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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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May 25, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Amy Heavin is the principal at Ryan Park Elementary School, MSD of Steuben County in Angola, IN. She has been a school administrator since 2010, and taught middle school English for 8 years prior to that in Pasadena, CA, and Kendallville, IN. Passionate about curriculum and instruction, she pursues learning opportunities to blend 21st century essential skills instruction with best practices, leading through collaboration and coaching efforts. As a moderator for the #INeLearn Twitter chat and monthly writer for Fractus Learning, she promotes integration of strong pedagogy with technology in the classroom. She is the mother of 3 growing boys and wife of Angola High School principal.
 
In this episode you will learn
  • Why you should forget about balance … instead practice being present and create quality time
  • Lean on your team and distribute leadership
  • How to build a maker space
  • It starts with a “Yes"
  • The problem with individual classes
  • Keep the focus on the kids
  • Ask questions to create meeting agendas
  • How she flips staff meetings
 
Resources
 
Amy’s blog
 
Contact Amy
 
Start with the why by Simon Sinek
 
Simon Sinek’s TED Talk
 
Screencastify
 
Google Keep
 
Post-it notes
 
 
 
Do you need accountability?
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Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
 
May 18, 2016

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

 
In this episode you will learn:
  • is your time balanced?
  • why leaders are readers
  • how books, audio, and video are virtual mentors
  • why it’s important to learn from other industries
  • do you empower your people to make meaningful decisions?
  • how should leaders use technology
  • the power of slack-ing
 
Resources
 
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
 
Slack Communication App
 
Boomerang
 
Evernote - get one month of premium free by clicking this link and creating and account
 
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
 
May 11, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Mark French has been a principal for eighteen years, the last ten of which he has spent at Rice Lake Elementary School. Since he arrived there, he has served as a role model by exhibiting compassion, enthusiasm, and a strong affinity for technology. “Mark builds strong relationships with families, staff, and community members by showing respect, treating everyone fairly, and showing that he really cares,” says parent Tammie Epley. Nine years ago, French and Epley started a program called “Students Connecting through International Service” where fifth grade students gather school supplies for Mexican students. Every year, they are taken to Sonora, Mexico to meet with pen pals and deliver the supplies in person. French is known for cooking dinner for his staff and dressing up in various costumes to amuse his students. As a veteran principal, he is well-versed in technology and uses Twitter, blogs, and email to connect with the school community. With French's encouragement, the PTO has purchased a computer lab, Chromebooks, iPads, projectors, and other technology to enhance the student learning experience. French is the president of the Minnesota Elementary School Principal's Association and was the recipient of its Division Leadership Award in 2007 and 2010. He holds a B.S. from Northern Michigan University, an M.A. and an Ed.S. from the University of St. Thomas, and an Ed.D. from St. Mary's University.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • how to be the #1 role model
  • how to show up with a good attitude
  • the importance of breaks
  • make people the priority
  • why you should start cooking for families
  • how to use your calendar
  • are you making videos for your staff … you should be!
 
Resources
 
Mark’s blog
 
Contact Mark
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Teach like a pirate by Dave Burgess
 
Touchcast
 
Screenflow
 
Smore
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
 
 
May 4, 2016

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

In this episode you will learn:

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

Resources:

Intentional Living by John Maxwell
 
Crucial Conversations by Patterson, Granny, McMillan, & Swizzler
 
Influencers by Granny & Patterson
 
Mark’s LinkedIn
 
Mark’s TED Talk
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact.
 
 
 
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