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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BLBS podcast is created for ruckus makers. What exactly is a ruckus maker? Someone who has found freedom from the status quo. Someone who creates change. Someone who never, ever gives up. Listen to this category-defining podcast in education to level up your leadership skills. Lead with confidence. Lead authentically. Lead by serving your community. Each week Daniel has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to the table. Turn your commute (or chores) into professional development and then go make a ruckus!
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Aug 28, 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.

For some teachers and administrators, discipline is something that is to be dealt with.” If a child acts up in class, write them up or send them to principal.

But for Nathan a child “acting up” isn’t something to just be dealt with. It’s a student reacting to something.

That “something” is what Nathan believes we need to figure out and support. He shows us how to uncover that “something” and use it to build relationships that create better students and better leaders.

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 story of Luka, a powerful lesson in restorative conversations
  •     Understanding what restorative conversations look like
  •     Dealing with criticisms about restorative conversations
  •     The Big “Why”- Why it’s important to support emotionally intelligent students

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[3:15]The powerful story of Luka

[7:33] What are some tips on improving your willpower to get up early and exercise?

[10:00] Doing restorative conversations: Why are open-ended conversations important?

[12:07} Doing reflective conversations: How does a restorative conversation look like?

[19:25] How would you deal with critics and skeptics of the “restorative conversation” method?

[22:44] BehaviorFlip

 

Key Quotes

  1. “The best thing to do is to build a relationship with as many people as possible.”
  2. “When you’re having a restorative conversation, the main component is you want to seek to understand.”
  3. “I’ve always said that no matter what I do, that’s the population [I choose to work with]: underserved, underprivileged, at-risk….”
  4. “Any support that we can put in place...is really going to make the world a better place.”
  5. “Seek to understand every behavior in the school.”

 

Key Resources 

Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice (Hack Learning Series) Paperback

BehaviorFlip

Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice by Nathan Maynard

https://twitter.com/NmaynardEdu

https://twitter.com/BehaviorFlip

 

About Our Guest

Nathan is a co-author of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. He also is the Co-Founder and acting CEO of BehaviorFlip. He is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices. 

 

Contact Info

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

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

 

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

Aug 21, 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.

What makes a great presentation?

How can two presenters give the same presentation and yet only gets the audience’s attention?

These are questions Dr. Horvath explores with us in this episode. Dr. Horvath, a researcher and educator, breaks down the science behind great presentations and how you can improve your next “ I-have-to-give-a-presentation-for-my job-or school” experience with basic tips that you can apply in less time than it takes to create a PowerPoint theme.

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 

  •     Why stories are the best thing you can focus on in a presentation
  •     The 2 basic powerful storylines any presenter can use to improve their skills
  •     Obstacles to telling stories (and how to overcome them) to make better presentations
  •     1-minute hacks you can use to improve your PowerPoint today

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[5:30] Why do stories impact us? 

[9:01] How do you start storytelling? 

[13:00] Using anchors in your story to grab your audience’s attention

[14:00} Simulation: Why you should stories with your audience, not at them 

[15:24] Synchrony: What happens when brains think the same story 

[18:00] Obstacles to good story-telling 

[20:00] How to deal with the pressure to stop obsessing over the test 

[24:10] How do you improve your PowerPoint skills?

 

Key Quotes

  1. “There is no such thing as a standalone fact in the brain.”
  2. “Stories are how we think.”
  3. “Your audience can’t read and listen.”
  4. “Right now...we tend to elevate science above all else.”
  5. “Prep everything before you PowerPoint.”
  6. “Ditch the words. Add images.”

 

Key Resources 

Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights From Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick

Imeglobal Courses

 

Other resources

TedTalk

 

CV: https://d2saw6je89goi1.cloudfront.net/uploads/digital_asset/file/384940/Jared_Cooney_Horvath-CV.pdf

 

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

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap

 

About Our Guest

Jared Cooney Horvath is a cognitive neuroscientist with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation. He earned his Master's degree from Harvard University and his Doctorate from the University of Melbourne. In 2018, Dr. Horvath co-founded LME Global to bring his pioneering brain and behavioral research to teachers, organizations and professionals looking to boost their performance and gain a competitive edge. To inquire about booking Dr. Horvath for a speaking engagement, or to view his online courses and training material, visit www.lmeglobal.net

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LinkedIn

jared.cooney.horvath@gmail.com

jared.horvath@unimelb.edu.au

 

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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/

 

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

Aug 14, 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.

Testing, testing, testing…

It’s one of the things students (and teachers) hate and school policy makers seem to love...but is there a way outside “teaching to the test”? Is there a way to create and test learning experiences that aren’t multiple choice or essay.

Dr. Jones believes it is possible to learn without “teaching the test”. She shares a unique experience that gave her the courage to stop obsessing over the test and push the boundaries without fear of criticism.

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 unique learning experience that almost escaped the End-of-Course test
  • Dealing with overwhelm as a busy teacher, administrator, or business owner
  • Finding the inspiration behind the chaos
  • Dealing with criticism
  • Creating successful change in a world filled with lots of paperwork policies, and delays

 

Key Milestones of the Episodes

[3:45] How did you get to that point where you stop obsessing over the pressure to “teach the test”?

[9:00] Dealing with overwhelm

[15:00] Creating authentic learning experiences and what to do when you hit gridlock

[20:00] How to deal with the pressure to stop obsessing over the test

[24:10] Dealing with jealousy from your peers

[27:15] How did you make successful change with reluctant school leaders and teachers?

 

Key Quotes

  1. “Let your heart and creativity guide your teaching.”
  2. “What we do is amazing. To be an educator is an art ...Don't forget!”
  3. Paperwork is just there as a boundary pieces.”

 

Key Resources 

A Recipe for Success Using SAS University Edition: How to Plan Your First Analytics Project

The Dot Consulting

The Dottie Rose Foundation

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

 

Other resources

Stop Motion App (IOS & Android)

SAS

Read the Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap

 

About Our Guest

Dr. Sharon Jones, EdD is a former Career & Technical Education teacher turned CEO and founder of thedot.consulting and founder of The Dottie Rose Foundation, author, Senior Technical Trainer at Central Piedmont Community College and podcaster for Lady Tech Charmers.

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

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Website :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

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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/

 

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

Aug 7, 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.

Most of us associate writing in a journal with a school assignment or something to do when you get the time. But a journal can be a lot more.

A journal can be a practical tool to help you be a better leader.

In this talk, Aaron Morris shares why a journal can be a powerful tool to help you reinvent, reflect, and redirect your professional life so you can be a better leader ...especially when your life changes in ways that you didn’t expect

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 

  •     Being a leader after you get promoted instead of your coworkers
  •     How to reinvent yourself when an opportunity opens
  •     Giving yourself permission to be authentic as a leader
  •     Using a journal to gain more clarity about your life
  •     “Journal hacks” - How to use your journal for smarter reflection & insight
  •     Being comfortable with yourself
  •     The cost and value of “entering the arena” as a leader

 

 Key Milestones of the Episodes

[5:40] How did you reinvent yourself?

[12:50] How do you even start reinventing yourself?

[14:35] Journal Hack: Using a journal to be a mind dump & detachment tool for clarity

[15:47] Additional ways to detach

[17:03] More journal hacks: Focusing on the mundane, making the “shift”, and more

[25:50] Being authentic & courageous as a leader

 

Key Quotes

The one thing that has really been an AHA is continuously reflection on who I am..”

 I keep asking myself, “Do I really want to be the person that didn’t leap?”

“Courageous is contagious…”

“Reflection is the key..”

 

Key Resources 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts

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

 

About Our Guest

Aaron Morris is a former math teacher (despite having an English degree), who made a transition to a new school after being moved up to assistant principal. When he is not leading,, connecting, or reflecting, he is working on going back to Disney or with his family.

 

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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/

 

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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