Info

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!
RSS Feed
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
2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 26, 2016

Katie Martin works with districts and individual schools to facilitate teacher innovation through sustained, personalized professional learning. With a focus on developing the global competencies of all students, Katie works with instructional leaders to support and empower teachers to integrate technology and transform learning, teaching, and leading.

 
Prior to joining USD, Katie Martin spent 10 years in Hawai’i on the Leeward Coast of O’ahu. teaching middle school English language arts and was the school based literacy coach. Katie continued as a new teacher mentor and coordinator of district programs to support and retain effective teachers.
 
Katie Martin Highlights:
  • how a decreased interest in education led to a career in education
  • the importance of choice in the classroom for all involved
  • the importance of designing curriculum for the students you have in front of you
  • the keys to empowering your staff and students
  • difference between not showing up and getting out of the way
  • creating an “open door” culture so teachers can learn from each other
  • share more student work
  • push through the fear … start the process
  • the importance of highlighting the positives and growth
  • focus on people’s strengths 
 
Resources:
 
Innovators Mindset - George Couros
Follow Katie on Twitter
Katie’s Website
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.
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 

 

Oct 19, 2016

The Dynamic Duo is here! Jeff Veal & Nathan Lang join me on the show to discuss the idea behind starting #leadupchat 7 LeadUpNow.

#Leadupchat is my favorite Twitter chat. It happens every single Saturday 8:30-9:30 am CST.

Show Highlights

  • why every educator needs a voice
  • how to empower educators on their campus
  • what’s next for LeadUp
  • people are hungry for connection
  • do your people feel valued, loved, cared for, heard?
  • focus on value not numbers
  • importance of community
  • the power of “YES"
  • go ahead and work 24/7 … you still won’t get it all done
  • stick with your true north
  • people don’t need your next great idea … celebrate what is happening right now!

Resources

LeadUpNow Website

What great principals do differently - Todd Whitaker
 
The principal - Michael Fullan
 
Multipliers - Liz Wiseman
 
Follow Jeff Veal
 
Follow Nathan Lang
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.
 
Follow Me and Get Behind the Scenes Access on SNAPCHAT!!!
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
Oct 12, 2016
Connie Hamilton is an admitted curriculum geek.  She's been seen with Fisher and Frey in her hands at the beach during summer break, using her store of knowledge and life lessons to synthesize new perspectives and make connections that deepen understanding of complex pedagogical applications.
 
Connie never outgrew her 4-year old mindset of asking question after question.  As a 20+ year veteran in the educational field, Connie excels at using her communication skills, masterfully using effective questioning to clarify situations and distill information and data fundamental to the creation of logical, thorough, and realistic solutions.
  • The “look at me I have all the answers” leadership model didn’t work
  • Why questions are more valuable than answers
  • How to ask better questions
  • If you want to build great teams do this ____
  • How Connie finds untapped resources in her people
  • Why Connie would tell herself “shut-up” as a novice principal
  • Connie’s new book that is coming out ...
  • Be faithful to your calendar
  • Focus on impacting the individual
  • The problem in education is that everything works
 
Resources 
 
Hacking Homework by Connie Hamilton & Starr Sackstein (available end of Oct 2016)
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

 

Oct 5, 2016

Bruce Langford has always loved helping others, and have worked in the field of bullying prevention starting in 2003. As he helped hundreds of students and adults through bullying situations, he began to use mindfulness techniques more and more to help them regain their confidence and happiness.

 
For the past 5 years he's been helping people become more calm, focused and happy … through mindfulness.
 
If you’re looking for more peace in your life, a sense of contentment, Bruce can help you with that.
 
Highlights from the episode:
  • Definition of mindfulness and why 2 year olds are great at it ...
  • How the present and judgment are related
  • Mindfulness vs meditation
  • How Bruce would teach mindfulness in a school
  • How Bruce used mindfulness to help address bullying
  • Mindfulness can help you through challenges (even in a chaotic music class!)
  • Increasing your reach via a podcast
 
Resources:
 
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
 
Connect
 
Follow Bruce on Twitter
 
Listen to his podcast
 
 
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.
 
 

 

1