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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those leaders who challenge the status quo, never give up, and make change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in education 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 leaders in education.
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Jul 1, 2020

Kirsten Richert is an innovation expert who works with leaders on transformational efforts. Kirsten teaches design thinking, communication, and innovation at a number of colleges in the greater NYC area. Her teaching draws upon her experience in three core disciplines: business management, ideation methodology, and facilitation. 

She received her undergraduate degree in social science from Hampshire college, her master’s degree in social studies education from Teachers College at Columbia University, and her training in innovation and facilitation methods from SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) and ToP(Technology of Participation). 

Formerly vice president of product management and marketing at Pearson, the world’s leading educational publisher, Kirsten oversaw the creation of breakthrough “digital-first” K-12 curriculum. Trained as a corporate on-call innovation coach, she’s helped teams plan new efforts, generate ideas, and execute on strategies. 

Now, as an innovation catalyst, Kirsten guides change efforts for organizations, especially in the areas of education and human development. She is particularly interested in organizations that integrate the arts into their work towards social change, such as the Alliance for Arts and Health New Jersey, Real Beauty: Uncovered, and The Barat Foundation. 

 

Jeff Ikler is director of Quetico Career and Leadership Coaching, a firm dedicated to helping individuals overcome career issues and leaders develop sustained changes in their leadership practices and organizations. He received his certificate in coaching from the Coach Training Institute, a firm recognized as one of the leading coach-training organizations in the world. His approach blends data-driven coaching and consulting informed by working for more than thirty-five years in the corporate world. 

Jeff holds a master’s in the teaching of history, along with a bachelor’s in history, form the University of Illinois.  He taught high school history in Maywood and Batavia, Illinois, for seven years. Like Kirsten, he is a certified innovation facilitator using the SIT(Systematic inventive thinking) process. 

He is a former executive vice president at Pearson Learning where he directed the development of test-and technology-based products for all disciplines. He finished his career at Pearson by leading the development of its multidimensional Leadership Development program for school administrators, working closely with authors Lyle Kirtman to support change in school districts and nonprofit organizations. 

Jeff and Kirsten also cohost Getting Unstuck-Shift for Impact, a podcast that helps individuals and organizations identify and overcome obstacles that stand in the way of implementing changes that lead towards achieving desired results and impact. 

 

Show Highlights

  • A perfect to start to the school year with this innovation exercise
  • Ruckus Makers need to ask who else needs to come to the table and how are you forming the dialogue?
  • Why you need the perspective of detractors first 
  • Kirsten and Jeff  build out the proper mindset to get you Unstuck as a leader
  • Arc model’s 3 steps to implementing successful change
  • Innovation needs to benefit who we serve and not a profit line.  

“When you're running a complex change initiative, there has to be some vulnerability. You have to be able to say, I don't have all the answers here. I need to bring in people who might have the answers.” 

-Jeff Ikler

 

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Kirsten Richert adn Jeff Ikler Transcript

 

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  • 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/

 

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.

 

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Jun 24, 2020

Anthony Kim is a Corwin Press bestselling author, with publications including The New Team Habits, The New School Rules, and The Personalized Learning Playbook. His writing ranges the topics of the future of work, leadership and team motivation, improving the way we work, and innovation in systems-based approaches to organizations and school design. Anthony believes that how we work is the key determinant to the success of any organization.

In addition to his writing, Anthony is the founder and CEO of Education Elements, a trusted partner and consultant to over 1,000 schools nationwide. Anthony has been the founder of several companies across multiple industries, including online education, ecommerce, and concerts and events.

Anthony began his career in education by helping higher education institutions with technology projects and data.  Shortly thereafter he moved into K-12 education with an emphasis in online learning with a company he founded, Provost Systems. Hebuilt virtual schools that included SIS, CMS and a portals for administrators, teachers, students and parents to use on a daily basis. Their success was quickly realized and were purchased by Edison Schools in 2008.  After two years of serving Edison Schools as EVP of Online and assisting in the launch of Provost Academy he left to begin Education Elements in 2010.

Little did he know that his architecture degree and experience would play such a critical role in shaping his approach to education.  He believes that learning environments and school designs need to be open and flexible so that teachers, the true designers of learning, can successfully create the best possible learning conditions for students.

Education has always been a part of him.  As a young boy raised by a single mom, he never forgot the value his mother placed on education and how it shapes the person you become in the future.

 

Show Highlights

  • Establish habits of participation with the Check In Strategy
  • Create an authentic interview by using a Crisis Improv 
  • How a well intended letter can change the trajectory of your life
  • The pitfalls of sassy emails.  Sound more human and less formulaic. 
  • What long term deposits look like in establishing partnerships  
  • Power in words, Anthony shares his motivational mantra
  • You can't out swim the ocean. Streamline the work and put the least amount of effort for the most amount of progress.

“While I don't teach students, I think my purpose has always been to teach adults and bring ideas from all industries to help us make a better education system.”

 -Anthony Kim

 

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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/

 

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.

 

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Jun 17, 2020

Jeanne is a former middle school teacher, department chair, and school leader and the founder of the New Teacher Masterminds - a transformational virtual PLC network that connects and empowers new teachers across the country.  Her mission is to provide new teachers the support they need to thrive during their first years of teaching.

 

Show Highlights

  • New teachers thrive with these 5 steps
  • Create future Ruckus Makers with the Teacher Mastermind
  • New teachers are failing and need a seat at this table 
  • How a Ruckus Maker trains new teachers to avoid pitfalls 
  • Individualized teacher workshops 
  • Personalized PD without adding to teacher workload
  • Motivate, support, and amplify your teacher’s strengths 

“Masterminds, not only is it an opportunity for them to receive help, but it's also an opportunity for them to own their own expertise and realize that they really do have some awesome ideas and they really do know what they're doing.”

-Jeanne Wolz

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Jun 16, 2020

BLBS will be producing a series of special Black Lives Matter episodes focused on what leaders can do to fight racism in education.

Thank you Afrika Afeni-Mills for collaborating on this project.

You can follow Afrika here on Twitter.

If you are ready to really roll up your sleeves and learn how to fight racism in education, apply to the mastermind.

SHARING IS CARING ❤️

Help us serve more school leaders by sharing this episode on social media and don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE.

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Jun 10, 2020

Martha Dunagin Saunders is the sixth President of the University of West Florida. In her 30-plus years in higher education, she has served in academic and leadership roles at universities in Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin and Mississippi. Her area of academic expertise is in public relations and crisis communication for which she has won numerous awards, including two Public Relations Society of America’s coveted Silver Anvils. 

Saunders led the University of West Florida to its status as a top-performing public university with the third-highest score in the Florida Board of Governors performance metrics. She established the UWF Innovation Institute, Center for Cybersecurity and the Office of Equity and Diversity. She oversaw the reorganization of the institution’s colleges, and under her guidance, UWF established two new named colleges–the Usha Kundu M.D. College of Health and the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. 

Saunders’ vision for UWF is for it to grow beyond its beginnings as a regional comprehensive university and be seen as a leader in innovation and cutting edge academic programs. She plans to build on the University’s strengths and its undergraduate traditions while creating programs that will attract the faculty and research funding needed to make the leap to the next level. 

As an entrepreneurial leader, Saunders is passionate about creating innovative solutions to deal with the dynamic challenges facing higher education. As a change maker, she drives action behind these solutions to propel higher education into the future.



Show Highlights

  • Martha shares how to be an authentic leader. 
  • How honest advice can make a profound impact.
  • Ways to recognize and reward top teachers 
  • 2 questions that will capture the essence of your school to help with teacher retention and recruitment
  • Martha’s advice on not letting intitivitives break your bank and zap all your energy
  • Lead with a “Frontier spirit” 
  • Leadership teams need balance to compliment your vision

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“I read it in a book recently and it said, ‘if something scares you get closer.’ I think I would put that on every school because we pull away from things we don't understand. And that's true in every field. If we don't understand something, we back off from it and we often deprive ourselves of some real growth. So I think that's a rather provocative statement.”

 

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S2 E3 Dr Martha Saunders Transcript

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Jun 5, 2020

BLBS will be producing a series of special Black Lives Matter episodes focused on what leaders can do to fight racism in education.

Thank you Dr. Sheldon Eakins for collaborating on this project.

Sheldon has a podcast Leading Equity you should also subscribe to.

If you are ready to really roll up your sleeves and learn how to fight racism in education, apply to the mastermind.

SHARING IS CARING ❤️

Help us serve more school leaders by sharing this episode on social media and don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE.

Jun 3, 2020

Scott Seider is an applied developmental psychologist whose research focuses on the role of schools in supporting adolescents’ civic development. He has reported on this work in more than 70 academic publications including Schooling for Critical Consciousness: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice (Harvard Education Press, 2020). Findings from this five-year study of youth critical consciousness development have also been published in academic journals such as Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Research on Adolescence.

As a core faculty member in the Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology department at the Lynch School, Dr. Seider teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on adolescent development. He also serves on advisory boards for a number of different youth-serving organizations including EL (Expeditionary Learning) Education, the Journal of Adolescent Research, and the Center for Parent & Teen Communication.

Prior to joining the Boston College faculty, Dr. Seider worked as a teacher-educator at Boston University and as an English teacher in the Boston Public Schools and Westwood Public Schools.

Daren Graves is currently the director of the Urban Master's Program at Simmons College. As a teacher educator, he is committed to preparing teachers who see urban youth as assets in the teaching and learning process. His research interest involves the interplay of school culture and racial identity on the academic performance of Black adolescents. Graves' research has given him an understanding of the issues that Boston-area youth face inside and outside of their school environments. Graves previously served as assistant director at Simmons College Upward Bound in Boston, where he helped coordinate the academic and college preparation components of this federally funded after-school and summer program.

 

Show Highlights

  • Recognize systems of oppression in your school
  • Stop controlling bodies in your building and form partnerships 
  • Identifies uplifting practices for engaging young people 
  • Links between critical consciousness and academic achievement
  • Create project based learning that transforms the entire community
  • Tips on redefining good teaching

We need people to be critically conscious in order to go out and reduce oppression within their communities and to transform society.

-Scott Seider

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

May 27, 2020

Angela Kelly Robeck is a best-selling author and certified life coach for school leaders. She helps site and district leaders navigate the mental and emotional demands of the job. A former teacher, coach, principal and district administrator, Angela deeply understands the toll of school leadership and it is her mission to empower leaders through the use of effective mindset tools.

Show Highlights

  • STEAR your personal and professional lives into one human
  • Live the work you want to lead to eliminate fear
  • Stop carrying the weight of leadership alone 
  • Become an observant leader and not an emotional one
  • Holding people accountable is fun!! Inspiring mutually accountable partners
  • How to get to the root of the problem
  • Write your own leadership story-Empowered Principal Mastermind

“We are so so busy being busy that we don't believe that it's possible to stop and reflect and take the time to think about what's even driving our actions.”

-Angela

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

May 20, 2020

Rick earned a bachelor’s degree in adolescent education/social studies from Fredonia State University in New York. He has a master’s degree in adolescent education from Oneonta State College, also in New York. He earned a certificate of advanced studies in educational leadership from Binghamton University in New York. 

He was a middle and high school teacher in upstate New York for eight years before coming to Charlotte. He completed his principal residency at Albemarle Road Elementary through New Leaders and spent three years as an assistant principal at Shamrock Gardens Elementary. In all, he has been in education for 14 years, two of those as a school principal.

His educational philosophy is this: No significant learning will take place without strong relationships between the student, teacher and family.  Our role as a school is to build, engage, and enhance these relationships.  With these relationships in place, we must provide unique learning experiences that allow students to create authentic representations of their learning and share them with a diverse audience.

He is also the proud father of a son, Lincoln, who will be a CMS kindergartner next year!



Show Highlights

  • Avoid getting burned by the “little fires” and other disruptors to your schedule
  • The Who? What? Where? When? Why? And How” to linking personal and professional scheduling 
  • How to find your Frodo and Gandalf accountability partner
  • Tips to steal time and maximize your minutes for an ideal week. 
  • What matters has to be public.  Learn why leaders shouldn’t plan in isolation.
  • Backward design planning creates your ideal leadership schedule

“Everybody wants to be more focused but I think in the end I don't know how many different task managers or to-do list apps that I've downloaded or tried. In the end  it's not about the app, it's about the actual habits. You've got to build the habits and that's what I'm trying to do.  How do I build those habits versus how do I find the tool that's going to fix it all because there's not a tool that's going to solve it.”

- Rick Mohrein

 

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Rick Mohrein Transcript

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

May 13, 2020

Robyn Jackson is a former high school teacher and middle school administrator. She is the founder and president of Mindsteps Inc., a professional development firm for teachers and administrators that provides workshops and materials designed to help any teacher reach every student. 

Jackson is the author of Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, The Differentiation Workbook, and The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers, as well as the how-to guides in the Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching series.

 

Show Highlights

  • Learn Robyn’s practice on how to take the first steps towards your true calling 
  • Ensure you have the right “why” so you're driven by the right intentions 
  • When your brain is fresh, your brain tells you the truth 
  • Create a bold vision with 100% impact 
  • How to write a vision and mission to fit you and your district 
  • Reimagine traditional school leadership. Go from being a boss to a leader using Robyn’s Builders lab
  • Why you need to find your zone of genius and operate on the edges



“One of the reasons I love this concept of being a Ruckus Maker, it's I think more of us should be making a ruckus. Education is in trouble. More of us should be making a ruckus about how we're teaching students, how we are running schools, how we're building schools, but instead we're just kind of blindly following a path and a model that no longer serves us.”

-Robyn

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

May 6, 2020

Dr. Tracey A. Benson is an assistant professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a former public school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and high school principal. 

Show Highlights

  • Journey on a racial awakening with Tracey
  • Addressing the color of punishment in the continuum of learning 
  • How to have a color rich school with concrete solutions 
  • Investigate your own behavior and coded language to shape racially literate young people
  • How leaders can put out fires of unconscious bias?
  • Tracey’s equitable solutions to improving academic achievement for students of color
  • Learn to track patterns and blind spots of racial disparity and ingested bias

“I was subconsciously teaching them that they have privilege and that they were above the rules. They would get upset because they had privilege and when someone has privilege, equity feels like oppression.”

- Dr. Tracey Benson

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Apr 22, 2020

Jazz Rose is the founder of J and C Education & Academy. He started in 2004 teaching PE in primary schools. Following demand, Jazz has grown a team of specialist PE, Music, French, Spanish, Art and Drama teachers committed to embedding a passion for learning, empowering learners to develop confidence, creativity and critical thinking, developing the whole child; improving schools and enriching communities.

 

Show Highlights

  • Justified risks 3 column scenario checklist. 
  • J and C Education energizes your teachers and students with essential time and skills 
  • Teach children to be flexible and adaptive in an ever changing and evolving society
  • Get on your toes to be successful
  • Effective techniques that teachers can use to really engage children and unlock hidden potential 
  • How to channel the energy of students mislabeled as bad behavior
  • Find the juices of cross-curricular/Integrated learning with confidence

 

“When children develop a passion for learning, they can learn anything and when they can learn anything, they can perform better at anything. The theme of continuous improvement is about always getting better no matter where you're at.”

-Jazz Rose  

 

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246: Jazz Rose Passion for Learning

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Apr 20, 2020

Sachin Chaudhry is an Ashoka Fellow - The ChangeMaker and the Founder/CEO of TrustCircle. Sachin also serves as a Global Advisor for the 'Movement for Global Mental Health.’ Sachin has started a global wellbeing movement via TrustCircle with a focus on Social Emotional Learning, Prevention & Early Intervention. Sachin envisions a world where Social-Emotional Learning is a core to our education system

Show Highlights

  • Sachin’s transformational pilgrimage of pain
  • Find opportunity in every crisis.
  • How a modern school leader creates a space of reflection for the learning community 
  • Understanding the roots of risk, not just the symptoms 
  • Trust Circle’s 3 Ps that inspire targeted productive actions
  • Tools that create a bridge connecting students with themselves and inspiring them to seek out help from trusted adults
  • You are never alone. Trust Circle’s technology connects people during the Covid-19 pandemic

 

“...priority would be for me to empower the administrators because administrators are the engine of the school and the administrators have the power and the influence to inspire change.”

-Sachin Chaudhry

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Bonus- How TrustCircle can help during COVID-19

 

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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/

 

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.

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Apr 15, 2020

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.

 

3 Big Ideas

  • Education is better with ice cream
  • Challenge will make you better
  • Everybody needs a mantra

 

Show highlights

  • The cornerstone of what you're building is formed around knowing your vision, mission AND values.
  • Learn how Amy overcame feeling sidelined as a leader
  • Amy shares leadership principles, mental endurance and benefits of creativity
  • Go at the big hills in life and in leadership if you expect growth and strength
  • Amy tells how the Mastermind community transforms leadership

 

“I just want the Ruckus Maker to know that they can take any mundane moment and make it powerful if they really use the factors that are there to help transform moments.”

-Amy Platt

 

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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)

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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. 

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Apr 8, 2020

Chris has been an educator in Massachusetts for 19 years and just finished his 11th year as a building administrator. He is currently the Principal of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Massachusetts.

He’s passionate about continuous improvement and the idea that success is not a destination, but a process.  A teacher centered Principal whose believes the importance of a positive work environment, continuous growth, and a healthy family work life integration can be seen in the multiple presentations and workshops he has given for the Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA), Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE), Massachusetts Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (MASCD), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP); and participation in the Better Leaders Better Schools Mastermind group.

He was most recently described by a past Superintendent as being “…wholly invested in the success of the school…a creative problem-solver who is able to deliberate yet be decisive, be creative yet accountable…calm and clear-headed even under the most trying of times…has built a strong collaborative and collegial school culture…he is a positive influence on teachers, teaching, and learning.”  He blogs and vlog on a weekly basis as a way to reflect on my progress, share his story, and get others to think about different perspectives. His overarching goal is to positively model continuous improvement in all facets of life by being purposeful, acting with integrity, and building character.

 

Show highlights

  • The Goldielocks approach to communication with your staff
  • 20% is 100% communication success. 
  • Why you don’t need all the people rowing the boat to make it go
  • How to lead when you lack empathy or fail to see other people's perceptions
  • Promote school wide initiatives without manipulation or coercion
  • Leverage social media and your network to promote values and vision
  • Pose the perfect question to resistors  
  • Is your staff is telling you “I don't feel safe or I don't understand”

 

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Apr 1, 2020

Ben Owens worked as an engineer for 20 years before becoming a STEM teacher for 11 years at a wall-to-wall PBL school in rural Appalachia. He founded the non-profit, Open Way Learning, and now works to help schools create the cultural conditions for localized, learner-centered innovation. Ben is also the co-author of Open Up, Education! 

 

Show Highlights

  • Ben explains why "Culture eats strategy for breakfast" 
  • How a tiny school in rural Appalachia became one of the most innovative schools on the planet 
  • Ben shows you how to leverage the talents and skills of your community
  • How to flip the script and harness innovation with “open way learning” 
  • Ben shares a perfect embodiment of living a shared vision from students in Cambodia
  • Learn how to teach true problem solving and critical thinking students will mimic for the rest of their lives
  • How to find that true North and be a difference maker

 

“Recognize that there are a lot of educators who have operated in the system.  They have seen stories like this and just realized that the mountain they perceive they would have to climb in order to create that type of culture is so huge. They're often left with where do I even begin? And I think that's a pragmatic reality. My response is begin somewhere. The saying, ‘the best time to plant a tree was, 20 years ago and the second best time is today’. So let's start planting that tree today.”

 

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Mar 25, 2020

Teru Clavel is a comparative education expert who has shared her insights on education and globalization on Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, The TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, and others. Teru earned a master’s degree in Global and International Education and a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies. She spent over a decade as an education journalist and college consultant while raising her three children in the public schools of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo and California and returned with her family to her hometown, New York City, in 2018.

 

Show Highlights

  • Teru’s  journey on creating a family unit with values that are dependent on everybody appreciating one another 
  • Teru’s plan on how to solve massive attrition and recruitment dilemmas  
  • Teru pulls apart what it means to practice and respect social-emotional values 
  • Why your EQ is much more important than your IQ
  • Teru shares how to move past the labels and challenges facing women
  • Learn ritual practices in Asia that create a level of inherent respect and build mental acuity, stamina, and grit 
  • Create hand in hand learning between parents and the school with mandatory parent involvement 
  • An overabundance of technology requires educators to be the police of technology and not the gardeners of knowledge. 
  • Dancing poop is education done right 💩

 

“Don't give up. Just don't give up because I think now more than ever this country needs leaders who are advocating on behalf of our children because I think it's not No Child Left Behind. I feel like all our kids are getting left behind right now. With all that's going on politically in this country, kids with so much technology in their hands, they are seeing it all and I don't think they have any idea how to make sense of it and it's our responsibility to look out for them because the world that they are going to be going into is a world that we are creating for them and I don't think it's going to be an easy place.”

-Teru Clavel

 

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Mar 18, 2020

Joshua is a middle school administrator in North Texas. After graduating college with a Fine Arts degree and working in the graphic design field for a number of years, Joshua returned to school to attain his teaching certificate. Joshua worked as an Art teacher and coached at the middle school level for 6 years. Inspired to affect change at the campus level and in education, Joshua completed his Masters in Educational Administration, and he has spent the past 7 years as a middle school administrator. In addition to being an administrator, Joshua is the creator and host of Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast. The podcast is designed to help those who are looking to build their leadership capacity by providing an opportunity to learn from the most experienced and accomplished educational leaders.

Joshua is passionate about reconciliation and believes that working together creates an environment that fosters innovation and growth, yielding both academic and social success. Utilizing restorative practices guides Joshua in building healthy relationships and community at his school.

Joshua and his wife, Leslie, became foster parents in 2011, and had the privilege of adopting three of their five children. Joshua is trained in trauma-informed practices for meeting the emotional, social and behavioral needs of children who have been through adverse childhood experiences, which Joshua also applies to his role as an administrator.

 

Show Highlights

  • Use Joshua’s tools to break the box: Overcoming stigmas,  labels, and bias in education
  • Learn how leaders are made in the art room and on the field
  • Student success is impacted by movement and creativity. Hear Joshua’s tips and resources for connecting the body to the brain 
  • Create an immense impact in 30 seconds
  • Joshua shares how good leaders find solutions by pushing boundaries and challenge the status quo
  • How to avoid a structure of fear and find a system that is better for the emotional stability of your learning community with restorative practices
  • Working with aspiring leaders will help hone your passion and enhance instructional practices

 

“Unfortunately, a lot of our students don't know how to act socially, but also how to reflect and to change that behavior. Their behavior is a language really. If we're able to understand that language, it helps us better as educators. My goal is to have our teachers, everyone that we hire, whoever's in my building to make sure that we are hitting the social emotional needs of our students just as much as we're doing the academic, because if one is lacking, the other one can't thrive.” 

-Joshua Stamper

 

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  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

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Mar 16, 2020

Today's show is a bonus episode on vision, deep work, and focus.

Thank you for listening. We'd love to see you this summer at our live event on vision: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/bollingen-tower/

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Mar 11, 2020

David Rendall has made it his life’s mission to be hilarious and helpful. He’s a standup comedian with a doctorate in management. A class clown-turned- leadership professor who went from disrupting classes to teaching classes to disrupt companies and conferences around the world. After being criticized and punished his whole life for being hyperactive, David now channels his frantic energy to compete in Ironman triathlons and ultramarathons. 

David has a doctorate in organizational leadership, as well as a graduate degree in psychology. He is the author of four books on leadership and discovering our strengths through our weaknesses. Welcome to the show, David!

 

Show Highlights

  • The lesson David learned being spanked in 8th grade at school 
  • What it’s like always being in trouble in school
  • How turn weaknesses into strengths
  • How educators can reframe their experiences with “difficult” students
  • Why you’ll wish you heard this story sooner
  • The differences between weakness + trauma / stubbornness + persistence

 

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Mar 9, 2020

Today's show is a bonus episode on vision, deep work, and focus.

Thank you for listening. We'd love to see you this summer at our live event on vision: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/bollingen-tower/

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Mar 4, 2020

Robert Schaefer, Ph.D., Vice President of Client Services, has been with Steinbrecher And Associates, Inc. since 2005 as an Organizational Development (OD) consultant, executive coach, leadership development expert, statistical analyst, research scholar, workshop facilitator, and training systems designer. Robert is a renowned expert in the assessment and diagnostic debrief of ability-based emotional intelligence, individual and team conflict styles, and the impact of mood and emotions in the workplace.

Read more about Robert here.

 

Show Highlights

  • How are you showing up? Robert reveals how leaders regulate the emotional experience for teachers and students. 
  • Robert shares how to overcome the dog eat dog culture and climate to win over incredibly hard to work with individuals.
  • Don’t take it personally, but use it personally.  Sharpen the saw by exercising constant, continual self-improvement. 
  • Robert explains how emotional reactive triggers are influencing the goals we take into our interactions.
  • Robert’s essentials to consider when creating emotional lessons to shift our own moods to co-regulate with the learning community.
  • Make your interactions a place of sanctuary and you prime everyone to absorb new information and retain the wisdom you're offering.
  • Robert explains how to model emotional hygiene. The impact the status quo of our emotional state is actually bringing to the classroom or to the board room.

 

“No matter what you do as a leader, you are never going to catch 100% of people in your influence net. It is a two-way street to dance and that dance requires a partnership. You can only show up authentic, genuine, earnest, honest.  Demonstrate, continue to model what you want to see in others and take that constant assessment.”

-Robert Schaefer

 

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Feb 26, 2020

Cale Birk is a District Principal of Innovation in British Columbia, co-author and imagineer of "PLC 2.0 - Collaborating for Impact in Today's Schools", "The PLC 2.0 Toolkit" and "Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design". As a former Principal of a model professional learning community school and high school educator, Cale helps districts and schools answer the question "What is our observable impact?", the visible changes in practice at the classroom level that make the difference for students.

Having worked with organizations across Canada, the United States, Asia and Australia, Cale uses his background in project-based learning, Instructional Rounds and Visible Thinking strategies to design interactive learning experiences and professional development sessions with ready-to-use tools and protocols that teachers and administrators can take away to make their collaborative work have the observable impact where it matters the most--in classrooms with kids.

In addition to writing "PLC 2.0 - Collaborating for Impact in Today's Schools", "The PLC 2.0 Toolkit" and "Changing Change Using Learner-Centered Design", he has has written articles for Education Canada, the British Columbia Principals and Vice-Principals Association, the North American Association of Secondary Principals, and given podcasts on leadership, learner-centered design and parent engagement. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Suffering from “solution-itis”
  • The power of using silence as a leader
  • Human-centered leadership. Avoid doing things to people but with them.
  • Defeating the imposter syndrome 
  • Resistant people help you clarify your thinking
  • The only question you need as a school admin: What is the impact going to be in the classroom?

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  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

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Feb 19, 2020

Chris Rothwell is the Director of Education for Microsoft UK. He oversees a team that helps to deliver Microsoft’s vision to empower every student and educator to achieve more, helping them make the most of technology to save time and increase the impact of teaching and learning.

Show Highlights

  • Ways to gain access and embed meaningful technology the entire learning community is excited about to drastically impact growth
  • Finding a balance of mixing the physical environment and digital environment to expand learning to make content more accessible and inclusive to meet diverse learning needs.
  • Create clarity by implementing small steps with big rewards 
  • Build habits about effective coaching that empowers people
  • Prioritizing  important areas to support the same mission

 

“It's absolutely about customers and that amplification of the things that people are incredible at and how do we get technology to help them be even more incredible in that combination of technology plus people and creativity and it's not about dehumanizing, but it's absolutely about amplifying the human impact.”

- Chris Rothwell

 

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