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

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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Jun 21, 2017
Will Parker is principal of Skiatook High School, just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a high school teacher, he taught Language Arts, creative writing, and Advanced Placement English.
 
As principal of a Title I school, his school’s innovative approaches to collaboration, remediation and mentoring have resulted in marked improvements in student performance. He is regularly asked to speak to principal associations, school leadership conferences, and graduate classes on effective leadership practices, organizational behavior, and digital tools for enhancing school communication.
His first book, Principal Matters: The Motivation, Courage, and Action needed for School Leaders was released in 2014. He hosts a weekly podcast and blogs at his website williamdparker.com.
 
 
William Parker Show Highlights
  • How to  deliver value at a conference
  • Connect at the head and the heart
  • Power of masterminds
  • Set goals, think, and pray
  • Is education a calling for you?
  • The phrase you should use greeting kids every day
  • Will’s struggle moving from teaching to admin
  • No one is too old for accountability
  • Don’t let the urgent kill the important
  • The folder on the corner of his desk ...
 
 
William Parker Resources
William’s website (sign up for his newsletter to get access to his 8 hats resource for school leaders)
William’s new book
Connect on Twitter
Principal Matters
View from the Top
EntreLeadership

 

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Jun 14, 2017
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy.
 
Tom Hierck was originally on my show in EP 056
 
Tom Hierck Show Highlights:
  • I wish I always got it right, but I didn’t.
  • Speaking to the essence of positive learning environment
  • The start of the day is our one chance to win
  • Focus on students and make school the best 6 hours of their day
  • Create an elevating culture
  • Standing meetings sharing the good news
  • Kids first agendas
  • How writing a solo book is challenging
  • Teacher presence
  • The difference between expectations and rules
  • How to inspire hope for a new school year
  • The most amazing feedback activity for teachers to give students
  • Do we turn to each other or against each other?
 
Tom Hierck Resources
 
Tom’s book: 7 keys to a positive learning environment in your classroom
Pyramid of behavior interventions
Starting a movement
Connect with Tom on Twitter
 
 
Actionable Step
Move from direct, to correct, to connect.
 

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Jun 7, 2017

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

Aaron was first featured on Episode 012 of the podcast.

Aaron Walker Show Highlights
  • The book that is his baby
  • Why you need to sell hope as a leader
  • The importance of delayed gratification
  • Live like no-one else today, so you can live like no-one else later
  • The power of trusted advisors and masterminds
  • You only have one lens … surround yourself with trusted advisors to get the truth
  • The enemy of excellence is isolation
  • Can’t couldn’t do it, and could did it all
  • The difference between givers and takers
  • How to be other-focused
  • Quit taking no as an answer
  • The keys to success and significance
  • Gratitude Day
  • How to change your attitude and mindset
 
Aaron Walker Resources
 
View from the Top book
How to win friends and influence people
Essentialism
12 Week year
Bible
View from the top book list
 
Get your 3 free gifts
Personal Assessment
What do I want
Steps to a productive day
 
Claim your free workshop
 
First 20 people to buy Aaron’s book and send me an email including a screenshot confirming the purchase, will get my Ideal Week / 12 Week Goal workshop for free.
 
This workshop will be held July 22.

 

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May 31, 2017
David brings to Oliver over 15 years of experience working in the field of educational access for high-achieving students. He previously served as Director of Education at NJ SEEDS, where he oversaw programs serving 750 students. He is the author of four books and dozens of articles and has taught at Princeton University and has served as a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. David holds a B.A. from Brown University and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. His daughter Jordan is a graduate of Packer Collegiate. He has spoken at many national conferences, including the annual meeting of The College Board Forum, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), The National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), and the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC). He serves on the board of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and is currently a visiting scholar at The New School. Oliver Scholars prepares high-achieving African-American and Latino students from underserved NYC communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges.
 
David Allyn Show Highlights:
  • A career in opportunity
  • How an independent school experience in DC shaped his view of diversity and access
  • How a sexual revolution led to a career in educational access
  • How Ted Sizer influenced David’s view of leadership and a “generosity of spirit”
  • With a new, fresh, and excited outlook and changing things hurt his leadership experience
  • What are your key priorities?
  • The power of a listening tour 
  • Non-profit fundraising is all in the details
  • How college admissions impacts the structure of school
  • Why School? Why am I doing what I am doing?
  • Students should grapple with what their education means to them
 
David Allyn Resources
 
Quiet by Susan Cain
Finite and infinite games by James Carse
The path with heart by Jack Kornfield
Check out Oliver Scholars and support their great work!
Contact David

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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May 24, 2017
Colin Hogan is Head of School at Learning Community Charter School.  From 2010-2013 he was the Social Studies Coordinator for the Highland Park School District.  He taught 6th grade history in Highland Park from 2004-2010.  Prior to coming to Highland Park Mr. Hogan taught at Princeton Charter School.  Mr. Hogan began his career in education in 1999 teaching at the Academy of Communications and Technology and at the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago.  He has won numerous awards for teaching and was recognized as New Jersey History Teacher of the Year in 2013.  Before becoming a teacher he worked as a community organizer in both Israel and New York City.  Mr. Hogan earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Indiana University, pursued graduate studies in Early Adolescent Education at Bank Street College of Education, and at the NJExcel program.  Mr. Hogan currently serves as President of the Kean University Diversity Council the state's premier prejudice reduction and Holocaust education consortium for NJ schools. 
 
Show Highlights:
  • Giving everyone a seat at the table
  • The power of student focus groups
  • Why Michelle Obama didn’t give Colin a job
  • How to make a difference through social justice
  • What a school that runs a post-office and has a therapy dog operates
  • An amazing 8th grade activity to push kids outside the “bubble”
  • Leadership is lonely
  • Put your invisible megaphone away
  • How the mastermind has helped his school leadership 
  • Leading for long-term change
  • Why you should avoid saying “from now on …”
 
Resources
 
Start where you are, but don’t stay there
Rac(e)ing to classboth by Dr. H Richard Milner IV
 
Follow Colin on Twitter

 

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May 17, 2017
Kyle Borel is the principal at a charter school in Austin, Texas. Her school currently serves 600 students in grades PreK-8. Kyle received her bachelors degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson (go Wildcats!) then her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler. She started out her career in education as a 4-5th grade science teacher, then spent two years as an assistant principal before moving into the role of campus principal. She's currently in her 5th year as a campus principal. Her favorite part of her job is greeting her students as they arrive to school each day and spending time in classrooms.
 
Show Highlights:
  • Where Kyle’s "I’ll figure out how to make it happen” attitude originated
  • How entering school leadership in an unconventional way helped her develop leadership chops
  • It’s better to make a wrong decision than to not make a decision at all
  • Relationships are key and starting at a new school is hard work 
  • Power of leading with vulnerability
  • What Kyle’s Miracle Morning looks like
  • Success comes from integrity and caring for other people
  • How Kyle infuses pictures with staff meetings and Do Now-s
  • The time will never be right
 
 
Kyle Borel Resources
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Search inside yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
 
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
 
Kyle on Twitter 
 
Kyle on Insta

 

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SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
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May 10, 2017
David is in his third year as a middle school assistant principal for the Solanco School District just outside Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He is currently part of the PA ASCD emerging leaders program. Prior to his current position, he taught middle school physical education and coached in Maryland.  He and his wife, Amy, have twin boys that will soon be 5 and a little girl that just turned 3.
 
David Beard Show Highlights
 
  • How wrestling started his career in education
  • Why young teachers are impressive
  • Growth matters … and why stories of overcoming are so powerful
  • Get in the trenches with people
  • Why you should make people around you better than you are
  • The definition of great
  • I am better for my mistakes
  • The process doesn’t stop … success is a journey
  • Listening to podcasts helps him "get out of his head"
  • The powerful affirmations David says to his kids every night
  • Why masterminds are awesome
 
David Beard Resources
 
 
Think & grow rich by Napoleon Hill
 
Who moved my cheese by Spencer Johnson
 
 
Over the top by Zig Ziglar
 
 
 
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
May 3, 2017
Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 290,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Financial Times. With a writing career spanning over 20 years, Eric is also a sought-after speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to speak at MIT, Yale, West Point, the University of Pennsylvania, NPR affiliates, and on morning television. His first book, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, will be released by HarperCollins on May 16th.
 
"The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed” - William Gibson
 
Eric Barker Show Highlights
  • Why extroverts aren’t better leaders
  • How a focus on research with a touch of warmth and emotion amplified his influence
  • Technology is a tool
  • 5 questions that will make you emotionally strong
  • The benefits of meditation 
  • How Stoicism can help you make better choices
  • Do you think enough about your thoughts? You can change those!
  • Why you should frame challenges as a game
  • The story of starting Barking Up the Wrong Tree
  • Are the maxims we here even true (e.g. nice guys finish last)
  • Filtered vs unfiltered leaders
  • Gratitude will make you awesome at life
 
Eric Barker Resources
 
Eric’s blog
 
Barking up the wrong tree (the book)
 
5 questions that will make you emotionally strong
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Apr 26, 2017
In today’s show, Danny “Sunshine” Bauer, host of Better Leaders Better Schools shares some of attitude of gratitude hacks with the listeners. These are tips and tricks to develop a more positive mindset and outlook which the listener can implement today.
 
Show Highlights:
 
  • What is the "Awesome Jar” and how to make one
  • Why you should start journaling today
  • How to complete a 5 minute journal
  • Practicing "Loving kindness” meditation
  • 20+ ways to appreciate staff
  • The “Daily Practice”
  • “Secret System” of How to Achieve More in 12 Weeks Than Most People Do in an Entire Year
  • The power of masterminds
 
Show Resources:
 
Sign up for the FREE "Secret System" Webby here
 
Join the Mastermind
 
Contact Danny
 
312-788-7595
 
Anywhere on social media: @alienearbud

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Apr 19, 2017
Jethro Jones is the host of the Transformative Principal podcast, founder of the Transformative Leadership Summit, and Principal of Kodiak Middle School.
 
Jethro Jones Show Notes
 
  • How Jethro defines the “School experience.”
  • 34 initiatives in 3 years ...
  • Great Question >>> From the Teacher experience what do we want to Start? Stop? Continue?
  • 4 areas of the school experience.
  • What he’s most proud of & what he wished he accomplished at Kodiak Middle 
  • Relationships are most important to your school success.
 

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Apr 12, 2017
Jennifer considers herself a “voice coach,” helping others learn how to best use their voices – be it collaborating on a team, presenting in front of an audience, coaching a colleague, supervising an employee.
 
Jennifer has been recognized as one of “18 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know” by Education Week’s “Finding Common Ground” blog, and the International Academy of Educational Entrepreneurship’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year.
 
Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicating, Collaborating & Creating Community and Hard Conversations Unpacked – the Whos, the Whens and the What Ifs
 
 
Jennifer Abrams Show Highlights:
  • How schools encourage "get out" thinking and acting?
  • How to make different choices in their work
  • What the shift from teaching to leading in school requires
  • Why pushing and wanting to be fixed is the problem
  • Here is how to grow adults
  • Playing in the deep end of the pool
  • What is collective efficacy?
  • What the Ministry of Education learned from talking to their principals
  • Jennifer’s process for writing
  • Why "slowing down” and "don’t push” is unhelpful
 
Jennifer Abrams's Resources:
 
Contact
 
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Apr 5, 2017
Adrian J. (AJ) DeLeón is a first-generation college graduate whose passion to achieve equity and excellence for students has guided his professional career. In his work, AJ is always willing to learn new tactics and work with others to design creative solutions to the challenges they face. His work has proven to him that by investing in people and promoting new ideas in organizations, sustainable social change will occur.

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

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

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

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Mar 29, 2017
Dr. Allen Pratt has served as a high school science teacher and coach, a high school principal, assistant superintendent/curriculum director, executive director of the Tennessee Rural Education Association, executive director of the East Tennessee Center of Regional Excellence for the Tennessee Department of Education, and rural outreach liaison for Lincoln Memorial University. His primary interests are those issues which impact rural schools and the role of instructional leaders at the district and building levels. He is also involved at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Education and Educational Leadership.
 
Show Highlights
  • What Allen learned about PLCs in a rural area through his dissertation
  • What Teddy Roosevelt teaches us about servant leadership
  • The biggest challenges rural schools face
  • Develop people based on strengths and diversity
  • Pick the underdog and watch him grow
  • Hard copy and computer everything
  • Systems help you succeed
  • Slow down. Schools don’t change in 6 weeks.
  • Do we have a MS / HS program aligned to the workforce?
 
Resources
 
School culture rewired by Steven Gruenert and Todd Whitaker

 

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Mar 22, 2017
Kyle Wagner is the founder and lead consultant for Transform Educational Consulting, an organization that empowers school leaders to lead change and improve student learning through simple, innovative strategies and teaming structures. He is also the former Coordinator of Futures Academy at the International School of Beijing, a program that uses interdisciplinary project- based learning to connect students to their passions and the world outside of school. His book "The Power of SIMPLE" documents this experience and helps provide simple, research- based strategies for school transformation. Kyle is also a former educator at High Tech High, the school featured on the hit documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.” He holds a M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a thesis that focuses on developing democratic classrooms and distributed leadership models. When not writing or teaching, he is performing with his original band, participating in karaoke contests and traveling the world with his partner. He currently resides in San Diego, California where he spends time developing schools of the future while helping other school leaders build theirs.
 
Kyle Wagner Show Highlights
  • Which super-hero would play Kyle in real life.
  • The “explore-possibilities" style of leadership
  • Leadership needs to be personalized
  • Great questions are connected to people’s most desired outcomes
  • How to meet people where they’re at to lead effectively
  • What Kyle learned from leaving an incredible job at High Tech High to jump into the unknown in China
  • The paradox and freedom from removing yourself from everyone you know
  • Smaller system = greater innovation
  • Designing a mission that is authentic
  • Don’t post your mission; show your mission (when it’s played out)
  • Leadership is taking people from where they are at and taking them one step further
 
Kyle Wagner Resources
 
Kyle on Twitter
Kyle’s website
The power of simple by Kyle Wagner
Brett Wagner’s band: Emersen
Adaptive school trainings
Made to stick by The Heath brothers
Xlr8 by John Kotter
Innovator’s Mindset by George Couros
 

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Mar 15, 2017
Glenn Robbins is the proud Superintendent at the Tabernacle Township School District. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. In addition, Glenn encourages all students to have a voice, not only in building a school culture but also in designing student-led courses. He was named as a 2016 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP for exhibiting bold, creative leadership in his drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals for staff, students, and the school community. Glenn led his former school to become the first school in New Jersey history to receive the 2016 SETDA Student Voices Award, which honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students.
 
Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe. His extensive travels to various schools across the globe have helped to diversify his views on education and implement new instructional methods to better both students and staff. By empowering students and staff to have a growth mindset through design thinking, while implementing digital tools, we can better prepare them to be agile, flexible and adaptive, towards the profound shifts that they will encounter in life.
 
Glenn Robbins Show Highlights
  • How passion and empathy led to a career in education.
  • How to build people up and add value to their lives.
  • Leaders create climate every day.
  • Understand that people have bad days. Learn how to respect.
  • Check your ego at the door.
  • Together is better.
  • Innovative ways to use technology
  • Record your projects and how you make a difference in others’ lives
  • The shift from Principal to Superintendent
  • Mindfulness in schools
 
Resources
Rework by Fried & Hansson
Meetings suck by Cameron Herold
12 week year by Brian Moran
 
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Mar 8, 2017
“Boy is retarded,” reads the top of Dr. Stephen Sroka’s third-grade report card. In ES, he was mocked for having a crossed eye and a speech impediment. He was crippled in a HS fight. Doctors said, “ Listen to your teachers.” The more he listened, the smarter the teachers became. His HS counselor told him that he didn’t have the IQ to go to college, but he didn’t know that Steve had the WILL. (Today it is called GRIT.) He learned to live with the gifts of ADHD and dyslexia. He went from the “projects” to being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He was awarded The Walt Disney American Outstanding Teacher of Health and Physical Education, and has been on Oprah and covered in USA TODAY. He travels the world striving to reach, elevate and inspire with The Power of One message. After a cardiac arrest, he realized that The Power of One was not enough. He needed The Power of Many. We all do. He always did, he just didn’t know it. He does now.
 
Stephen Sroka Show Highlights:
 
  • How educators saved his life … twice
  • The power of grit
  • Build morale by recognizing teachers for the Teacher Hall of Fame
  • Start with the heart to get to the head
  • The Power of One and The Power of Many
  • What dying in front of 800 people taught him
  • My body … my choice …
  • The importance of saying “Thanks"
  • The 4 Cs of Relationships
  • Warrior Aura
  • The best gift to give your staff (or SO)
 
Resources
Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
 
 
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Mar 1, 2017
Jon is currently the assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland. This is his sixth year serving as an assistant principal at the elementary level. Prior to becoming an administrator, he served as a Math Coach and an elementary school teacher. During his ten years as a classroom teacher, he taught first, second, fourth and fifth grades. During his sixth year teaching, he earned Nationally Board Certification, which he held for ten years. For seven years he ran a Young Gentleman's Cub that was aimed at helping young men reach their full potential.  

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

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

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

Jon Harper Show Highlights

  • How no idea of what he wanted to do led to education
  • Jon’s “Have Fun” style of leadership
  • The power of apologies
  • 29 times out of 30 …
  • The story of starting My Bad, Jon’s podcast
  • Jon’s morning routine for success
  • Anything. Anytime.
  • The obstacle is the way
 
Jon Harper Resources
 
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Deep work by Cal Newport
 
 
 
 
The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday
 
 
Jon’s Voxer handle: jharpe3658
 
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Feb 22, 2017
Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.
 
Morgan Wright Show Highlights:
 
  • Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness
  • Always be inquisitive
  • Keys to reading people quickly
  • The clarifying questions he asks to get at motivation
  • Online, offline, and real-world scenarios that impact our lives
  • How to create better passwords
  • How to live a more secure and safe life
 
Resources
 
Identity Predators: Win the war against hackers, scammers, and thieves
 
 
 
Tools for titans by Tim Ferriss
 

 

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Feb 15, 2017
Steven Weber is the Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning with Fayetteville Public Schools (Arkansas). He was selected as a PDK Emerging Leader and his blogs have been recognized as Top 10 Blogs on ASCD EDge. He was elected as the Vice President of North Carolina PDK and as a board member with North Carolina ASCD. He was a finalist for The BAMMY Award as a curriculum director. Weber has served as a classroom teacher, principal, and curriculum director. He also worked as a curriculum coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He is passionate about supporting teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders. He presents at state and national conferences and engages audiences in conversations that support curriculum design, school transformation, and college and career readiness. Connect with Weber on Twitter at @curriculumblog or ASCD EDge.
 
Steven Weber Show Highlights:
  • Leadership develops over time
  • Leadership is about investment
  • Outward vs Inward focused leadership
  • Favorite leadership investment memories
  • Listen more than you talk
  • How learning spaces impact teaching and learning
  • You can impact learning space without a big budget
  • What is the learning target for this classroom … Does this classroom allow students to reach that target?
  • Novice principals do you know your teacher voice, student voice, and parent voice?
  • We need financial literacy to be college and career readiness
  • Provide reflection at the end of meetings and different ways to do that
  • Why principals and teachers should join Voxer right now
 
Resources
 

Steven on Twitter

 
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Feb 8, 2017
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017).

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

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

Joshua Spodek Highlights
 
  • How Joshua moved from Astrophysics to Leadership Guru
  • The definition of entrepreneurship and how educators can use entrepreneurial skills
  • You can’t help people without understanding who they are
  • Put people’s interests before your own
  • What Joshua learned from writing over 70 gratitude emails
  • Leadership can be taught (in a practical way) and help people be effective
  • How leadership is like playing musical scales
  • Project Based Learning changed his instruction in college
  • Don’t change the people … change the theory
  • Go with what works
  • People are not tools
Resources
 
 
Books
 
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Feb 1, 2017

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

Jessica Cabeen Show Highlights
  • Leading with joy
  • How her understanding of Early Childhood development has formed her understanding of the principalship
  • High interest activities you can bring to your early childhood campus today!
  • Coding club for Kindergarten
  • How to offer amazing experiences even when you are scared or clueless
  • What principals need to do to grow into the role
  • Feedback can hurt … here’s how to deal with it
  • Listen, learn, then lead
  • Set boundaries between work and home
  • Creating a playkerspace
  • You need to blog now
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Contact
 
 
Jessica on Voxer
 
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Jan 25, 2017
Ms. West is recognized internationally for her innovative, effective, and cutting edge ideas and proven practices for transforming schools into multi-generational learning communities that thrive in the 21st century. She is uniquely qualified to assist school districts across the country because she has worked at every level of the system from classroom teacher, to building administrator, to curriculum coordinator, to district administrator, and as consultant to urban, suburban, and rural districts.
 
Lucy West established Metamorphosis TLC after her outstanding run as Director of Mathematics Instruction in New York City’s Community School District 2.
 
Lucy West Show Highlights
  • How theater helped prepare Lucy for a career in education
  • Tips to healthy conflict
  • How to find out what really is going on ...
  • Listen more than you tell!
  • The ONLY way to introduce a new initiative
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Don’t follow a pacing guide … follow the kids
  • Contradictions in education
  • Coverage vs Depth
  • The power of content-focused coaching
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with Lucy
 
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Jan 18, 2017

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

Show Highlights

  • How his parents influenced his career path
  • Avoid servant leadership mistakes
  • Mr Belding as a model for a principal
  • What it’s like to take over a new building
  • Systems that support open communication
  • Adam’s dissertation on burnout
  • How becoming an ASCD Emerging Leader impacted his leadership
  • Prioritization
  • 3 ways to find time to read and develop
Resources
 
Adaptive Schools 
 
Procrastinate on purpose 
 
12 week year
 
Essentialism
 
Mindset
 
Leadership and the new science 
 
5 dysfunctions of a team
 
Good to great
 
Connect
 
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Jan 11, 2017
An experienced educator who has led a number of private institutions for nearly 30 years, Jim Power has been named the 13th Head of Schools of Culver Academies.
 
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding high school comprised of Culver Military Academy (founded in 1894) and Culver Girls Academy (1971). The Academies’ enrollment consists of 800 students from 38 states and 23 countries. The Academies’ also operate the Culver Summer Schools & Camps, a six-week program with 1,400 youth ages 9 to 17.
 
Prior to his position at Culver Academies , Power served as principal Principal of Upper Canada College in Toronto, and Headmaster of Georgetown Preparatory School near Washington, D.C. He also served in such roles as an English teacher, coach, Assistant Director of Admissions, English Department Chair, Dean of Students, and Academic Dean at the Pomfret School in Connecticut.
 
During his tenure at UCC, Power served as President of the Board of the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), and as a trustee of the International Coalition of Boys Schools and of the Canadian Educational Standards Committee. He was a Klingenstein Visiting Heads Fellowship participant in 2003. Recognized for his years of distinguished service as a head of school, Power serves on the faculty of the Institute for New Heads of the National Association of Independent Schools and wrote a chapter, “The Administrative Team,” for The Head’s Handbook: A Guide for Aspiring, New, and Experienced Heads of School.
 
Power holds a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross. His work toward the degree included one year at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He also was awarded a Master of Arts Degree from Boston College in English and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from Boston University in Educational Leadership.
 
Dr. Jim Power Show Highlights
  • How a lack of an imagination 
  • The power of mentorship
  • Respect people’s pies of energy
  • How to develop character in students (and how boarding schools do it)
  • Why language is so important to a school/student identity
  • Model difficult conversations
  • School leaders need two things: wisdom and courage
  • Hard conversations never get easy 
  • Religious schools teach character better, but not because of theology
  • Listen. Listen. Listen.

Resources

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

Resources & Connect

 
Staff Appreciation Ideas blog post with a super-star contribution from Suzanne Mitchell!
 
Voxer
 
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
 
Crucial Conversations
 
Twitter: @SuzanneReads
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