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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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Mar 28, 2018
Jennifer Casa-Todd is wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian at Cardinal Carter CHS in Aurora, a former Literacy Consultant for the York Catholic District School Board,  and the author of the book, Social LEADia. She also is a grad student, and a food-loving, book-loving Ukulele player-want-to-be. She loves to hang out with her family--playing cards or hiking, and enjoys curling, golfing, reading, and writing. She is passionate about showing teachers and students how they can use technology and social media to make the world a better place.
 
Jennifer Casa-Todd Show Highlights
  • What inspired her to start playing Ukulele 
  • How she improved listening skills (Their Point A to Their Point B)
  • Digital Leadership
  • The fear approach doesn’t work
  • How are we helping kids in school with digital leadership?
  • Do modern kids lack empathy?
  • Power of optimism
Jennifer Casa-Todd Resources
 
 
 
 
Eddie Vedder’s Into the Wild & Ukulele Songs
 
 
 
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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.
Mar 21, 2018
Superintendent Jay Eitner is a proud product of the New Jersey public schools. A graduate from Union High School in 1997, Jay attended The American University in Washington DC with a BA in interdisciplinary studies. He began his teaching career in Roselle, NJ teaching a variety of subjects, including social studies, computers, and literacy. Known for being ‘outside of the box’ and for strong technology infusion, Eitner strived to make a learning environment that was both student centered and data driven. Jay received his Masters Degree in 2004 and was hired to teach 8th grade social studies in the nationally recognized East Brunswick Public Schools. During his time in East Brunswick, Eitner has written and received over $140,000 in grants for his students. Grants ranged from podcasting equipment to creating a fully-interactive goldrush experience, where students dug for gold during their westward expansion unit. Jay obtained his supervisor, principal, and school administrator certificates from the NJPSA NJ-EXCEL program in 2009. Administratively, Eitner has served as a middle school Assistant Principal, a K-12 Supervisor, and has been a Superintendent of Schools in three districts. He was the 2015 educators choice pick for the national Superintendent of the Year for the BAMMY awards. 
 
Jay’s blog can be found at http://www.JayEitner.com  and can be followed on Twitter under the name @Jay_Eitner. He also has published a series of Flash-Reads on Amazon and hosts a monthly podcast available on iTunes and Google Play.
 
Jay Eitner Show Highlights
  • What informs Jay’s belief that all kids can succeed
  • Build a PLN online
  • How Jay leverages Twitter
  • Lots of coffee will lead to the opportunity to build relationships with district level leaders
  • Are you willing to compromise?
  • Skills you need to jump from local school to district leadership
  • Crockpot learning
  • Secret to earning millions in grants
 
Jay Eitner Resources
 
What They Don't Teach You in Schools of Education ...
 
Escaping the Dunk Tank
 
Jay on Twitter
 
Jay’s Blog
 
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.
Mar 14, 2018
Michelle Lenzen is a teacher, writer, and the founder of Humans at Heart. She runs an after school program at YES Prep Northside where she teaches high school students communication skills and creative problem solving. Through her company, Humans at Heart, Michelle uses  qualitative research and human-centered design to help brands connect with their audiences. 
 
Michelle Lenzen Show Highlights
  • Michelle switch from advertising to education
  • How her teaching experience in Rio informed her instruction in Houston
  • Human centered design
  • What problems Michelle’s students wanted to solve
  • Design thinking applied to a “Crappy” situation
  • Qualitative research is the foundation of human centered design
  • How to move from surveys to answers
  • Are you using improv in your classroom or school?
 
Michelle Lenzen Resources
 
Theater Games for the Classroom
 
Group Improvisation
 
Impov Games Michelle Suggests
 
Creative Confidence
 
Michelle’s website: Humans at the Heart
 
Email Michelle
 
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.
Mar 10, 2018

Did you know I have a new podcast out?

The School Leadership Series is daily, 5 minutes or less, and meant to be a quick encouragement.

On iTunes :https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/school-leadership-series-motivation-for-todays-educator/id1352995134?mt=2

Mar 9, 2018

Don Wettrick is the Innovation Coordinator at Noblesville High School, and is the author of "Pure Genius: Building a Culture of Innovation and Taking 20% Time to the Next Level." Wettrick has worked as a middle school and high school teacher; educational and innovation consultant; CEO, and podcast host. He is also the founder of StartEdUp, an organization dedicated to help transform the school culture toward innovation and enable student-led entrepreneurship.

 

Don has lectured across the US, Europe, South America and Africa about collaboration, social media use, and work environments that enable innovation. Through his travel, he has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Ghana, and seeks to bring that entrepreneurial mindset into our classrooms. His podcast, StartEdUp, has featured some of the most successful entrepreneurs, authors, and thought leaders in the world- focusing on educational change. Most importantly Don works with educators, students, and entrepreneurs to bring innovation and collaborative skills into education.

Don Wettrick first appeared on the podcast back in Episode 017.

Don Wettrick Show Highlights:

  • The origin story of StartEdUp
  • Learning by doing
  • Where is the economy going?
  • There are a lot of kids that shouldn’t go to college
  • It’s okay to admit when you don’t know
  • Now is the time for you and your students
  • The themes Don has learned from extremely successful entrepreneurs
  • What can we start doing to change?

Don Wettrick Resources:

Don Wettrick Contact Info

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Download the Steps to Creating a Successful Innovation Day here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/don-wettrick

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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.
Mar 7, 2018
Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas is an independent consultant who has spoken on the subject of how to combat bullying, create identity safe classrooms, and positive school climates at conferences, schools, and universities across the United States. She has been hosted at the White House twice where she briefed President Obama’s education staff. book, Identity Safe Classrooms: Places to Belong and Learn, co-authored with Dr. Dorothy Steele, was published by Corwin Press.
 
She has worked as Director of Not In Our School (NIOS), a bullying and intolerance prevention project of The Working Group. She also has spent over 35 years in public education in California.
 
Becki co-owns the Makengue Preserve, 190 acres of virgin rainforest in Nicaragua near the border with Costa Rica. She has been leading college student groups there for the last five years to do research and community service projects.
 
Becki Cohn-Vargas Show Highlights
  • How her family’s roots in Nazi Germany influenced her desire to create safe schools
  • The definition of identity safety
  • How to create schools that are more welcoming, validating, and safe.
  • Creating safety for teachers as well as the students
  • How identity safety impacts student achievement?
  • Addressing bullying and intolerance
  • Don’t be color blind and don’t ignore differences
  • Routine and rituals that helps Becki be successful
 
Becki Cohn-Vargas Resources
 
Becki’s Website
 
Identity Safe Classrooms Website
 
Not In Our School Identity Safe and Inclusive School Program
 
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
 
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.
Mar 5, 2018
Jesse is the Owner of Fans First Entertainment, who owns and operates the Savannah Bananas and the Gastonia Grizzlies.  The teams have welcomed more than 1 million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, and ESPN.
Cole’s teams have been awarded Organization of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and have won three CPL Championships.
 
The Savannah Bananas currently have sold out 32 straight games and have a waiting list in the thousands for tickets.
 
Cole is an in-demand speaker and author of “Find Your Yellow Tux – How to Be Successful by Standing Out” released in January 2018.  Cole is also the host of the Business Done Differently Podcast.
 
Cole believes to be successful you need to Stand Out and Be Different.  He releases blogs and videos daily on FindYourYellowTux.com.   He is passionate about creating attention, loving your customers more than your product and loving your employees more than your customers.  Cole’s mantra is “Whatever’s normal, do the exact opposite.”
 
Jesse Cole Show Highlights:
  • How Jesse created his own major in college
  • Questions to ask to have a powerful “Mirror Moment”
  • What are the stories you are creating?
  • Ideas = Currency
  • We need more teachers and less bosses
  • Finding talent = hiring the people at the best at what they do
  • Repeat what you are all about. 
  • Are you making small bets every day?
  • Go to the source when you want to learn
 
Jesse Cole Resources:
 
Jesse Cole Contact Info
 
Podcast Upgrade
Download the 10 Small Bets School Leaders Can Make here betterleadersbetterschools.com/jesse-cole
 
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.
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