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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BLBS podcast is created for ruckus makers. What exactly is a ruckus maker? Someone who has found freedom from the status quo. Someone who creates change. Someone who never, ever gives up. Listen to this category-defining podcast in education to level up your leadership skills. Lead with confidence. Lead authentically. Lead by serving your community. Each week Daniel has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to the table. Turn your commute (or chores) into professional development and then go make a ruckus!
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Feb 28, 2018
Nathaniel Provencio, M.Ed. has been the principal of Minnieville Elementary in Prince William County, Virginia since 2010. Mr. Provencio began his teaching career in 2001 as a third-grade teacher. Under his leadership, Minnieville Elementary, a Title 1 school with a significant culturally and linguistically diverse student population has been recognized as a National Model Professional Learning Community and a Virginia Distinguished Title 1 school. Minnieville Elementary has been awarded as a Prince William County School of Excellence and was recently recognized as one of Northern Virginia’s top performing schools.
 
In 2016-2017, Nathaniel Provencio was selected as the Prince William County principal of the year and the Washington Post Principal of the Year. In addition to leading Minnieville Elementary, Mr. Provencio is a leader in advocating for local community involvement and business engagement in economically and culturally diverse schools. These efforts have allowed Minnieville Elementary to be recognized as a three-time winner in the Prince William County Schools Business Partnership of the year. Mr. Provencio is a sought-after presenter and has presented at regional, state and national conferences in the areas of Professional Learning Communities, Community Engagement and Effective Literacy Frameworks. Mr. Provencio graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2001 with a degree in education and has a Master’s degree in education administration from George Mason University.
 
Nathaniel Provencio Show Highlights
  • How his town’s struggle with poverty pushed him to a career in education
  • Providing free school supplies to all (500+) students
  • Generosity attracted parents to volunteer within the school
  • What do you do when you inherit a leadership team?
  • Celebrating success big and small was the catalyst for cultural change
  • The Family Engagement Team success story (a 1150% increase in volunteer hours)
 
Nathaniel Provencio Resources
 
Connect on Twitter
 
Free School Supplies Article
 
Soaring to Excellence Video
 
Principal of the Year School Focus Video
 
Colorín Colorado Video
 
First Break All the Rules
 
School Spirit Vending
 
Show Some Love
 
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.
 
Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
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.
Feb 21, 2018
 
 
Sarah Johnson has been an educator in Northwest Wisconsin for thirteen years, first as an English Teacher and then as a building principal. She is entering her sixth year in school administration and is currently a high school principal in Spooner, WI. Sarah is passionate about leadership and building collective leadership in schools. She is currently writing a book with two of her favorite people in the world, the topic of which is being a balanced leader at home, work, and life to be able to stay in leadership. Sarah seeks this balance in her own life by pursuing passions such as running and writing, focusing on family with her two young daughters, and honing leadership skills to be her best version of a leader and to grow professionally. Sarah believes that leadership is a calling and she is proud to answer every day!
 
Sarah Johnson Show Highlights
  • The powerful story how Sarah changed tracks from Journalism to Education
  • Do you know QPR Training?
  • Sarah and her two favorite people working on a book about Balance
  • Steps to Achieve Balance
  • Skills needed to run a 1000 days in a row …
  • Just do better than you did before
  • Do you avoid quiet because pain might lurk there?
  • How to "take stock" and be more self aware
  • Why Sarah is able to be reframe things in a positive way
  • What her dad taught her about leadership
  • What Intervention/Enrichment time looks like at her school
 
Sarah Johnson Resources
 
Connect with Sarah on Twitter
 
QPR Training
 
Sarah’s Blog
 
The Coach Approach
 
Hacking Leadership
 
Show Some Love
 
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.
 
Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
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 2018. Download the guide here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
 
 
Feb 19, 2018
Chris Mefford has done it all, from starting his own company to working for churches, and most recently as a former VP at the Dave Ramsey organization (planning live events and more) and EVP for Dr. Henry Cloud. Currently, Chris is the acting COO for Standard Behavior Digital. In his many roles, Chris has had the opportunity to change people’s lives by providing clear, actionable strategies to help people make smart business decisions and turn a fledgling department into one of the best in
the company.
 
Chris has coached leaders from businesses and nonprofit organizations nationwide. He offered his
expertise and insight to assist senior executives and small business entrepreneurs to build better cultures, turn around underperformance, hire the right employees, know when to let people go, implement efficient processes, manage finances, and implement the organization’s mission all while making money and changing lives. Chris even played a part in helping the Ramsey Organization win the“Best Place to Work in Nashville” award for 8 straight years. Chris is a former high school teacher and holds an MBA from the prestigious Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.
 
In short, he knows a lot about business, communication and leadership. Chris is passionate about sharing his experiences and using his teaching skills to help others create amazing cultures and places to work.
 
GUEST’S NAME Show Highlights:
  • Creating great teams and cultures
  • Communication happens outside of your office
  • Great companies OVER communicate
  • What happens when you DON’T communicate
  • How to run a great weekly “TMZ Meeting"
  • Fighting "Us vs Them" mentatlity
  • 4 things to do for better accountability
  • As a leader you are a part of the PROBLEM and the SOLUTION
  • When you pour into your teachers, the teachers pour into your students
  • How to pull out the organic intrinsic motivation that schools are privileged to have
  • Why you need the DISC for communication ...
 
Chris Mefford Resources:
 
Chris Mefford Contact Info
 
Podcast Upgrade
Download the TMZ Meeting Rules + BONUS Audio "Hiring Tips from the Best in the World” at betterleadersbetterschools.com/chris-mefford
 
Show Some Love
 
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.
 
Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
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.
Feb 14, 2018
Kevin Monroe is captivated by the idea that God has a higher purpose for life, leadership, and service. He believes the people who find and fulfill their higher purpose have more fun, experience greater fulfillment, and make the world better and brighter for everyone else.
 
It is those beliefs that energize his work as an executive coach, leadership consultant, and keynote speaker as he helps individuals and organizations give authentic expression to their higher purpose.
 
He is the founder of X Factor Consulting and host of The Higher Purpose Podcast. Kevin has an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University where he also studied Servant Leadership and a BA from Mercer University. 
 
Through the years, Kevin has held plenty of prestigious titles, his current favorites are husband, Dad, Papa, and friend. Kevin invites you to connect with him online at: KevinDMonroe.com, @kevin_monroe, Facebook.com/kevinmonroeonline, or linkedin.com/in/kevinmonroe.
 
 
Kevin Monroe Show Highlights
  • Should we love in our organizations?
  • People can’t hear what you know until they know you care
  • Kevin’s definition of servant leadership
  • Everybody wins in the Southwest culture
  • Students come second
  • Nemo dat quod non habet: You can’t give what you don’t have
  • Kevin’s 3 journals and his process to journal
  • Kevin’s struggle with little thinking
  • Ask this question to start thinking bigger
  • Be authentic. Avoid being an echo.
 
Kevin Monroe Resources
 
Radical Loving Care by Erie Chapman
 
Patients Come Second by Spiegelman and Berrett
 
The One Thing by Keller and Papasan
 
Louder than Words by Todd Henry
 
Connect with Kevin …
 
Twitter
 
FB
 
LinkedIn
 
Kevin’s Website
 
Show Some Love
 
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.
 
Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
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 2018. Download the guide here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Feb 7, 2018
Winston Sakurai has distinguished himself as an innovative educational leader at the state and national level for over 25 years. He was recently named by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a 2016 National Digital Principal of the Year and by the Hawaii Association of Secondary School Administrators as the 2016 Hawaii State Principal of the Year. He currently moderates a national education chat for school leaders, #PrinLeaderChat, on Twitter.
 
Winston Sakurai believes that empathy, empowerment and a positive environment are keys to unleashing innovative ideas to help students and teachers be successful.
 
Winston Sakurai Show Highlights:
  • Winston’s rich history and interest in becoming a principal since 3rd grade
  • Students know quality educators when they see it
  • Leadership is about caring
  • Make sure students know you love them
  • Do your best to make students successful
  • Ask students how to improve the school
  • You can grow future educators starting today in your school
  • Give opportunity when opportunity isn’t there
  • Be generous with wisdom, support, and time.
  • Relationships are more important than policy and procedures
 
Winston Sakurai Resources
 
Grit by Angela Duckworth
 
Connect with Winston on Twitter
 
Show Some Love
 
Join my hybrid group coaching
& leadership development community
 
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
 
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
•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 2018. Download the guide here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Feb 5, 2018
Mike Roberts has taught middle school English for nearly twenty years. In that time, he has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including being named the 2014 Utah English Teacher of the Year. 
 
Mike's most recent book, Hacking Classroom Management - 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About, identifies a variety of strategies that empower students in the learning process. Additionally, he is the co-author of The New Science Teacher's Handbook: What You Didn't Learn From Student Teaching, and was a featured columnist in English Journal.
 
Mike also teaches college classes focused on classroom management and literacy in the content areas. He has served on many educational committees, and has been a featured speaker at dozens of state, regional, and national conferences. 
 
When he's not teaching or presenting, Mike can usually be found running ultra-marathons in the mountains. And even after all these years, he's still not sure which takes more energy...a week with 8th graders or a 100 mile race.
 
Mike Roberts Show Highlights:
  • How Mike got started in ultra-marathons
  • What running taught him about education
  • Give it a shot: If you keep doing what works … you’ll never get better
  • Do you have an acid wash jacket you need to get rid of?
  • 5-15-5 Class Format
  • Person-to-Person connection not Teacher-to-Student
  • Struggling with the F-Word
  • The 3 Es of School
  • Tell me about your expectations … 
  • We are under-utilizing emails
  • Mike’s most spectacular experiment failure and win in the classroom
  • Why we need to give up power …
 
Mike Roberts Resources:
 
Mike Roberts Contact Info:
 
Podcast Upgrade
 
Download the "7 Experiments You Can Run in the Classroom to 'Give It a Shot’" here https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mike-roberts
 
 
Show Some Love
 
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.
 
Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
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 2018. Download the guide here.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
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