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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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Jun 24, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

 

Show Highlights

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

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

 -Anthony Kim

 

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TEACHFX

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

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

 

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Jun 17, 2020

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

 

Show Highlights

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

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

-Jeanne Wolz

 

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

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

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Jun 16, 2020

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

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

You can follow Afrika here on Twitter.

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

SHARING IS CARING ❤️

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

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Jun 10, 2020

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

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

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

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



Show Highlights

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

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

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

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

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

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

Jun 5, 2020

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

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

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

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

SHARING IS CARING ❤️

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

Jun 3, 2020

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

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

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

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

 

Show Highlights

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

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

-Scott Seider

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

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

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

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

Copyright © 2020 Twelve Practices LLC

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