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.
Where are you comfortable as a leader and where do you need to take the leap?
Our guest today is a perfect example of what it means to step out of a comfort zone.
Kristie Letter is an English teacher who decided to take a shift from teaching English to teaching innovation and design thinking. Such a great shift! Also, she is a creative writer with a book of short stories coming out this month.
Listen in and I hope you will enjoy the 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
[03:00] Kristie’s introduction
[04:01] Kristie’s shift from teaching English to teaching innovation and creative design
[09:30] The Conrad challenge
[11:52] Embracing failure
[12:42] How can we benefit from collaboration?
[13:37] The failure resume
[19:41] Stepping out of the comfort zone
[23:30] Kristie’s dream school
Fire in the Hole by Kristie Betts Letter
Kristie Letter is a teacher at a public charter in Lafayette, Colorado. Kristie is interested in how students and schools are afraid to fail. Her students won multiple awards in the Conrad Challenge. She is also a creative writer with a book of short stories coming out in late September called Fire in the Hole.
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Kristie Letter Twitter: @kristieletter
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