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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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Aug 31, 2016
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.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How many leaders did you leave behind?
  • How to establish a collective commitment
  • Build trust by being trustworthy
  • Leaders don’t rush to consequences, but rush to support
  • All means all
  • Kids that challenge us the most need us the most
  • Are you there to lead or to survive?
  • Are you using the Significant 72?
  • Be positive by design
 
Resources:
 
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
 
Tom’s TedX
 
Starting a Movement
 
I am the Future
 
7 Keys
 
What do you make?
 
Connect with Tom ...
 
Blog
 
Twitter
 
Email
Do you need accountability?
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Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
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KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

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Aug 24, 2016
Better Leaders Better School’s guest Erich Kurschat is the founder of Harmony Insights, an HR coaching and consulting business focused on helping companies build and grow teams that value diverse communication, personality, and leadership styles.  A seasoned corporate HR professional and dynamic DiSC assessment instructor, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders to get the most out of themselves and their teams.  He facilitates group workshops and 1-on-1 coaching that are at once both highly interactive and deeply introspective.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to go farther in your conversations
  • The coach vs the disciplinarian
  • What is meaningful work?
  • Why do people do what they do?
  • How to build even greater diversity
  • How the DISC assessment can build better schools
 
Resources
 
Connect:
 
Erich’s company: Harmony Insights
 
Erich on LinkedIn
 
Erich on Twitter
 
Erich on FB
 
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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

Aug 17, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Todd Schmidt is the lead learner at Harbor View Elementary in Corona del Mar, CA.  He is a proud husband and father to two beautiful daughters.  He received his doctorate from USC in K-12 Leadership.  Prior to administration, he was a middle school history and English teacher!  An edtech enthusiast, a mediocre golfer, and a long-suffering San Diego Chargers and Padres fan, Dr. Schmidt is a big believer in the power of personalized PD and an Innovator's Mindset.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • How to survive in Jamestown
  • Innovator’s Mindset
  • Personalized PD
  • Make a priority to give feedback
  • Where do you see yourself going?
  • Leave the hammer in the shed
  • 1st day back truth
  • Lean on your rockstars
  • How to over communicate
  • HUGE HITS & BIG MISSES
 
Resources
 
What connected educators do differently
 
What great principals do differently
 
Good to great
 
Transforming school culture
 
Creative schools
 
Launch
 
Contact
 
Todd’s Twitter
 
Todd’s Blog
 
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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

Aug 10, 2016
I met Steve Larosiliere through a mutual friend and helped him explore getting his after school program into Chicago schools. Listeners will notice how authentic and self-aware Steve is. This episode is going to rock your world because we go deep into leadership … especially how to create great teams.
 
I admire so many things about Steve, but can you imagine when you were in high school ...
  • if you created your own skateboard from scratch?
  • what if you went on monthly skating, snowboarding or surfing trips?
  • is there anything better than going on an over night trip with your high school peers … snowboarding for hours and writing the best personal essay ever for college?
 
Bio
 
Steve Larosiliere, is the President of STOKED, an award winning youth development program voted to the NY 100 (100 most innovative businesses in NY). Steve has been named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA, Honored as a Hometown Hero, and given a Community Impact Award. His work has appeared in the New Yorker Magazine, ESPN, Huffington Post, Nylon Magazine, Fuel TV, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Transworld Business.
 
Steve speaks worldwide on the subject of youth empowerment, social entrepreneurship, and closing the opportunity gap, and action sports at places such as Do Lectures, Creative Mornings, Nike, Bloomberg, The United Nations, and various universities. Prior to STOKED, Steve began his career with an independent marketing firm that he cofounded working with clients such as Sony Music, Reader’s Digest, and Rock the Vote.
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • trust … trust … trust
  • you’re doing the universe a disservice if you’re playing small
  • transactional vs transformative leadership
  • don’t underestimate the value of spending time with people
  • what hiring the wrong person does to an organization
  • the reason you need coaching and mentors
  • the story of starting STOKED
  • the 1st step of leadership is self-awareness
  • how to teach life skills through action sports
  • learning happens in the classroom … development happens outside the classroom
 
Resources
 
Stoked website
 
Join the Stoked Igniters!
 
I did and you should too!
 
No more prisons
 
Losing my virginity
 
Connect
 
Email
 
FB
 
LinkedIn
 
Twitter
 
Insta
 
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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 

 
 
 
Aug 8, 2016

How do you change things when change is hard?

First, you should read Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath ...

Or if you're strapped for time, listen to my Mini-Monday episode that focuses on this topic.

According to the Heath Bros change centers on 3 elements:

  1. Rider (logic)
  2. Elephant (emotion)
  3. Path (necessary steps for change)

Leaders need to be aware of each of these 3 elements to effectively instill change in their organization.

Make sure you listen to the entire episode for a few anecdotes and examples of what you can do in your school or district to more effectively be a change agent.

Resources

Switch

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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few. 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 

Aug 3, 2016
Better Leaders Better Schools guest Karine Veldhoen, M. Ed. is the founder of Learn Forward and a creative force in education. She’s also the Chief Learning Officer at
Willowstone Academy, the CEO/Founder of Niteo Africa, a former Education Consultant for Fresh Grade and a modern day Learn Forward represents a lifetime of her professional study, action research, and meaning-making within the context of education.

Driven by her passion for making a difference in the lives of others, Karine’s been exploring the most important journeys of children through serving as the Chief Learning Officer at Willowstone Academy for the last 10 years and as an educator for over 20 years. In her talks about the transformation of education, she emphasizes the importance of cultivating a connection between school and home and uses the Table of
Learning as a metaphor for where we can begin.
 
 
In this episode you will learn:
  • Power of being a learner
  • Don’t take things so personally
  • How to frame experiences in healthy ways
  • Power of letting go
  • The story of starting Learn Forward
  • The 5 most important journeys of a child
  • Brutal honesty + trust
  • How to invite practice into your community
  • Self-care
  • Vision building
  • How to get on the same page as a couple
 
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with Karine ...
 
 
 
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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few.

 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

Aug 1, 2016

 Today is another Mini-Monday episode ... 32 to be exact.

I discuss the last two chapters of Creativity, Inc.

Show Highlights:

  • Lessons learned from a Disney-Pixar merger
  • What does your office say about you?
  • Get great results (with the same staff)
  • How to run notes day
  • The key question that drove the solutions of Notes Day

Resource

Creativity, Inc.

 

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.
 
 
  

Show Sponsors

KickUp: KickUp is a professional learning data analytics company that provides an easy-to-use platform to help school leaders optimize their PD resources and efforts by:

  • Soliciting and synthesizing teacher input on PD needs
  • Creating an intuitive, simple dashboard of needs so leaders can take immediate and informed action to support teachers
  • Measuring and reporting on the impact of those efforts over time

Schools, districts, and charter networks leverage KickUp’s platform and consultative support to synthesize data so that all stakeholders--administrators, coaches, and teachers--can monitor progress, identify meaningful professional learning actions, and demonstrate and share impact.

What Great Educators Do Differently

This conference hosts professional learning and networking events for educators serving in teaching and leadership roles. The next WGEDD conference is October 14 and 15 in beautiful Kansas City, MO. The conference is a two-day eventsfeaturing world class learning and presenters such as Todd Whitaker, Pernille Ripp, George Couros, Kenneth Williams, Tom Murray, Joe Sanfelippo, Angela Maiers, LaVonna Roth, Garnet Hillman, Shannon McClintock Miller, and Erin Klein to name a few.

 

Audbile: Try over 180,000 titles on any smart device or computer.  I've downloaded and enjoyed books by Charles Duhigg, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk so far.

 
 
 
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