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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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Jun 26, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

In this episode, Dr. Larry Hausner, an educator with decades of experience and owner of a school leadership training firm, discusses how school leaders (particularly principals) can unleash their change-make power successfully and achieve joy while working a complicated job. Dr. Hausner shared how he implemented change in school districts over his career and used that experience to help other school leaders have more satisfying careers.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Key Talking Points 

  •     The key to making successful change as a school leader
  •     What you should do as a school leader during the first year
  •     The top “pet peeves” that Dr. Hausner faced..and how he tackled them
  •     Why coaching for principals is a good thing
  •     How school leaders can achieve joy and meaning in their roles

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[5:50] Navigating Change: Dr. Hausner shares the most important thing to remember as a change maker

[13:06] What Change Looks Like: Dr. Hausner shares some changes he introduced into schools and how he successfully did it

[17:05] The Power of Patience: The perspective school leaders should have when moving staff through a change

[19:00] Coaching & Principals: Why principals need coaching to provide the best service

[24:00] From burnout to joy: Why principals can be happy in their job

 

Key Quotes

 Successful leaders have a knack for building relationships.”

“In education, we’re in the people business.”

“We need to provide coaching for principals so that they stay in the profession, they support students and teachers… and they actually might enjoy the job.”

 

Key Resources

The Principal Coaching Model: How to Plan, Design, and Implement a Successful Program

Coaching School Leadership

 

Don’t forget to catch more episodes and resources at the Better Leaders Better Schools website.

 

Other resources

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap

 

Tip of the Week

Dr. Kelly Crane, expert coach at BLBS shares a tip about an app called Wakelt.  Save your favorite content from across the web. Articles, videos, blogs, tweets, songs and more – bookmark anything you find online in two clicks.  Arrange your bookmarks into stunning collections. Add images, text and organize however you like to build stories from your content. Collaborate with others on group collections to share ideas, inspiration and knowledge. Share your collections with a single link.  It is a free app-go to your app store or https://wakelet.com/.

 

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  • 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/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach. 
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools

Jun 19, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

In this episode Daniel Bauer visits with Franklin Day about how we can support the needs of all students and constantly beating the drum, but that can be exhausting.  Franklin is also a guru when it comes to SPED, so if you need to level up your SPED knowledge this show is for you.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Getting to know Franklin Day

Franklin Day is the associate director of special education in Spokane Public Schools with responsibility for legal issues, compliance and supervision of related services and providers. He has worked in mental health, early intervention, public and private preschool, public and charter schools and in higher education systems, as an ABA therapist, a school psychologist and a school district administrator.

 

How Do You Dig Deep

Franklin starts each day by running.  That is his centering grounding force.  Once he gets to work he is always fighting for change to improve programs and improve services for students.  Franklin talks about perseverance and hearing the same message over and over. Getting the concept in mind is important prior to moving forward.  It does get tiring but the why is the reason Franklin continues doing this work.

“I don’t believe anyone really hears the message until we’ve said it 5 to 7 times and that language has to be the same every time in order for people to understand what we are talking about.” - Franklin Day

 

Building a Reservoir Support

Franklin always starts with personal interaction and building relationships.  He spends a lot of time in an office sifting through data but always wants to have conversations from person to person. He would much rather spend the time to drive to a school to talk with that person face-to-face.  It is a much more meaningful conversation.

“I think they get much more out of the conversation and I know I do.” - Franklin Day

 

Introverts and Building Relationships

Franklin talks about the fact that he is an introvert and shy most of the time.  To help others he believes that building micro-habits to connect with people on a regular basis.  Franklin has to force himself to go out and talk to those new principals but it always pays back.

“I have had 6 more conversations with this principal where it is not somebody who is new, scary, different, she’s a colleague and we are working together and it is much more comfortable circumstance and a much more comfortable interaction.” - Franklin Day

 

Supporting the Students or Adults?

Franklin says that research shows that special education students will receive the best outcome and make progress with the majority of their time spent in general education settings.  Franklin sees a lot of schools focusing on schedules for the adults instead of focusing on students and their needs. We use pull out programs because it’s easier to schedule instead of going into the classroom.

“70% of our students have low impact disabilities that their needs could be me in the general education settings.” - Franklin Day

 

Why Franklin Joined the Mastermind

Franklin felt the need to grow in his leadership and wasn’t finding anything in his community.  He needed a place where he could be safe and have conversations about the challenges that were existing in his role.  Franklin needed feedback to grow personally and professionally.

“I keep coming back because it is an amazing group that I learn something from every week and I grow from those conversations.” - Franklin Day

 

Tip of the Week

Dr. Kelly Crane, expert coach at BLBS shares a tip on meditation.  She encourages listeners to download the app Headspace to begin the process of meditating each day.  Clearing your mind is not easy but very valuable. Start taking care of yourself today and schedule time daily to meditate.

 

Download resource: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap

 

Show Some Love

 

LEVEL UP 🚀

Website :: 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/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach.
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools

Jun 12, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s interview with Dan Pink. In today’s conversation he speaks with NY Times BestSelling Author Daniel Pink and discusses his new book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Getting to know Dan Pink

Daniel H. Pink is the author of six provocative books — including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list and was named a best book of 2018 by Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads, and several more outlets. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages. He lives in Washington, DC with his family.

 

Why When

Dan wrote his latest book When to distinguish between the times when he should be doing certain things to ensure that they were done.  He was making decisions haphazardly and looked for guidance which did not exist at the time. Dan started researching timing and discovered that there is an abundance of research around timing in a multitude of disciplines.  They all shared a commonality and Dan focused on that part of the research.

“How does the rhythm of the day affect how we feel, how we perform, how do new beginnings affect us, how do midpoints affect us and shape our behavior, what do ending do for us and how do groups synchronize time.” - Dan Pink

 

Moving Through the Day

Dan explains that we tend to move through the day in three stages.  We begin with peak then move to trough then recover. Most of us move through the day in this order with the exception of night owls.  They do not and are much more complicated. 20% of the population has an evening chronotype causing them to naturally stay up late and wake up late.  Peak is in the morning, trough is in the afternoon and recover is in the evening. Peak is the time of the day where we should be doing our analytical work.

“Trough is a very bad time of day for most people.  This is when you should do your administrative work.” - Dan Pink

 

Impact

Dan wrote this book because he wanted to read it.  There was nothing else out there like this and it impacted how he arranged his daily schedule.  He was glad that he wrote it because he learned a lot, it had the most impact in his day to day life, and it changed how he does things.

“I think I have written six books and of the six books I have written this one has probably had the most impact on my day to day life.” - Dan Pink

 

Leveraging the Power of Endings

Dan explains that endings have multiple effects on our behavior.  One of those is that it energizes us when we see the end in sight so we kick a bit harder.  Endings help us encode experiences, which is they play a disproportionate role in how we remember and evaluate entire experiences.  Some endings are meaning makers and that means that we may not get to the end of something so we start searching for a rise in sequences instead of a decline.

“Interim deadlines can be effective for students with long term projects will help the students move a little bit faster.” - Dan Pink

 

Dan Pink Resources:

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

To Sell Is Human:  The Surprising Truth in Moving Others by Daniel H. Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

A Whole New Mind:  Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future by Daniel H. Pink

 

Dan Pink Contact Info:

Facebook

Website

Twitter

 

Tip of the Week

Dr. Kelly Crane, expert coach at BLBS shares a tip titled, “What is a place that you”ve always wanted to visit?”  You put together a powerpoint with slides containing only the name of each person in the group. They find their slide and insert a picture of somewhere they’ve always wanted to visit.  You can put a text box to explain why. You give the group about 3-4 minutes to complete and then you discuss each person’s slide. It’s a great way to get to know people on a different level.  Excellent PD activity or an activity to do with your students.

 

Download resource:

https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap

 

Show Some Love

 

LEVEL UP 🚀

Website :: 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/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach.
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools

Jun 5, 2019

Welcome to the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast.  This is a weekly show is for ruckus makers -- What is a ruckus maker?  A leader who has found freedom from the status quo. A leader looking to escape the old routine. A leader who never, ever gives up.

Up next you can hear Daniel Bauer’s wife Miriam interview him in this twist of events.  They discuss multiple facets of their relationship in this special episode.

We hope you enjoy the podcast. All the highlights, resources, and next steps can be found below. Listen to the full episode here and learn more at betterleadersbetterschools.com

 

Daniel Bauer is the founder of Better Leaders Better Schools, a popular blog and most-downloaded podcast for leaders in education. He helps school leaders fight isolation and frustration through his leadership community, “The Mastermind,” in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges. Daniel is also the author of a “#1 Hot New Release" on Amazon, The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap, which helps educators create legendary schools.  


The Good and Bad Qualities of Daniel Bauer

Daniel and Miriam begin the podcast by poking fun. Miriam begins by talking about her pet peeves from Daniel’s actions. She brings up how Daniel’s idea of cleaning is similar to taking a pile of dust and spreading it around the counter evenly, and also how he drips water onto the floor every time he washes his hands. Then they move on to the good qualities, as Miriam describes their marriage as a great adventure. They have a lot in common, and that makes their relationship exciting and fun. Miriam says she loves how supportive Daniel is when things get tough. Miriam credits Daniel for taking the leap, and working hard to achieve his dreams.

“You’ve been working so hard for the past few years, I’ve seen you go through the best of times and some really challenging times. You’ve stayed on course and I’m so proud of you for that.” -Miriam Bauer

 

Daniel’s Motivation

When talking about his motivation, Daniel recalls a quote that really pushes him everyday. “Everybody wins when the leader gets better.” This provoked deep thought about Daniel’s leadership development. He felt like he was doing a decent job as a leader, but definitely wanted to improve. There are always ways to improve in anything, and Daniel was constantly finding ways to become a better leader.

“If it’s true that everybody wins when the leader gets better, then it’s my duty to do as much as I could to develop myself to serve the community, because everyone would be impacted in a positive way.” -Daniel Bauer

 

Confidence to Take the Leap

Daniel talks about where he got his confidence, and how he used that to take the leap. He says it is like double sided coin. One side has all of the fear and anxieties, and the other has the success and confidence. If you let the fear and anxieties win, the confidence and success will lose. Daniel says this analogy has allowed him to be more confident, because he doesn’t want fear and anxiety to ever win this battle.

"You don’t want to get to your grave and have all these regrets and what ifs.”  – Daniel Bauer

 

Working Through Problems

Daniel mentions how he has a much greater understanding of unconditional love with his wife. If Daniel and Miriam run into problems, they usually figure it out quickly and move on. Any differences they have are settled by the mutual trust they have with each other.  Daniel didn’t expect to find somebody that would be in his corner as much as Miriam has been. This allows him to focus on improving himself and his flaws.

"If you’re not careful that neediness or affirmation that everything will be okay, that can really get in the way of intimacy, trust, and relationships.”  – Daniel Bauer

 

Daniel Bauer’s Resources:

 

 

Daniel Bauer’s Contact Info:

Show Some Love

 

We help school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.

Website :: 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/

 

Teach FX

  • Empowers teachers with feedback on student engagement
  • A fitbit for teachers that measures student engagement
  • Research shows that the more students speak in class, the more they learn, and the better they perform on standardized tests.
  • Use your phone or laptop to analyze your class, and the app’s artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm tracks your talk ratio automatically, with no extra work from you or an instructional coach.
  • The idea is to give teachers a useful barometer of student engagement you can check every day!

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://teachfx.com/

 

Copyright © 2019 Better Leaders Better Schools

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