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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Leadership Insights | Create Winning Cultures | Focus on the Essential | Lead with Courage & Integrity | Principal Radio | School Administrator | 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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Sep 19, 2018

Alexander is a professor of finance as well as Advisor and Board of Directors Member for fintech and financial services companies. Which means he is transforming, accelerating, and advising businesses that students he is educating want to work for.

As a professor, Alexander helps students understand how the financial services industry works. He also lead a master's in financial analysis program, helping students bridge their liberal arts background to a focused career in finance.

As a Board member, Alexander works with fintech and financial services companies that want to transform traditional industry business models to unleash exponential growth and value. He brings expertise in governance, strategy, growth, financial management and operations.

As a CEO advisor, Alexander mentors CEOs and Boards who want to turn strategy into action. Currently working with 20+ early stage and middle market businesses.

 

Alexander Lowry Show Highlights:

  • Alexander's interesting new MBA program
  • Top down vs bottom up framework for innovation and change
  • What Alexander has learned from Wharton and his for profit endeavors
  • Tempering intensity in order to achieve the vision
  • 5 big buckets of life
  • What goal setting looks like within a team
  • VAKOG model of communication
  • The Pareto principle in school leadership
  • Leading from behind
  • How to setup a personal board

 

“Where is good, good enough, and where do I need perfection?”

-Alexander Lowry

 

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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/

 

The Conrad Challenge

The Conrad Challenge promotes collaborative, student-centered, real world-relevant learning that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship, unleashing students’ potential to create future-defining solutions and a sustainable society for generations to come.

 

The Conrad Challenge invites teams of 2-5 students between the ages of 13-18 to innovate new products and services that address global issues in one of six categories:

  • Aerospace & Aviation;
  • Cyber-Technology & Security;
  • Energy & Environment;
  • Health & Nutrition;
  • Smoke-Free World;
  • Transforming Education with Technology.    


The registration process is open from August 24 to October 19, 2018 at www.conradchallenge.org.

 

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Sep 12, 2018

Daniel P. Kelley is an educator, instructional leader, and innovator. Before assuming the presidency of NASSP in 2017, Dan served as principal of Smithfield High School in Smithfield, RI, and was named the 2012 Rhode Island Principal of the Year. Before this, he served as a high school assistant principal; a high school and middle school special education teacher; and a middle school math and science teacher.

As a leader in education, Dan believes in challenging current instructional practices to provide creative and effective opportunities for students to learn, grow, and succeed. He is passionate about educational leadership that builds strong relationships with faculty and the community, utilizing social media to foster connections between educators, and establishing Personal Learning Networks for collaboration and professional development.

Dan Kelley Show Highlights:

  • What Dan has learned through conversations with principals across the United States.
  • The principal + teacher shortage
  • Why Twitter is the best social media tool for educators
  • Dan’s biggest “Aha” moments as the President of NASSP
  • The need for Principal coaching / mentoring
  • Education is not broken
  • The mistake of not listening

 

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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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Sep 5, 2018

Ryan was raised in Southern California, where his diverse education experiences all started. He attended public school, private school, and was homeschooled. He has seen and been part of all types of education systems, which gives him a different perspective. Ryan is a passionate educator who has made it his mission to help everyone live up to their potential.

He also has an immense dedication to kids and to making sure all educators understand the power they have in a child’s life. Ryan was a physical education teacher for ten years before taking the leap from teacher to administrator. After serving two years as a high school vice principal, Ryan is now the lead learner/principal of an elementary school in Concord, California. He prides himself on being someone who can build strong school culture, and that is exactly what has happened at the schools where he has served as an administrator.

Ryan works in the community where he lives, which allows him to build many relationships that foster a great learning environment for staff, students, and families. He also travels and speaks about creative educational practices and how we all have the power to Be the One for Kids. Other topics on which he speaks include Incorporating Technology, Being an Educator in Action, Creating a School Where No One Wants to Leave, and many others. He moderates a variety of Twitter chats and is very active on social media.

Ryan’s wife, Barbara, and four children, Robert, Joshua, Julianna, and Zachary, are the light of his world. Ryan and his family reside in Concord, California.

 

Ryan Sheehy Show Highlights:

  • What Be the One for Kids is all about
  • How blogging every week helped him clarify his message
  • Ryan started his blog for himself because of the value of reflection
  • Hitting publish can be scary … here is how to get around it
  • What are you doing to empower educators?
  • The first step to building relationships
  • Education should be fun
  • Ryan’s favorite ways to celebrate people
  • Ryan’s 1-on-1 coffee house meetings for all staff

 

“Life in general is best played as a team sport.”

-Ryan Sheehy

 

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“Are your dreams of tomorrow aligned with your habits of today.”

-Steph Curry

 

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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 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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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 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

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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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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 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

 

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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!

 

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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

 

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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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Jul 25, 2018

Demetrius Ball is a current AP at Dougherty Valley HS. Demetrius served in the Army before becoming an educator. He met his wife in college as a freshmen at West Point and together they have 4 incredible kids. This year he has become passionate in long distance running.

Demetrius Ball Show Highlights:

  • How his military experience impacted his leadership style
  • The struggle of being a connected educator
  • How Demetrius tells the story of his school through a podcast
  • Bridging the communication gap through a podcast
  • The tools Demetrius uses for podcasting
  • Why Demetrius is a big proponent to Restorative Practices
  • How Restorative Practices deals with root causes
  • Building ownership within the staff regarding Restorative Practices
  • Are you really listening and reflecting on the conversations you are having?

 

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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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 18, 2018

Ryan Jackson is the new principal of Mt. Pleasant High in Mt. Pleasant, TN. Prior to this he served as an AP at Maplewood HS. Jackson’s tenure in education has sent him as far as China to exchange leadership philosophies as part of Vanderbilt University and Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Principal Leaders Academy of Nashville. In our first podcast we dug into his Competitive Teaching Model and his identity as the UnderdogsAdvocate.

Ryan has been my guest on Episode 003 and 050. He is my first three-peat guest!

 

Ryan Jackson Show Highlights:

  • How fitness helped him segway to a new iteration of life
  • The genesis story of #FitLeaders
  • Document vs Create
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #1 - Not enough time
  • Demolishing Fitness Objection #2 - Where to Start
  • How to make the local school  a catalyst for an entire community
  • Building Genuine Partnerships between school and cities
  • Ryan’s Vision for a Pre-K through HS STEAM campus

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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/

 

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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 11, 2018

Jess Hutchinson is the principal at the amazing Avoca West Elementary School in Glenview, just north of Chicago.

This is her 4th year in the role, 6th as an administrator. There is nothing else she’d rather be doing!

Prior to being an administrator, Jess was a teacher in middle school and elementary school for 12 years. She also has experience as a literacy coach.

Jess loves to support teachers to stretch themselves to be their very best for their students.

Finally, Jess is the mom of 2, Nate and Kyra.

 

Jess Hutchinson Show Highlights:

  • Are you the leader you needed as a teacher? Are you the teacher you needed as a student?
  • I am a Mom. What that looks like in the school setting and of course at home!
  • When you leave work, leave work …
  • How Jess unplugs from work
  • Her “Top 4” method for focus
  • Be a “Criss-cross apple-sauce” principal
  • Integrating risk taking into the B.R.A.V.E. “Viking” culture
  • Are you courageous enough to ask your team, “Where do I need to grow?”

 

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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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jul 4, 2018
Kwame is a business lawyer and the Director of the American Negotiation Institute. In this role he conducts live negotiation and conflict resolution training sessions for organizations.
 
Kwame’s Tedx Talk, Finding Confidence in Conflict, was viewed over 24,000 times in less than 24 hours and was the most popular Tedx Talk on conflict of 2017.  
 
Kwame hosts the podcast Negotiate Anything, where he interviews successful professionals and shares powerful persuasion techniques. With over 200,000 downloads and listeners in 140 countries, it is the top-ranked negotiation and dispute-resolution podcast in the nation.
 
Kwame is the proud husband of Dr. Whitney Christian and father of Kai Christian.
 
Kwame Christian Show Highlights:
  • 3 skills every negotiation needs to be successful
  • Are you faking or feeling empathy?
  • Perfectionism is a form of procrastination
  • One more rep mentality …
  • Are you willing to learn? That can be YOUR super power.
  • The strategy behind negotiation
  • How to embrace the tension of conflict
  • The more negative emotion in a conflict = the more personal the communication needs to be
  • How to fight the brain’s wiring to avoid discomfort
  • The path of least resistance often leads to more resistance down the road
  • Conflict is an opportunity
  • Fear grows on time

Kwame Christian Resources:

Kwame Christian 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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 27, 2018
Anne M. Beninghof, an internationally recognized consultant and trainer, has more than thirty 35 years of experience working with students and teachers, in a variety of public and private settings. She has been a special education teacher, adjunct faculty member of the University of Hartford and the University of Colorado, has published several books and videos, and provided staff development in all 50 states. Anne has authored 8 books, several educational videotapes and is a regular contributor to blogs and webinars. She has also collaborated with numerous state agencies to bring about inclusive practices. In her teaching, presenting and writing, Anne focuses on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms. 
 
Anne Beninghof Show Highlights:
  • Capacity is so much deeper than the surface
  • Mining for greatness and strengths
  • Deficit vs Capacity Model 
  • How leaders can train educators in a co-teaching environment
  • The power of watching video … “That’s what co-teaching should look like” 
  • “We” language matters in a co-teaching environment
  • Co-Teach + Co-Plan … you have to do them together
  • Simple ways to present in a more engaging ways
  • The importance of courage regarding student success
 
Anne Beninghof Resources:
 
Anne Beninghof 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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 20, 2018
Crystal is the founder of LeadingUp Consulting, a consulting firm based in North Carolina focused on advancing student achievement by strengthening teachers and school leaders. Crystal is a 25-year veteran of North Carolina schools and universities – serving in multiple roles from teacher to Principal to course instructor of Elementary Education at North Carolina State University. Prior to her career in education, Crystal also served in the United States Air Force.
 
In her free time, Crystal loves to run and work out, especially with her big goofy dog, Cooper. Crystal and her husband love to travel when she’s not spending time with their son, Matthew, a junior at East Carolina University.
 
"You get the best out of others, when you give the best of yourself.”
 
-Harvey Firestone
 
Crystal Scillitani Show Highlights
  • How to act with honor and integrity
  • The importance of family outside of biological families
  • Taking care of one another
  • Noticing people and developing future leaders
  • You get the best out of others, when you give the best of yourself
  • Leadership … being a part of the solution.
  • Seeing people as people
  • Stay off your phone for the first hour of every day
  • Are you volunteering?
  • What are you doing for rest?
  • Surround yourself with competent people
  • Being too quick in the decision making process is a mistake to avoid
 
Crystal Scillitani Resources:
 
Leading Up Consulting
 
Give & Take 
 
Scrum
 
22 Best Books for School Leaders 
 
 

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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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 13, 2018
David’s background includes five years as a successful grant writer totalling over $2.2 million in wins. He has written several winning applications for nearly every prestigious business award in Alberta.
 
Prior to Alberta Business Grants, David worked for four years at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as a finance research analyst and executive assistant to the leader of the official opposition. He has taught political science students at the University of British Columbia, Wilfrid Laurier University, Grant MacEwan University, and the University of New Brunswick. David speaks enough French to get by and holds a Master's degree in Canadian Politics specializing in media and public opinion.
 
David is a member of the Edmonton Sunrise Rotary Club and plays recreational hockey. As a member of Aaron Walker's Iron Sharpens Iron Mastermind (www.viewfromthetop.com), David is committed to living a life of success and significance in his community.
 
David Kincade Show Highlights
  • How David got started with grants
  • Grants = following the money
  • 3 areas of education grant funding
  • How Rotary clubs fund schools
  • The secret to leadership and grant funding is the same … relationships
  • Connect businesses + politicians
  • Why would corporations want to fund an agriculture project?
  • 3 steps to finding a grant
  • Grants love to support bold & innovative
  • Grants are called everything except “Grant”
 
David Kincade Resources
 
Studying Efficiently and Effectively
 
David’s Website 
 
Email David
 
Call David: 780-297-6177
 

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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/

 

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.
 
Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools
Jun 6, 2018

Eleni Theodorou is an Anti-Bullying Educator and children’s author. She holds a bachelor’s and honor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, and a master’s degree in sports psychology from Capella University in the United States.

Born and raised in South Africa, she currently lives in the United States where she teaches children the Art of Compassion through her tales and her accompanying multi-sensory anti-bullying program called

“Noko’s Culture Of Compassion Campaign”. Her program is currently being integrated into the school curriculum by various Boards of Education in New Jersey with exciting and lasting results.

Eleni Theodorou is also a dedicated volunteer to special needs children, senior citizens, and animal shelters and is an actively involved in community-focused endeavors.

 

Eleni Theodorou Show Highlights:

  • The power of pets and their connection to our family
  • How Eleni inadvertently got involved in anti-bullying campaign
  • Eleni’s immersive experience via the Culture of Compassion Campaign
  • Using cognitive flexibility in understanding bullying
  • The “tough love” advice Eleni’s mom gave her
  • Success doesn’t come overnight
  • You always have the power of choice
  • The power of diet on our emotions

“If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me.”

-Eleni Theodorou

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2018 Better Leaders Better Schools

May 30, 2018
Dan Kreiness is a middle school instructional coach in Derby, Connecticut. Before acquiring this position in the fall of 2015, Dan helped create the intervention program at Derby Middle School as the Reading Interventionist. Dan began his teaching career by spending nearly eight years in the New York City Department of Education as an eighth grade English language arts teacher, academic intervention specialist, and middle-level literacy coach. Dan holds masters degrees in adolescent education and educational leadership and is currently a doctoral student in the field of educational leadership.
 
Dan is emerging as an expert presenter at education conferences, trainings, and EdCamps on topics including leadership, growth mindset, student engagement, various instructional technologies, augmented and virtual reality for education, and using social media in education. Dan is the creator of the Leader of Learning podcast. His specific educational interests include leadership, educational technology, and student engagement. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader. He is also a Google Certified Educator, Nearpod Pionear, Flipgrid Ambassador and Hoonuit Learning Ambassador. Dan will also soon have a chapter published in the upcoming EduMatch Snapshot: 2017 book on transformational leadership and growth mindset.
 
Dan Kreiness Show Highlights
  • The story behind starting the Leader of Learning podcast
  • Leading without labels
  • Helping people feel the need for change
  • Challenges are merely opportunities
  • Studying the link between transformational leadership + growth mindset
  • No one person can change another … until they want to change
  • Know where you want to go
 
Dan Kreiness Resources
 
Dan’s website (and podcast)
 
Dan on Twitter
 
 
Lead from the Heart
 

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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/

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
May 23, 2018
Stefanie's graduate degree from New York University, and fieldwork at the NYU Phelps Lab for Neuroscience Research, NYU Institute for Prevention Science, and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine focused on the cross-section of neuroscience, resilience and social justice. She combines a decade plus of counseling and teaching in schools and organizations across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Africa, with insights gained from science research and training in monasteries with meditation and mindfulness teachers from Africa, the US, Vietnam and India. She now offers neuroscience workshops and consulting to universities and businesses such as Illinois State University, City Colleges of Chicago, the Chicago Teachers Union, Northwestern University's School of Education & Social Policy, Google, HPI Design School in Berlin, and school districts throughout the US, UK and Canada.
 
Stefanie Frank Show Highlights
  • Don’t let people feel broken
  • How to spark aha moments in students?
  • Self-directed neuroplasticity
  • Behaviors change based on the adult in the room
  • We learn expectations. We’re not born with them
  • Survival of the busiest in our mind
  • Micromovement and Microprogress
  • Polyvagal Theory & Stephen Porges 
  • Creating safety for students through connection and trust
  • Behaviorism is bad science for schools
  • Connection is the key to success with students and staff
  • Prevention vs Intervention
  • The one thing that matters MOST in every relationship
  • An amazing elevator strategy for visualization
  • How to internalize a growth mindset
 
Stefanie Frank Resources
 
 
 
 

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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/


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
May 21, 2018

Mr Corey M. Christman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vethos, LLC - a Human Capital Leadership and executive strategy firm.  He’s a retired Supervisory Special Agent, United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Since retiring in 2012, he’s worked within the veteran advocacy space and is currently partnered with several key leaders to raise awareness for mental/behavioral health for first responders – nationwide.

He’s a professionally trained winemaker, he works within the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State and he will be launching his own veteran/first responder focused wine label in 2017.

He’s the recipient of numerous awards for leadership, human resource management and innovation.  In 2017, he completed the Executive Leadership Program, Cornell University, and he holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and BA in Criminal Justice.

Corey Christman first appeared in Episode 101, “Do you understand the value of others” on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.

 

Corey Christman Show Highlights:

  • Corey’s background in the military
  • Tips for making local school communities safer and what we can do
  • How to expand on physical security measures
  • Start with recognition and observation
  • Bring in local law enforcement for indicators  can look for and what to do
  • Go all in on educating your school community
  • Building situational awareness and providing a system to process the information
  • We need a new “normal”

Corey Christman Resources:

 

 

Corey Christman Contact Info

 

FREE Webinar on School Safety

June 5th. 10 am Eastern / 9 am Central / 7 am Pacific

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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/

 

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

May 16, 2018
Patty Alper is a board member of both the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and US2020, the White House initiative to build mentorship in STEM careers. Drawn from her 15 years of mentoring inner-city high-school students, her proven Project Based Mentorship model provides an intuitive and scalable way to transform education inside high schools, community colleges, universities, and after-school programs. She is also the author of the new book TEACH TO WORK: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America (Taylor & Francis; 2017).
 
Patty Apler Show Highlights
  • The perceptions of the skills gap
  • What can be done with the skills gap?
  • Whose responsibility is it?
  • What is this new culture of innovation?
  • Can corporations align better with schools?
  • What would a partnership look like?
  • Google’s culture of innovation
  • How can we best prepare kids for the future?
  • Examples of projects that students have completed
  • Where to find mentors
Patty Alper Resources
 
Teach to Work (book) 
 
Teach to Work (website)
 
 

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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/
  • 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
May 14, 2018

Missy is the Director of Innovation at a regional service agency in Wisconsin and the Educational Administration Program Coordinator at the University Wisconsin-Platteville. When engaging in conversations with Missy, her energy and enthusiasm for learning are contagious. She is a relentless advocate for school leaders and their learning needs as they maneuver their way through this time of massive change in education.

“I’m not asking you to change; I’m asking you to learn.”

-Missy Emler

Missy Emler Show Highlights:

  • Compliance is detrimental to the learning process
  • The best thing a school leader can say
  • The Modern Learning Lense
  • Improving equity on your campus
  • What do we do about the test?
  • Assessment means to make more sense
  • How do we talk about the impact of testing for students?
  • Use students to tell your story via social media
  • Asking the question signals the expectation

Missy Emler Resources:

Missy Emler Contact Info

“Asking the question signals the expectation”

-Missy Emler

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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/

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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May 9, 2018
Phillip Carson, the Director of Pharmacy services for Priority Care and President of Carson Natural Health, LLC is a Pharmacist who thinks outside the box of traditional medicine. He believes in helping people find natural alternatives and integrative medicine solutions to their health problems.  He is committed to leading people to finding the root cause of their health problems and not just treating the symptoms. Phillip is passionate about encouraging and teaching people how to live more balanced, healthier and vibrant lives.  He believes in equipping people with the knowledge to make the right choices for optimal health.
 
Phillip Carson originally starred on Episode 44
 
Phillip Carson Show Highlights
  • How to live a balanced life as a leader
  • The warning signs are there … don’t ignore them
  • Keys to better sleep
  • NEWSSSS (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sleep, Supplements, Soul, and Spirit)
  • Phil’s Mastermind is the reason he wrote a book
  • Functional medicine and getting to the root of a problem
  • Evaluating wellness centers
 
“The purpose of life is not to be happy, it’s to be useful, honorable, passionate, to have made some difference that you have lived and lived well."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Phillip Carson Resources
 
How to Live Until You Die
 
Carson Natural Health
 
F.lux
 

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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/
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.
May 2, 2018
Adam Welcome is currently a Director of Innovation and Technology, and former Elementary Principal for six years. Adam also taught elementary school for seven years and set up one of the first GAFE domains in his county. Adam was Principal of the Year for his ACSA region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, ACSA and also writes his own blog. Adam also consults and works with many education technology companies as a way to improve their product for others! 
 
Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years. Adam believes leaders should stand on the tables, ride tricycles and do whatever it takes to connect with kids! 
 
He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It with Todd Nesloney and there book is currently on Amazon for order. 
 
Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active.
 
Adam Welcome Show Highlights
  • What to do with the haters …
  • Your barometer should be kids (awesome / not awesome)
  • The power of being “un-principal”
  • "You need a life!” Do you have one?
  • Do something today with your kids they don’t expect
  • Some of the worst advice Adam received as a principal
  • Do what you are great at and let others do the rest
  • The story of starting Kids Deserve It
  • Why he chose “Suffer” as his one-word for 2017
  • Find you passion to connect with outside of school 
 
Adam Welcome Resources
 
 
Ego is the Enemy … send to Adam (ask permission)
 
Kids Deserve It (the book)
 
Kids Deserve It (podcast) on iTunes
 
Kids Deserve It Twitter chat: 6 pm PST every Wednesday
 
 
Help Adam raise $100,000 for homeless students
 

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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 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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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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