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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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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

 

Nathan Lang-Raad 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/

 

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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

Jessica Cabeen Resources:

 

 

 

Jessica Cabeen Contact Info



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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/

 

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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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Elena Aguilar Contact Info

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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/

  

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

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

 

Chris Jones 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 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!

 

Balance Like a Pirate  Resources:

Balance Like a Pirate Contact Info

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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.
 
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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

 

Chris Nesi Resources:

 

GUEST’S NAME Contact Info

 

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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.
 
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