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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those leaders who challenge the status quo, never give up, and make change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in education has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in. Turn your commute, chores, or workout into professional development and then GO MAKE A RUCKUS! BLBS is the #1 downloaded podcast for leaders in education.
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Jul 29, 2020

Lori Villanueva has been in education for 25 years, starting as a high school Biology, Music and AVID Teacher, and now serves as Superintendent in a rural district of 4500 in sunny central California. She keeps kids at the center of her decisions, and loves working with educators to provide kids what they need to grow and thrive.

 

Show Highlights

  • The importance of getting early wins as a leader. Especially facing reopening.
  • How a Ruckus Maker builds an under radar network of resources for her school
  • Planting a tree can inspire the district to invest in the look and feel of a school 
  • A principal who finds solutions to “no” is a powerful resource for transformation. 
  • How one principal turned her school into a hub of essential services for the learning community. 
  • The questions Lori asks her principals to get what they need for students 
  • Lori provides effective teacher recruitment strategies for rural areas to get top tier teachers
  • Lori shares 2 reasons Organized Binders is an essential tool she has used in all her schools

“I didn't come into this profession to help the superintendent look good. I didn't come into this profession for the glamour of the money. I came for kids. When I feel that kids need something and I feel that it's the proper and right thing to do I will move forward taking action and I can sleep really well at night.”

-Lori Villanueva

 

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  • 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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Jul 22, 2020

Fran McGreevy has over 45 years of experience in education. He has served as a high school teacher and building administrator for 30 years and as a middle school principal for 13 years. He is currently President of “Root-Ed – Leadership and Learning”. Fran has led numerous staff development classes at the building, district and college levels. He has received several awards/recognitions for his service as delineated in the attached Curriculum Vitae. He is passionate about the value of the person and how that plays out in organizations and schools.

 

Show Highlights

  • A bold statement from a principal “I'm done checking on you” 
  • One question to ask your staff to create a snowball effect of risk takers on a shared mission
  • Recognition tips that take the pressure of time way  
  • How to push through turmoil and fires when you have something really worthwhile to offer 
  • Fran shares 2 stories on how to listen and what to listen to and maximizing opportunity 
  • Fran teaches what fascinates everyone in the educational system 
  • How to create a bold atmosphere of engagement

“Ideas are life changing. Thoughts can be life changing. The change usually is from the inside the outside. You don't change people from the outside. It is from the inside.”

-Fran McGreevy

 

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ORGANIZED BINDER

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

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

 

TEACHFX

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

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

 

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Jul 15, 2020

Nick Hoover is a school leader in Delaware who has a real passion for leadership and learning. He wants to change the world one person at a time. One student, one teacher, one leader at a time. This passion has led Nick, along with his brother, to start a leadership development company called We CLIMB You CLIMB.

His greatest passion though is being a father. He has seen his knack for helping others, leading others and self-improvement get passed on to his daughter. And he can think of nothing more important.

 

Show Highlights

  • Hear how to follow the footsteps of a giant and carve your path of success. 
  • How to determine the expiration date on your core values?
  • When parents recite the school new values to you  
  • Brand your school’s values with intentional  messaging
  • Nick’s gives a master class on feedback. Get his framework to track trends and score your school’s learning goals. 
  • The 4 fs of evaluations and observations. Get Nick’s observational tips to have your hand on the pulse of every class.
  • You climb. We climb. Leadership that’s meant to change the world.

“I'll probably never go without being in a Mastermind. The rest of my life. It's been a great way to connect with leaders. Sometimes I say like minded people, but I'm careful to say that because it's like minded individuals in terms of people who are striving to get better and who want to improve, but it's not like minded people in terms of diversity. We have a diverse group of people and the way they think, and that's really important in the support and challenge.”

 -Nick Hoover 

 

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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

Jul 8, 2020

David Hardy is a systems-level transformation leader specializing in improving some of the most inequitable school systems across the country. David’s life-long mission is to help create equitable school systems for kids across the United States. For the past 17 years, David has had the opportunity to guide children in the toughest circumstances to reach high levels of achievement, lead teams who create a culture of achievement, and drive systems change at some of the most underperforming districts in the country. David understands the impact that authentic leadership, effective governance, and equitable operations has on improving outcomes for kids, and seeks innovative ways to help leaders create meaningful change. He supports school and district leaders as they navigate the challenges that impede the progress for kids within urban school districts. He is driven to provide creative solutions for school and district leaders who seek to authentically build coalitions of support centered around kids, and desire to live in inclusive organizations that understand the importance and power of diversity

 

Show Highlights

  • There are two types of leaders that promote change. Which leader are you?
  • The urgency for school leaders to provide students impactful initiatives immediately
  • Everyone needs a Deshaun to fuel you to rise above the status quo 
  • A brilliant  way to lead teams with this first activity for meetings to create a powerful moment 
  • If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again? David’s process to navigate tensions and sleep well every night
  • People don't want lip service, they want your service as a leader. How to balance your word and your integrity.
  • 3 Trends in leadership that affect school performance in every district
  • The loudest silence surrounding students 
  • How the pandemic has given us an opportunity to reimagine our school systems. Get to the roots and backbone of how schools function.
  • Nurture your learning community like plants in the appropriate fishbowl 

“I look at that child's face, I look at that child's name and realize that they don't have 12 to 13 years for us to get better. They don't have over a decade of time for us to figure out what we need to do as adults. I feel we as adults need to get out of the way so that our kids can progress at a rate in which they're needed.”

 -David Hardy, Jr. 

 

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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

Jul 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Show Highlights

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

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

-Jeff Ikler

 

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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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