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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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Apr 25, 2018
TeachFX uses machine learning to superpower teachers’ work by providing them with automated feedback on the discussions that are happening in their classrooms.
 
TeachFX was founded by Jamie Poskin, a former English and math teacher, tech entrepreneur, experimental theater director, and a recent graduate of Stanford’s MBA and MA in Education programs. 
 
Jamie Poskin Show Highlights
  • The origin story of TeachFX
  • Jamie was never observed (EVER) in a classroom
  • How TeachFX provides automated feedback on the discussions happening in classrooms
  • People drive products; people should drive schools too
  • Maybe you should apply “Experimental theater” to school leadership
  • How TeachFX helps teachers reflect 
  • "Being Men and Women for Others” type of leadership
  • How do you facilitate learning as a leader?
  • What Jamie has learned from bad hires
  • Use micro-projects to hire staff
  • Design questions that don’t have right answers
 
Jamie Poskin Resources
 
 
 
 
The Elementary Forms of Religious Life by Emile Durkheim
 
I Am Thou by Martin Buber
 
 

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•SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2018. Download the guide here.
 
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Apr 18, 2018
Over the past 35 years I have been a teacher, teacher educator, program designer, educational administrator, educational consultant, and psychotherapist. I currently combine my skills as an educator and psychotherapist to offer teachers and administrators support in making sense of the emotional and relational data that floods their classrooms. I have written a book about this work called The Feeling of Teaching: Using Emotions and Relationships to Transform the Classroom. I am in the process of figuring out how to make this kind of support -- direct, experiential support that helps teachers develop their Social-Emotional Competence -- a norm in the field of education.
 
Betsy Burris Show Highlights
  • How people work together to make change happen
  • Rethinking behavior, emotions, and interpretations as data
  • Betsy’s teacher support groups 
  • Are you doing damage or supporting?
  • The “why” behind her work supporting teachers
  • A “holding” environment and why you need it in your school
  • Teachers deserve supervision (but that’s not the definition you think)
  • How support groups eliminate blind spots
 
Betsy Burris Resources
 
The Feeling of Teaching 
 
Betsy’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.
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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.
Apr 11, 2018
Jennifer Fraser obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. A passionate educator for over twenty years, Jennifer's interests and publications revolve around transition, empathy and the harm done by educator bullying.
 
The last five years of research, writing and publishing have led Jennifer to recognize: We are in the midst of a scientific revolution, set in motion by fMRI and MRI technological advances, that allow us to non-invasively examine our brains and more importantly, the brains of children. 
 
Jennifer Fraser is fascinated by the power of mindfulness and empathy---confirmed by neuroscientific research---to transform school leadership in the 21st century.
 
Jen Fraser Show Highlights
  • What do you do when teachers bully students?
  • School has gotten into a strange dynamic
  • We need to flip the leadership model
  • What happens when a kid’s brain is flooded with cortisol
  • The Happiness Advantage
  • Are you taking care of kids? That’s more important than your content!
  • Empathy facilitation training
  • Bullying neural pathways are a real problem
  • "Be the teacher you needed as a kid" - Dr. Clark
 
Jen Fraser Resources
 
Teaching Bullies
 
The Happiness Advantage
 
The Empathic Civilization
 
Spark
 
Email Jen
 
Pushing Boundaries Consulting
 
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.
Apr 4, 2018
Mr. Michael Acomb is currently an elementary principal in the Solon City School District, located near Cleveland, Ohio. He proudly earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University where he played football and learned the importance of serving with and for others. He holds master’s degrees in special education and K-12 organizational leadership. Michael has been a thought leader in school administration with 14 years of experience at the middle and elementary levels. His leadership has earned the United States Department of Education National Blue Ribbon, and over time, his schools have earned numerous other national and state awards for consistent high performance in special education, value added growth, and overall student achievement. Mostly recently, the Solon City Schools were rated #1 in the country by NICHE for public school districts. Since 2002, Michael has spoken to audiences throughout the United States on numerous topics. His passion in developing leadership and school cultures that support excellence in teaching and learning has earned him a reputation as an exceptional leader and collaborator. He is recognized widely for his skill in directing comprehensive, systematic, and differentiated literacy efforts in the early childhood and middle grades. He is an expert in strategically leading teams of teachers in developing systems of common assessments that monitor student learning and guide instructional and organizational decisions. He relishes in solving problems and helping others through improvement. Michael is married to Lindsay. They have four school-aged children.
 
Mike Acomb Show Highlights:
  • How education felt like “home” to Mike
  • His passion to help students be happy, successful, confident, and have hope
  • Mindset Mondays
  • "Just Do It, Stick to It”
  • How to build culture
  • Leadership is hard
  • The Principal life is one of conflict
  • Listen, then coach to solutions
  • Strategy to work with upset parents
  • Do you paraphrase in conversations?
  • Mike’s morning starts the previous day
 
 
Mike Acomb Resources
 
Follow Mike on Twitter
 
Visible Learning
 
Above the Line
 
Show Some Love
 
Join my hybrid group coaching
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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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Apr 2, 2018

Dr. Randy Watson was named Kansas Commissioner of Education by the Kansas State Board of Education in November 2014 and assumed his role in July 2015.

As the state’s chief education officer, he provides leadership to the Kansas State Department of Education in carrying out the policies and programs prescribed by the State Board of Education to ensure the necessary oversight and support is provided to assist Kansas schools, educators and students in achieving their goals.

Dr. Watson began his education career in 1981 as a high school social studies teacher in Tescott, KS. He has served as a high school principal and provided classroom instruction at the university level.

Most recently, Dr. Watson served the community of McPherson for 22 years — working as an assistant superintendent from 1993-2005 and as superintendent from 2005-2015.

A native of Coffeyville Kansas, Dr. Watson attended Kansas State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in science in secondary administration, staff supervision and staff development, building level certification. Additionally, he received his doctorate of education in secondary administration, school law, curriculum development and instructional leadership, and district level certification.

The recipient of many awards, Dr. Watson was named an Alumni Fellow at Kansas State and in 2015, was honored by being named the Kansas Superintendent of the Year.

Throughout his career, Dr. Watson has been sought out by schools, districts, education organizations and others for his educational insights as well as his clear thinking around the issues and challenges facing policymakers, educators and students.

Dr. Randy Watson Show Highlights:

  • How his grandma inspired him to pursue a career in education
  • In leadership you never get great, you just keep improving
  • Coaching high level teams to be a part of something bigger
  • Leadership skills that carry over from classroom > building > district > the state level
  • The question Dr. Watson asked before accepting the Commissioner position
  • The new vision for education in Kansas
  • What Dr. Watson learned interacting with statewide focus groups
  • The inspiring story of the Kansas Redesign Project
  • What educators and business people agree on concerning education
  • Do you have an inspiring vision?
  • How Dr. Watson transitioned to a trusting model of leadership
  • You need someone to tell you the truth

“Today we are going to help students be more successful than they were yesterday”

-Dr. Randy Watson

Dr. Randy Watson Resources:

 

 

Dr. Randy Watson Contact Info

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  • 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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