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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 30, 2017
Dr. Philip D. Lanoue has a demonstrated record in leading school transformation at the building and district levels, creating new instructional models, improving student performance, and building positive community and school relationships. He is the 2015 AASA National Superintendent of the Year, as well as the 2015 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. Dr. Lanoue served as principal for 18 years in four high schools in Massachusetts and Vermont, his home state. He was named the Vermont NASSP Principal of the Year while principal of Burlington High School. Lanoue is one of the nation’s top 50 educational innovators in digital learning as named by Converge magazine. His work in supervision and evaluation has been recognized by the University of Georgia (UGA). He is an Adjunct professor at the University of Georgia, and he was a leading contributor in designing one of the nation’s top Professional Development School Districts in partnership with UGA. He has written extensively on the new role of leaders with internationally-renowned expert Dr. Sally Zepeda.
 
Philip Lanoue Show Highlights:
  • How to serve every child in a school and district
  • In high poverty areas, if we don’t get it right, our kids are gone
  • Phil’s 3 questions every educator must ask
  • List what you DO and DON’T DO for all kids. Get rid of the DON’T DO in a week
  • Looking at tough data is not about beating people up
  • Relationships are key and truly understanding students
  • If you’re teaching, someone must be learning
  • You have to make concessions if all kids are going to learn
  • Adults have to take risks with kids
  • How schools and districts can work with the community to serve all kids
  • The role as a leader is to ask a lot of questions
  • The metrics that lead to success
  • Clarity vs Ambiguity
  • Make decisions based on what you believe and what your community believes
  • Conversation walks
 
Resources
 
Teaching with poverty in mind by Eric Jensen
 
Contact Phil
 
Phil’s website
 
Phil on Twitter
 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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Aug 23, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff also served as a teacher and coach in the State of Georgia for many years before moving into school administration. 
 
Zoul has also taught graduate courses at the university level in the areas of assessment, research, and program evaluation. He is the author/co-author of many books, including What Connected Educators Do Differently, Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence, Improving Your School One Week at a Time, and Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers. 
 
Jeff has earned several degrees, including his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama. He is also been recognized for his work as an educational leader on numerous occasions, including the 2014 Bammy Educators’ Voice Award. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys running and has completed over a dozen marathons. Zoul resides in Evanston, Illinois. 
 
 
Jimmy Casas recently completed his 22nd year in educational leadership, the last fourteen years as principal of Bettendorf High School in Iowa.
 
 
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year.   In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. He is the Co-Founder of EdCampIowa and also the Co-Founder of #IAedchat, an on-line discussion chat that takes place every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST.  Jimmy is the co-author of two popular educational books with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” and “Start. Right. Now.  Teach and Lead for Excellence”
 
Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and also serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership.
 
“Be noticeable. Be memorable.”
 
 
 
Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas Show Highlights
  • How Jeff and Jimmy met and started WGEDD
  • The importance of gift giving and taking care of people.
  • The best gift you can give is your time.
  • When you walk into a room do you leave it with more energy?
  • Different ways to connect with staff.
  • Do you acknowledge your staff by being visible and observing classes?
  • The Daily 5.
  • Why it’s important to make a commitment to celebration.
  • 2-a-days (notecards to staff)
  • How to build celebration into culture through staff meetings
  • Students First Banquet (overcoming obstacles celebration)
 
“Passion. Purpose. Pride”
 
Resources
Aug 16, 2017
Eric Ewald is an elementary school principal in North Liberty, Iowa. He is in his first year as the Lead Learner and Chief Storyteller at Van Allen Elementary of the Iowa City Community School District. Van Allen is a PreK through 6th grade building of approximately 550 students. This is Eric’s fifth year as an elementary school principal. Eric’s wife is a first grade teacher in a neighboring District; they have two children, a kindergarten son and an almost three-year-old daughter.
 
 
Eric Ewald Show Highlights
  • Coaching turned him on to education
  • Quiet leadership and leading by example
  • Best leading by example moment
  • Do you do Positive Post-Its @ your school?
  • Giver or Taker
  • Start your day writing thank you notes
  • Do you get teachers to engage in Twitter chats?
  • It’s okay to have fun and to slow down
  • Growth mindset 
  • Should we move off of email to Voxer or Slack?
  • Fish philosophy to win
 
Resources
 
Commit to 3 app
Voxer
Slack
Fish Philosophy
The Power of School Branding
 
Eric’s blog
Connect with Eric on Twitter
 
Twitter chats to check out:
  • #iaedchat
  • #satchat
  • #leadupchat
  • #kidsdeserveit
Check out Danny’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter chats here

 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

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Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

Aug 9, 2017
Lance McClard is a proud Missouri public school educator. He is happily married to his wife, Laura, a high school counselor, and father of three children: ages 10, 7, and 8 months. The son of an educator, Lance followed in his father’s footsteps and became a teacher himself. Lance has taught 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. He started his teaching career in South Carolina before accepting a position in his hometown of Jackson, Missouri. After pursuing his Master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees, Lance accepted a dual position as a building principal and assistant principal before becoming an elementary principal of two buildings. Additionally, he coordinates his district’s elementary new teacher program. Outside of his regular responsibilities as an administrator, Lance has helped plan and organize edCamps. He is involved in the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and will serve as the local southeast region president. Additionally, Lance has recently joined ConnectEd Learning STL to help them achieve their mission; to support those who desire to learn more, are willing to take risks, and think differently about the problems we face in education today.
 
Lance McClard Show Highlights
  • What to do when students don’t listen just because of your title
  • How to “earn” your leadership
  • What Lance learned facilitating EdCamps in SE Missouri
  • How he grew EdCamp minimal participation to 150
  • Give up control and let magic happen
  • Trust is the first step
  • Have you stopped taking risks? 
 
Lance McClard Resources
 
Essentialism
Start right now
Reframing organizations
Innovator’s mindset
Pure genius
 
Lance on Twitter
Email Lance

 

Join my hybrid group coaching

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Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

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Lead with courage & integrity 

 

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Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

Aug 2, 2017
Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, Evernote Community Leader, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey.
In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. In both 2015 (#4) and 2016 (#9), Jeff was globally recognized as one a Top Influencer in EdTech and ELearning by Onalytica.  Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ, and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
 
For the last 5 years, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network, a Top 50 EdTech blog (Teach.com) and a 2015 Must-Read K-12 I.T. Blog (EdTech.com),  has served educational conventions worldwide by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. Jeff is the host of the TeacherCast Podcast, Educational Podcasting Today and the TechEducator Podcast. Outside of TeacherCast, Jeff also hosts and produces podcasts for the New Jersey Education Association and Morgan’s Fund and is one of the new hosts of the ASCD Podcast featured soon on the BAM! Radio Network.
 
Jeffrey Bradbury Show Highlights
  • How being a tech coach is like being a conductor
  • Follow your passion to do your best work
  • Content that connects
  • How building a platform adds value to your local school community
  • Lead by example leadership philosophy
  • Don’t over do it … especially when you’re the conductor and don’t make sound
  • Ask questions to build relationships
  • What EdCamps are
  • Why we need more CTE classes in school
  • The beauty of Beethoven’s 9th
 
 
Jeffrey Bradbury Resources
 
Jeff’s website
Jeff’s TEDTalk
Ben Zander’s TEDTalk
The art of possibility
Beethoven’s 9th
Beethoven’s 5th
 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444

Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.

 

Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

 

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