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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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Dec 26, 2018

Nancy Alvarez is the principal of Celina Primary School in Celina, TX.  She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a Masters. in Educational Leadership. She has 20 years of experience in early childhood education.  She has taught in both private and public schools. She also has experience with homeschooling, curriculum design, professional development, instructional coaching, bilingual education, and technology integration.  Her passion and specialty are early childhood education. She has presented at both state and national conferences on the following topics: STEAM in the Early Years, QR and AR Integration, Parental Involvement, Building a Powerful PLN, Learning Spaces, and Future Ready Leaders. On Twitter, she co-moderates a weekly early childhood chat called #ECEchat and blogs regularly at  www.teachngwithnancy.com.

 

Nancy Alvarez Show Highlights:

  • How to get out of the routine of observations
  • Why Nancy wanted a maker space for her school
  • Incorporating more STEAM into early childhood ed
  • The difference between STEAM labs and maker spaces
  • The extraordinary things kids produce in Nancy’s STEAM labs
  • Nancy’s “wake up call” for unplugging from work
  • The importance of social emotional development for our students
  • Are you learning from podcasts?
  • Be positive and optimistic

 

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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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Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, TX. She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. Prior to becoming an administrator, Sanée taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor.

Sanée Bell is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning and school culture.  She recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others. Sanée has presented at local, state, national and international conferences, and has written publications and several guest blog posts focused on leadership and its impact on students and teachers. She shares her thoughts on leadership on her blog saneebell.com and via Twitter @SaneeBell.

 

Sanée Bell Show Highlights:

  • Take care of yourself prior to work to get the most of your work day
  • Planning the day with intention (and with your admin assistant)
  • How to recalibrate when you drop a new (but good) habit
  • Building high performance teams
  • Honoring your individual team member strengths
  • Ah-ha moments of understanding who you are a leader vs the actual organization you lead
  • Collaborating on the #EdWriteNow Vol II
  • Preventing teen suicide with the Will to Live Foundation
  • How to engage in productive conflict via collective agreements

“You can’t principal from the office”

-Dr. Sanée Bell

 

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“Be excellent on purpose”

-Dr. Sanée Bell

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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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Dec 12, 2018

Julia Freeland Fisher is director of education research at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. She leads a team devoted to informing policymakers and community leaders on the power of disruptive innovation to transform schools.

In her new book, Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks, authors Julia Freeland Fisher explores a fresh perspective, giving educators and school administrators a model for breaking the pattern of inequality in the classroom. While discussions about inequality in education often focus on achievement gaps, opportunity is about more than just test scores. Opportunity sits at the cross-
section of what students know and whom they know.

 

Julia Freeland Fisher Show Highlights:

  • Addressing the opportunity gap in education
  • Are we naive to the networking opportunities available to our students?
  • What is social capital and understanding the value of your networks
  • Strong ties vs weak ties
  • Avoiding an echo chamber
  • What schools can do when students lack sufficient care and support networks
  • Real-world opportunities and bolstering networks via emerging tech
  • Thinking critically about technology
  • Schools can do something about improving their students’ networks
  • Social capital within a network correlates to student achievement
  • Are students individuals or networks?

 

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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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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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Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

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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