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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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Nov 25, 2015
This is a special episode aligned with the US holiday, Thanksgiving.  
 
In this episode:
  • learn the power of gratitude and get exposed to the science behind gratitude
  • learn a new strategy to develop a more thankful mindset
  • be challenged to participate in the Thank You Challenge - write a thank you card to someone everyday for a year!
 
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If you want to join the Thank You Challenge … Tweet Me or Email Me “I’m In!!!"
 
I will add you to a Google spreadsheet and check in with you periodically throughout the year.
 

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Aaron Peña has been an educator for 18 years, 12 of which have been in administration at the elementary and secondary levels. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University and his master’s degree in education administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake. He is currently working on his doctoral degree at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Aaron has obtained many awards for his work in educational leadership including the Johnny Veselka Texas Association of School Administrators Award, the Exemplary Instructional Leadership Award from the Cooperative Superintendents Program at UT Austin, and is the current HEB Excellence in Education Texas Principal of the Year.

Aaron has a passion for working with all students but enjoys working in suburban environments going through the urbanization process. He has a beautiful wife who is also an educator and three lovely daughters, 10, 11, and 13.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How leadership is all about the journey ... and learning!
  • The meaning of distributive learning (Aaron's doctoral focus)
  • The importance of learning from mistakes
  • How to create a risk taking culture
  • How to have real conversations
  • The power of practicing patience
  • Why life long learning leads to leadership success

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Nov 18, 2015

Daniel & Iboro unpack tips 10-12 on the widely popular post 200 tips for leaders.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How taking breaks maximize your productivity
  • What to do when taking a break and what not to do
  • Strategies for building relationships
  • The key question a leader should ask when building a team

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest 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.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What it means to live with intentionality
  • Lessons from owning 8 businesses over 3o years
  • The benefits of an abundance vs a scarcity mindset
  • The power of pooling resources and collaboration
  • What it means to "give, give, give, then ask"
  • The importance of moving from success to significance
  • How to create opportunities to show generosity and kindness
  • Listening skills are the key to leadership
  • The importance of planning ahead and success
  • The book that all high school students should read
  • The power of mastermind groups in education
  • Fear missing opportunity more then fearing failure

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  • Personal Assessment
  • What do I want?
  • Steps to a productive day

 

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Nov 18, 2015

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Clayton Reedie, the Principal of Dalmeny Public School located in the South-Western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Dalmeny, a K-6 school with over 1,000 students and 80 staff, is Clayton’s fourth Principalship. The first being Mount Hunter Public School, a small country school of 56 students near Camden outside of Sydney.


Clayton began teaching in 1991 and has built his leadership experience across a range of settings and executive positions. In addition to these school-based roles, Clayton has been the President of the Liverpool Primary Principals’ Council for three years and has spent time on secondment with the New South Wales Department of Education in a number of Principal support roles. The most recent being with the High Performance Directorate assisting principals to implement a range of reforms around budgeting, localised decision-making processes and school planning.


Clayton believes in focused, differentiated professional learning for his staff to improve lesson delivery and maximise success for students. Dalmeny’s professional development structures are a model for many colleagues.


When not at work, Clayton enjoys traveling, Rugby League Football (go the Tigers!), V8 Supercars (go Ford!) and watching cricket. He is married to Nikki (also a school Principal) and has five children (all boys!) who keep him very grounded – and very busy!

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to lead with vulnerability
  • How to use a mobile office
  • The importance of listening (without taking it personally)
  • How to avoid being hard on yourself
  • The best and worst of teacher PD
  • How to empower teacher development
  • The power of focus groups
  • The most important thing teachers can do to improve student achievement


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Books:

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