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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those leaders who challenge the status quo, never give up, and make change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in education has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in. Turn your commute, chores, or workout into professional development and then GO MAKE A RUCKUS! BLBS is the #1 downloaded podcast for leaders in education.
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Apr 22, 2020

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

 

Show Highlights

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

 

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

-Jazz Rose  

 

Full Transcript 

246: Jazz Rose Passion for Learning

 

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  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

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Apr 20, 2020

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

Show Highlights

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

 

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

-Sachin Chaudhry

Full Transcript 

Bonus- How TrustCircle can help during COVID-19

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

  • Organized Binder is an evidence-based RTI2 Tier 1 universal level solution
  • Focuses on improving executive functioning and noncognitive skills
  • Is in direct alignment with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework
  • Is an integral component for ensuring Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

You can learn more and improve your student’s success at https://organizedbinder.com/

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Apr 15, 2020

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

 

3 Big Ideas

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

 

Show highlights

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

 

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

-Amy Platt

 

Full Transcript

245: Amy Platt Transcript

 

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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 Better Leaders Better Schools

Apr 8, 2020

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

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

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

 

Show highlights

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

 

Full Transcript

244: Chris Jones Transcript

 

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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 Better Leaders Better Schools

Apr 1, 2020

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

 

Show Highlights

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

 

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

 

Full Transcript

243: Ben Owens Transcript

 

Ben’s Resources & Contact Info

 

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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/

 

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