" on Amazon, The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap, which helps educators create legendary schools.  

David Domena is today’s host.  David is an elementary teacher in southern California and a loyal follower of this very podcast,  Today the mic is turned to host Danny “Sunshine” Bauer.ny “Sunshine” Bauer.

Danny Sunshine Bauer - Avoiding Isolation

Danny experienced isolation as an assistant principal in Chicago. He felt overlooked and that is really why the podcast was birthed. Danny realizes that some school districts excel in their leadership development out of the park. Um, but has found through networking with assistant principals that they're often the leader that's overlooked.   So often assistants don't have meetings or leadership development. Danny knew that he had so much more to offer. Avoiding isolation is really hard to do, so through the podcast Danny connects leaders and helps to solve problems.

"And so basically as a podcast listener and listening to different leadership, business related entrepreneurial related podcasts, I thought to myself, well, if I invite people to a powerful conversation, put it out there for free through the show, maybe I'll learn some things right.  I could hear people's success stories, uh, what they've learned from failure and all the tips and tricks, you know, that we try to unpack through the better leaders, better schools podcast." – Danny “Sunshine” Bauer

 

Danny’s Dream School

Take time to download this episode and listen to Danny’s answer to a question he asks often on his podcast.  He will share is idea of what his dream school would look like. He will also share a little secret with his listeners!  Be sure to tune in!

 

Connecting Consistently

The greatest paradox that Danny experienced is when he opened up the podcast and the mastermind to the world,  HeI was able to connect on a much more consistent basis. Danny is in the Netherlands and David is in California and Danny is able to record this interview and share it worldwide through technology.  

"So looking at what's available and just trying to get like minded people together a form of tribe and see what we could do as a result." – Danny “Sunshine” Bauer

 

Staying Focused

Danny is focusing on being fully present during these type of conversations or coaching conversations.  He practices meditation to help with choosing whether you want to stay distracted or bring yourself back with intention.  Danny desires to record inspiring and empowering conversations out there for educators. Danny makes a habit of checking in with himself to ensure that he is present frequently.

"But it's the small stuff, you know, it's not real big grand things, but they, they, they add up and when I can address them, it helps me just keep trying to become that best version of myself." – Danny “Sunshine” Bauer

 

Career Highlight

Danny’s career highlight is his mastermind group. He has worked with a mentor himself and has gained so much personal growth over the past six months.  While working with Aaron Walker in his mastermind Iron Sharpens Iron, Danny realized that the education industry needed the same type of group to avoid isolation and for transformation of leaders.  He decided that he would step up and fill the gap and serve school leaders. The mastermind group is there week in, week out, where you can build strong deep relationships. Members can be their true authentic self. Leaders can can bring issues of what they don't have figured out and where they need some help and the other members will  alongside you during this leadership journey and help you through it.

“And the best part is we don't work together so we can be brutally honest. There's no thinking like, well, you know, what's it going to be like at work if I, if I'm honest and blah, blah, blah. Say this stuff, uh, in, in there's no politics, so we're all just cheering each other on wanting everyone to be successful and we can do that in a very, very authentic, honest, but rooted in love and rooted in love type of way” - Danny “Sunshine” Bauer

 

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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 Environments (LRE)

 

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

 

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Dec 26, 2018

Nancy Alvarez is the principal of Celina Primary School in Celina, TX.  She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Masters. in Educational Leadership. She has 20 years of experience in early childhood education.  She has taught in both private and public schools. She also has experience with homeschooling, curriculum design, professional development, instructional coaching, bilingual education, and technology integration.  Her passion and specialty are early childhood education. She has presented at both state and national conferences on the following topics: STEAM in the Early Years, QR and AR Integration, Parental Involvement, Building a Powerful PLN, Learning Spaces, and Future Ready Leaders. On Twitter, she co-moderates a weekly early childhood chat called #ECEchat and blogs regularly at  www.teachngwithnancy.com.

 

Nancy Alvarez Show Highlights:

  • How to get out of the routine of observations
  • Why Nancy wanted a maker space for her school
  • Incorporating more STEAM into early childhood ed
  • The difference between STEAM labs and maker spaces
  • The extraordinary things kids produce in Nancy’s STEAM labs
  • Nancy’s “wake up call” for unplugging from work
  • The importance of social emotional development for our students
  • Are you learning from podcasts?
  • Be positive and optimistic

 

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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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Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, TX. She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. Prior to becoming an administrator, Sanée taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor.

Sanée Bell is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning and school culture.  She recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others. Sanée has presented at local, state, national and international conferences, and has written publications and several guest blog posts focused on leadership and its impact on students and teachers. She shares her thoughts on leadership on her blog saneebell.com and via Twitter @SaneeBell.

 

Sanée Bell Show Highlights:

  • Take care of yourself prior to work to get the most of your work day
  • Planning the day with intention (and with your admin assistant)
  • How to recalibrate when you drop a new (but good) habit
  • Building high performance teams
  • Honoring your individual team member strengths
  • Ah-ha moments of understanding who you are a leader vs the actual organization you lead
  • Collaborating on the #EdWriteNow Vol II
  • Preventing teen suicide with the Will to Live Foundation
  • How to engage in productive conflict via collective agreements

“You can’t principal from the office”

-Dr. Sanée Bell

 

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“Be excellent on purpose”

-Dr. Sanée Bell

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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 Environments (LRE)

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

 

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Dec 12, 2018

Julia Freeland Fisher is director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. She leads a team devoted to informing policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation to transform schools.

In her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks, authors Julia Freeland Fisher explores a fresh perspective, giving educators and school administrators a model for breaking the pattern of inequality in the classroom. While discussions about inequality in education often focus on achievement gaps, opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity sits at the cross-
section of what students know and whom they know.

 

Julia Freeland Fisher Show Highlights:

  • Addressing the opportunity gap in education
  • Are we naive to the networking opportunities available to our students?
  • What is social capital and understanding the value of your networks
  • Strong ties vs weak ties
  • Avoiding an echo chamber
  • What schools can do when students lack sufficient care and support networks
  • Real-world opportunities and bolstering networks via emerging tech
  • Thinking critically about technology
  • Schools can do something about improving their students’ networks
  • Social capital within a network correlates to student achievement
  • Are students individuals or networks?

 

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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 Environments (LRE)

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

 

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Dec 5, 2018

PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for Uncommon Schools and the Founder and Dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proof points of excellence in urban schools nationwide.

Author of multiple books, including Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership 2.0, Get Better Faster, A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers, Bambrick-Santoyo has trained over 20,000 school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership, including multiple schools that have gone on to become the highest-gaining or highest achieving schools in their districts, states and/or countries.

Prior to these roles, Bambrick-Santoyo co-founded the Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship and spent 13 years leading North Star Academies in Newark, NJ, whose results are among the highest-achieving urban schools in the nation.  He also taught for six years in a bilingual school in Mexico City.

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo Show Highlights:

  • What Paul’s perfect day looks like
  • System for spreading great ideas
  • Expanding the experience of what excellence is
  • Professional development and leadership is only as good as  what you practice
  • Creating a school of practice
  • Codifying the best practices with leaders
  • Key skills you need to be a successful leader
  • Laser focus on the core
  • What would I do differently
  • Taking a pause to re-energize
  • Learning from those on the front lines
  • Planning backwards where every child can exceed, relentless on whether or not students are learning, and sustained involvement

“Every great teacher I’ve met, they’re at home on a Sunday night revising their lesson plan even if they have taught it for 20 years and they’re looking at a piece of student work saying that this individual student needs something new, what am I going to do differently? ” - Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

 

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“I think what distinguishes a great school from an average school is how a leader uses their time.” - Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

 

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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/

 

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Nov 28, 2018

Paresh Shah is a unique combination of a technology engineer, Harvard MBA, serial entrepreneur, strategist to companies around the world, heroic speaker, innovation trainer and trained mindfulness yogi. Prior to his role at the Non-Obvious Company, Paresh was an engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace and has been in technology, media and science his whole life.

Paresh was also an early executive at Monitor Company, a strategic consultancy formed by several Harvard Business School professors, including world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter. As a complement to his business background, Paresh graduated first in his engineering class, has taught in several MBA programs and is under contract with IdeaPress Publishing to publish Lifter Leadership later this year.

 

Paresh Shaw Show Highlights:

  • A very practical exercise to get calibrated for your day
  • Why it’s important to go with the flow
  • How to integrate our minds and our hearts
  • Building character through lifter leadership
  • Younger generation is more attuned to authenticity
  • Do you “Word watch”?
  • The four mindsets of lifter leadership
  • Labels and boxes and the harm they can cause to people
  • The misunderstanding Darwin introduced into the world

“You can create the world through your positive attitude”

-Paresh Shah

 

Paresh Shaw Resources:

 

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • The Art of Possibility

 

“Life unfolds beautifully when we are attuned”

-Paresh Shah

 

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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/

 

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

Nov 21, 2018

Arthur Carmazzi is one of the Top 10 of the world’s Top 30 Thought Leaders in both Leadership and Organizational Culture categories by Global Gurus.

Arthur is on a mission to revolutionize the entire education system. He’s the Designer of the Arthur Carmazzi education methodology utilized by The Kingsley Leadership Academy, a high school cultivating the world’s future leaders through Arthur’s New Education System.

Arthur is also the Bestselling Author of 11 books specializing in psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation.

 

Arthur Carmazzi Show Highlights:

  • Using gamification in organizational culture
  • Arthur’s approach to creating teams
  • The Colored Brain and how we deal with ambiguity
  • How Squadli infuses gamification into your organization
  • Connecting emotional drivers to create diverse “Hives” & “Pods” at Kingsley
  • Incentives that are used at Kingsley
  • Kingsley uses “Success Coaches” not Teachers
  • Every student publishes at least one book a year and a YouTube channel to share their learning
  • Setting kids up for success
  • Secrets of building great teams

“We want to break things … we want to be innovators.”

-Arthur Carmazzi

 

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“Building effective teams is a predictable formula.”

-Arthur Carmazzi

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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 Environments (LRE)

 

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

 

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

Nov 14, 2018

Dan Butler serves as the principal of Epworth Elementary School in the Western Dubuque Community School District. He received his BA in Elementary Education and MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls. Dan received an Advanced Studies Certificate (Superintendent) and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Education Degree (EdD) program at UNI. In the past, he served as the principal of Epworth and Farley Elementary Schools simultaneously for 4 years focusing on positive relationships with all members of the learning community, high impact instructional techniques, building leadership capacity in others, and establishing successful school cultures. Dan continues to learn, grow, and contribute to education by presenting at local, state, and national conferences about digital leadership, 21st century public relations/communication, continuous improvement, positive psychology/employee engagement, and developing leadership capacity.

Dan has received a number awards and was most recently recognized as the University of Northern Iowa Educational Leadership Legacy award winner and 2017 bizTimes.biz Rising Star in the Dubuque area. He serves as the co-moderator of Iowa Educational Chat (#IAedchat), a weekly Twitter forum held on Sunday evenings at 8:00 CST focused on the latest trends in education. Dan has published various articles to Principal Magazine focused on digital leadership, literacy, and productivity.

When not at school, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, watching and participating in various sports, and attending a variety of events within the Western Dubuque School District. Dan and his wife, Johna, reside in Epworth with their two sons, Mason and Nolan.

 

Dan Butler Show Highlights:

  • Using empowerment and delegation to maximize productivity
  • Do you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day?
  • What makes it on Dan’s to-do list
  • Dan’s protocol for email
  • His practice of meeting with staff for 30 minute convos once a quarter
  • Make sure you consider how to include everyone in the group
  • Ask … don’t assume!
  • How Dan gives the gift of an hour to every staff member
  • The best culture building resource Dan has seen in the last year

“I want to create an environment where people are engaged, making a difference, and strengths are utilized.”

-Dan Butler

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive 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

Nov 7, 2018

Rebecca fights poverty. She has walked with dozens of families as they made it completely out of poverty. Rebecca sees poverty as the main driver for most social problems. So let’s get people out of poverty! She works with kids, parents, educators and communities to do just that! Trauma-informed and restorative justice principles are the tool belt. Changed mindsets become the toolbox and relationships are the playground for taking this age old dilemma and turning it into a winnable game.

 

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz Show Highlights:

  • What are we missing and what can we do better?
  • Tips on being a more flexible leader
  • The to-do list will always be there and how to deal with that
  • How Rebecca leverages community to push through roadblocks
  • Rebecca’s remarkable story of escaping poverty
  • The power of disarming and empowering
  • Middle class strategies don’t work for at risk kids.
  • Parents living in poverty and educators want the same thing
  • “How do we solve this together?” philosophy
  • Creating welcoming environments for all
  • How to crush parent - teacher conferences

“We need you to tell us how to solve it”

-Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

 

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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 Environments (LRE)

 

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

 

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Oct 31, 2018

Above all else, Scott Long is a son, a brother, a father, and a husband. These relationships inspire him to be better every single day.  Scott and his 3 1/2-year-old son Grady have a slogan they use with each other every day that best summarizes what he aspires to be for those around him, especially for his amazing wife Jessica: "Humble, Kind, Hard-working."

Scott is moved by his relationship with God to serve others as: a coach to inspire; a counselor to support; a teacher to lead; and a friend for fellowship & collaboration.  He is the Principal at Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield, Michigan, where their mission, in partnership with families and the community, is to provide a safe place where all children learn, laugh, and grow together into lifelong learners.  The DOherty FAMILY lives this mission by behaving with four core values in mind:

  1. Rocky's Cuff Link
  2. All Hands In
  3. Finding the Marigold
  4. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

They succeed by growing together as a family, building a culture of positive abundance, providing strong systems of student support, and delivering wildly engaging instruction.

Scott has served in education for 15 years as a middle school language arts & AVID teacher, a middle school assistant principal, and now as an elementary principal.  He was the 2017 NASSP Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year, which was only made possible because of the amazing team of educators with whom he worked. He enjoys spending his free time hanging out with family, reading, working out, doing anything related to baseball, and listening to music by Switchfoot.

 

Scott Long Show Highlights:

  • Are you getting inspired on the road?
  • Scott’s walking club at school
  • How Scott uses his “Life Song Page”
  • The one question Scott has heard on the podcast that he asks every day
  • Scott’s approach to creating Doherty’s sticky core values
  • Dealing with the fear of rolling out an innovative initiative
  • The exact amount of time it took Scott to create core values with his community
  • Use narratives to illustrate to what you want

 

“Which value is the most prevalent within our community?”

-Scott Long

 

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“Fear feeds on time”

-Scott Long

 

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Oct 24, 2018

Christopher Lochhead is one of the pioneers of the “Authentic Dialogue” category of podcasts, a best-selling author and three-time Silicon Valley, public company CMO. He stands out for his unique point of view, sense of humor, hard-fought experience and whisky stained mind.

In Christopher’s new book, Niche Down: How to Become Legendary by Being Different, he and co-author Heather Clancy go deep, taking you on a fun, practical, example-packed look at what it takes to design and dominate your own niche. They blow up the idea that the path way to success is building a brand and instead teach you how to “Niche Down” and become known for a niche that you own.

Listeners love Legends & Losers because it is not your typical formulaic “interview show.”

Instead it’s one of the few real, raw, authentic dialogue shows.

From Elon Musk’s first investor Nancy Pfund, NBA legend Bill Walton, New York Times best- selling author Sebastian Junger, the cofounders of John’s Crazy Socks, 4-Star General Stanley McChrystal to convicted murderer-turned motivational speaker Will Little, Christopher has remarkable conversations with hundreds of legendary thinkers from Silicon Valley and beyond.

Christopher says Niche Down is for someone wanting a legendary career, and for “small-e- entrepreneurs” looking to make a mark on the world. It’s the first book on category design for smaller businesses and individuals.

 

Christopher Lochhead Show Highlights:

  • The power of authentic conversations and how to have more of them
  • Curious perspective vs win - lose
  • Foreground vs Background Conversations
  • What’s the purpose of you having the conversation you’re having right now?
  • The story of writing Niche Down
  • If you study Pablo Picasso, you can learn how to niche down
  • The exact question(s) to ask in order to become a category king
  • Better doesn’t mean you are different
  • Fall in love with the problem not the solution
  • What problem are we really solving in schools?

“Follow your different”

-Christopher Lochhead

 

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“It’s what makes us different that makes us difference”

-Christopher Lochhead

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“Conversations are not about me getting you to agree with my predetermined point-of-view”

-Christopher Lochhead

 

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Oct 21, 2018

Nancy Conrad created the Conrad Foundation in 2008 to energize and engage students in science and technology through unique entrepreneurial opportunities. The organization’s flagship program, the Conrad Challenge, is a global competition challenging students to combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship to create products that address real-world challenges and global sustainability. By enabling young minds to connect education, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Foundation helps provide a bold platform for enriching the innovative workforce of the future.

Ms. Conrad has been a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Her presentations include TED Long Beach, the Legatum Institute at MIT, and, at the invitation of HM King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, she spoke at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She also presented at the Global Diversity Leadership Conference at Harvard University and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition conference in Washington, DC. As a leader in transformative education, she has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology detailing how the Conrad Foundation exemplifies the use of partnership and mentorship to improve STEM education. She has been named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM Education. Ms. Conrad serves on the Board of Directors of the Presidential Scholars.

 

Nancy Conrad Show Highlights:

  • Why Nancy started the Conrad Challenge
  • The transformative education approach Nancy uses
  • What kind of challenges do students solve in the Conrad challenge?
  • “No box” thinking
  • Use the word “challenges” instead of  “problems”
  • Your expectations matter for your students and staff
  • Are we making students prisoners of their own minds?
  • Invite your students to the table
  • How schools are juice factories

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive 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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 17, 2018

Kimberley began her career in child psychology with young offenders providing therapy for juveniles aged 10 – 16 years. She gained skills in Developmental Psychology and Play Therapy before traveling extensively to acquire cross-cultural experience with non-English speaking children. Returning to Australia, in 2000, Kimberley established her first clinic as a sole- practitioner and later launched Quirky Kid in 2007 with her partner, Leonardo Rocker. Quirky Kid has since expanded to include two clinics and a creative team of ten, producing award-winning educational resources for classrooms and clinics worldwide. Kimberley, Leonardo and their two children, Olivia (11) and Ben (7) live in Sydney, Australia.

Kimberley O'Brien Show Highlights:

  • Kimberley’s why for working with kids as a child psychologist
  • Tips for getting people in the mood for talking
  • Why Kimberley’s office CANNOT look like a principal’s office
  • The importance of a name and what it communicates …
  • The Best of Friends program, a great SEL program to consider for your school

 

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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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 10, 2018

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 originally was my guest on Episode 126.

 

“What do people think about me when I’m not in the room?”

-Ben Baker

 

Ben Baker Show Highlights:

  • Your personal brand is part past, present, and future
  • How a powerful personal brand can inspire confidence
  • The powerful personal brand can help kids be better
  • The top three people Ben admires and why (ask this question too to build a powerful personal brand)
  • How Ben would approach social media as a school leader
  • Tips for using video in innovative ways
  • A practical example of thinking through your personal brand

 

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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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 3, 2018

Tamara Fyke is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for kids, families, and urban communities, and is the creator, author, and brand manager for Love In A Big World. In her early days, Tamara worked as a substitute teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She transitioned to leading community programs as well as in-school support services, program development, and research. Tamara received her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and worked at Vanderbilt’s Center for Safe & Supportive Schools providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for principals and teachers for issues related to safety and climate.

 

Tamara is editor of Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Schools & Communities, a book published by Abingdon Press that brings 12 wide-ranging perspectives on SEL to educators, parents, and leaders.

 

Tamara’s specialties and focus areas within education include racial equality; educational technology; entrepreneurship; digital literacy; educational video games; research; school climate; curriculum design; applied developmental science; arts education; urban education; service learning; literature education; the development of caring learning communities; the professional development of educators; and learning in out of school contexts.

 

Tamara lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the proud mother of three adopted children.

 

Tamara Fyke Show Highlights:

  • Love in a Big World’s SEL Curriculum
  • Relationships with self and others
  • Ownership and power facing challenging circumstances
  • Risk and resiliency research
  • Stop being a control freak
  • Give yourself time to become who you need to be
  • Do I let my people know that I care?

 

“I wish schools were more like a home rather than an institution”

-Tamara Fyke

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive 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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 26, 2018

Eugene Park is a man of faith who trusts that all things, the good and the trials of life, happen for a reason.  He is a husband to Yuna Park and father of two amazing girls. Gene has been an educator for 17 years.  As a classroom teacher Gene worked in Cherry Hill for 10 years as a 2nd grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher and 5th grade teacher.  He has also served as an assistant principal in Camden and Southampton, NJ for three years. Gene now serves in his dream job, as the principal of A. Russell Knight Elementary, a K-5 school, in Cherry Hill, NJ.  This is his 4th year as principal of A. Russell Knight Elementary.

Eugene Park Show Highlights:

  • The importance of investment in people
  • Why Gene’s custodian sings “Happy Bday” kids.
  • Your number one job is building relationships with kids
  • Gene’s student experience
  • The challenge of being a new admin and how survive those challenges.
  • Every kid understands the language of L.O.V.E. (learn, observe and study, value, and empower)
  • Do you surround yourself with people that know more than you?
  • The problem with being a people pleaser
  • An interesting model of admin support used in Cherry Hill: The cohort model

 

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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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 19, 2018

Alexander is a professor of finance as well as Advisor and Board of Directors Member for fintech and financial services companies. Which means he is transforming, accelerating, and advising businesses that students he is educating want to work for.

As a professor, Alexander helps students understand how the financial services industry works. He also lead a master's in financial analysis program, helping students bridge their liberal arts background to a focused career in finance.

As a Board member, Alexander works with fintech and financial services companies that want to transform traditional industry business models to unleash exponential growth and value. He brings expertise in governance, strategy, growth, financial management and operations.

As a CEO advisor, Alexander mentors CEOs and Boards who want to turn strategy into action. Currently working with 20+ early stage and middle market businesses.

 

Alexander Lowry Show Highlights:

  • Alexander's interesting new MBA program
  • Top down vs bottom up framework for innovation and change
  • What Alexander has learned from Wharton and his for profit endeavors
  • Tempering intensity in order to achieve the vision
  • 5 big buckets of life
  • What goal setting looks like within a team
  • VAKOG model of communication
  • The Pareto principle in school leadership
  • Leading from behind
  • How to setup a personal board

 

“Where is good, good enough, and where do I need perfection?”

-Alexander Lowry

 

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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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

 

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 12, 2018

Daniel P. Kelley is an educator, instructional leader, and innovator. Before assuming the presidency of NASSP in 2017, Dan served as principal of Smithfield High School in Smithfield, RI, and was named the 2012 Rhode Island Principal of the Year. Before this, he served as a high school assistant principal; a high school and middle school special education teacher; and a middle school math and science teacher.

As a leader in education, Dan believes in challenging current instructional practices to provide creative and effective opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed. He is passionate about educational leadership that builds strong relationships with faculty and the community, utilizing social media to foster connections between educators, and establishing Personal Learning Networks for collaboration and professional development.

Dan Kelley Show Highlights:

  • What Dan has learned through conversations with principals across the United States.
  • The principal + teacher shortage
  • Why Twitter is the best social media tool for educators
  • Dan’s biggest “Aha” moments as the President of NASSP
  • The need for Principal coaching / mentoring
  • Education is not broken
  • The mistake of not listening

 

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  • 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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Sep 5, 2018

Ryan was raised in Southern California, where his diverse education experiences all started. He attended public school, private school, and was homeschooled. He has seen and been part of all types of education systems, which gives him a different perspective. Ryan is a passionate educator who has made it his mission to help everyone live up to their potential.

He also has an immense dedication to kids and to making sure all educators understand the power they have in a child’s life. Ryan was a physical education teacher for ten years before taking the leap from teacher to administrator. After serving two years as a high school vice principal, Ryan is now the lead learner/principal of an elementary school in Concord, California. He prides himself on being someone who can build strong school culture, and that is exactly what has happened at the schools where he has served as an administrator.

Ryan works in the community where he lives, which allows him to build many relationships that foster a great learning environment for staff, students, and families. He also travels and speaks about creative educational practices and how we all have the power to Be the One for Kids. Other topics on which he speaks include Incorporating Technology, Being an Educator in Action, Creating a School Where No One Wants to Leave, and many others. He moderates a variety of Twitter chats and is very active on social media.

Ryan’s wife, Barbara, and four children, Robert, Joshua, Julianna, and Zachary, are the light of his world. Ryan and his family reside in Concord, California.

 

Ryan Sheehy Show Highlights:

  • What Be the One for Kids is all about
  • How blogging every week helped him clarify his message
  • Ryan started his blog for himself because of the value of reflection
  • Hitting publish can be scary … here is how to get around it
  • What are you doing to empower educators?
  • The first step to building relationships
  • Education should be fun
  • Ryan’s favorite ways to celebrate people
  • Ryan’s 1-on-1 coffee house meetings for all staff

 

“Life in general is best played as a team sport.”

-Ryan Sheehy

 

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“Are your dreams of tomorrow aligned with your habits of today.”

-Steph Curry

 

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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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Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Nathan D. Lang-Raad is a speaker, author, and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He was director of elementary curriculum and instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as education supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He speaks at both local and national professional conferences and is the cofounder of Bammy Award-nominated #LeadUpChat, an educational leadership professional learning network (PLN) on Twitter. Nathan is also the cofounder of #divergED, a Twitter chat focused on divergent thinking and innovations in education. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation, and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force.

 

Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and is currently co-authoring a book with Robert J. Marzano on the new art and science of teaching mathematics.

He has written several blog posts that have been featured on the EdTech K-12, Corwin Connect, Education Week, K-12 Blueprint, and Solution Tree websites.

Nathan received a bachelor of arts degree in general science-chemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, a master of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and a doctorate of education degree in learning organizations and strategic change from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

He resides with his husband, Herbie Raad, in sunny San Francisco, California.

To learn more about Nathan's work, visit nathandlang.com or follow him on Twitter @drlangraad.

Nathan was my guest originally on Episode 063

 

Nathan Lang-Raad Show Highlights:

  • Nathan’s new book: Everyday Instructional Coaching
  • The 7 drivers of effective instructional coaching
  • Tackling the misconceptions of collaboration
  • Building meetings for introverts and extroverts to thrive
  • Advice Nathan offers for principals who play both the evaluator and coach
  • Nathan’s BIG “Why” for his work
  • The power of video in the classroom

 

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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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Aug 22, 2018

Jessica is the Principal of the “Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota”, the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Masters in Special Education from the University of Saint Thomas, and her administrative licenses from Hamline University.

Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) and co-moderates #ECEChat as well as engages with other educators looking to make all things possible for our young learners, and learners that are young at heart.

She enjoys quality time at home with her husband Rob, and her two sons Kenny and Isaiah.

Jessica Cabeen is the author of Hacking Early Learning and originally starred in Episode 078 of this podcast.

Jessica Cabeen Show Highlights:

  • What it’s like to be a recovering Middle School AP
  • The importance of shadowing students and teachers
  • Jessica’s system for writing a personal note to every single student at the beginning of the year
  • Jessica has no email on her phone … could you?
  • “Leaders go first” - Jessica’s approach to introducing new tech
  • Have students focus on creating as opposed to consuming content and tech
  • What brought Jessica to the Mastermind
  • The first question you should ask is the one you don’t know the answer to

 

“We want technology to be a tool that bridge or enhances learning.”

-Jessica Cabeen

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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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Aug 15, 2018

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

  • 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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Aug 8, 2018

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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  • 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.
 
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