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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with 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 5, 2018

PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for Uncommon Schools and the Founder and Dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proof points of excellence in urban schools nationwide.

Author of multiple books, including Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership 2.0, Get Better Faster, A Principal Manager’s Guide to Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers, Bambrick-Santoyo has trained over 20,000 school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership, including multiple schools that have gone on to become the highest-gaining or highest achieving schools in their districts, states and/or countries.

Prior to these roles, Bambrick-Santoyo co-founded the Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship and spent 13 years leading North Star Academies in Newark, NJ, whose results are among the highest-achieving urban schools in the nation.  He also taught for six years in a bilingual school in Mexico City.

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo Show Highlights:

  • What Paul’s perfect day looks like
  • System for spreading great ideas
  • Expanding the experience of what excellence is
  • Professional development and leadership is only as good as  what you practice
  • Creating a school of practice
  • Codifying the best practices with leaders
  • Key skills you need to be a successful leader
  • Laser focus on the core
  • What would I do differently
  • Taking a pause to re-energize
  • Learning from those on the front lines
  • Planning backwards where every child can exceed, relentless on whether or not students are learning, and sustained involvement

“Every great teacher I’ve met, they’re at home on a Sunday night revising their lesson plan even if they have taught it for 20 years and they’re looking at a piece of student work saying that this individual student needs something new, what am I going to do differently? ” - Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

 

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“I think what distinguishes a great school from an average school is how a leader uses their time.” - Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Nov 28, 2018

Paresh Shah is a unique combination of a technology engineer, Harvard MBA, serial entrepreneur, strategist to companies around the world, heroic speaker, innovation trainer and trained mindfulness yogi. Prior to his role at the Non-Obvious Company, Paresh was an engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace and has been in technology, media and science his whole life.

Paresh was also an early executive at Monitor Company, a strategic consultancy formed by several Harvard Business School professors, including world-renowned business strategist Michael Porter. As a complement to his business background, Paresh graduated first in his engineering class, has taught in several MBA programs and is under contract with IdeaPress Publishing to publish Lifter Leadership later this year.

 

Paresh Shaw Show Highlights:

  • A very practical exercise to get calibrated for your day
  • Why it’s important to go with the flow
  • How to integrate our minds and our hearts
  • Building character through lifter leadership
  • Younger generation is more attuned to authenticity
  • Do you “Word watch”?
  • The four mindsets of lifter leadership
  • Labels and boxes and the harm they can cause to people
  • The misunderstanding Darwin introduced into the world

“You can create the world through your positive attitude”

-Paresh Shah

 

Paresh Shaw Resources:

 

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • The Art of Possibility

 

“Life unfolds beautifully when we are attuned”

-Paresh Shah

 

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Nov 21, 2018

Arthur Carmazzi is one of the Top 10 of the world’s Top 30 Thought Leaders in both Leadership and Organizational Culture categories by Global Gurus.

Arthur is on a mission to revolutionize the entire education system. He’s the Designer of the Arthur Carmazzi education methodology utilized by The Kingsley Leadership Academy, a high school cultivating the world’s future leaders through Arthur’s New Education System.

Arthur is also the Bestselling Author of 11 books specializing in psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation.

 

Arthur Carmazzi Show Highlights:

  • Using gamification in organizational culture
  • Arthur’s approach to creating teams
  • The Colored Brain and how we deal with ambiguity
  • How Squadli infuses gamification into your organization
  • Connecting emotional drivers to create diverse “Hives” & “Pods” at Kingsley
  • Incentives that are used at Kingsley
  • Kingsley uses “Success Coaches” not Teachers
  • Every student publishes at least one book a year and a YouTube channel to share their learning
  • Setting kids up for success
  • Secrets of building great teams

“We want to break things … we want to be innovators.”

-Arthur Carmazzi

 

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“Building effective teams is a predictable formula.”

-Arthur Carmazzi

Arthur Carmazzi Contact Info

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Nov 14, 2018

Dan Butler serves as the principal of Epworth Elementary School in the Western Dubuque Community School District. He received his BA in Elementary Education and MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) in Cedar Falls. Dan received an Advanced Studies Certificate (Superintendent) and is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Education Degree (EdD) program at UNI. In the past, he served as the principal of Epworth and Farley Elementary Schools simultaneously for 4 years focusing on positive relationships with all members of the learning community, high impact instructional techniques, building leadership capacity in others, and establishing successful school cultures. Dan continues to learn, grow, and contribute to education by presenting at local, state, and national conferences about digital leadership, 21st century public relations/communication, continuous improvement, positive psychology/employee engagement, and developing leadership capacity.

Dan has received a number awards and was most recently recognized as the University of Northern Iowa Educational Leadership Legacy award winner and 2017 bizTimes.biz Rising Star in the Dubuque area. He serves as the co-moderator of Iowa Educational Chat (#IAedchat), a weekly Twitter forum held on Sunday evenings at 8:00 CST focused on the latest trends in education. Dan has published various articles to Principal Magazine focused on digital leadership, literacy, and productivity.

When not at school, Dan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, watching and participating in various sports, and attending a variety of events within the Western Dubuque School District. Dan and his wife, Johna, reside in Epworth with their two sons, Mason and Nolan.

 

Dan Butler Show Highlights:

  • Using empowerment and delegation to maximize productivity
  • Do you feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day?
  • What makes it on Dan’s to-do list
  • Dan’s protocol for email
  • His practice of meeting with staff for 30 minute convos once a quarter
  • Make sure you consider how to include everyone in the group
  • Ask … don’t assume!
  • How Dan gives the gift of an hour to every staff member
  • The best culture building resource Dan has seen in the last year

“I want to create an environment where people are engaged, making a difference, and strengths are utilized.”

-Dan Butler

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

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Nov 7, 2018

Rebecca fights poverty. She has walked with dozens of families as they made it completely out of poverty. Rebecca sees poverty as the main driver for most social problems. So let’s get people out of poverty! She works with kids, parents, educators and communities to do just that! Trauma-informed and restorative justice principles are the tool belt. Changed mindsets become the toolbox and relationships are the playground for taking this age old dilemma and turning it into a winnable game.

 

Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz Show Highlights:

  • What are we missing and what can we do better?
  • Tips on being a more flexible leader
  • The to-do list will always be there and how to deal with that
  • How Rebecca leverages community to push through roadblocks
  • Rebecca’s remarkable story of escaping poverty
  • The power of disarming and empowering
  • Middle class strategies don’t work for at risk kids.
  • Parents living in poverty and educators want the same thing
  • “How do we solve this together?” philosophy
  • Creating welcoming environments for all
  • How to crush parent - teacher conferences

“We need you to tell us how to solve it”

-Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Oct 31, 2018

Above all else, Scott Long is a son, a brother, a father, and a husband. These relationships inspire him to be better every single day.  Scott and his 3 1/2-year-old son Grady have a slogan they use with each other every day that best summarizes what he aspires to be for those around him, especially for his amazing wife Jessica: "Humble, Kind, Hard-working."

Scott is moved by his relationship with God to serve others as: a coach to inspire; a counselor to support; a teacher to lead; and a friend for fellowship & collaboration.  He is the Principal at Doherty Elementary in West Bloomfield, Michigan, where their mission, in partnership with families and the community, is to provide a safe place where all children learn, laugh, and grow together into lifelong learners.  The DOherty FAMILY lives this mission by behaving with four core values in mind:

  1. Rocky's Cuff Link
  2. All Hands In
  3. Finding the Marigold
  4. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

They succeed by growing together as a family, building a culture of positive abundance, providing strong systems of student support, and delivering wildly engaging instruction.

Scott has served in education for 15 years as a middle school language arts & AVID teacher, a middle school assistant principal, and now as an elementary principal.  He was the 2017 NASSP Michigan Assistant Principal of the Year, which was only made possible because of the amazing team of educators with whom he worked. He enjoys spending his free time hanging out with family, reading, working out, doing anything related to baseball, and listening to music by Switchfoot.

 

Scott Long Show Highlights:

  • Are you getting inspired on the road?
  • Scott’s walking club at school
  • How Scott uses his “Life Song Page”
  • The one question Scott has heard on the podcast that he asks every day
  • Scott’s approach to creating Doherty’s sticky core values
  • Dealing with the fear of rolling out an innovative initiative
  • The exact amount of time it took Scott to create core values with his community
  • Use narratives to illustrate to what you want

 

“Which value is the most prevalent within our community?”

-Scott Long

 

Scott Long Resources:

“Fear feeds on time”

-Scott Long

 

Scott Long Contact Info

 

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Oct 24, 2018

Christopher Lochhead is one of the pioneers of the “Authentic Dialogue” category of podcasts, a best-selling author and three-time Silicon Valley, public company CMO. He stands out for his unique point of view, sense of humor, hard-fought experience and whisky stained mind.

In Christopher’s new book, Niche Down: How to Become Legendary by Being Different, he and co-author Heather Clancy go deep, taking you on a fun, practical, example-packed look at what it takes to design and dominate your own niche. They blow up the idea that the path way to success is building a brand and instead teach you how to “Niche Down” and become known for a niche that you own.

Listeners love Legends & Losers because it is not your typical formulaic “interview show.”

Instead it’s one of the few real, raw, authentic dialogue shows.

From Elon Musk’s first investor Nancy Pfund, NBA legend Bill Walton, New York Times best- selling author Sebastian Junger, the cofounders of John’s Crazy Socks, 4-Star General Stanley McChrystal to convicted murderer-turned motivational speaker Will Little, Christopher has remarkable conversations with hundreds of legendary thinkers from Silicon Valley and beyond.

Christopher says Niche Down is for someone wanting a legendary career, and for “small-e- entrepreneurs” looking to make a mark on the world. It’s the first book on category design for smaller businesses and individuals.

 

Christopher Lochhead Show Highlights:

  • The power of authentic conversations and how to have more of them
  • Curious perspective vs win - lose
  • Foreground vs Background Conversations
  • What’s the purpose of you having the conversation you’re having right now?
  • The story of writing Niche Down
  • If you study Pablo Picasso, you can learn how to niche down
  • The exact question(s) to ask in order to become a category king
  • Better doesn’t mean you are different
  • Fall in love with the problem not the solution
  • What problem are we really solving in schools?

“Follow your different”

-Christopher Lochhead

 

Christopher Lochhead Resources:

 

“It’s what makes us different that makes us difference”

-Christopher Lochhead

Christopher Lochhead Contact Info

“Conversations are not about me getting you to agree with my predetermined point-of-view”

-Christopher Lochhead

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Oct 21, 2018

Nancy Conrad created the Conrad Foundation in 2008 to energize and engage students in science and technology through unique entrepreneurial opportunities. The organization’s flagship program, the Conrad Challenge, is a global competition challenging students to combine education, innovation and entrepreneurship to create products that address real-world challenges and global sustainability. By enabling young minds to connect education, innovation and entrepreneurship, the Foundation helps provide a bold platform for enriching the innovative workforce of the future.

Ms. Conrad has been a featured speaker at national and international conferences. Her presentations include TED Long Beach, the Legatum Institute at MIT, and, at the invitation of HM King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz, she spoke at the Global Competitiveness Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She also presented at the Global Diversity Leadership Conference at Harvard University and the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition conference in Washington, DC. As a leader in transformative education, she has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology detailing how the Conrad Foundation exemplifies the use of partnership and mentorship to improve STEM education. She has been named one of the top 100 leaders in STEM Education. Ms. Conrad serves on the Board of Directors of the Presidential Scholars.

 

Nancy Conrad Show Highlights:

  • Why Nancy started the Conrad Challenge
  • The transformative education approach Nancy uses
  • What kind of challenges do students solve in the Conrad challenge?
  • “No box” thinking
  • Use the word “challenges” instead of  “problems”
  • Your expectations matter for your students and staff
  • Are we making students prisoners of their own minds?
  • Invite your students to the table
  • How schools are juice factories

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 17, 2018

Kimberley began her career in child psychology with young offenders providing therapy for juveniles aged 10 – 16 years. She gained skills in Developmental Psychology and Play Therapy before traveling extensively to acquire cross-cultural experience with non-English speaking children. Returning to Australia, in 2000, Kimberley established her first clinic as a sole- practitioner and later launched Quirky Kid in 2007 with her partner, Leonardo Rocker. Quirky Kid has since expanded to include two clinics and a creative team of ten, producing award-winning educational resources for classrooms and clinics worldwide. Kimberley, Leonardo and their two children, Olivia (11) and Ben (7) live in Sydney, Australia.

Kimberley O'Brien Show Highlights:

  • Kimberley’s why for working with kids as a child psychologist
  • Tips for getting people in the mood for talking
  • Why Kimberley’s office CANNOT look like a principal’s office
  • The importance of a name and what it communicates …
  • The Best of Friends program, a great SEL program to consider for your school

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 10, 2018

Ben Baker has always been passionate about story telling. Whether it was in sales in his early career or over the last 20 years as a marketer, Ben’s goal has always been to tell a story that is relevant, valuable and engages his audience.

It is about letting people understand the values and vision of the companies that I work with.   If people, whether they be staff, customers or potential customers do not understand who you are, what you do and why you do it. . . why should they care? My job is to create the conversation that allows them to care.

Ben has been the owner and chief storyteller at Your Brand Marketing for the last decade and can be found at www.yourbrandmarketing.com

Ben originally was my guest on Episode 126.

 

“What do people think about me when I’m not in the room?”

-Ben Baker

 

Ben Baker Show Highlights:

  • Your personal brand is part past, present, and future
  • How a powerful personal brand can inspire confidence
  • The powerful personal brand can help kids be better
  • The top three people Ben admires and why (ask this question too to build a powerful personal brand)
  • How Ben would approach social media as a school leader
  • Tips for using video in innovative ways
  • A practical example of thinking through your personal brand

 

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Oct 3, 2018

Tamara Fyke is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for kids, families, and urban communities, and is the creator, author, and brand manager for Love In A Big World. In her early days, Tamara worked as a substitute teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She transitioned to leading community programs as well as in-school support services, program development, and research. Tamara received her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development and worked at Vanderbilt’s Center for Safe & Supportive Schools providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for principals and teachers for issues related to safety and climate.

 

Tamara is editor of Building People: Social-Emotional Learning for Kids, Schools & Communities, a book published by Abingdon Press that brings 12 wide-ranging perspectives on SEL to educators, parents, and leaders.

 

Tamara’s specialties and focus areas within education include racial equality; educational technology; entrepreneurship; digital literacy; educational video games; research; school climate; curriculum design; applied developmental science; arts education; urban education; service learning; literature education; the development of caring learning communities; the professional development of educators; and learning in out of school contexts.

 

Tamara lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is the proud mother of three adopted children.

 

Tamara Fyke Show Highlights:

  • Love in a Big World’s SEL Curriculum
  • Relationships with self and others
  • Ownership and power facing challenging circumstances
  • Risk and resiliency research
  • Stop being a control freak
  • Give yourself time to become who you need to be
  • Do I let my people know that I care?

 

“I wish schools were more like a home rather than an institution”

-Tamara Fyke

 

Tamara Fyke Resources:

 

 

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and non-cognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 26, 2018

Eugene Park is a man of faith who trusts that all things, the good and the trials of life, happen for a reason.  He is a husband to Yuna Park and father of two amazing girls. Gene has been an educator for 17 years.  As a classroom teacher Gene worked in Cherry Hill for 10 years as a 2nd grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher and 5th grade teacher.  He has also served as an assistant principal in Camden and Southampton, NJ for three years. Gene now serves in his dream job, as the principal of A. Russell Knight Elementary, a K-5 school, in Cherry Hill, NJ.  This is his 4th year as principal of A. Russell Knight Elementary.

Eugene Park Show Highlights:

  • The importance of investment in people
  • Why Gene’s custodian sings “Happy Bday” kids.
  • Your number one job is building relationships with kids
  • Gene’s student experience
  • The challenge of being a new admin and how survive those challenges.
  • Every kid understands the language of L.O.V.E. (learn, observe and study, value, and empower)
  • Do you surround yourself with people that know more than you?
  • The problem with being a people pleaser
  • An interesting model of admin support used in Cherry Hill: The cohort model

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 19, 2018

Alexander is a professor of finance as well as Advisor and Board of Directors Member for fintech and financial services companies. Which means he is transforming, accelerating, and advising businesses that students he is educating want to work for.

As a professor, Alexander helps students understand how the financial services industry works. He also lead a master's in financial analysis program, helping students bridge their liberal arts background to a focused career in finance.

As a Board member, Alexander works with fintech and financial services companies that want to transform traditional industry business models to unleash exponential growth and value. He brings expertise in governance, strategy, growth, financial management and operations.

As a CEO advisor, Alexander mentors CEOs and Boards who want to turn strategy into action. Currently working with 20+ early stage and middle market businesses.

 

Alexander Lowry Show Highlights:

  • Alexander's interesting new MBA program
  • Top down vs bottom up framework for innovation and change
  • What Alexander has learned from Wharton and his for profit endeavors
  • Tempering intensity in order to achieve the vision
  • 5 big buckets of life
  • What goal setting looks like within a team
  • VAKOG model of communication
  • The Pareto principle in school leadership
  • Leading from behind
  • How to setup a personal board

 

“Where is good, good enough, and where do I need perfection?”

-Alexander Lowry

 

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

 

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 12, 2018

Daniel P. Kelley is an educator, instructional leader, and innovator. Before assuming the presidency of NASSP in 2017, Dan served as principal of Smithfield High School in Smithfield, RI, and was named the 2012 Rhode Island Principal of the Year. Before this, he served as a high school assistant principal; a high school and middle school special education teacher; and a middle school math and science teacher.

As a leader in education, Dan believes in challenging current instructional practices to provide creative and effective opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed. He is passionate about educational leadership that builds strong relationships with faculty and the community, utilizing social media to foster connections between educators, and establishing Personal Learning Networks for collaboration and professional development.

Dan Kelley Show Highlights:

  • What Dan has learned through conversations with principals across the United States.
  • The principal + teacher shortage
  • Why Twitter is the best social media tool for educators
  • Dan’s biggest “Aha” moments as the President of NASSP
  • The need for Principal coaching / mentoring
  • Education is not broken
  • The mistake of not listening

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Sep 5, 2018

Ryan was raised in Southern California, where his diverse education experiences all started. He attended public school, private school, and was homeschooled. He has seen and been part of all types of education systems, which gives him a different perspective. Ryan is a passionate educator who has made it his mission to help everyone live up to their potential.

He also has an immense dedication to kids and to making sure all educators understand the power they have in a child’s life. Ryan was a physical education teacher for ten years before taking the leap from teacher to administrator. After serving two years as a high school vice principal, Ryan is now the lead learner/principal of an elementary school in Concord, California. He prides himself on being someone who can build strong school culture, and that is exactly what has happened at the schools where he has served as an administrator.

Ryan works in the community where he lives, which allows him to build many relationships that foster a great learning environment for staff, students, and families. He also travels and speaks about creative educational practices and how we all have the power to Be the One for Kids. Other topics on which he speaks include Incorporating Technology, Being an Educator in Action, Creating a School Where No One Wants to Leave, and many others. He moderates a variety of Twitter chats and is very active on social media.

Ryan’s wife, Barbara, and four children, Robert, Joshua, Julianna, and Zachary, are the light of his world. Ryan and his family reside in Concord, California.

 

Ryan Sheehy Show Highlights:

  • What Be the One for Kids is all about
  • How blogging every week helped him clarify his message
  • Ryan started his blog for himself because of the value of reflection
  • Hitting publish can be scary … here is how to get around it
  • What are you doing to empower educators?
  • The first step to building relationships
  • Education should be fun
  • Ryan’s favorite ways to celebrate people
  • Ryan’s 1-on-1 coffee house meetings for all staff

 

“Life in general is best played as a team sport.”

-Ryan Sheehy

 

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“Are your dreams of tomorrow aligned with your habits of today.”

-Steph Curry

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)
  • You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/



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Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Nathan D. Lang-Raad is a speaker, author, and professional learning facilitator. He is the Chief Education Officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He was director of elementary curriculum and instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as education supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He speaks at both local and national professional conferences and is the cofounder of Bammy Award-nominated #LeadUpChat, an educational leadership professional learning network (PLN) on Twitter. Nathan is also the cofounder of #divergED, a Twitter chat focused on divergent thinking and innovations in education. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher, serves on the board of the Student Voice Foundation, and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force.

 

Nathan is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and is currently co-authoring a book with Robert J. Marzano on the new art and science of teaching mathematics.

He has written several blog posts that have been featured on the EdTech K-12, Corwin Connect, Education Week, K-12 Blueprint, and Solution Tree websites.

Nathan received a bachelor of arts degree in general science-chemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, a master of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and a doctorate of education degree in learning organizations and strategic change from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

He resides with his husband, Herbie Raad, in sunny San Francisco, California.

To learn more about Nathan's work, visit nathandlang.com or follow him on Twitter @drlangraad.

Nathan was my guest originally on Episode 063

 

Nathan Lang-Raad Show Highlights:

  • Nathan’s new book: Everyday Instructional Coaching
  • The 7 drivers of effective instructional coaching
  • Tackling the misconceptions of collaboration
  • Building meetings for introverts and extroverts to thrive
  • Advice Nathan offers for principals who play both the evaluator and coach
  • Nathan’s BIG “Why” for his work
  • The power of video in the classroom

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Aug 22, 2018

Jessica is the Principal of the “Happiest Place in Southeastern Minnesota”, the Woodson Kindergarten Center. She has been an assistant middle school principal, a special education supervisor, and special education teacher. She started her career as a Music Therapist and worked with adults with disabilities and adolescents in residential settings in Iowa and Illinois. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Masters in Special Education from the University of Saint Thomas, and her administrative licenses from Hamline University.

Jessica was awarded the NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning Award in 2016 and in 2017 was named the Minnesota National Distinguished Principal. Jessica is active on social media (@JessicaCabeen) and co-moderates #ECEChat as well as engages with other educators looking to make all things possible for our young learners, and learners that are young at heart.

She enjoys quality time at home with her husband Rob, and her two sons Kenny and Isaiah.

Jessica Cabeen is the author of Hacking Early Learning and originally starred in Episode 078 of this podcast.

Jessica Cabeen Show Highlights:

  • What it’s like to be a recovering Middle School AP
  • The importance of shadowing students and teachers
  • Jessica’s system for writing a personal note to every single student at the beginning of the year
  • Jessica has no email on her phone … could you?
  • “Leaders go first” - Jessica’s approach to introducing new tech
  • Have students focus on creating as opposed to consuming content and tech
  • What brought Jessica to the Mastermind
  • The first question you should ask is the one you don’t know the answer to

 

“We want technology to be a tool that bridge or enhances learning.”

-Jessica Cabeen

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

 

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

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Aug 15, 2018

Elena Aguilar is the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting. She has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching and team development. She is a regular contributor for Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher and has published two highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams (2016) with an upcoming book titled Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators anticipated to release in May 2018. Elena’s expertise derives from over twenty years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.

 

Elena Aguilar Show Highlights:

  • How teaching her brother how to read inspired her career in education
  • History was taught “numbingly boring” in her HS experience
  • Addressing injustices we see in the world and education
  • What Elena figured out about engagement and coaching
  • Listen to kids, recognize their full humanity, and the rest is easy …
  • The #1 question about coaching and working on teams.
  • Wonder how to work “With them” instead of “How to get them to do something”
  • The one area we don’t talk about with relationship building
  • Tips for better listening
  • You can build resilience starting right now
  • Be wary of the stories we tell ourselves …
  • How to find a coach
  • Tips to saying No

 

“You are alive to do something about the injustices in the world”

-Elena Aguilar 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

  

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Aug 8, 2018

Chris Jones has been an educator in Massachusetts for 18 years.  He is just wrapping up his 11th year as a building administrator; the last 2.5 of which he has been the Principal of Seekonk High School in Seekonk, MA. Chris will be leading Whitman-Hanson High School in SY 2018-2019. Chris is passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process.  Chris’s beliefs around the importance of a positive work environment, continuous growth, and a healthy family work balance can be seen in the presentations/workshops he has given for the MSAA and MassCue; his participation in the Better Leaders Better Schools Mastermind group; and his scheduling of a “family night” each week.

Chris is described by his current Superintendent as being “...wholly invested in the success of the school…a creative problem-solver who is able to deliberate yet be decisive, be creative yet accountable…calm and clear-headed even under the most trying of times…has built a strong collaborative and collegial school culture…he is a positive influence on teachers, teaching, and learning.”  Chris blogs on a regular basis and has begun vlogging as a way to reflect on his progress, share his story, and get others to think about different perspectives. His overarching goal is to positively model continuous improvement in all facets of life by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character.

“Define who you are … not what you do.”

-Chris Jones

 

Chris Jones Show Highlights:

  • His process for “Family Night”
  • How the idea of “Non-responsive” started his interest in education
  • You have to “own” it
  • Success is a process not a destination
  • The difference between “wise” and “best” practices
  • If it can’t be done, generate 5 ideas of how it can be done
  • Building trust especially through reflective coaching and stories
  • Chris’s morning routine
  • The power of Priming and Reframing
  • Do you run a Winter School?
  • Chris’s Mastermind Experience

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
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Aug 6, 2018

This is a bonus episode with the author’s of Balance like a Pirate. Jessica Cabeen has been on the show before (Episode 078) as well as Sarah Johnson (Episode 133). Jessica was supposed to be on the show before, but an emergency happened and like my friend Jonathan Bates says, “You can’t make up real life!” I hope to get Jessica on the show individually sometime in the future.

Is Balance possible as a leader? We dig into that topic and the ladies’ new book in this special bonus episode!

 

Balance Like a Pirate Show Highlights:

  • Is balance achievable?
  • How the authors think about balance.
  • What it’s like writing a book with two other authors!
  • What these leaders have learned about themselves and balance as  result of writing this book!

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
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Aug 1, 2018

Chris Nesi is certified in social studies and supervision and has inspired students and teachers at the middle, high school, and collegiate levels. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion.

Chris is on the cutting edge of education technology trends and he is a creative, detail-oriented, and tech-savvy educator who is never short on innovative ideas, energy, and the desire to get involved in a school community.

He has developed and presented professional development workshops to K-12 and collegiate educators and personnel about social media, connected learning, technology integration, and podcasting. New technologies are always becoming available and Chris enjoys expanding educators’ understanding and use of these innovations for personal and professional use.

Chris is very active in the use and growth of his PLN which allows him to share thoughts and ideas with others and contribute to the many conversations happening in the world of education and technology.

Chris hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast which explores how technology is changing the way teachers teach and the impact that technology is having in the world of education. He is also a co-host of the PodcastPD Podcast and founder of the Education Podcast Network!

 

Chris Nesi Show Highlights:

  • The origin story of the Education Podcast Network (EPN)
  • The future of the EPN
  • EP 103 of House of EDTech w/ Lindsy Stumpenhorst
  • Are you looking for tools that are “Knocking down the walls of the classroom”?
  • How to help resistant teachers accept new tech tools
  • Why he runs an open classroom
  • Getting kids comfortable with tech and innovative learning
  • Why Chris thinks more leaders should ask for help …
  • A few tips on asking for help
  • Some of the best podcasts you should listen to

 

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
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Jul 25, 2018

Demetrius Ball is a current AP at Dougherty Valley HS. Demetrius served in the Army before becoming an educator. He met his wife in college as a freshmen at West Point and together they have 4 incredible kids. This year he has become passionate in long distance running.

Demetrius Ball Show Highlights:

  • How his military experience impacted his leadership style
  • The struggle of being a connected educator
  • How Demetrius tells the story of his school through a podcast
  • Bridging the communication gap through a podcast
  • The tools Demetrius uses for podcasting
  • Why Demetrius is a big proponent to Restorative Practices
  • How Restorative Practices deals with root causes
  • Building ownership within the staff regarding Restorative Practices
  • Are you really listening and reflecting on the conversations you are having?

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

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  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
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Jul 18, 2018

Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate.

Ryan has been my guest on Episode 003 and 050. He is my first three-peat guest!

 

Ryan Jackson Show Highlights:

  • How fitness helped him segway to a new iteration of life
  • The genesis story of #FitLeaders
  • Document vs Create
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #1 - Not enough time
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #2 - Where to Start
  • How to make the local school  a catalyst for an entire community
  • Building Genuine Partnerships between school and cities
  • Ryan’s Vision for a Pre-K through HS STEAM campus

Ryan Jackson Contact Info

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 11, 2018

Jess Hutchinson is the principal at the amazing Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, just north of Chicago.

This is her 4th year in the role, 6th as an administrator. There is nothing else she’d rather be doing!

Prior to being an administrator, Jess was a teacher in middle school and elementary school for 12 years. She also has experience as a literacy coach.

Jess loves to support teachers to stretch themselves to be their very best for their students.

Finally, Jess is the mom of 2, Nate and Kyra.

 

Jess Hutchinson Show Highlights:

  • Are you the leader you needed as a teacher? Are you the teacher you needed as a student?
  • I am a Mom. What that looks like in the school setting and of course at home!
  • When you leave work, leave work …
  • How Jess unplugs from work
  • Her “Top 4” method for focus
  • Be a “Criss-cross apple-sauce” principal
  • Integrating risk taking into the B.R.A.V.E. “Viking” culture
  • Are you courageous enough to ask your team, “Where do I need to grow?”

 

Jess Hutchinson Resources:

 

 

 

Jess Hutchinson Contact Info

 

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Join my hybrid group coaching
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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 4, 2018
Kwame is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. In this role he conducts live negotiation and conflict resolution training sessions for organizations.
 
Kwame’s Tedx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in less than 24 hours and was the most popular Tedx Talk on conflict of 2017.  
 
Kwame hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything, where he interviews successful professionals and shares powerful persuasion techniques. With over 200,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries, it is the top-ranked negotiation and dispute-resolution podcast in the nation.
 
Kwame is the proud husband of Dr. Whitney Christian and father of Kai Christian.
 
Kwame Christian Show Highlights:
  • 3 skills every negotiation needs to be successful
  • Are you faking or feeling empathy?
  • Perfectionism is a form of procrastination
  • One more rep mentality …
  • Are you willing to learn? That can be YOUR super power.
  • The strategy behind negotiation
  • How to embrace the tension of conflict
  • The more negative emotion in a conflict = the more personal the communication needs to be
  • How to fight the brain’s wiring to avoid discomfort
  • The path of least resistance often leads to more resistance down the road
  • Conflict is an opportunity
  • Fear grows on time

Kwame Christian Resources:

Kwame Christian Contact Info

 
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Download the “Ultimate Negotiation Guide" here
 

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Join my hybrid group coaching
& leadership development community
 
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
 
Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:

ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

Mastery Leadership Institute

Have you ever thought, “Educators are great at collecting data — but how do teachers use that data in real time?”

  • This Mastery Leadership Institute is an intensive, three-day professional development retreat facilitated by nationally recognized principals.
  • Educators will be immersed in full-day workshops focused on strategies to effectively use data to target interventions, personalize learning, and evaluate instructional efficacy.
  • Attendees are part of a dedicated cohort  that will meet in monthly coaching sessions with other like-minded educators from across the country.
  • Transform the data culture in your school and get your teachers using data in just two days, with proven strategies like the 48-hour Challenge.
  • True school transformation is only possible when educators are empowered to use the data they collect to immediately impact teaching and learning.
  • Learn more about the Mastery Leadership Institute including upcoming dates and locations here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
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