Info

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.
RSS Feed
The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer
2021
January


2020
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2019
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: 2020
Dec 30, 2020

Curtis Zimmerman has worked two decades as a keynote speaker and consultant, he’s had the honor of developing deep relationships with companies including Kroger, Proctor and Gamble, McDonald’s, Coca Cola, Duke Energy, Bacardi and Universal Orlando Resorts—along with The United States Air Force and hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide. He also loves working with non-profit organizations and teachers and faculty to give back to the people who have had the biggest impact on his life.

If you're tired of boring virtual conversations and you're ready to get your people excited and invigorated, give him a call. Currently, he is taking all of his experience and putting it together to bring something that nobody else is doing through a hybrid virtual keynote that he’s been sharing with corporations, universities, and school districts. Think TED meets Zoom Meetings! Let's make your next virtual meeting memorable.

 

Show Highlights

  • “Brag on it” and more useful tools for leadership
  • Take 1-dimensional Zoom and turn it into a 3-dimensional experience
  • How to weave Zany and Fun into opportunities while we lead 
  • Resume vs Real-a-me
  • Join the Virtual School Assembly
  • Find and feed the passion of your learning community
  • Fail successfully
  • Figure out how to make a ruckus in your style
  • Doing the activity is different than explaining the activity

 

“I may not be the best dancer in the world, but it doesn't matter. I'm enjoying myself. My passion is breathing into my dancing and that's what I want to see. Not your technique, your passion, because passion supersedes natural ability.  I want my kids to be passionate. I want my staff to be passionate. I can teach you anything. But the passion that you bring is what really drives the momentum into whatever learning you have...I encourage everyone that's listening to think about how am I going to create a ruckus during my next interaction in my way, in my style.”

-Curtis Zimmerman

 

“Failing is an event, not a person. The only way you're going to learn to juggle is if you're willing to drop the ball”

-Curtis Zimmerman

 

Full Transcript

Curtis Zimmerman Transcript

 

Curtis Zimmerman’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile



Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Dec 23, 2020

Dr. Vernita Glenn-White is the CEO of Glenn-White Global Solutions and Founder of Empowered Educators Academy © , a company that empowers educators, leaders, and trainers to reach their next level by using their voice and influence to create their own platforms and pathways! Dr. Vernita is a former K-12 mathematics educator, Academic Instructional Coach, and served as a District Specialist for the Office of School Transformation. Dr. Vernita has been an advisor and strategist for leaders from Principals to Superintendents to Universities. Dr. Vernita has used her skills to transition into higher education as a college professor, a national speaker, published author and world traveler. Dr. Vernita now uses her K-20 experience of combining personal empowerment with professional development to shift the perspective of what it means to educate for transformation and impact the training and development industry at a higher level!

 

Show Highlights

  • Form boundaries and saying “no” 
  • The dangers in making assumptions
  • Unpacking everybody's biases to grow emotional intelligence
  • Three dynamics of Ed leadership (Educational Leadership)
  • What a leader needs to do outside of being the manager
  • Leadership content knowledge
  • Dig into culturally responsive curriculums, leadership and next steps 
  • The blur the lines between social justice and multicultural education

 

“The first thing I say before you can lead your staff, you need to sit down and identify any bias or your cultural phrase because we all have them. I don't know where we got this from that it is bad to have a bias. We all have them. It's just, what are you doing with it when it comes up, that's where the problem starts.” 

-Dr. Vanita Glenn-White

 

Full Transcript

Dr. Vernita Glenn-White Transcript

 

Dr. Vernita Glenn-White  Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

 

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Dec 16, 2020

Alexs has had a diverse career bringing an innovative eye and heart to the areas of education, literature, business and race. He is an award winning author and a passionate proponent for the renovation of the American public education system by infusing our schools with a focus on the innocence and goodness of their marginalized students, especially students of color. This theme, above all others is interwoven in all of his  literary works as well as his consultative efforts with public and private organizations.

Given an opportunity–one that few writers, scholars and intellectuals are given–to bring an idea that emanated from theoretical work into actual practice, he created the innovative and successful Innocent Classroom™. It brings common sense, empathy, redemptive energy and honesty together and into the classroom.

His  dynamic approach to working with teachers, an approach that enables us to ultimately understand and empathize more effectively with our students, has been honed through more than fifteen years as a energetic and passionate professor. And the professional and effective presentation of his work belies experience in the private sector.

But at the core of this work is a deep belief that our children can be given a quality education in spite of the dire realities both within schools and in the world around them.

 

Show Highlights

  • Eliminate racial stereotypes in schools through authentic relationships 
  • Powerful Pivot moments that matter 
  • Practical changes to make help to “free” your learning community
  • Get children to drop involuntary stereotypes that construct their realities 
  • Find the source of behavior with strategies to embrace and engage the child 
  • Alexs provides a powerful way to “see your children for the first time.” 
  • Avoid common adult phrase that misrepresent a child
  • “The only valid resistance to Innocent Classroom is if you don't care.”

“I think first of all, it's recognizing that our children are burdened in an enormous way with the negative ideas, iconography, narrative, and images that they're confronted with. And that is bestowed on them as they walk out into the world all the time. One of the first things that we do with educators in our training is to ask them, what does America tell you about students of color, who are sitting in your class? And that list? I mean, we were just asking for one word adjectives at that point. And that list is a horrible, horrible list. Even the positive things don't look good in that list.”

-Alexs Pate

 

“I'm saying in the case of young kids of color, you're not looking at the real problem. The real problem is almost wholly contained in that child's life. That child came to you with challenges, and then I'm suggesting the American culture has put on them. Your job is to sort of sweep all that away and find that true child. What happens is when a teacher sees a child's goodness, they're good. The thing for which all else has done, they see something different. They see a desire to be cared for. They'd see a desire to feel connected. They see a desire to feel like I belong somewhere to be seen or to be heard, to feel safe.”

-Alexs Pate

 

Full Transcript

Alexs Pate Transcript

 

Alexs Pate’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile



Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson is an educational and racial equity strategist that is deeply committed to the studies of culture; innovation; equity and adult development. Since earning her master’s degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante-Jackson has honed her knowledge to transform organizations, nonprofits and schools on issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Dr. Amante-Jackson currently serves as the President/Founder of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP) and DCCP (DEEP Corporate Consulting Partners) where she supports superintendents, teachers, principals, non profit leaders, corporations, commercial real estate and boards to achieve equitable culture and to systematically dismantle oppression. Additionally, Dr. Amante-Jackson serves at the Tri-Chair to the RIDES Project, at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. With RIDES, Dr. Amante-Jackson supports systemic and school based cultural change and coaching for districts, nationally.

 

Show Highlights

  • The gap between diversity and inclusion is as wide as the Grand Canyon, but a bridge exists
  • Proven frameworks, roadmaps and data to measure impact paired with implicit bias training 
  • Make your learning community feel championed for and communicate areas of marginalization they experience
  • “Belonging” is actually the sweet spot for this pandemic
  • Sit successfully in the uncertainty with these practical tools that work both virtually and in person
  • Diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity, DBIE has to be the table and you sit everything on top of
  • Why urgency with the absence of competency is harmful

 

“Belonging is the greatest thing that closes the gap. Please know that gap didn't arrive in one school year and it's not going to go away in one school year. Your commitment to belonging will continue to bring your community together, which is what you will need to close the gap one day to do culturally responsive teaching. “



Full Transcript

Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson Transcript

 

Dr Darnisa Amante-Jackson’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

 

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Dec 4, 2020

David Price, OBE, is a global thought leader, learning futurist and author, specialising in how organisations learn, innovate and make themselves fit for the future.

He is a highly sought-after public speaker, entertaining and educating audiences around the world, in business, education and the public sector. His most recent book, OPEN: How We'll Work, Live And Learn In The Future has been an Amazon best-seller since its publication and has recently been translated into Russian. 

David is also a highly experienced trainer, having spent 20 years running workshops and masterclasses in people development, organisational learning, innovation strategies, as well as a host of training events for schools, colleges and universities.

In 2009, he was awarded the OBE for services to education, by Her Majesty The Queen.

He consults and advises corporations, governments and education leaders on preparing for future shifts in work, leisure and the digitally connected world. He is passionate about helping people fulfill their true potential, most notably by tackling the global epidemic of disengagement - in the workplace, and in formal education.

As a former professional musician, and a native of Jarrow in the North-East of England, David is used to travelling to find work, spending two-thirds of the year on the road. When he isn't moving, he's to be found in Leeds, in the UK.

   

Show Highlights

  • “Playing without the music” can transform learning opportunities and unleash the gifts of your students
  • Communities are outperforming bureaucracies:Foster innovation because innovation comes from the users and 
  • Don’t inadvertently snuff out the inherent creativity because of poor leadership. Be brave enough to create a culture about autonomy and agency
  • Rethink learning so it develops a pedagogy of agency 
  • Automatic competition impedes open collaboration and innovation in a community

“I think with COVID, it's really heightened the need, now that people have to be creative, to make things, whether that's sourdough bread or craft beer, there is something in us, which is now coming to the fore. The really interesting part of it now, partly through necessity because sadly, a lot of people in the UK are losing their jobs and they're thinking, well, what should I do? ... we need to prepare our young people as much to be kind of entrepreneurs.”

“One is how do we create an internal culture for educators so that they feel that they can be creative. Part two is how do we create the right kind of culture and environment for our students so that they feel that it isn't about getting the right answer, but it's about being, being creative and making and producing things.” 

 

Full Transcript

David Price Transcript

 

David Price’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

 

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile



Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Nov 25, 2020

Tristan White is the founder & CEO of The Physio Co, a unique healthcare business that ranked #1 on BRW’s list of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work in 2014. The Physio Co has ranked as one of Australia’s 50 Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years (2009-2018), along with being named one of the Best Workplaces in Asia from 2015-2018. Tristan believes we spend such a huge part of our lives working that we have to find a way to enjoy it. In his book Culture is Everything: The Story and System of a Start-Up that Became Australia’s Best Place to Work, Tristan shares his 19-step system for building a great place to work. His approach is simple, centered around 4 basic pillars: Discover the Core, Document the Future, Execute Relentlessly, and Show More Love. Tristan loves to share what he’s learned along his entrepreneurial journey, and he does just that through his podcast, Thing Big, Act Small, as well as from the stage. A captivating keynote speaker, Tristan shares his insight with audiences at conferences and corporate events around the globe.

 

Show Highlights

  • Culture is something that can be systemized. 19 steps that build a great place to work and learn
  • The best ways to motivate your team towards your desired culture
  • If you want to build a strong foundation, start with the harder work
  • The courage to forfeit funding will build world-class culture that supports your mission 
  • Join a perfect club for leaders who are forever growing and applying themselves to become the best versions of themselves 
  • Person centered approach engages a better service to help motivate people to set and smash meaningful goals 

 

“‘Show love’ is as simple as it sounds, but don't be a manager or leader that manages by catching people, doing something wrong and only speaking to people when they're not quite living up to expectations. We need to be leaders that catch people doing something right, recognize it, tell the story, acknowledge people in the moment.”

-Tristan White

 

Full Transcript

Tristan White Transcript

 

Tristan White’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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/

 

SMART

SMART Technologies is the proud sponsor of Better Leaders Better Schools and has two amazing offer for Ruckus Makers.

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.

Learn more at http://www.smarttech.com/learningsuite

 

The research-backed EdTeach Assessment Tool will helps Ruckus Makers discover their strengths and best area of focus across 5 different modules, including leadership and remote learning.  The tool inspires collaboration with your colleagues, and provides massive value whether you complete one or all five of the modules. 

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. 

Take the assessment at http://www.smarttech.com/profile

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Nov 18, 2020

David Brazer (Ph.D. Stanford University) is Director of Professional Learning at TeachFX. Formerly Associate Professor and Director of Leadership Degree Programs in the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, Brazer continues to design courses and teach in the Stanford EdLEADers online professional development program for executive level education leaders. Brazer’s theory development and empirical research on strategic decision making, leadership, teacher learning, and organizational design have appeared in numerous peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Brazer is the lead author of Leading schools to learn, grow, and thrive: Using theory to strengthen practice, second author (with Robert G. Smith) of Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps (2016, Harvard Education Press), and second author (with Scott Bauer) of Using Research to Lead School Improvement: Turning Evidence into Action (2012, Sage Publications).

 

Show Highlight

  • Eliminate the honors track to push equity, excellence and provide more school wide resources
  • Avoid programs that pretend to be college prep and create enriching learning experiences 
  • Provide meaningful courses intended to be workplace preparatory 
  • Put your career on the line for vital programs for your students 
  • Teach Fx helps avoid limited snapshot knowledge of teaching and learning in your building
  • Teach FX provides actionable feedback that is specific enough to make immediate improvements towards instructional goals.
  • Teaching and learning as both effective and cognitive

“We wanted every student who came to Los Altos High School to feel as though he or she belonged in that community. We did everything we could to make sure that the campus was a welcoming place for everyone and that starts with basic safety, but it also starts with valuing all kids. I tried to do that on a personal level by meeting kids, by knowing their names. These are typical things that I think high school principals really work toward, but I also try to find a project for myself every year where I would work with a small number of students.”

-David Brazer

 

Full Transcript

David Brazer Transcript

 

David Brazer’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Nov 11, 2020

With over 10 years of progressive leadership experience in the development and oversight of academic programs, policies, and initiatives to promote student growth and achievement, I am an educational administration professional with expertise in equity-centered educational leadership.

Through my leadership, I have increased teacher retention to 100%, decreased chronic absenteeism to under 10%, reduced referrals by 70%, lowered behavioral infractions by 15%, and reduced disproportionality on every academic data metric for all subgroups.

Although I’m proud of how far I have come so far, I am currently working on earning my Ed.D. in International and Multicultural Education with an emphasis in human rights and critical race theory - my work is just getting started.

 

Show Highlights

  • Proactive leaders look at adaptive challenges to anticipate consequences down the road to truly fix problems
  • Shared success for female leaders of color with an emergency thread 
  • Not always having the answer is the right answer for service leadership
  • When in doubt, talk to kids, kids are capable of being a part of every conversation that has to do with school
  • Focus a less on data and more on community building by co-creating protocols for advocates on PLCs and scores will skyrocket 
  • Pivot focuses on creating a culturally and linguistically sustaining teaching environment, not just the pedagogy, but retaining
  • Ashley shares how Teach FX gives ownership with 10K the impact on reflective, impactful teaching 

“Teachers are not always considered professionals in the way that they are in other fields. I think it's important for us to kind of reclaim the fact that teaching is a complex art and science that's unlike any other role. I know teachers are professionals and they should be able to drive their development in the same way that you would in the tech field or any other field.”

 

“I'm just really excited about moving into a position where I can be supporting white folks in equity work. I think there's a lot of people who are focused on equity work in urban spaces. It can often feel like you're in an echo chamber where you're saying things to people who agree with you already, and you're deepening each other's understanding, but there's something really interesting to me about doing this work in a primarily white space and thinking about the power of cultivating a generation of co-conspirators who truly understand the history of our country, truly understand the dismantling work that's ahead of us and are equipped to execute that dismantling work. I think that's really powerful.”

-Ashley Gutierrez



Full Transcript

Ashley Gutierrez Transcript

 

Ashlee Gutierrez’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Nov 4, 2020

Mariana Aguilar leads the Research team at education technology company, GoGuardian. In her role, she seeks to understand the relationship between the digital learning experience and student outcomes. Mariana began her career in education as a Teach for America corps member teaching 3rd grade in South LA. Since then, she has worked with various education non-profits including Murmuration and Citizens of the World Los Angeles. In addition to her time spent in education, Mariana brings both political and business expertise from her time serving as an elected official on the Del Rey Neighborhood Council and as a Consultant at Deloitte. Mariana earned her B.A. in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology from USC, and an M.A. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Digital Learning from Loyola Marymount University.

 

Show Highlights

  • Lessons on building networks when introducing complex projects
  • The Whale Project that produces solutions to concrete problems and highlights your purpose  
  • Your network is bigger than you think. Tips to expand and create more powerful partnerships 
  • Why questions that peel back the layers of understanding to drive meaningful change
  • Build the ultimate personalized learning platform to transformal learning questions with Go Guardian
  • The key to Including stakeholders to be a part of the solution making process 

“The most important message to get across is that change starts with you. Whether you're a student or a teacher or a school leader, an administrator, counselor, parent, picking up your child from school, we all have the opportunity to shape the world around us... This is a call to action.”

-Mariana Aguilar 

 

Full Transcript

Mariana Aguilar Transcript

 

Mariana Aguilar’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Nov 2, 2020

It all started when…

The Conrad Foundation honors the legacy of Apollo 12 astronaut, Charles “Pete” Conrad, and his four-decade passion for innovation and entrepreneurship. Pete spent 20 years as a U.S. Navy Test Pilot and NASA Astronaut. In November 1969, he became the third man to walk on the Moon. After many years as an aerospace explorer, Pete’s entrepreneurial spirit took flight. He founded four companies devoted to the commercialization of space travel. Unfortunately, Pete’s pursuits were cut short with his passing in 1999.

Nancy Conrad, Pete’s wife, shared his passion for inspiring future explorers, often working hand-in-hand with him prior to his death to launch his numerous commercial space businesses. In his passing, Nancy knew she wanted to keep Pete’s spirit for innovation and entrepreneurship alive, but targeted to the next generation of explorers. 15 years ago, this former high school teacher launched the Conrad Foundation and its flagship program, the Conrad Challenge, encouraging students to Get Your Genius On™. Since then, she has become a recognized leader in transformative education, testifying before the U.S. Congress and speaking at global conferences. She is dedicated to energizing and engaging students in STEM fields through unique entrepreneurial opportunities.

Going into our 15th year, the Conrad Foundation continues to be the only organization of its kind whose programs combine science and technology-based education, innovation and entrepreneurship to inspire solutions for achieving global sustainability.



Show Highlights

  • Give your students an invitation to design the future
  • The “No box”  toolbox organic framework of innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • The Conrad Challenge will change the direction of lives
  • How education can become diplomacy promoting peace 
  • “Pull Education” changes the way students learn
  • Create authentic humans with opportunities for Geeky to Chic stardom
  • Opportunity to create commercially viable products that solve global & local challenges for students 

 

“My belief is that they see the world very much like the astronauts did when, when the astronauts went back to earth and saw this fragile blue planet. This blue marble suspended in a black velvet sky, there were no borders. There were no boundaries and it's fragile. These young people that work with us from around the world. It has been from Australia to Zimbabwe and everything in between. They see the world that same way. They connect with each other across countries, cities, states, socioeconomic levels, genders. They are a community of young humans that are very much tuned into the fragility of the planet.”

-Nancy Conrad

 

Full Transcript

Nancy Conrad Transcript

 

Nancy Conrad’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Oct 28, 2020

For over 25 years, Paige Kinnaird has been a leader in the education space, from advocating for early childhood education to supporting educators and school leaders improvement in their own professional practices. Her greatest joy comes from contributing in a manner that adds value to the community, nurturing relationships, and fostering growth. Always making a ruckus.

Show Highlights

  • Red bookshelves changes literacy and opportunity in children's lives 
  • Meeting people where they are by removing these obstacles
  • The ripple effect of a small idea on hundreds of thousands families
  • The small things we forget to do in education that impact families in a profound way 
  • Flexibility, organic growth, and the voice of different individuals from the community are essential ingredients for programs built to last
  • Purple cows will set a tone of collaboration and comradery

“I just think we made it a welcoming environment, but without a lot of expectations you could do with it, what you wanted. I think the biggest part was that literacy and books transcends all other barriers that we have in our communities. It doesn't matter if you're from this side of the tracks or that side of the tracks or what school you go to or who your mom is or where your dad works. Literacy and reading is something that everyone enjoys or could enjoy and sees value in.I think that's one of the main differences for this project because all the people that are part of it still realize one, the importance of reading and two, that it's just the simple things that can bring joy to a child.”

-Paige Kinnaird

 

“What I saw as high quality professional development, the conversations, the books we read and discussed, which I love the books that you choose for us, because it takes us in a different direction than just the books that we normally read as administrators about education. But that connection piece at a deeper level, with members of your group, that, that was something I wasn't expecting, but I'm very thankful for that.”

-Paige Kinnaird

 

Full Transcript

Paige Kinnaird Transcript

 

Paige Kinnaird’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Oct 21, 2020

Richard Milner IV is a Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development. He has secondary appointments in Peabody’s Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations and the Department of Sociology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.

Milner is a researcher, scholar and leader of urban education and teacher education. Centering on equity and diversity, he has spent hundreds of hours observing teachers’ practices and interviewing educators and students in urban schools about micro-level policies that shape students’ opportunities to learn. He examines the social context of classrooms and schools and looks at ways in which teachers talk (particularly about race) influences student learning, identity and development. 

His research in urban schools and his book, “’These Kids are out of Control:’ Why We Must Reimagine Classroom Management,” (Corwin Press, 2018) has influenced designs and practices of teacher education courses and programs. To improve relational, curricular, assessment and instructional practices, school districts across the United States and beyond draw on his recommendations to support students of color, those who live below the poverty line, and those whose first language is not English.

To date, Milner has contributed significantly to the field of education in four interconnected ways:

  1. Milner has advanced conceptual and empirical understandings of what he calls “opportunity gaps.” The term stands in contrast to the more generally used “achievement gap” as a means of explaining and disrupting disparities between students.
  • Specifically, he has introduced an Opportunity Gap Framework as a tool to describe the ways in which Black students continue to experience individual, structural and systemic inequity in classrooms and schools across the United States. Researchers have adopted the Opportunity Gap Framework as an analytic frame to explain aspects of their research. In addition, practitioners have drawn from the framework to develop and/or revise teacher education programs, courses and professional development in schools and districts.
  • The framework has been developed from empirical case studies he has conducted over the past 18 years.
  • The Opportunity Gap Framework is described and explained in his award-winning book, “Start Where You are, But Don’t Stay There” (Harvard Education Press, 2010). The book represents years of research and development efforts and is widely read in teacher education programs and school districts across the United States.
  1. Milner has constructed a Researcher Positionality Framework to challenge and support researchers in designing and enacting studies and programs of research that recognize, name and work through what he describes as dangers “seen, unseen, and unforeseen” in studying race and culture in education science. Published in the journal, Educational Researcher (2007), the framework has been adapted across disciplines including nursing and health sciences as an essential element to conducting research.
  2. Milner (with colleagues Lori Delale O’Connor, Adam Alvarez and Ira Murray) has developed a survey, the Teachers Race Talk Survey, one of the first survey instruments focused on teachers’ reported beliefs about race and discourse. The survey attempts to capture teachers’ reported beliefs about the role and importance of race in classroom talk and learning.
  • Researchers interested in capturing the relationship between race and classroom talk, particularly focused on race, have found the survey useful as it is being adapted and adopted for studies across the field of education.
  • Because the survey is designed for open- as well as closed-ended responses, researchers are able to triangulate, nuance and disrupt participants’, pre- and in-serve teachers’ responses.
  • Implications from his research about race and poverty in schools and classrooms are outlined in his book, “Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms” (Harvard Education Press, 2015).
  1. In an effort to build synergy between and among empirical studies and conceptual arguments in and related to urban education, Milner has called for and advanced stronger conceptual and definitional work of urban education. He described and conceptualized three sites of urban education that other researchers use to make sense of and describe urban contexts:
  • urban characteristic,
  • urban emergent, and
  • urban intensive.

Bringing together leading scholars of urban education in the edited volume, “Handbook of Urban Education” (2014), Milner and co-editor Kofi Lomotey have attempted to describe and discuss what urban education is, what we know about it (empirically and theoretically), how we know what we know about urban education, and what other knowledge, as a field, is important for us to study in order to advance policy, research, theory and practice in urban education.

 

Show Highlights

  • Authentic vulnerable moment break barriers 
  • Will you knock down walls so students get the education they deserve? 
  • Relationship building and cultivation has to be essential throughout  for sustainability
  • Ethnic matching-showcase the differences that make a difference
  • Help teachers build their toolkit, their repository to be responsive in all spaces
  • Opportunity centered connections and teaching. See them beyond the walls

“We have to as educators, we have to be our authentic selves. Young people don't need you to be more of who they are. They need you to be the best of who you are in order to compliment and advance their identity spaces, their exposure to different kinds of things. They need you to be anti-racist. They need you to be pro people, pro equity, projustice. Those are the things that matter to young people, more than the other pieces. When you don't come from the same community, when you don't share the same background there are concrete, really transformative ways to build those links, to build those relationships.”

-Rich Milner

 

Full Transcript

Rich Milner Transcript

 

Rich Milner’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Oct 14, 2020

Eric Leroy Adams was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn on September 1, 1960, the fourth of six children for his mother Dorothy, a house cleaner and cook, and his father Leroy, a butcher. Growing up in a working-class household in South Jamaica, Queens, Eric showed an early interest in computers, but was drawn to public service at the early age of 15 after he and his brother were beaten badly by police officers; the violent encounter would later motivate him to pursue a career in law enforcement, a decision reinforced by mentors like Reverend Herbert Daughtry and Jitu Weusi.

Following a public school journey capped by his graduation from Bayside High School, Eric went on to earn an Associate in Arts degree in data processing from the New York City College of Technology, a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College. Eric paid his way through his collegiate studies through a number of jobs, including work in the mailroom of an accounting firm, as a mechanic, and as a clerk in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office.

Eric graduated from the New York City Police Academy in 1984 as one of the highest-ranked students in his class. After initially serving with the New York City Transit Police Department, he was transferred to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) with the merging of the city’s police forces. During the course of his 22-year law enforcement career, Eric served in the 94th Precinct (Greenpoint), 88th Precinct (Clinton Hill and Fort Greene), and the 6th Precinct (Greenwich Village and West Village), where he retired at the rank of captain. As a member of New York’s Finest, Eric made the kind of life-and-death decisions that reflect insight, expertise, and poise under fire, earning him a reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty.

In 1995, Eric co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group that rose to nationwide prominence speaking out against police brutality, racial profiling, and departmental diversity. He also served at one time as president of the Grand Council of Guardians, a statewide fraternal society for African-Americans in law enforcement. Through leadership roles in these organizations, Eric helped raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes across New York City.

Eric was elected to the first of four terms in the New York State Senate in 2006, where he represented a diverse range of neighborhoods across brownstone and central Brooklyn. During his tenure in the State Legislature, he chaired both the Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee and the Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee. In 2013, Brooklynites elected Eric as the first person of color to serve as their borough president; he is currently serving his second term as Brooklyn’s chief executive.

In 2016, Eric was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Having lost vision in his left eye and suffering from nerve damage in his hands and feet, he went against the initial recommendations of his doctors and pursued a whole-food, plant-based diet. Within three months, Eric reversed his diabetes diagnosis, and he has subsequently been able to impact the health of countless New Yorkers facing chronic diseases, including his own mother.

Eric lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where he has resided for more than 20 years. He enjoys biking through his neighborhood, meditating, and exploring new cultures through travel. Eric is the proud father of Jordan, an aspiring filmmaker and graduate of American University.

 

Show Highlights

  • The garbage we use to fuel our children
  • 70% of 12 year olds have early signs of heart disease 
  • The opportunity to get on top of what our children are eating to protect their futures
  • Plant based diets can change your life in 2 months 
  • Bring the “spice” to your lunchroom and start the healing process for children
  • Steps to bring healthy eating to your learning community by creating an entire educational experience

“Education should be more than just academics. There should be an opportunity to give children skills that will make them successful in life. There is no better skill in how to take care of yourself and be a healthy person. Your health will make the greatest impact on the quality of your life. And that is why we really focus on that.”

--Eric Adams 

 

Full Transcript

Eric Adams Transcript

 

Eric Adams Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Oct 9, 2020

Tracey A. Benson, Ed.L.D., is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He is a former public school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and high school principal. Dr. Benson received his Ed.L.D. in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Masters of School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

He is the co-author of Unconscious Bias in Schools. Tracey is the also the Founder of the Anti-Racist Leadership Institute.

 

Show Highlights

  • Interrupt racial biases in school districts with substantive change.
  • Racism is really inspiring. A Global Awakening of Consciousness
  • The secret sauce to the Anti-Racist Leadership Institute 
  • Address phobias and separate the concept of bad white people
  • Climb the ladder to get over anti-racism phobias
  • You are the right person to implement change if you can say “racism”
  • We are so afraid to talk about racism that we actually never talk about it. 

“They realize that there's a lot of barriers that they have and hurdles they have to overcome in order to implement their plan. I am there side by side, coaching individuals, to the cognitive aspects, meaning that getting over the fear and trepidation about actually implementing things and saying the word, race and racism within the school district, and then also adjusting their client as they implement so that they can realize change.” 

--Dr. Tracey A. Benson

 

Full Transcript
Tracey Benson Transcript 

 

Tracey Benson’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

 

Show Sponsors

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

Oct 7, 2020

Jethro Jones, 2017 NASSP Digital Principal of the Year, is a former principal in Fairbanks, Alaska, and host of Transformative Principal, where he interviews principals, leaders, and influencers who help improve K-12 education throughout the world. He is also the founder of Transformative Leadership Summit and author of the new book, SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves! Available at http://schoolx.me

 

Show Highlights

  • Steps to empathize and design education for the individual and not the masses
  • From failure to success with the Design Thinking Process 
  • A big social experiment you need to try 
  • Systems level solutions for year to year personalized transformation
  • Learn to Lose interest on initiatives that don’t fit your visions focus
  • Questions to ask about your Covid-19 plan for your learning community
  • Having an overarching vision people can rally behind to share leadership

“You need to take care of yourself because you matter as a human being first and foremost, but also you need to get yourself in order. If you are running around, putting out fires every single day, then you're not going to be able to make any meaningful change because all you're doing is reacting. You've got to be proactive and stop putting out fires all the time and start leading.” 

-Jethro Jones



Full Transcript

Jethro Jones Transcript

 

Jethro Jone’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Sep 30, 2020

Kevin Schaefer is currently the Director of Program Support for the Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) project at the El Dorado County/Charter SELPAs. In this role, Mr. Schaefer works diligently to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by providing high-quality leadership and support to the California Department of Education and Districts throughout the state that focuses on creating enabling least restrictive environments that honor the diversity of learners across general and special education settings.

Show Highlights

  • Create equitable outcomes by dismantling the educational instructional toolbox
  • Stop the cycle of failure for students with IEPs and 504S
  • Honoring the variability of learners in classrooms takes major self reflection and hard core PD
  • The epiphany of Time to Thrive conference
  • How we falsely blame students for not progressing as he or she should 
  • PD to address the adult response to components of the systems  that create unsafe learning environment
  • Practical steps to actually build connections with LGTBQ students and staff 

“We do a lot of work with universal design for learning and the idea is that we don't look at students as disabled. We look at the environment, we look at the curriculum as disabled, and then we mitigate potential barriers in the environment and in the curriculum to allow all students to access the instruction.”

-Ken Schafer

 

Full Transcript

Kevin Schaefer Transcript

 

Kevin Schafer’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Sep 23, 2020

Rex Miller is a futurist by training. He began his career as a project manager in the architecture and construction department for Southwestern Bell now AT&T, in 1978. He has spent decades helping organizations leverage their environments as a catalyst to healthy cultures and clear missions.

Rex turns hopelessly stuck situations into transformation and growth.He is among a rare group of proven practitioners that also have a deep academic foundation. He is an award winning author and trained in Improv Comedy and uses these techniques to enhance workshop experiences.

This breadth of experience is why leaders chose Rex to move the needle.

 

Show Highlights

  • “Tackling wicked problems” 
  • The pit bull trait that will hold you up when the world is upside down 
  • SEL is educating the brain in the heart. How schools prepare mental health and SEL needs.
  • Pandemic reinvention is an adventure
  • 50% teachers burnout
  • Form a barn raising strategy for peer to peer support
  • Co-create the future for the kids with a 21st century education, not a 19th century education

 

“It amazes me that we don’t take better care of our teachers and lay the foundation of our nation. Close to 50% of teachers burn out before 5 years.

“WICKED” problem if a superintendent spends $1 on teachers it is seen as taking $1 away from kids.”

-Rex Miller

 

Full Transcript

Rex Miller Transcript

 

Rex’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?



 

Show Sponsors

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

Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Jeremiah Newell is the founder and CEO of MAEF Public Charter Schools, which has opened the first public charter school in the state of Alabama. He has previously taught middle and high school, led innovative secondary school models for disconnected youth, directed secondary school turnaround efforts, and served as a Harvard Fellow for the Rhode Island Department of Education.

He believes transforming public education is one of the most important issues of our time. He is committed to being a part of the solution and wants to learn from and partner with colleagues of all backgrounds to use our collective imagination, ingenuity, and perseverance to give young people their best possible start to adulthood. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Use the fire in your belly to ignite change  
  • Earn currency with young people for a responsive learning environment
  • Vision without action is a hallucination
  • Unpacking competency based learning models 
  • Replace the traditional role of a counselor with intensive therapeutic counseling
  • The questions you need to ask for innovative, equitable education 
  • Education is a communal process

 

“As an educator, we have a responsibility to create the holding environment for young people to make change. That doesn't mean directing them to what that change should be. It's literally creating a space where they can learn and grow.”

-Jeremian

 

Full Transcript

Jeremian Newell Transcript

 

Jeremian Newell’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

 

Show Sponsors

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

Sep 9, 2020

My experience in education includes 16 years teaching high school social studies, 6 years as a high school Assistant Principal, and I am now in my 5th year as Principal at Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, California. I have always been drawn to public education and see it as part of the larger project that includes protecting our democracy and breaking down economic and social barriers that are embedded in our society and the educational system.

Show Highlights

  • A public school truly free from fees for students and parents
  • Pilot your great ideas for relevant data
  • Develop a faculty mindset regarding rigorous courses
  • Curriculum that pushes depth of learning for all students
  • The internal conversation every Ruckus Maker needs to have
  • How to move through discomfort for more equitable outcomes
  • Why Tracey has used Organize Binder for the past 10 years 

 

“You have to think about all of the different things that kids are dealing with when you're coming up with ideas on how to help them. If there are some kids left out, then we have to think again. How can we really have Student X access all of the things that we're trying to offer. I think that for a long time it's been okay for students to be left out as long as most of your students are doing okay.”

-Tracey 

 

Full Transcript
Tracey Runeare Transcript

 

Tracey Runeare’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Sep 4, 2020

Manuel Colon is the Chief Academic Officer in the Anaheim Union HIgh School District.  He has been instrumental in the implementation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), which has been highlighted as a model in California. In addition, his work with building partnerships has created one of the most comprehensive promise initiatives in the state.  Moreover, Mr. Colon has presented at local, state, and national conferences.  He received his bachelor’s degree from U.C.Santa Cruz in Language and Culture, a master’s degree in Education from Stanford University, and a master’s degree Administration from UCLA.  Mr. Colon has been in education twenty-eight years as a teacher, program specialist, assistant principal, junior high school principal, high school principal and Assistant Superintendent. Mr. colon has received multiple individual awards including the Apple of Gold Award in Excellence in Teaching from the HIspanic Education Endowment Fund, California State Administrator of the Year for Valuing Diversity from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), Campbell UHSC Teacher of the Year, and the LaBoskey Award in Teacher Education from Stanford University. Mr. Colon has also published the following:L Nichols, Patricia. C and Colon, Manuel 2000. “Spanish literacy and the academic success of Latino high school students: Code Switching as a classroom resource. “ Foreign Language Annals 33: 498-511.  Garcia, Eugene and Colon, Manuel.  1995. Interactive journals in bilingual classrooms: An analysis of language transition. Discourse Process 19, 39-56.  Poem published in teaching tools video for Spanish textbook. !Dime! Pasaporte al mundo 21. D.C. Health, 1994.  Finally, Mr Colon has been married for twenty-six years and has a son and a daughter.

Show Highlights

  • Change the mindset of those in education to ensure what we say is in the best interest of children
  • A simple question has the ability to change the trajectory of lives 
  • You fail the future with bias behavior that corrupts your best intentions  
  • Keep equity at the forefront of all decision
  • How to successfully build the capacity of your staff without a budget
  • Manuel shares how Teach Fx has been a transformative tool of learning for his teachers 

“Shift the culture of the campus, everything starts to fall into place. Achievement falls into place, discipline falls into place. All of these other pieces fall into place. You build a really strong system of shared systemness with your staff.”

-Manuel Colon

 

Full Transcript

Manuel Colon Transcript

 

Manuel Colon’s Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Aug 26, 2020

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work. He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. Jaime helped launch the Phoenix Coding Academy, a public high school in Phoenix, AZ, focused on computer science as part of an inquiry-based learning model. He teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the school. He also guest lectures at Arizona State University.

He speaks on education, digitalization, innovation, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world. 

 

Show Highlights

  • Reality distortion field.  Lean into your voice
  • Helping students use their life experiences and circumstances as a competitive advantage. 
  • Vision isn’t good enough without these action items 
  • It is the time of the Ruckus Maker. Are you taking advantage?
  • The biggest risk in hiring.  How to “future proof” your schools.
  • Moving students from a consumer, to more critical thinker, and designer by teaching them how technology functions
  • Curriculum that creates influencers that can actually change the system

“I don't like talking about education, being broken as it's something that needs to be fixed. That's just too negative for me. I want to start with, what does the system need to look like for the future that we face and how do we take the best ideas that we've been able to build in education?”

-Jaime Casap

 

Full Transcript

Jamie Casap Transcript

 

Jaime Casap’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

 

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Aug 21, 2020

Nancy Frey is a professor at San Diego State University in Educational Leadership where she focuses on policies and practices in literacy and school leadership. Nancy is also a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College, an award-winning open-enrollment public school in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego that she co-founded in 2007. For nearly 3 decades, Nancy has dedicated her work to the knowledge and skills teachers and school leaders need to help students attain their goals and aspirations. Nancy just released The Distance Learning Playbook with co-authors Doug Fisher and John Hattie.  

 

Show Highlights

  • Win the school year by using these plays from Nancy’s playbook
  • How to pivot in a pandemic or any other crisis
  • Tips to build, maintain and foster relationships when we're at a distance
  • The loss of learning in times of crisis is counterintuitive
  • Why national test scores increase during times of crisis
  • This isn't crisis teaching. Create cohesion and consistency with these scheduling strategies
  • Future proofing students

“What I want a Ruckus Maker to remember is that our job is to be a Ruckus Maker. As educators, I think that we sort of have a self concept that we maintain the status quo. Now more than ever, we need to disrupt. We need to innovate. Schooling has needed to be innovated for a long time. This is our chance.” 

-Nancy Frey



Full Transcript

Nancy Frey Transcript

 

Nancy Frey’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Lori McEwen helps educators create classrooms and communities of deep and joyful learning. 

Lori has served educators, students and families as a leader in urban, suburban and charter environments and as a teacher, researcher, consultant, and professor.  Some of her proudest achievements include providing leadership, vision and strategic direction for meaningful change--including the creation of personalized, mastery-focused high schools. 

Lori is skilled at helping partners explore what’s possible in classrooms and schools by asking tons of questions, providing lots of readings, supporting risk-taking and making sure there’s laughter along the way. 

 

Show Highlights

  • How to develop and lean on your gut instincts
  • The importance of a lengthy interview process when hiring 
  • Lori provides valuable resources to support the mastery movement
  • The first steps to building a framework so students can be masters of their learning. 
  • Why you can’t cheat on authentic assessments 
  • Rigorous and social, emotional learning are not mutually exclusive, but inclusive 
  • Lori’s favorite strategies to fill the 3 buckets that ensure deep and joyful learning

“The better that you and I can communicate with one another, the better we can collaborate. Once we have a great collaboration, we can get to this place of synergy. This idea that the room is smarter than any individual in the room. We can construct meaning to get to that higher level of creativity together because we're riffing off each other.”

-Lori McEwen



Full Transcript

Lori McEwen Transcript

 

Lori McEwen’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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

Aug 12, 2020

Clayton Reedie is the current Director for the Campbelltown Principal’s Network in Sydney, the equivalent of a District Superintendent in the United States.

He began as a teacher in 1991 and from there earned early promotion to Executive Teacher, Assistant Principal and then Deputy Principal. Clayton’s first Principalship was at Mount Hunter, a small country school of 58 students. Further principal positions followed at Chipping Norton, Hinchinbrook and finally at Dalmeny Public School.

In 2019, Clayton left the school-based role to become a Principal (School Leadership) a position which centred on providing support and professional development to principals and school leadership teams. Earlier this year he was successful in being promoted into his current role of Director.

Clayton was honoured to be elected by his peers to lead the Liverpool Primary Principals’ Association as President for three years from 2011 to 2014 and in 2016 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Clayton lives in south-western Sydney and his greatest love is spending time with his wife, Nikki, and five boys aged 6, 13, 16, 19 and 22. They entertain, enlighten, love and give… but most of all keep him very much grounded in reality.

 

Show Highlights

  • The original Ruckus Maker’s framework to open doors of trust that turns challenging parents into biggest supporters
  • Avoid being closed minded to life changing opportunities
  • Heart shifts are needed instead of mind shifts in the school of life.
  • Only 12.5% of people are capable of change without these supports
  • 90% of complaints come because of these two factors
  • The pitfalls of quoting policy to your learning community
  • How to share data, warts and all with parents to create curriculum allies

"We need a heart shift before a mind shift." And that's because when people connect with an idea, emotionally, they're moved to action. There's no amount of numbers or logic that can change what somebody thinks, but if they can put themselves in somebody else's shoes, just for a moment, maybe just maybe they'll have an epiphany and want to do what is right.

- Clayton Reedie

 

Full Transcript

Clayton Reedie Transcript

 

Clayton Reedie’s Resources & Contact Info:

Looking for more?

 

Show Sponsors

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



Aug 5, 2020

Erika began her career as a special education teacher in the West-Linn Wilsonville School district. When her family relocated to Southern Oregon, she was fortunate to work in Medford as a special education TOSA, supporting the work of the Special Education Department for the district. She worked at Ashland High School for seven years, three as assistant principal, and the last four as principal. She look forward working alongside the staff and community at Griffin Creek in supporting every student to learn, grow and thrive.

Show Highlights

  • Make solid decisions with the 3 Word Wise strategy to anchor yourself and your staff to your beliefs
  • Erika shares useful tools and why you should join the GO Community to transform your leadership 
  • Lower the barriers for students to come forward with a sound protective policy on harassment
  • Be empathetic in challenging situations. It’s not personal, it’s uncomfortable. 
  • Essential training for staff members to ensure they’re doing everything legally and morally for children in and out of the school building. 
  • Overcome first year fears as an administrator to bring difficult issues to light. Hear Ericka’s district plan on training, reporting and investigating
  • Erika’s tips for the learning community when presented with critical information, who to go to, and how to make unbiased decisions. 

“Wisdom is just recognizing that I am not going to be the smartest person in the room.The collective is always more powerful than the individual person. And so what information do I need? What wisdom do I need to gather from others?”

 -Erika Bare

 

Full Transcript

A First Year Principal Takes on Sexual Harassment (1)

 

Erika Bare’s Resources & Contact Info:

 

Looking for more?

 

 

Show Sponsors

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

1 2 3 Next »