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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!
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Mar 15, 2017
Glenn Robbins is the proud Superintendent at the Tabernacle Township School District. His passion is harnessing a school culture that thrives on design thinking skills, innovative digital spaces, BYOD/1to1, and Makerspaces. In addition, Glenn encourages all students to have a voice, not only in building a school culture but also in designing student-led courses. He was named as a 2016 Digital Principal of the Year by NASSP for exhibiting bold, creative leadership in his drive to harness the potential of new technologies to further learning goals for staff, students, and the school community. Glenn led his former school to become the first school in New Jersey history to receive the 2016 SETDA Student Voices Award, which honors an outstanding K-12 school or district that has leveraged technology to dramatically improve the educational experiences and achievement of their students.
 
Glenn has been recognized by numerous organizations for his innovative technology implementation methods and has been a featured speaker at numerous events across the globe. His extensive travels to various schools across the globe have helped to diversify his views on education and implement new instructional methods to better both students and staff. By empowering students and staff to have a growth mindset through design thinking, while implementing digital tools, we can better prepare them to be agile, flexible and adaptive, towards the profound shifts that they will encounter in life.
 
Glenn Robbins Show Highlights
  • How passion and empathy led to a career in education.
  • How to build people up and add value to their lives.
  • Leaders create climate every day.
  • Understand that people have bad days. Learn how to respect.
  • Check your ego at the door.
  • Together is better.
  • Innovative ways to use technology
  • Record your projects and how you make a difference in others’ lives
  • The shift from Principal to Superintendent
  • Mindfulness in schools
 
Resources
Rework by Fried & Hansson
Meetings suck by Cameron Herold
12 week year by Brian Moran
 
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Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

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Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS:

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

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Mar 8, 2017
“Boy is retarded,” reads the top of Dr. Stephen Sroka’s third-grade report card. In ES, he was mocked for having a crossed eye and a speech impediment. He was crippled in a HS fight. Doctors said, “ Listen to your teachers.” The more he listened, the smarter the teachers became. His HS counselor told him that he didn’t have the IQ to go to college, but he didn’t know that Steve had the WILL. (Today it is called GRIT.) He learned to live with the gifts of ADHD and dyslexia. He went from the “projects” to being inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. He was awarded The Walt Disney American Outstanding Teacher of Health and Physical Education, and has been on Oprah and covered in USA TODAY. He travels the world striving to reach, elevate and inspire with The Power of One message. After a cardiac arrest, he realized that The Power of One was not enough. He needed The Power of Many. We all do. He always did, he just didn’t know it. He does now.
 
Stephen Sroka Show Highlights:
 
  • How educators saved his life … twice
  • The power of grit
  • Build morale by recognizing teachers for the Teacher Hall of Fame
  • Start with the heart to get to the head
  • The Power of One and The Power of Many
  • What dying in front of 800 people taught him
  • My body … my choice …
  • The importance of saying “Thanks"
  • The 4 Cs of Relationships
  • Warrior Aura
  • The best gift to give your staff (or SO)
 
Resources
Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
 
 
Connect
 

Join my hybrid group coaching

& leadership development community

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Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

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SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

Grab your FREE 15 Phrases of Effective School Leaders 

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Website :: Facebook :: Insta :: Twitter :: LinkedIn

 

SHOW SPONSORS: 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Mar 1, 2017
Jon is currently the assistant principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School in Cambridge, Maryland. This is his sixth year serving as an assistant principal at the elementary level. Prior to becoming an administrator, he served as a Math Coach and an elementary school teacher. During his ten years as a classroom teacher, he taught first, second, fourth and fifth grades. During his sixth year teaching, he earned Nationally Board Certification, which he held for ten years. For seven years he ran a Young Gentleman's Cub that was aimed at helping young men reach their full potential.  

Jon received a B.A. from Furman University while majoring in Philosophy. He later went on to earn his B.S from Salisbury University while majoring in Elementary Education. Jon was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to student teach in New Zealand. He eventually received his M.A. degree from Salisbury University in Public School Administration.  

Jon is the host of the education podcast, "My BAD."

Jon lives in Cambridge, Maryland with his amazing wife and two awesome children.

Jon Harper Show Highlights

  • How no idea of what he wanted to do led to education
  • Jon’s “Have Fun” style of leadership
  • The power of apologies
  • 29 times out of 30 …
  • The story of starting My Bad, Jon’s podcast
  • Jon’s morning routine for success
  • Anything. Anytime.
  • The obstacle is the way
 
Jon Harper Resources
 
 
Miracle morning by Hal Elrod
 
Deep work by Cal Newport
 
 
 
 
The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday
 
 
Jon’s Voxer handle: jharpe3658
 
Join my hybrid group coaching
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Create winning cultures
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Lead with courage & integrity 

BECOME A PATRON OF THE SHOW FOR AS LITTLE AS $1/MONTH

DID YOU LIKE THE SHOW?  iTunes SUBSCRIBE HERE!

SHOW SOME LOVE: PLEASE LEAVE A 5-STAR RATING AND REVIEW

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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Feb 22, 2017
Morgan is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity strategy, cyberterrorism, identity theft and privacy. His landmark testimony before Congress on Healthcare.gov changed how the government collected personally identifiable information. He has made hundreds of appearances on national news, radio, print and web, and has spoken to audiences around the world. Previously Morgan was a Senior Advisor in the US State Department Antiterrorism Assistance Program and Senior Law Enforcement Advisor for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In addition to 18 years in state and local law enforcement, Morgan has developed solutions in defense, justice and intelligence for the largest technology companies in the world.
 
Morgan Wright Show Highlights:
 
  • Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness
  • Always be inquisitive
  • Keys to reading people quickly
  • The clarifying questions he asks to get at motivation
  • Online, offline, and real-world scenarios that impact our lives
  • How to create better passwords
  • How to live a more secure and safe life
 
Resources
 
Identity Predators: Win the war against hackers, scammers, and thieves
 
 
 
Tools for titans by Tim Ferriss
 

 

Join my hybrid group coaching
& leadership development community
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Create winning cultures
Focus on the essential
Lead with courage & integrity 
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Feb 15, 2017
Steven Weber is the Associate Superintendent for Teaching & Learning with Fayetteville Public Schools (Arkansas). He was selected as a PDK Emerging Leader and his blogs have been recognized as Top 10 Blogs on ASCD EDge. He was elected as the Vice President of North Carolina PDK and as a board member with North Carolina ASCD. He was a finalist for The BAMMY Award as a curriculum director. Weber has served as a classroom teacher, principal, and curriculum director. He also worked as a curriculum coordinator with the Arkansas Department of Education and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He is passionate about supporting teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders. He presents at state and national conferences and engages audiences in conversations that support curriculum design, school transformation, and college and career readiness. Connect with Weber on Twitter at @curriculumblog or ASCD EDge.
 
Steven Weber Show Highlights:
  • Leadership develops over time
  • Leadership is about investment
  • Outward vs Inward focused leadership
  • Favorite leadership investment memories
  • Listen more than you talk
  • How learning spaces impact teaching and learning
  • You can impact learning space without a big budget
  • What is the learning target for this classroom … Does this classroom allow students to reach that target?
  • Novice principals do you know your teacher voice, student voice, and parent voice?
  • We need financial literacy to be college and career readiness
  • Provide reflection at the end of meetings and different ways to do that
  • Why principals and teachers should join Voxer right now
 
Resources
 

Steven on Twitter

 
Join my hybrid group coaching
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Create winning cultures
Focus on the essential
Lead with courage & integrity 
 
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SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Feb 8, 2017
Joshua Spodek is an Adjunct Professor at NYU, leadership coach and workshop leader for Columbia Business School, columnist for Inc., founder of Spodek Academy, and author of Leadership Step by Step (launching February 2017).

He has led seminars in leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, and sales at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, INSEAD (Singapore), the New York Academy of Science, and in private corporations. He holds five Ivy League degrees, including a PhD in Astrophysics and an MBA, and studied under a Nobel Prize winner. He helped build an X-ray observational satellite for NASA, co-founded and led as CEO or COO several ventures, and holds six patents.

He earned praise as “Best and Brightest” (Esquire Magazine’s Genius Issue), “Astrophysicist turned new media whiz” (NBC), and “Rocket Scientist” (ABC News and Forbes) and has been quoted and profiled by ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has visited North Korea twice, swam across the Hudson River, and has done burpees every day for six years and counting. He lives in Greenwich Village and blogs daily at www.joshuaspodek.com.

Joshua Spodek Highlights
 
  • How Joshua moved from Astrophysics to Leadership Guru
  • The definition of entrepreneurship and how educators can use entrepreneurial skills
  • You can’t help people without understanding who they are
  • Put people’s interests before your own
  • What Joshua learned from writing over 70 gratitude emails
  • Leadership can be taught (in a practical way) and help people be effective
  • How leadership is like playing musical scales
  • Project Based Learning changed his instruction in college
  • Don’t change the people … change the theory
  • Go with what works
  • People are not tools
Resources
 
 
Books
 
Join my hybrid group coaching
& leadership development community
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Create winning cultures
Focus on the essential
Lead with courage & integrity 
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Feb 1, 2017

Jessica Cabeen has been a Kindergarten Principal in Austin Minnesota for the past 5 years.  Previous to this she was an assistant middle school principal and special education supervisor.  Her teaching career included work in special education and as a music therapist.  She facilitates the Minnesota P3 Principal Leadership series as well the Principal Academy through the University of Minnesota.  She is passionate about leading in the early years and supporting other leaders in gaining balance between the business of school and life.  

Jessica Cabeen Show Highlights
  • Leading with joy
  • How her understanding of Early Childhood development has formed her understanding of the principalship
  • High interest activities you can bring to your early childhood campus today!
  • Coding club for Kindergarten
  • How to offer amazing experiences even when you are scared or clueless
  • What principals need to do to grow into the role
  • Feedback can hurt … here’s how to deal with it
  • Listen, learn, then lead
  • Set boundaries between work and home
  • Creating a playkerspace
  • You need to blog now
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Contact
 
 
Jessica on Voxer
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
your leadership development
and increase your impact. 
 
 
Text PHRASES to 33444 or click the link above.
 
 
SHOW SPONSORS:
 
  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
Jan 25, 2017
Ms. West is recognized internationally for her innovative, effective, and cutting edge ideas and proven practices for transforming schools into multi-generational learning communities that thrive in the 21st century. She is uniquely qualified to assist school districts across the country because she has worked at every level of the system from classroom teacher, to building administrator, to curriculum coordinator, to district administrator, and as consultant to urban, suburban, and rural districts.
 
Lucy West established Metamorphosis TLC after her outstanding run as Director of Mathematics Instruction in New York City’s Community School District 2.
 
Lucy West Show Highlights
  • How theater helped prepare Lucy for a career in education
  • Tips to healthy conflict
  • How to find out what really is going on ...
  • Listen more than you tell!
  • The ONLY way to introduce a new initiative
  • What are you afraid of?
  • Don’t follow a pacing guide … follow the kids
  • Contradictions in education
  • Coverage vs Depth
  • The power of content-focused coaching
Resources
 
 
 
 
 
Connect with Lucy
 
Do you need accountability?
Text BETTERMASTERMIND to 33444
Daniel wants to work with you
and help you accelerate
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and increase your impact. 
 
Jan 18, 2017

Adam in his eighth year as an educator. After four years of teaching, he moved into a principal position. Now in his fourth year, Adam is the principal for grades 6 through 12 at Renaissance Academy in VA Beach. He is currently working on his dissertation at the College of William and Mary, Adam has dedicated his career to reaching and empowering all students. Adam is a 2014 American Educational Research Association 'Emerging Scholar', 2016 ASCD 'Emerging Leader', and 2016 ASCD Influence Leader. Adam is a presenter and currently blogs for Corwin Press, ASCD, and Edu-Rise.org. A student of leadership, Adam seeks to improve and learn from the world around him.

Show Highlights

  • How his parents influenced his career path
  • Avoid servant leadership mistakes
  • Mr Belding as a model for a principal
  • What it’s like to take over a new building
  • Systems that support open communication
  • Adam’s dissertation on burnout
  • How becoming an ASCD Emerging Leader impacted his leadership
  • Prioritization
  • 3 ways to find time to read and develop
Resources
 
Adaptive Schools 
 
Procrastinate on purpose 
 
12 week year
 
Essentialism
 
Mindset
 
Leadership and the new science 
 
5 dysfunctions of a team
 
Good to great
 
Connect
 
Adam on Twitter
 
Email Adam
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Jan 11, 2017
An experienced educator who has led a number of private institutions for nearly 30 years, Jim Power has been named the 13th Head of Schools of Culver Academies.
 
Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding high school comprised of Culver Military Academy (founded in 1894) and Culver Girls Academy (1971). The Academies’ enrollment consists of 800 students from 38 states and 23 countries. The Academies’ also operate the Culver Summer Schools & Camps, a six-week program with 1,400 youth ages 9 to 17.
 
Prior to his position at Culver Academies , Power served as principal Principal of Upper Canada College in Toronto, and Headmaster of Georgetown Preparatory School near Washington, D.C. He also served in such roles as an English teacher, coach, Assistant Director of Admissions, English Department Chair, Dean of Students, and Academic Dean at the Pomfret School in Connecticut.
 
During his tenure at UCC, Power served as President of the Board of the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB), and as a trustee of the International Coalition of Boys Schools and of the Canadian Educational Standards Committee. He was a Klingenstein Visiting Heads Fellowship participant in 2003. Recognized for his years of distinguished service as a head of school, Power serves on the faculty of the Institute for New Heads of the National Association of Independent Schools and wrote a chapter, “The Administrative Team,” for The Head’s Handbook: A Guide for Aspiring, New, and Experienced Heads of School.
 
Power holds a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross. His work toward the degree included one year at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. He also was awarded a Master of Arts Degree from Boston College in English and a doctorate (Ed.D.) from Boston University in Educational Leadership.
 
Dr. Jim Power Show Highlights
  • How a lack of an imagination 
  • The power of mentorship
  • Respect people’s pies of energy
  • How to develop character in students (and how boarding schools do it)
  • Why language is so important to a school/student identity
  • Model difficult conversations
  • School leaders need two things: wisdom and courage
  • Hard conversations never get easy 
  • Religious schools teach character better, but not because of theology
  • Listen. Listen. Listen.

Resources

 
 
 
 
Contact Dr. Jim Power
 
 
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Jan 4, 2017
Suzanne Mitchell is in her 4th year as principal of Selma Elementary in North Carolina. In 2015, She was the Johnston County Principal of the Year.
 
Suzanne Mitchell contributed to the epic blog post on staff appreciation where she shares a variety of incredible ways to honor your staff. We get into her tips for appreciating staff and so much more in this episode. Finally, I consider Suzanne a friend and she adds so much value as a weekly mastermind member.
 
Highlights:
  • How a long line of educators influenced her career choices
  • Tips to celebrating staff and her Directors of WOW
  • How she went from hiring 25 teachers one year to 20 the next and then solving the turnover problem (hired only 6 teachers last year)
  • Connect teachers to why they got into the profession
  • Work a system to be in the Top 5 of student growth
  • Don’t believe everything you hear
  • Failure is an opportunity to reflect and learn
  • Leverage your leadership team to hold yourself accountable as principal
  • Be true to yourself or risk being fake
  • Powerful PD: Walk & Learn

Resources & Connect

 
Staff Appreciation Ideas blog post with a super-star contribution from Suzanne Mitchell!
 
Voxer
 
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
 
Crucial Conversations
 
Twitter: @SuzanneReads
Do you need accountability?
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