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The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those out-of-the-box school leaders making change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in educational leadership has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in. Turn your commute, chores, or workout into professional development and then GO MAKE A RUCKUS! BLBS is the #1 downloaded podcast for school leaders.
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Jun 21, 2021

Jeff Becker’s an award-winning school counselor and teacher with a Master's in Secondary Counseling and a second degree in communications- so he's a boots-on-the-ground leader and entrepreneur. Jeff is also an adjunct professor at National University for their Master’s program in Social and Emotional Learning. He's the founder of two revolutionary products that help principals to deliver much-needed SEL to their kids without taxing their teachers. And it looks like something from Netflix, so kids love it.

 

Show Highlights

  • Solving the SEL need with 5 minute videos
  • How to Multiply yourself 
  • Build tension before you unpack solutions
  • Resources to help students build self-discipline 
  • What it’s like to have a principal that trusts you
  • Archaic communication promotes the thing you’re going against
  • As a school leader, you're the biggest bottleneck
  • Avoid 60 plus hour work weeks for your best year ever

 

“The thing that keeps me up at night is all of these fires that we're constantly putting out as ed leaders. The more fires we're putting out and jumping around and being reactive, the less we're proactive about the skills that we're given to our children.”

-Jeff Becker 

 

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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Jun 16, 2021

Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., is the first female President of Allegheny College — one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold.  She is a recognized leader, scholar of Italian Language and Literature, and globalist. In more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of institutions, she’s provided students with a cross-disciplinary path to think critically and communicate creatively.

 

Show Highlights

  • Value of outside perspectives that shows up in your work
  • Allegheny’s multi-disciplinary approach forces you to learn into different lenses to be more than one thing
  • How a leader keeps the institution moving forward without getting caught up in the tyranny of the urgent
  • Navigating challenges female leaders and mothers faces 
  • Balance strength with accessibility for personal engagement
  • Drink beer for breakfast to evolve like a 16th century scientist for proper perspective 
  • Take a 2 hour lunch to see the value in human connection
  • Use a Ruckus Making year of disruptions to own your own agency of change

 

“One of the interesting things is that people are still trying to sort out as with me as a woman, where the line is between being a strong, determined, authoritative decision maker, but also someone who arrives at those decisions in a very non authoritative way. I like to describe my decision-making process as really iterative and collaborative, but the reality is once I arrive at a decision, I don't change it as long as I know how I got there, why I got there, and I can explain the ‘why’ behind it.”

-Dr Hilary Link

 

“I believe firmly that the advantage I have had of living outside my country, my cultural context has taught me that there are multiple ways to see the world. Multiple ways to approach everything from how you express yourself, how you say things, how work is organized, how education is organized, so that carries through and drives everything I do. Whether I'm doing that from Boston, where I grew up, or New York City or Rome, or now Meadville, what it's taught me is that you can always take a step to another side and see something from a different angle, and you can often see it differently once you've moved yourself.”

-Dr Hilary Link

 

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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Joseph Jones is the Superintendent in the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District. A passion to provide all students an incredible and valuable learning experience Dr. Jones started teaching World and US History in 1996. A few short years later he found himself within the ranks of school administration hoping to make a difference on a larger scale. That desire and pursuit continued as he worked as a principal for seven years striving to reach two major goals: One, give teachers the best scenario to perfect and practice their craft; Two, provide students every opportunity to learn in a secure, enriching environment. As a school they made great strides and received various awards and accolades that enabled them to grow even stronger as a school community. Being the first high school in Delaware to receive the academic achievement award for closing the achievement gap was a hallmark of their relentless pursuit. His efforts continue now in a central office role as he oversees assessment and accountability. The combination of precision, best practices, and passion forges his educational ideals and provides  a clear path to reaching our goals. Educationally, he believes time spent within the walls of schools has been his best teacher. 

Dr. T.J. Vari is the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Schools and District Operations in the Appoquinimink School District. Dr. Vari is an experienced school administrator and adjunct faculty with a demonstrated history of working in schools and in higher education. Skilled in K-12 education, online learning, literacy, classroom culture, curriculum & instruction, district operations, human resources, change management, and education reform. Strong education professional with an Ed.D focused in Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.

Dr. Jones and Dr. Vari, along with Salome Thomas-El are co-authors of the new book: Retention for a Change: Motivate, Inspire, and Energize Your School Culture

 

Show Highlights

  • Profit Activators for a Ruckus Maker mindset 
  • The BDA R3 Model will transform for processes 
  • Holistic approach to hiring built on your reputation
  • Leverage and embrace the easiest tool schools have 
  • 3 Simple solutions for retention accelerators
  • Avoid being actively disengaged at work
  • Stop haphazardly hiringLeaders 
  • Shift from the employee mindset towards a membership mindset 
  • Onboarding is critical aspect and a major fail
  • Technical Tips and quality mentoring

“As a leader, we sometimes become more and more distant from the ground floor and all the work going on. You have to build mechanisms so that you have opportunities to really know what's going on. The last thing you want is to be disenfranchised from the actual work. The distance between the position and the person sometimes is too great and that is what builds disconnect within.” 

-Dr Joseph Jones

 

“We believe deeply in the educational system. We want leaders to have the tools that  will build a culture in every school that can make it the best that it can be. It's a ‘law of the lid’, nothing rises above the capacity of the leader. When you build a leader's capacity to do great things, we're going to have great cultures in schools, and that goes down at the student level.”

-Dr TJ Vari

 

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The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

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ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Jun 7, 2021

Formerly a high school English teacher and a new teacher coach in Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations and creating identity safe workplaces.

Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard Conversations, The Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create Community, Hard Conversations Unpacked - the Whos, Whens and What Ifs, and Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives.  Her newest book is Stretching Your Learning Edges: Growing (Up) at Work.

Jennifer has been invited to keynote, facilitate and coach worldwide from the USA to Africa, from Asia to Europe, from Australia to South America,  and she is honored to have been named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” by Education Week’s ‘Finding Common Ground’’ blog.  

 

Show Highlights

  • The book for leaders to participate in each other's development
  • Exploration of markers to learn on how to BE and interact with adults
  • A meaningful verse, pantyhose and a gift for reflective leadership
  • The scariest thing and the 5 facets to help overcome the fear
  • Tips on identifying what you stand for and why it matters
  • Finding bandwidth to deal with disappointment and all the challenges
  • Exploring The SCARF model and  what threatens us about new ideas

“Your development isn't an indulgence. You don't have time not to develop yourself. If you don't, you're not going to have as fruitful a life as a Ruckus Maker, as thoughtful of a life, and you won't live in the world with the same amount of ease.” 

-Jennifer Abrams

 

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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Jun 2, 2021

Mary Grassa O’Neill

  • Founding co-lead faculty for the HGSE/HBS Certificate in School Management and Leadership powered by HBS Online. 
  • HGSE Director of the Principals' Center and Managing Director of Programs in Professional Education
  • First layperson Secretary of Education and Superintendent of Schools in the Archdiocese of Boston (led second-largest school district in Massachusetts - 120 schools and 42,000 students) 
  • Superintendent of Milton, MA Public Schools for 10 years
  • Earned national recognition as the entrepreneurial turnaround principal of the James P. Timilty Middle School (Roxbury, MA)
  • Founding member of Massachusetts School Building Authority Board

 

Monique Burns Thompson:

  • Co-founder and President of Teach Plus, a national nonprofit that trains excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues (30,000+ teacher leaders trained) - https://teachplus.org/
  • Co-founder, President, Chief Curriculum Officer of New Leaders for New Schools, the largest recruiter and trainer of school leaders in the United States. - https://www.newleaders.org/
  • Consultant with The McKenzie Group (Washington, D.C.)
  • Special Assistant to the Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District
  • Leadership coach and consultant for 14 Massachusetts charter schools
  • Marketing and brand management for Quaker Oats Co.



Show Highlights

  • Destroy what we expect from kids and what they should be learning
  • A “North Star” will navigate you out of any feelings of failure
  • Unlock the secret to success for their students with this
  • Beautiful arranged marriages are needed in every professional toolkit 
  • Importance of inspection to determine the impact of your programs
  • CSML program merges content and context
  • Participate in problems of practice to bridge the gap from ideas to real  execution
  • Schools struggle to meet the potential embedded in their organization
  • Half of all principals have no access to professional development

“I deeply believe that every single person on this planet has superpowers, and it is our job as educators to tap into them and unleash them."

- Monique Burns Thompson



Leadership is joyful work, empowering others to do their best work. Principals do that with teachers and teachers do that with students and empowering others to educate themselves or to be educated is just one of the most important things we can do in this world. We're building people, we're building the next generation of leaders and educators.”

- Mary Grassa O’Neill



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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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May 26, 2021

Judith W. Umlas is Sr. Vice President, author and trainer at International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global corporate training company. She wrote the ground-breaking books including: The Power of Acknowledgment,  Grateful Leadership, Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results, and You’re Totally Awesome! The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids. In 2016 she founded the Center for Grateful Leadership whose members from around the world are committed to practicing and implementing the Grateful Leadership initiative in their organizations. 

 

Show Highlights

  • The power of the written word & How Not to Talk to a Pregnant Business Woman
  • Why feedback matters so much
  • Avoid the feedback sandwich and establish a strong culture of appreciation instead 
  • Psychological safety engages people in growing the culture
  • Five Cs framework and tools for every leader
  • 97.6 chance that you will not do it if you say this
  • The difference between recognition versus acknowledgement
  • Celebrating failure and successful mistakes
  • Acknowledgement is the antidote to bullying

 

“Make our corporate culture be a culture of appreciation so people feel visible, noticed, appreciated and approved. They know that they exist. They know that they can make a difference.”

- Judy Ulmas

 

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Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.

 

TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

Copyright © 2021 Twelve Practices LLC

May 19, 2021

Houston is a speaker, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong - curriculum and training that help teach social and emotional skills. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally serving over 2 million students. In 2019, his face was featured on Lays BBQ chip bags as someone who helps "spread smiles.” In 2020, his first book, Deep Kindness (Simon & Schuster, Tiller Press) was released. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”



Show Highlights

 

  •  A Woman on the airplane closes the Rhetoric Reality Gap
  • What it means to be Wonderful
  • SEL learning and character development
  • Collective cultural value of kindness and how to practice it
  • 2 day leadership development conference leaders need
  • Your To Be List is what distinguishes you
  • Practical tips on accountability to make actions more impactful
  • The one question everyone should answer each day 
  • Random acts of kindness doesn’t shift culture in a meaningful way 
  • How do we repeatedly do the things that we want to become  

 

 

“What we give our time to is what we value. Getting clear about that for ourselves is like a first important step. Then the second step is if we want to make those things, any level of a priority in our life, and it doesn't become about making time, it becomes about protecting time.” 

-Houston Kraft

 

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Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.

 

TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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May 12, 2021

Susie Harder, M.A., CCC-SLP is an experienced clinician who devotes much of her passion to working with children, teens, and adults who stutter. She works in private practice and the school setting to help support children who stutter, trains speech-language pathologists to work more effectively with students who stutter, provides various fluency trainings to school districts across the state, and is also directing the Junior Authors Program platform.

Susie grew up in Central California and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Fresno State. She earned her Master’s Degree at Northwestern University, rated #2 in the nation for their program. While there, she met Kristin Chmela, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-F, an internationally recognized fluency specialist who had a true passion for helping kids who stutter. After graduating, Kristin and Susie have continued to work closely. Susie credits her passion and knowledge for working with people who stutter to Kristin Chmela, her mentor.

Susie has a history of designing and building successful programs. During her time in Fresno Unified School District (2011-2015), Susie designed and piloted a successful framework for a Fluency Consultant role to utilize specialty skills and support SLPs. In 2016, Susie created a private practice focused on supporting children, teens, and adults who stutter. Within her practice, she built a mentoring program for children and teens who stutter to help guide younger children who are experiencing similar challenges. Most recently (2020), following the devastation of the Central California Creek Fire, she decided to write a book to help children who lost homes in the fire. During the process of writing the book, she created a unique platform to reinvent how children connect with literacy and books. Through the Junior Authors Program, children are involved in ongoing votes to help build the book from rough draft to published book on Amazon.

Susie’s love of working with children is evident from the first time you meet her. She cares for each one of the families she works with. She is full of positive energy, encouragement, and is an invaluable resource for anyone she works with. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Hometown was on fire and out of the ashes a purposeful way to build connection emerged
  • Tips and tricks to give more voice to your staff 
  • Junior Authors creates an excitement for learning and the ability to cope during life’s crises 
  • How we pass along compliments can be empowering or meaningless
  • Taking massive action quickly can accomplish more than planning for action
  • Be a recovering perfectionist for progress 
  • Create opportunities to celebrate 
  • Life feels like the hundred pieces puzzle

“If we can, for ourselves and for our kids, find that Thing that gives us that real inspiration and that true, genuine, ‘I am excited about today because I get to do blank, not I have to do blank, but I get to do blank.’ That really can shift so much of  pulling back from the day and kind of move into the launch forward into the day.”

-Susie Harder

 

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Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.

 

TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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May 5, 2021

Dr. Mike Stacy is currently the superintendent at Beechwood Independent Schools in northern Kentucky. (This is his sixth year in this position). During his educational career, he’s had the opportunity to be an administrator at the building level (elementary, middle school, high school) and the district office. During his 20 years as an administrator, he’s enjoyed a lot of different aspects of his work, but coaching principals is what he loves most. 

 

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  • 3 lessons being a 1st generation college student teaches about leading an entire district  
  • Systematic principal development within the district
  • How we will get learning get caught up
  • The right formula of leadership  
  • Getting your students and staff to let their true selves be seen
  • An underestimated tool in our profession to  build relationships
  • Interview questions that bring out personalities to be able to put into a job. 
  • How to lean into challenge and support new principal growth

“The number one job in all of education, the most important job in all of education is the building level principal. There's no doubt that a teacher impacts a kid more than anyone, but a building level principal impacts every teacher, every student directly.” 

-Dr Mike Stacy



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Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.

 

TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Andrew B. Campbell (Dr. ABC) is a graduate of the University of Toronto, with a PhD. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Diversity. He is presently a Faculty member in the Master of Teaching (MT) Program at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queens University (online). He is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) and has been an educator for over 25 years in Jamaica, The Bahamas and Canada.

 

 He has authored two books, “Teachable Moments with DR.ABC: A Spoonful for the Journey, in 2015” and “The Invisible Student in the Jamaican Classroom in 2018.His research and scholarship focus on issues of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Cultural Competency, Education Leadership, 2SLGBTQ+ issues, and Teacher Performance Evaluation. Dr. Campbell continues to present at various peer-reviewed academic conferences across North America and the Caribbean.

 

He is a workshop facilitator, a motivational speaker and has delivered several Keynotes. Dr. Campbell appreciates fashion, enjoys travelling and meeting new people, and equally finds pleasure in bringing his community together to share a good meal.

 

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  • Simple spaces of belonging in schools
  • Where the magic happens in teaching and learning
  • Wooden ramps and murals have no place in schools
  • Lesson that create intruders and not students
  • Drop the mic moments aren’t as powerful as this next move 
  • The art of storytelling as a pedagogy
  • Know your power on your journey with including equity, diversity, and inclusion 
  • Your every day, 365 days a year speaker 

 





“Educational leaders have the moral courage to create belonging in our schools and I think that is lacking in a lot of our schools. We don't have leaders who have the moral courage, because guess what, if you're going to create something different, create belonging for people who the system is not created for. You're going to have pushback. A lot of educational leaders need to understand that when they get pushed back you are creating space for people who the institution did not create space for.”

-Dr ABC

 

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School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Apr 21, 2021

Deivis Pothin (Davis Po-tin) is an international school leader and educator who is passionate about empowering students’ lives through education. 

Having worked in schools in the United Kingdom and in Brazil, he has built his expertise in working with teachers, students and parents from different nationalities, ethnic and social backgrounds. Such experiences have helped him to enrich his leadership capacity and to develop an international minded approach to education. He is currently the Head of School at Pueri Domus, a K12 IB bilingual school in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

 

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  • Massive cultural change at international school
  • Get 35 year vets to embrace change 
  • International mindedness transforms Brazilian education
  • Misconceptions of an Introverted leader
  • Connecting the dots with your leadership style 
  • Relating to staff in their own areas of expertise
  • Really challenge you staff to learn and to unlearn 
  • The value bilingual education adds to cognition and social, emotional growth
  • Tips on how to be reflective on yourself and school mission
  •  A simple way to do walkthroughs to measure if the vision is being lived out in your school

 

“I've learned that public speaking and talking to others is much more about self-esteem than actually being an introvert or an extrovert. Really acknowledging this has helped me to look at myself and to me as a leader. What can I do to promote and to strengthen that has had a positive impact on the way I lead my community.” 

-Deivis Pothin

 

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The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Apr 14, 2021

SANDRA‌ ‌NAGY‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌sought‌ ‌after‌ ‌advisor‌ ‌to‌ ‌school‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌around‌ ‌the‌ ‌world.‌ ‌Renowned‌ ‌for‌ ‌her‌ ‌deep‌ ‌expertise‌ ‌in‌ ‌strategic‌ ‌development‌ ‌and‌ ‌education;‌ ‌she‌ ‌works‌ ‌with‌ ‌organizations‌ ‌looking‌ ‌to‌ ‌transform‌ ‌learning.‌ ‌A creative, passionate, and experienced senior professional in the Education technology industry with leadership, change management, product development, learning strategy and execution proficiency.

A driver of innovation who is able to build, motivate and develop high performing strategic teams that deliver outstanding results in changing environments. Her‌ ‌20‌ ‌year‌ ‌career‌ ‌includes‌ ‌leadership‌ ‌roles‌ ‌at‌ ‌Pearson‌ ‌Education,‌ ‌The‌ ‌Learning‌ ‌Partnership‌ ‌and‌ ‌Accenture.‌ ‌She‌ ‌has‌ ‌a‌ ‌M.‌ ‌Ed.‌ ‌from‌ ‌Harvard‌ ‌University‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌B.‌ ‌Comm.‌ ‌from‌ ‌McGill‌ ‌University.‌ ‌She‌ ‌is‌ ‌currently‌ ‌the‌ ‌Managing‌ ‌Director‌ ‌at‌ ‌Future‌ ‌Design‌ ‌School‌. ‌ ‌

 

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  • 5 trends leaders must address 
  • Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for student’s future success 
  • Moment of incubation. Rethink timetables, scheduling, and assessment 
  • Address mental wellness crisis in schools
  • What am I going to do with my leadership going forward
  • What are your takeaways from the pandemic?
  • Rethink pedagogical approaches in the classroom
  • Transform education and leverage pandemic learning
  • Impetus on leaders to think about unconscious bias and create opportunities

 

“At the core of Future Design School is this notion of developing and cultivating problem solvers, kids who have a flexible, adaptable skill set, and the creative confidence really to tackle whatever comes their way. That's the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit. What you want is kids who look at the world's obstacles as opportunities that they can roll up their sleeves and solve, and that they don't need to wait until they're adults to wrestle with real issues.”

-Sandra Nagy

 

“If we've seen anything that should be an inspiration for these kids in the last year, it's the fact that we got a vaccine out in eight months. If you don't believe in the power of human ingenuity and what we can do together, collaboratively working to solve a real problem. We don't take that moment to showcase that to kids and what might be possible, then we've missed the moment.”

-Sandra Nagy

 

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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Apr 12, 2021

In high school, Michael never realized that he could make a living off of his hobbies. He majored in graphic design in college and those possibilities became a reality. Even today, he is amazed that design is a profession.

Michael’s  mantra is: 'Every experience in life can be improved through intentional design', and he strives to make remarkable experiences.

 

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  • Boundaries a leader should set when expressing a vision 
  • Navigate unintended blind spots that emerge when you create as a team
  • Successful collaboration is driven by a loose grip on your ideas
  • Effective leadership finds the “who” and not the “how”
  • Cast a vision that drives people to partner with as the best version of themselves
  • The function of a leader is  bringing an idea to life
  • A plan for leaders to reflect, direct and design

 

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TEACHFX

School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 

Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Apr 7, 2021

Erin Igoe is currently a high school administrator, forever teacher, mentor, coach, Gen Z mom, and wannabe Dorthea Lange.  Erin has 18 years in education (teaching and administration), a project and problem-based learning classroom guru, 3 years as BTSA Support Provider, Districtwide Literacy Lead on CCSS implementation, Restorative Justice/Peer Court Coordinator and Civic Action Project lead teacher. 

Erin Igoe is determined to make a difference by helping young people discover how they can too. Erin gets her students a seat at more than just the lunch table, engaging them as changemakers whose voice matters.

 

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  • Ruffle your adult feathers to soar
  • Ruckus teaching with constitutional rights and civic action 
  • A seat at the table makes meaningful impact
  • Train your students to hold you accountable to lead your mission
  • The pandemic paradigm shift  for this generation
  • The challenge of making change in high performing schools
  • “Master” a tremendous opportunity for growth
  • School’s should collaborate versus compete for better outcomes

“We need to grow each other and that's how you impact kids.

When you see cooperation or collaboration, what you see is tremendous things happening. Competition is fine but competition through cooperation I think is really where it's at. When you just compete, you're othering people. All you're doing is perpetuating what we already have.”

-Erin Igoe

 

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The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 31, 2021

As a nonprofit CEO who is, first and foremost, a husband and father of three, Rob cares deeply about promoting justice and equitable opportunities for all kids to be able fulfill their dreams. After earning his graduate degree focused on U.S. human rights foreign policy, Rob worked on U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) programs and at other nonprofits that shaped his belief that health is a human right. Rob believes that we have under-invested in kids’ health and well-being and that healthy kids make a better world.

Under his leadership as CEO of Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) since 2008, the organization has grown to become the largest family and school health network of more than 150,000 volunteers and champions serving the health and well-being of 20 million children in 55,000 schools nationwide.

 

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  • Leaders you need to surround yourself with to excel
  • Stop under-investing in kids' health and wellbeing
  • Cornerstones in building successful family, community, school partnerships
  • A few concrete steps and tools schools can use to build healthier kids 
  • “Leadership is a team sport”
  • Develop true partnerships between the district and the learning community
  • Pride and communication builds necessary engagement

“Teachers can move around. Parents and kids can change all the time, but your policies are what stand the test of time. If you embed in your policies really good practices around the health of the kids then you can move your whole community, all the kids, and future generations. The biggest service over many years to come.” 

-Rob Bisceglie

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 24, 2021

Lindsay Lyons is an educational consultant who works with teachers and school leaders to inspire educational innovation for racial and gender justice, design curricula grounded in student voice, and build capacity for shared leadership. Lindsay taught in NYC public schools, holds a PhD in Leadership and Change, and is the founder of the educational blog and podcast, Time for Teachership

Lindsay helps leaders build their adaptive capacity to lead school-wide change grounded in antiracism, inclusion, and stakeholder wellness. This includes helping leaders set up structures for shared leadership that amplifies student, teacher, and family voice through virtual coaching calls and supporting your teachers to design engaging, culturally responsive, project-based curricula through self-paced online courses.

She’s helped hundreds of dedicated leaders and thousands of passionate teachers across the United States and internationally improve their practice and create educational environments in which all students are able to thrive.

 

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  • Healing “soul harm” 
  • Teaching for justice and leading for justice
  • How do we make schools more equitable 
  • The easiest first step for leaders
  • Five big shared leadership mechanisms  
  • Simple answers and the biggest barrier
  • Embrace that radical collegiality as a foundation
  • Family partnership is made easy with this invitation 
  • Essential Self Reports

“Setting up structures for shared leadership ensures that equity and justice initiatives are really sustainable and not just one-time actions.” 

-Lindsay Lyons

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

 

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Amy Platt is delighted to be the Head of School at the Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School. Amy is passionate about excellent instruction and working with teachers to be the talented professionals they are destined to be. Amy holds a PhD and an MA from the University of Toronto. When Amy is not at work she can be found on long-distance bike rides, pondering the larger issues facing education.

 

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  • A safe space to iterate, incubate and sometimes vent 
  • Create viable opportunities to stretch and create community
  • Focus your purpose and live your “why” as a values-based educator
  • Worthy rivals help you level up 
    • Collaborators versus seeing others as like competitors
  • How to leverage and mark the moment
  • Really know yourself and stand strong as a leader
  • “Just walk up the dumb escalator” as a way to get unstuck
  • Master the Mastermind experience

“How do I own that cause and how do I help other people see the work that we're doing as cause worthy? I might be in this work now, but I'm surely not going to finish it. I might be opening this middle school, but if all goes well, it will be my legacy to the next leader to continue to build this middle school.”

-Amy Platt 

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 15, 2021

Kyle Wagner, the founder of Transform Educational Consulting Limited, has always had a bold mission since he became an educator 15+ years ago: Create transformational learning experiences that connect students' interests and passions to issues that matter in the real world. This bold mission has literally taken him around the world. From the design of living museums, model governments, and engaging project-based experiences as a Humanities Teacher in world renowned High Tech High in San Diego; to co-founding student-led programs and schools as a Program Director in China; Kyle has remained true to that mission, and vowed to share it with others. 

His book, The Power of Simple, outlines the simple shifts classrooms and schools can make to allow for these experiences, and the conditions required to ensure they have lasting impact. Kyle currently resides in Hong Kong, where through workshops, coaching, courses and bespoke training, he has now empowered over 1,000 forward thinking educators worldwide to create more socially, globally, and emotionally aware citizens through project-based learning. 



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  • 2025 skills have changed and the types of employees needed
  • Provide the Swiss Army Knife of upskilling for your student’s toolbelt
  • 12 shifts for student centered classrooms and lasting experience
  • PBL as a tool for equity
  • scorecard for teams and Individuals to id areas of strength and growth 
  • Looking outside education can bring rich experiences 
  • A strategy that will increase student performance, student engagement and  teacher efficacy 
  • Empower forward-thinking educators to create more socially, globally, and emotionally aware citizens through PBL

 

“If we honor the fact that these kids are literally that adaptive. They can insert themselves anywhere. They're like chameleons, then what can we do as educators to kind of reflect that both in the experiences we offer them and our dispositions, mindsets to be able to offer them that kind of experience?”

-Kyle Wagner 

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 10, 2021

Craig's experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based Observations, Craig is on a mission to change the world of teacher observations to a model of support that fosters risk-taking, innovation, and creativity. 

Driven to transform the world of teacher evaluation and observation through Trust-based Observations. When leaders build trust with their teachers such that they feel safe, then those teachers will embrace the vulnerability necessary to take big risks in their practice, the result is teaching and learning growth.

 

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  • Master the 20 min observation 
  • Break the feedback observation cycle 
  • Broaden your lens as a novice admin is a veteran move
  • Dinosaur Instructors make traditional ruckus 
  • Build trust to foster risk-taking, innovation, & growth 
  • Magic happens in reflective conversation
  • Expand rubric indicators of what effective teaching is 
  • Tips and tricks to build trust during observations
  • Trust-Based Observation transforms the entire culture 

 

“One, teaching is craft and art. There are a million different ways that you can be a teacher. There's not just one way that you can be a teacher. Two, patience. Take time to get to know your teachers because you will see different elements out of them. You don't want to make a mistake and offer a suggestion on something that might be a strength that you don't realize is.” 

-Craig Randall

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Mar 8, 2021

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Better Leaders Better Schools is launching a new cohort of the mastermind that is just for women.

Learn more and apply today: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/forwomen

In today's bonus conversation, Daniel interviews Karine about why women need a support network.

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Mar 3, 2021

Scott L. Steward is an international business owner (musicspool.com and Genius Lab, Inc.), a youth tech educator, podcast co-host (Money, Sex, Gen X), and author (A Book of Stewism's: 31 Ways to Improve Your Life). Scott is squarely focused on preparing young people for jobs that don’t exist yet, especially in the Black and Latinx communities.

Scott has a strong and vast business school education and he wants to share all of his knowledge. He has more than 30 years of business experience from working with fortune 500 companies like Marriott International, MCI Wireless, and Hertz Car Rental. He’s been running his own businesses for more than 30 years.

Scott is a Master Certified, 18-time award winning teacher of Entrepreneurship and Technology. His focus is on preparing the next generation of business owners to generate generational wealth and create global impact. 

 

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  • Ownership, closed and flexible mindsets
  • Don’t be a  BlockBuster Video School
  • Be an “unemployable” leader
  • Actively cognizant of systemic racism 
  • Vital educational confidence = Genius Lab  
  • Change agents challenge what’s on paper with innovation
  • Breaking economic deficiency in communities
  • Relationship between business profit, technology and Non-profit

“Remember you play a role in how we guide this next generation of learners. Number one, you are preparing these young people for jobs that don't even exist yet. Keep that in mind. Don't stay in the box.There is no box.”

-Scott L Steward

 

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SMART TECHNOLOGIES

The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers to create, store, and deliver lessons from anywhere – no SMART Board required – and your students can access and engage with your content from any web browser on any device. And it connects with tools you already use like Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

ORGANIZED BINDER

Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Feb 24, 2021

Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. began his tenure as the eleventh Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in September 2015. He is the first African American chancellor to lead a non-HBCU in the UNC System.

Chancellor Gilliam brings to UNCG a wealth of experience from a career that spans more than 30 years in higher education. During that time, he was Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs as well as a longtime Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at UCLA, where his research focused on strategic communications, public policy, electoral politics, and racial and ethnic politics.

At UNCG, Dr. Gilliam has not only led the campus to record growth, but has also helped build a solid foundation for a very bright future at the university -- from working with legislators to secure funding for a $105M STEM building; to establishing a Millennial Campus designation, which will create the conditions that will drive growth in areas like health and wellness and the creative and performing arts; to increasing diversity among faculty and administration; and to working with leaders on this campus and beyond on innovative student success initiatives which have been lauded by national foundations and press.

UNC Greensboro is one of the seventeen campuses of The University of North Carolina, the birthplace of public higher education in America. Administered by President Peter Hans and overseen by The UNC Board of Governors, each campus is headed by its own chancellor and Board of Trustees.

The Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina elected Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., as the eleventh Chancellor of UNC Greensboro (UNCG) on May 22, 2015. Chancellor Gilliam brings to UNCG and the UNC System a wealth of experience from a career that spans more than 30 years in higher education. He took office on September 8, 2015.

During his tenure, UNCG has surpassed a record 20,000 students; grown its endowment, research enterprise, and overall facilities and campus infrastructure; significantly increased its fundraising; and elevated the presence, reputation, and real-world impact of the largest university in the North Carolina Triad region.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Gilliam served as Dean of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs for seven years and was a longtime UCLA Professor of Public Policy and Political Science. His research focused on strategic communications, public policy, electoral politics, and racial and ethnic politics. As Dean of UCLA Luskin, Dr. Gilliam shepherded a $50 million naming gift and launched and executed an ambitious strategic plan and capital campaign, establishing the school as a regional leader in addressing and finding solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems.

VISIONARY AND CIVIC LEADER

Dr. Gilliam has not only led UNCG to record growth, but he has also helped build a solid foundation for a very bright future at the university. In his first year at UNCG, Dr. Gilliam worked with board members and key leaders to assure UNCG’s inclusion on the Connect NC bond referendum, which voters ultimately passed, securing $105 million in funding for a new nursing and STEM building. The new building is scheduled to open by Spring 2021. He worked with campus leaders to secure a transformative gift from community leader and philanthropist Tobee Kaplan, who donated $5 million to name the Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness. The gift is only the third of this size in UNCG’s history.

Dr. Gilliam led the effort to secure Millennial Campus designation from its Board of Governors, creating the conditions that will drive growth in areas like health and wellness and the creative and performing arts for years to come on campus and in the broader community.

Dr. Gilliam is a senior fellow with the FrameWorks Institute (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions), where he has contributed to research and training on health care, racial equity, early child development, youth and rural issues, and criminal justice. In 2018, he was named chair of the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Union Square Campus, Gateway University Research Park, North Carolina Campus Compact, and the FrameWorks Institute, as well as the Executive Committee for the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

AWARD-WINNING EDUCATOR

Prior to his appointment as Dean at UCLA, Dr. Gilliam served as the inaugural Associate Vice Chancellor of Community Partnerships in the University of California system from 2002 to 2008. As Associate Vice Chancellor, he championed UCLA’s civic engagement by supporting engaged scholarship and community collaborations to improve the quality of life for residents of Los Angeles.

Dr. Gilliam is the author of Farther to Go: Readings and Cases in African-American Politics (Harcourt Brace), and his work has been published in many leading academic journals. He is frequently interviewed or cited by national and international news outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, and the BBC.

Dr. Gilliam was honored with the 2015 Upton Sinclair Award by the Liberty Hill Foundation for his renowned work advancing civic engagement and commitment to issues of equity. Twice nominated for UCLA’s Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award, he has also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Grinnell College, and the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and was a Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University. In addition, he taught at Columbia University, Fisk University, and — with former Vice President Al Gore — at Middle Tennessee State University. In 2017, Dr. Gilliam was named by Triad Business Journal as one of the region’s Most Admired CEOs — a group of top executives recognized for exceptional leadership in business, and for their philanthropic endeavors.

Dr. Gilliam received his B.A. from Drake University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Iowa. Dr. Gilliam has been married for 26 years to Jacquelean (“Jacquie”) Gilliam, most recently the Executive Director of Scholarships & Student Support Initiatives and Campus-Wide Initiatives at UCLA and now a philanthropic consultant and active community volunteer and leader. They are parents to Ariel Gilliam and Franklin D. “Trey” Gilliam, III.

 

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“I turned to one of my staff members and I said, "these kids just don't have a chance in hell." By that I meant their life chances were so daunting and it was so disheartening because it didn't have to be that way. It doesn't have to be that way. It's all about the society's will. The public's will to invest in the education of a chosen people and understand that long term sustainability of the society is going to rest on how we educate and take care of the next generations.”

-Chancellor Franklin Gilliam Jr. 

 

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Sharla Stevens transform schools into anti-racist, thriving institutions for academic excellence and social justice! She develops school leaders to bring out the best in students of color and help deter white students from sustaining or embracing white supremacy. Your school will be transformed for the better as a result of her coaching. Schedule a call and  explore possibilities. 

 

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- Sharla Stevens

 

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Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Feb 10, 2021

Jen is a local here in Atlanta (an "ATLien") where she is on a mission to make education humanizing and equitable for ALL learners. Shortly after earning her BS.Ed. at UGA, Jen’s fire for student-centered learning was ignited on a year-long adventure in New Zealand.  There she taught in a progressive public charter school, trained in student-directed and inquiry-based learning strategies, and began partnering with students to help them take ownership of their educational journeys. She brought those learnings back to the US where she helped found and later led a small private school to meet the needs of neurodiverse students in innovative ways.  As her passion for both leadership and educational equity grew, she went on to earn a M.Ed. in Urban Teacher Leadership and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University.

After a decade of teaching, coaching educators, and leading in both the private and public school sectors, Jen recently took the leap into her latest endeavor as a Co-Creator, aspiring to close equity gaps in the classroom by making great professional development more accessible for all educators. Co-CreatED.org is the first marketplace platform in the PD industry, connecting school leaders directly with professional development providers, so they can easily book the trainings their teachers need.



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“That's an interesting way to put it. I've never heard it framed around boredom and that humans can be attracted to the next shiny thing, like go after the exciting thing. Sometimes the most impactful thing we can do is small, consistent actions steadily over time. And that's not sexy. That's not the thing you get excited about, but it's effective.”

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Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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Jonathan C. W. Jones is a seasoned award winning educator and founder of Ideation4, working with educators, schools, districts, nonprofit professionals and under resourced communities through grant workshops, coaching, consulting and innovation. Currently he’s working on a philanthropic innovation called UpLIFT, dedicated to celebrating black male educators in the USA.

 

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“Students that fly under the radar have more to offer than what they're necessarily showing. Openness to see students outside of their grade that they may currently have, or consistently showing. See them more as a whole student. Yes, their grade is a reflection to some extent of who they are, but it's not who they are completely.”

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The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will help Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning. You’ll get a personalized report that shows where you stack up against other leaders, and maps some areas of focus that will have the greatest impact for you. 

 

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Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.

 

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