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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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Dec 21, 2016

Professional Development Agent Pete Hall, 12-year veteran school principal on sabbatical, proudly offers professional development experiences, workshops, mentoring support, keynote addresses, and other educational consulting services full-time. After a teaching career that spanned three states and included primary, intermediate, and middle-school positions, Mr. Hall served as principal of Anderson Elementary School in Reno, Nevada. When he took over Anderson Elementary in 2002, it was the only school in Nevada to have failed to make AYP for four consecutive years. Two short years later, it was the only Title I school in the state of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation. Subsequently, he served as the principal of Sheridan Elementary, a Title I school in Spokane, which earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement, and as principal of Shaw Middle, another Title I school in Spokane, which earned recognition for its college & career readiness indicators and growth.

Pete Hall Show Highlights

  • His style of “building capacity” and how he does it ...
  • What he learned from his 28 page School Improvement Plan
  • Leave it to your team to create the plan for where your school is going
  • How Pete builds trust with his people
  • The 4 step reflective cycle Pete created
  • Pete’s creative process for writing
  • The question you must ask yourself as a leader, “What are you focused on?"
  • We need something for trauma-informed instruction
  • How to maintain relationships with people different than us
  • What do we want our kids to be like when they leave?
  • Read something non-professional to be more human

Resources

The principal influence
Fostering resilient learners
Teach, reflect, learn
Building teachers’ capacity for success
 
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Dec 14, 2016
Randy Harris is the Superintendent of Huntington County Community School Corporation in Huntington, Indiana. Prior to being this, he was the Superintendent of Eastern Hancock Schools for 6 ½ years.

Randy started a traditional educational career by teaching and coaching for 5 years before moving into secondary administration where he stayed for 9 years. Then his career took a turn and he spent 14 years in private business. For 8 years he traveled the country in sales, marketing and training with school technology while working for Dukane Corporation headquartered in St. Charles, IL. He then joined a small business of selling school furniture in Indiana. Finally, in 2009 Randy returned to school administration.

Randy’s educational background includes a B.A. in social studies and secondary education from Oral Roberts University, M.S. in secondary administration from Butler University, and an Ed.S. Degree in school administration and curriculum and instruction from Indiana University.
 
Randy Harris Show Highlights
  • Be a lifelong learner
  • What he learned about leadership interviewing some superstars in his community
  • Steps to effective delegation
  • 3 ingredients to building trust
  • What new skills he needed as a superintendent
  • Why he left sales to return to school leadership
  • Guard against making decisions too quickly
  • They are talking to the chair
  • Find a mentor
 
Resources
 
 
Drive by Daniel Pink
 
Leadership Axioms by Bill Hybels
 
 
 
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Dec 7, 2016

Derek McCoy has been fortunate in his career to have had some great experiences and made a difference helping kids grow and achieve. He's served urban and rural schools/districts as reading specialist, math teacher, curriculum facilitator, middle and high school assistant principal, middle school principal and director of curriculum and innovation.

Derek McCoy's career goal is to be a part of school/district leading and learning team that will promote innovative and difference-making learning and teaching practices that result in student and teacher growth! Continuing his growth and development is a large part of him diving into his PLN and committing to helping other build their networks. Derek's family, friends and PLN have been instrumental in his success and impact. This includes being honored with such recognitions as a 2014 NASSP Digital Principal and one of 25 NC Educators to Follow on Twitter.

Everything Derek does is about improving learning and teaching, making a difference in his school, district, PLN and [to paraphrase a quote from Gandhi] to be the change he wants to see in the world and education.

Derek McCoy show highlights
  • Derek’s definition of an incredible school leader
  • Inspect what you Expect
  • Be intentional building relationships
  • Developing “My Understandings” group norms
  • Why conflict is healthy 
  • Leadership can be a lonely road
  • What colors & flexible spaces have to do with smiling students
  • Engagement vs Empowerment (and Genius Hour)
 
Connect with Derek on Twitter
 
Check out Derek’s website
 
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