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EP103 Five total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

In this episode I'm talking with Persida Himelle about how teachers can provide access to higher-order thinking opportunities for all students. We'll go through 5 specific examples which you can use in your classroom today. Learn why calling on students should be the last thing you do to find out what kids know, and how total participation techniques are a simple way to engage all students equitably.

Click here to access the free resources and printables we discuss:

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/total-participation-techniques/

 

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76: When Your School is Short on Tech

From work-arounds to fundraising to Wi-Fi on the bus, this episode explores 11 creative ways schools are addressing the digital divide.

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You Get what You Expect with Nicholas Fischer Transformative Principal 189

You Get what You Expect

Nicholas A. Fischer is a school-management consultant and coach. He was the superintendent of the New London, Conn., school district from 2009 to 2014. Previously, he was the superintendent of schools in Fall River, Mass., and the Christina School District in Newark, Del.; the assistant superintendent in Fairfax County, Va.; and the associate commissioner for finance and accountability in the Massachusetts Department of Education.

  • Leading a District Can Be Controversial, Embrace it

  • Be clear to yourself about what your values are.

  • Working in public schools is very important.

  • Started working Florida as a principal when corporal punishment was still allowed.

  • Telling kids what we wanted them to do instead of what we don’t want them to do.

  • Problems in American Public education: Our expectations are too low.

  • All of us have special abilities

  • Every child can be expected to be out a maximum effort.

  • What we expect in engagement is different than what kids are taught growing up.

  • What are the ramifications of doing the right thing?

  • What are the right questions to ask a supervisor?

  • Are you mobile enough to find the right places to work?

  • Know what you believe, and talk to your supervisor, let your spouse know the ups and downs you will face.

  • That’s one way of doing it, but here’s a better way.

  • You have to know what the stakes are going in, and be willing to live with them.

  • Average tenure of Superintendent is 2-3 years. Average tenure of principals is a little longer.

  • Reasons for moving vary.

  • In some situations, leaving a situation can be a badge of honor.

  • Why are you staying if you’re struggling?

  • Get candid feedback about how you’re portraying yourself.

  • Much better off being honest with those we are talking with.

  • Don’t use the statement, “Don’t take this personally.”

  • I’d like to hear your version of what you see yourself doing.

  • Set up an active listening conversation.

  • We too often end a statement with “You know what I mean?”

  • Distinguish between what a person is doing and what you would like to see them doing.

  • Tell me what you think I’m asking you to do.

  • Sit down a couple weeks later and talking about what they have changed.

  • I don’t assume anything.

  • How to be a transformative principal? Transformative to do what? If you were to describe what you are trying to accomplish, define what is happening right now in your school. Think through how you frame things. Define what you perceive happening. Start to talk about what the difference is between what people are doing what you want them to do.

  • If you’re going to have a safe school, everyone needs to be involved.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

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Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

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CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2)

Thanks for reading CPTP101: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 2) from Creative Music Education.

Did you become a piano teacher because you LOVE music, but now struggle to handle the business side of things? Or perhaps you’re in a little bit of a teaching rut and need to find a way out? Well then today’s episode is for you. This is the second part of our 100th episode celebration […]

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Ep 77: #FridayYES w/ Arian Ney
Young entrepreneur and Instagram influencer Arian Ney weighs in on mentorship, failure, and success- at the age of 25.
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Enjoy the Journey with Jethro Jones Transformative Principal 1035

This is my "practice" of my opening day remarks to my staff. I practiced it as though I was going to give it to the staff, so I didn't record when I was giving it to the staff. Here is the Powerpoint to go along with it if you are interested. 

The actual meeting with staff took an hour, so this is an abbreviated version. 

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107: What great educators do differently
Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader. During Jeff’s distinguished career in education he has served in a variety of roles, most recently as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Jeff also served as a teacher and coach in the State of Georgia for many years before moving into school administration. 
 
Zoul has also taught graduate courses at the university level in the areas of assessment, research, and program evaluation. He is the author/co-author of many books, including What Connected Educators Do Differently, Start. Right. Now. - Teach and Lead for Excellence, Improving Your School One Week at a Time, and Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers. 
 
Jeff has earned several degrees, including his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama. He is also been recognized for his work as an educational leader on numerous occasions, including the 2014 Bammy Educators’ Voice Award. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys running and has completed over a dozen marathons. Zoul resides in Evanston, Illinois. 
 
 
Jimmy Casas recently completed his 22nd year in educational leadership, the last fourteen years as principal of Bettendorf High School in Iowa.
 
 
Jimmy was named the 2012 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year and was selected as one of three finalists for NASSP 2013 National Secondary Principal of the Year.   In 2014, Jimmy was invited to the White House to speak on the Future Ready Schools pledge. He is the Co-Founder of EdCampIowa and also the Co-Founder of #IAedchat, an on-line discussion chat that takes place every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. CST.  Jimmy is the co-author of two popular educational books with Todd Whitaker and Jeff Zoul entitled, “What Connected Educators Do Differently,” and “Start. Right. Now.  Teach and Lead for Excellence”
 
Jimmy currently serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and also serves as an adjunct professor for Drake University, teaching a graduate course on Educational Leadership.
 
“Be noticeable. Be memorable.”
 
 
 
Jeff Zoul and Jimmy Casas Show Highlights
  • How Jeff and Jimmy met and started WGEDD
  • The importance of gift giving and taking care of people.
  • The best gift you can give is your time.
  • When you walk into a room do you leave it with more energy?
  • Different ways to connect with staff.
  • Do you acknowledge your staff by being visible and observing classes?
  • The Daily 5.
  • Why it’s important to make a commitment to celebration.
  • 2-a-days (notecards to staff)
  • How to build celebration into culture through staff meetings
  • Students First Banquet (overcoming obstacles celebration)
 
“Passion. Purpose. Pride”
 
Resources
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Rogue PD with Rich Czyz – PPD012
Rich Czyz talks about his book "The Four O'Clock Faculty: A Rogue Guide to Revolutionizing Professional Development."
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Ep 76: Dave Asprey - Bullet Proof Diet, Nutrition, & Optimal Learning
What does bulletproof coffee, biohacking, and fasting have to do with education? Should teachers drink more coffee? Should our kids have access to better food? Dave Asprey weighs in and drops some knowledge on how food affects learning, growth, and sleep.
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Attendance, part 2 - 159

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Attendance, part 2 - Paying attention and following up.

This is a continuation of episode 158 where I talked about the importance of taking attendance. I have seen adults take forever to determine if all kids are in class or not. You do not want it to waste instructional time. During that episode, I had my 3 Don’ts and 4 Do’s and then gave my 4 Final Thoughts.

I review those today or you can go back to 158 to hear more.

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114: Don’t Be A Pretender

Sometimes we feel as though we need to be the expert in everything and start pretending we have the knowledge and skills required to do it all. The fact is, it’s a sham. We are pretending and the ones who get hurt the most are the children. Tune in to hear how to stop being…

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Ep 75: Monday Motivation - Being Transparent to Find Mentors/ Build Community
I'm doing daily videos because I want to be transparent in what I'm doing in the classroom, but also find our mentors.
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EP102 How to get student buy-in for your class cell phone policy (Jim's coaching call)

Listen in on a coaching call I conducted with a graduate of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. His name is Jim, and he’s entering his 4th year of teaching. Jim works on a grades 7-12 campus and is a high school geometry and 7th grade honors math teacher.

The questions that Jim submitted to me were mostly about getting student buy-in with room arrangement and routines/procedures. But the part that I wanted to share with you here on the podcast is where we do a deep dive into getting student buy-in with a cell phone policy.

Like most teachers, Jim already has most of the solution inside of him, and it’s just a matter of helping him uncover the different parts of that solutions and put them together. Notice how each of his responses to me is like a clue which leads us to the next piece of the puzzle, until we have the whole thing assembled. It’s a really fun process to participate in and I think it will be fun for you to listen to, also.

What we’re doing in this conversation is partially about ironing out the details of the cell phone policy, about partially about figuring out which areas of the classroom to give kids ownership of, and where we need to provide more leadership and modeling.

The value of this episode is in helping you ask YOURSELF the right questions, because honest self-reflection is what's going to get you to the right result.

 

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Don’t Try to Change People, Change Behavior with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 188

We make time for what we really believe. Good collaboration takes time, but bad collaboration takes even more time.

Tom Hierck can be found at his web site.

  • superintendent department of ed, 34 years in education.

  • Great educators all over the place.

  • Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

  • I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints.

  • If you build them, they will learn.

  • Learn every kid’s DNA, Dreams, Needs, Abilities

  • Start with something simple.

  • Every kid wants adult time and we should make that positive.

  • Focus on the kids

  • Kids don’t get consequenced to better behavior.

  • Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

  • Have adult conversations about what we are going to do with kids.

  • You can’t manage every classroom from your office.

  • Be the “Judicious Parent”

  • What is managed within and what is managed without the classroom.

  • The difference between rules and expectations.

  • What it looks like, feels, like, sounds like.

  • If we don’t model what we expect, then we should expect what we model.

  • How to work with challenging team members?

  • If everyone is nodding their head in agreement, you know somebody is leaving in disagreement.

  • Sometimes, we just follow someone and deal with what they left behind.

  • Leadership Rule #1, whether you create it or condone it, you own it.

  • How to deal with the comfortable, but not good.

  • Get clarity on our purpose.

  • Knowing the skills you have, how do you see that aligning with our purpose.

  • When it gets tough, we will turn to each other when we have clarity of purpose.

  • We do construction work in times of calm.

  • Ineffective practices = easy.

  • We have to get to the hard stuff and be willing to get messy to service 100 % of our kids.

  • How to find time. We make time for what we really believe.

  • Good collaboration takes time, but Bad collaborations takes even more time.

  • Chase time doesn’t work

  • How to be a transformative principal? Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

Buy Communication Cards

Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com

Download Paperless Principal.  

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Lifelong Learning with Kate Nesi - HoET092

Kate Nesi, my wife, has started her own podcast, the Lifelong Learning Podcast, and she shares her views on continued growth.

Support for this episode comes from:
 
 
Complete show notes:
 
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(15:10) House of #EdTech Recommendation - Podcast Jockey
 
(25:05) Featured Content - Kate Nesi talks life, learning, and running.
 
 
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CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1)

Thanks for reading CPTP100: 100th Episode Special: Our Favourite Conversations From the Last 2 Years (Part 1) from Creative Music Education.

It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! To celebrate we’ve put together a two part special with the best clips from the past 99 conversations about creativity, business and teaching transformations. If you follow the blog and podcast, you’ll know that creativity in piano lessons is one of my great passions. That’s why I’ve dedicated […]

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EP106: Love what you do with Eric Ewald
Eric Ewald is an elementary school principal in North Liberty, Iowa. He is in his first year as the Lead Learner and Chief Storyteller at Van Allen Elementary of the Iowa City Community School District. Van Allen is a PreK through 6th grade building of approximately 550 students. This is Eric’s fifth year as an elementary school principal. Eric’s wife is a first grade teacher in a neighboring District; they have two children, a kindergarten son and an almost three-year-old daughter.
 
 
Eric Ewald Show Highlights
  • Coaching turned him on to education
  • Quiet leadership and leading by example
  • Best leading by example moment
  • Do you do Positive Post-Its @ your school?
  • Giver or Taker
  • Start your day writing thank you notes
  • Do you get teachers to engage in Twitter chats?
  • It’s okay to have fun and to slow down
  • Growth mindset 
  • Should we move off of email to Voxer or Slack?
  • Fish philosophy to win
 
Resources
 
 
 
Twitter chats to check out:
  • #iaedchat
  • #satchat
  • #leadupchat
  • #kidsdeserveit

 

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CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

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045: A Teacher's Summer Playlist: The Final Note... 3 Lessons Every Teacher Must Learn

In this episode of this series I am going to talk about 3 Lessons every teacher must learn that we can take from music. Music is powerful and there are so many truths found within it. As teachers, it is crucial that we live out what we hear.

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Attendance - 158

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 Taking attendance is very important, but it shouldn’t take you more than a minute or two. If it is taking you 5 or more minutes then you may be avoiding starting class.

 

3 Don’ts in taking attendance:

1. Don’t take 5 or more minutes to figure out who is there and who isn’t.

2. Don’t let kids handle.

3. Don’t trust your memory.

 

4 Do’s in taking attendance:

1. Get it done.

2. Learn their names.

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113: Be that Knock at the Door

“What do you want to accomplish this year and how can I help you get there?” is a powerful question from a teacher leader to someone that they lead. Act like Publisher’s Clearing House and go knock on your colleagues’ doors during this back to school season and make their dreams come true. Tune in to…

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75: Making the Most of a 90-Minute Block Class

Whether you're brand-new to block scheduling or you've been doing it for years, this episode will have you handling those 90 minutes like a boss.

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EP101 Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

This is the time of year when classroom set-up photos are everywhere. Each photo we see has more clever ideas and adorable decorations than the last. These images are inspiring and creative and so much fun to look through…but they can also be incredibly anxiety-producing.

How do we each stay focused on our OWN vision for our OWN classroom and not get sucked into comparing ourselves to others? Listen in as I share how I've grappled with this issue over the years. 

Click here to read or share the transcript and audio, or participate in the discussion: 

http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/avoid-comparison/

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Rules turn students into classroom lawyers with Tom Hierck Transformative Principal 187

Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

 

Tom Hierck can be found at his web site.

  • superintendent department of ed, 34 years in education.

  • Great educators all over the place.

  • Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

  • I have yet to meet a kid who is connected who disappoints.

  • If you build them, they will learn.

  • Learn every kid’s DNA, Dreams, Needs, Abilities

  • Start with something simple.

  • Every kid wants adult time and we should make that positive.

  • Focus on the kids

  • Kids don’t get consequenced to better behavior.

  • Don’t try to change people, try to change behavior.

  • Have adult conversations about what we are going to do with kids.

  • You can’t manage every classroom from your office.

  • Be the “Judicious Parent”

  • What is managed within and what is managed without the classroom.

  • The difference between rules and expectations.

  • What it looks like, feels, like, sounds like.

  • If we don’t model what we expect, then we should expect what we model.

  • How to work with challenging team members?

  • If everyone is nodding their head in agreement, you know somebody is leaving in disagreement.

  • Sometimes, we just follow someone and deal with what they left behind.

  • Leadership Rule #1, whether you create it or condone it, you own it.

  • How to deal with the comfortable, but not good.

  • Get clarity on our purpose.

  • Knowing the skills you have, how do you see that aligning with our purpose.

  • When it gets tough, we will turn to each other when we have clarity of purpose.

  • We do construction work in times of calm.

  • Ineffective practices = easy.

  • We have to get to the hard stuff and be willing to get messy to service 100 % of our kids.

  • How to find time. We make time for what we really believe.

  • Good collaboration takes time, but Bad collaborations takes even more time.

  • Chase time doesn’t work

  • How to be a transformative principal? Ensure that relationships are healthy and positive. Being positive doesn’t guarantee a good outcome, but being negative does guarantee a negative outcome.

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

Buy Communication Cards

Show notes on TransformativePrincipal.com

Download Paperless Principal.  

Sanebox

Web Site

Transformative Principal on Stitcher

Refer A Principal

Best Tools for Busy Administrators Survey

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Music And Song: Interview with Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners. Today Heidi joins us to talk about Heidi Songs and how music in the classroom can be a powerful tool for learning.

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

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Ep 71 #FridayYES: Brad Wolf, CEO of The Storybook Factory
Founder/CEO Brad Wolf stops by to talk about the highs/lows of being an entrepreneur... at age 19. What it took to get The Storybook Factory off the ground, and the struggles of the entrepreneurial life.
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Ep 72 Monday Motivation: Teachable Moments Can Turn Into Change
The news from this week was unbelievably dark, and made the nation's news outlets cover the horrific mess in Virginia. However, is this a teachable moment? Can we find "opportunities" and solutions for such a dark topic? If you want to be offended by the news, you will be. But if we have our mindset on making things better, maybe a dialogue on where to go from here will rise above the hate.
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Ep 74: Aija Mayrock on Bullying, Young Entrepreneurialism & Limitless Possibilities
Aija Mayrock is an author and young entrepreneur. Her book, "The Survival Guide to Bullying," was an eye-opener and thrust her to a national dialogue on bullying. Her insights and passion are on full display as Aija lays out her plan to end bullying and weighs in on young entrepreneurs. You can learn more about her at: http://aijamayrock.com/ Twitter: @aijamayrock
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Ep 73: James Altucher on learning & adapting
Few people have succeeded, failed, then succeeded like James Altucher. While many people know him for his books "Choose Yourself," and "Reinvent Yourself," as well as his podcast, "The James Altucher Show," some might not know what it took to get there. His track record of finding trends, and seizing on opportunities is amazing. That is why in this episode, we dive deep into education, learning, and what the future might hold for "students" in the next ten years.
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044: A Teacher's Summer Playlist: Taylor Swift... Ignore the Naysayers!

In today's episode, I will be focusing on a message that Taylor Swift often sends to her millions of fans in order to uplift and inspire them to be who they are without concern. So many times as teachers we face negativity and push back from people who are the naysayers in our lives. Be inspired today by Taylor's message to Shake it off and Shine!

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EP105: I want my district to setup PD like this with Lance McClard
Lance McClard is a proud Missouri public school educator. He is happily married to his wife, Laura, a high school counselor, and father of three children: ages 10, 7, and 8 months. The son of an educator, Lance followed in his father’s footsteps and became a teacher himself. Lance has taught 4th, 7th, and 8th grade. He started his teaching career in South Carolina before accepting a position in his hometown of Jackson, Missouri. After pursuing his Master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees, Lance accepted a dual position as a building principal and assistant principal before becoming an elementary principal of two buildings. Additionally, he coordinates his district’s elementary new teacher program. Outside of his regular responsibilities as an administrator, Lance has helped plan and organize edCamps. He is involved in the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals and will serve as the local southeast region president. Additionally, Lance has recently joined ConnectEd Learning STL to help them achieve their mission; to support those who desire to learn more, are willing to take risks, and think differently about the problems we face in education today.
 
Lance McClard Show Highlights
  • What to do when students don’t listen just because of your title
  • How to “earn” your leadership
  • What Lance learned facilitating EdCamps in SE Missouri
  • How he grew EdCamp minimal participation to 150
  • Give up control and let magic happen
  • Trust is the first step
  • Have you stopped taking risks? 
 
Lance McClard Resources
 
 

 

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Create winning cultures

Focus on the essential

Lead with courage & integrity 

 

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SHOW SPONSORS:

CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT VENDING

  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 Better Leaders Better Schools

 

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Summer 2017 Update Show! – PPD011
Summer 2017 is drawing to a close and we want to share some updates about our Summertime learning and we look ahead to what the future holds for the podcast.
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First Day of School - 157

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The first day and week of school and what you need to do to be ready.

Wow! Is it that time already?

The first day and week of school are so very important. Kids and teachers, believe it or not, worry about the first day and week. Now some of these concerns might be different from each other but both have anxieties about school that first day and week.

For example,

Teachers are thinking …

There is so much to get done.

Kids are thinking…

Will I just sit and be told what I can and canR [...]

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112: The Dysfunction of Grading

Grading is only as good as the effectiveness of instruction leading up to it. A grade on an assessment that doesn’t match the learning leading up to it is worthless, demeaning and dysfunctional. Tune in to hear three steps you can take now to ensure you teach hard enough, long enough and deep enough for…

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Ep 69: Monday Motivation - Why I'm So High On Student Podcasting
I'm beyond excited about the possibilities of podcasting for anyone- but ESPECIALLY in education. It provides an opportunity to share "student voice"... literally. Listen why and what you can do tomorrow.
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Ep 70: Gary Vaynerchuk - Education Needs Carnage
Gary Vaynerchuk has opinions. Strong opinions. And like it or not, he's out to warn people of the changing landscape of employment, media, and education. This episode is filled with the passion you would expect from Gary, but also some straightforward advice to students, parents, and teachers. Warning: Graphic Language. But... what did you expect?
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EP100 What if my students don’t like me and we don’t connect? Overcoming the back-to-school teacher jitters

The first day jitters are real, and most teachers have butterflies the night before. I think it’s okay to embrace that a little bit: give yourself a set amount of time to do some productive worrying. But the best advice I can give is for you to shift your thinking to a different line of questions. When you get stuck on your own insecurities, focus less on believing in yourself and more on believing in your kids. That’s what will empower you to transform lives. Listen in on this episode as I share how to change your thinking. 

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Real instructional minutes with Adam Pisoni Transformative Principal 186

Gain empathy

  • Live day-to-day changes to scheduling.
  • Basic level of master scheduling.
  • Deeper level of how everything works in a school.
  • Real instructional minutes. Where people are and when.
  • How to learn about struggles that people have.
  • Hired a principal to help guide the decision.
  • worked with 1 school.
  • Then worked with many schools.
  • How to affect change in others’ lives.
  • Get to the next level of detail.
  • All changes to school require a holistic understanding of the impact.
  • How to be a Transformative Principal? Gain empathy.

 

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Harnessing #EdTech When You're Absent with Nate Nagele - HoET91

Nate Nagele shares insight into how you can utilize technology with your students when you're absent.

 
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CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students

Thanks for reading CPTP099: How Pamela Wedgwood Inspires her Piano Students from Creative Music Education.

Pamela Wedgwood first started composing because her students wanted to learn pop…and yet they weren’t always ready to play the full pop music they wanted to. So she started experimenting to create music that would inspire them to practice. She now has all sorts of publications including the popular Jazzin’ About and Upgrade! series which […]

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Ep 68: The Culture of DOING w/ VaynerMedia
This podcast features the masterminds behind the "Gary Vee" brand. Featuring: Tyler Schmitt: Chief of Staff to Gary Vee Andy Krainak: Brand Director Alex DeSimone: Business/ Collaboration Development Eliot Robinson: Social Growth/ Strategy
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EP104: Follow your passion to do your best work with Jeffrey Bradbury
Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, Evernote Community Leader, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey.
In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. In both 2015 (#4) and 2016 (#9), Jeff was globally recognized as one a Top Influencer in EdTech and ELearning by Onalytica.  Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ, and most recently at Columbia University’s Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.
 
For the last 5 years, the TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network, a Top 50 EdTech blog (Teach.com) and a 2015 Must-Read K-12 I.T. Blog (EdTech.com),  has served educational conventions worldwide by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. Jeff is the host of the TeacherCast Podcast, Educational Podcasting Today and the TechEducator Podcast. Outside of TeacherCast, Jeff also hosts and produces podcasts for the New Jersey Education Association and Morgan’s Fund and is one of the new hosts of the ASCD Podcast featured soon on the BAM! Radio Network.
 
Jeffrey Bradbury Show Highlights
  • How being a tech coach is like being a conductor
  • Follow your passion to do your best work
  • Content that connects
  • How building a platform adds value to your local school community
  • Lead by example leadership philosophy
  • Don’t over do it … especially when you’re the conductor and don’t make sound
  • Ask questions to build relationships
  • What EdCamps are
  • Why we need more CTE classes in school
  • The beauty of Beethoven’s 9th
 
 
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111: Building Capacity Through Relationships

If you are in education, you are in the people business. In order to have a successful school year, students and teachers need to feel supported. By building capacity, you are investing in people, and that has a high return on investment. Tune in to hear how teacher leaders can empower classroom teachers to attain…

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Not My Job, part 2 - 156

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In episode 155, I introduced the idea that there are many aspects of our jobs as educators that we do not get paid to do. Instead, these details are expected. I talked about these three areas for example:

1. Connect with kids, parents, and the community.

2. Find your place in the organization.

3. Take time to grow personally and professionally.

Today, I am continuing the discussion about “Not My Job.”

We are professionals who are expected to address things as they come up. Somet [...]

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74: How to Deal with Student Grammar Errors

Teaching grammar in isolation is not only ineffective, it can actually make student writing worse. So when students make mistakes, what should teachers do? In this episode, I outline a simple system for teaching grammar within the context of meaningful writing.

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Ep 66: A Confession & A Request (How I got to interview Gary Vee)
The #1 question I get: How did you get to interview Gary Vaynerchuk? (or some other guest that the audience likes)... "You're just a teacher!" This podcast explains how... and I have a request... I want to meet more STUDENT entrepreneurs so I can feature them on our podcast. So, I need your help! Please email me at: don@startedupinnovation.com to recommend a student entrepreneur guest!
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Ep 67: Monday Motivation - Seth Godin destroys the "risk" of not going to college
Seth Godin goes into the details on if it's a "risk" to not go to college. This is thought provoking. What do you think: weigh in on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/startedup/ Listen to the entire episode: https://soundcloud.com/don-wettrick/episode-32-w-seth-godin Or ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep-32-creativity-mindset-and-the-future-w-seth-godin/id1190995056?i=1000384086110&mt=2
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CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind

Thanks for reading CPTP098: A Sneak-Peak Inside an Inner Circle Monthly Mastermind from Creative Music Education.

One of the fantastic benefits that my Inner Circle members get access to is the opportunity to take part in a live mastermind call once a month. In these video calls we focus on hot topics for piano teachers, and members can ask questions of myself and our guest experts. These calls are so valuable […]

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Ep 65: Entrepreneurship & Medical Marijuana w/ Derrick Morgan of the Tennessee Titans
Derrick Morgan of the Tennessee Titans explains why education needs to embrace entrepreneurship to prepare students. He also goes deep on why medical marijuana needs to be accepted in the NFL for the benefits of concussion protocol.
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EP103: We are here to work together with Todd Nesloney
Todd Nesloney is the Principal of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Principal and the 2014 Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”.  Todd is also the co-author of the hit book “Kids Deserve It!”
 
Todd Nesloney Show Highlights
  • How church camp led to a profession in education
  • I’m looking to do what is best for kids
  • How to surround yourself with the best people possible
  • If you ask your kids what they learned today, you better be learning as well!
  • Use social media to share your ideas and build platforms
  • What to learn from epic failures on social media
  • You can even learn from negative people
  • Stop by and say “Hi” to all teachers in the morning
  • Check out the Ron Clark Academy
  • Building relationships is THE most important aspect of the job
  • Hurting people, hurt others
  • Do you take away wonder and excitement from your students?
  • Don’t focus too much on the scores
 
 
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110: Bonus Edition- Interview with Phyl Macomber

Phyl Macomber is an award-winning national speaker, author, inclusion specialist, and curriculum strategist. As President of Make A Difference, Inc., Phyl has consulted with and trained thousands of teaching staff. She’s been a guest on several radio shows to discuss simplifying instruction for students of all abilities. Her partnership with Leave No Girl Behind International…

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Ep 64 Monday Motivation: "There Is No They"
One of the greatest quotes you'll ever hear in your life. If this doesn't motivate, you need to check your pulse.
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Not My Job - 155

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So what do we get paid to do as educators?

When you sign on to work in schools there may be things that you are expected to do that you didn’t realize were part of the job.

Do we get paid to teach?

Do we get paid to be at work?

Do we get paid to prepare for school?

Do we get paid to run the school?

Well?

There are many aspects of our jobs that are expectations and really just come with the territory. Unfortunately, some of our colleagues don’t think that they should have to do anything beyond just wh [...]

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ISTE 2017 Recap and Review with Derek Larson and Jen Giffen - HoET090

Derek Larson and Jen Giffen share their experiences at ISTE 2017 in San Antonio.

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CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro

Thanks for reading CPTP097 – Meet the Musician Behind my Favourite App: iReal Pro from Creative Music Education.

Massimo Biolcati is the creator of my favourite app of all time, iReal Pro. This app is the best tool I’ve found for creating a band experience to practice pop and jazz music on the piano. Something that I believe very strongly should be included in more music teaching studios. When Massimo started the app […]

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Ep 63: Jon Fortt
Jon Fortt of CNBC's Sqawk Box and "Fortt Knox" podcast sits down to talk about disruption, education, and innovation.
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BONUS: Introducing Dads as Principals

This is a special bonus episode. 

I met some amazing men at the National Principals' Conference in Philly this July (2017).

A movement was born ... Dads as Principals.

Follow them on Twitter here and enjoy the show.

 

 

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  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
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  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.

 

 

 

 

 

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BONUS: Highlights from the 2017 Principals' Conference

This is a BONUS episode. I talked to a variety of awesome individuals to catch their key takeaways and summary of the conference.

Special thanks to the following guests:
 
Dan Butler
Erik Francis
Hamish Brewer
James Santana
Jason Dropik
Jay Anderson
Jen Thomas
Jimmy Casas
Julie Gross
Ryan McCoy
… and Jethro Jones
 
 
 

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CSC Consulting Group: Catalyzing Sustainable Change

  • Our mission is to support people in education and nonprofit organizations to improve processes and enhance the performance of their organizations.
  • Our venture is a social enterprise and their vision is to catalyze sustainable change in our society one organization at a time
  • Our home city is Chicago but their work can be done anywhere in the nation and they are actively looking for clients elsewhere
  • Our current portfolio includes individual schools, nonprofit organizations, small and large districts and urban school systems
  • Our team represents and shares a stake with the populations we serve
  • We are strategic thought partners to leaders of public sector organizations
  • We ideates, builds and maintains easy-to-understand data tools using the latest analytics technology

 

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  • Hassle-free, year-round fundraising for your school. With School Spirit Vending, we do all the work, you just cash the check
  • Increase school spirit with custom stickers for your school and raise funds at the same time -no upfront costs, no volunteers, no selling
  • Sick of the same old ways of raising money for your school? Let School Spirit Vending's hassle-free, year-round fundraising program supplement the other fundraisers you're already doing.
  • SSV is also giving away the Top 10 School Fundraising Ideas for 2017. Download the guide here.
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EP102: Becoming the new boss
Naphtali Hoff, PsyD, is an accomplished executive coach, organizational consultant, and sought after trainer and lecturer. He completed his doctorate in human and organizational psychology, which analyzes successful individual or organizational change and development, and holds two master’s degrees in education and educational leadership, respectively. Naphtali’s practical, action-oriented approach has endeared him to his many clients. His personal experience in the leadership field allows him to understand leaders’ needs and craft solutions to help them optimize their performance and success.
 
Naphtali Hoff Show Highlights
  • How school leaders can motivate their staff
  • Tactics to communicate value and respect in teacher debrief conversations
  • Leadership can be tested in a vacuum, but can’t flourish
  • It’s okay to be an introverted leader
  • Make your leadership participatory
  • A beautiful bottom-up buy-in story of starting PBIS at a school
  • The importance of bonding and learning from your predecessor if possible
  • Manage change carefully with foundational openness 
  • Listen and get feedback (then go deeper and get more)
  • Criticism means you are doing work that matters
  • Work life balance and it’s importance to your sustainability
 
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Why do you do what you do? - 154

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Why do you do what you do?

Have you thought about it? If so or if not, how could you use those thoughts to keep you focused on what matters?

I recently read Simon Sinek’s book, Start With Why. Simon notes, “we say what we do, sometimes how we do it, but we rarely say why we do it.” (p.39)

Do we rarely say why, because we are not really sure?

By the way, this question is deeper than to make money and to pay bills.

I am asking you to rethink about why you wanted to teach.

Simon made me think about Why [...]

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109: Teacher Overboard

The summer is upon us and teachers are busy relaxing… nope, teachers are busy preparing for a successful school year. This busyness is translating into going overboard in their preparation- especially due to Pinterest/Instagram photos of classroom set ups and inner workings in other classrooms around the world. Tune in to hear how to deal…

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S2 E8 -Vimeo-Uncut
FULL Notes: tinyurl.com/SFTL2Ep8 Uncut interview with Sam Morrill, Director of Curation at Vimeo who oversees the selections for Staff Picks. ~beware the rough edits~
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Episode 14: ILA2017
Brooke and Katie take on Orlando in this on-location peek into the International Literacy Association Conference. We talk to various ILA attendees, hear about some research, and share about our own presentation at this conference about this very podcast! You can find a link to the Google Slides here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15JFjmv05ku4lX3R3A1YDeuc-aapEY1Rc8Ec-YOCistA/edit?usp=sharing
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Ep 61: w/ JT McCormick
Author, CEO, and entrepreneur JT McCormick joins us for a frank talk about his rise to success. From being raised by a orphan mother and a pimp father, JT goes into what it takes to "get there." Go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/startedup to get a copy of JT's book, "I Got There."
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EP101: Do you understand the value of others?
Mr Corey M. Christman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Vethos, LLC - a Human Capital Leadership and executive strategy firm.  He’s a retired Supervisory Special Agent, United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
 
Since retiring in 2012, he’s worked within the veteran advocacy space and is currently partnered with several key leaders to raise awareness for mental/behavioral health for first responders – nationwide. 
 
He’s a professionally trained winemaker, he works within the Finger Lakes wine region of New York State and he will be launching his own veteran/first responder focused wine label in 2017.
 
He’s the recipient of numerous awards for leadership, human resource management and innovation.  In 2017, he completed the Executive Leadership Program, Cornell University, and he holds an MBA in entrepreneurship and BA in Criminal Justice.
 
Corey Christman Show Highlights:
  • The story of starting a wine label
  • How winemaking taught him humility
  • The wine you love might not be the wine your customers love
  • The story of starting Vethos
  • Do you understand the value of others?
  • How to give your heart as a leader
  • The predictive index personality assessment and how it can save schools / districts money
  • Perception management vs actual leadership
  • We don’t delegate accountability; we delegate responsibility
  • Lead with your heart, not your mind
 
Corey Christman Resources:
 
American Generalshipby Edgar Puryear
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Rethinking Classroom Space - 153

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I have a unique opportunity right now. I am overseeing the repurposing of an elementary school that was originally built in the 60’s. It is now becoming an education training center. The other day, I peered into one of the old classrooms and it was empty- completely empty. No desks, tables, chairs, closets, bookcases, bulletin boards, whiteboards, shades, blinds, cabinets, or sinks. Nothing. Bare walls. No carpeting. Nothing.

Seeing the empty space it made me think…what would I want to put in this physical space. It was overwhelming at first but then my brain started working.

Today the show is about what you would put in the physical space. By the way, I ask you to forget technology right now and just focus on t [...]

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108: The Myth of Classroom Decor

Teachers enjoy decorating their classroom, but making over a classroom with stuff does not improve student achievement or instructional effectiveness. Tune in to hear about 3 characteristics that make over a classroom – and one of them is not classroom décor! Quotables Making your classroom an effective, enjoyable space without the investment of classroom décor…

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Ep 60: Monday Motivation - Depression, Social Media & our Students
Does social media cause more depression? Could that be flipped? What would happen if we encouraged social media use to document what we DO, and not obsess over what others do.
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Concussion in Young Children: What You Need to Know #21

Today we’re chatting with Dr Elizabeth Sandel about concussion in young children. What causes it. What we need to look for and how we can help during the recovery process. There are free posters, helpful links and a video for you to use when you approach this topic with your kids. In the classroom we [...]

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Instructional Leadership Team with David Smith Transformative Principal 182

* How to make certain that teacher leaders have support and training to be leaders.
* Instructional Leadership Team - sole focus, making sure that good instruction is happening in the school.
* How to identify instructional leaders in your school.
* [Innovator’s mindset MOOC](http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/6669)
* If someone is upset because you’re good, that’s not your problem.
* Experience doesn’t necessarily lead to instructional leadership.
* What we value in this school is instruction and instructional expertise.
* The role of the principal supervisor.
* Teams of principals visit a classroom and talk about the instruction that they saw.
* Asking parents about what they think about instruction.
* Adjusting instruction for teacher leaders.
* ESSA allows us to do creative things with the principals.
* Professional learning for administrators.
* How to enable teacher leaders to be successful.
* International models of education and how to allocate time for teachers.
* How to allocate time during the day.
* Maybe 180 minutes of reading time is not really necessary.
* How to be a transformative principal? Decide that you’re going to spend time every day in classrooms.

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Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

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CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio Website from Scratch with Nicola Cantan

Thanks for reading CPTP095: How to Build a Piano Studio Website from Scratch with Nicola Cantan from Creative Music Education.

Building a studio website might seem overwhelming at first. There is so much jargon to wade through and so many questions to answer…What’s a host? What platform should you use? What pages do you need? Never fear. To kick off tech month on the podcast, I’m talking to Nicola Cantan today all about studio websites. […]

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S2 Ep8 - Vimeo Staff Picks - Sam Morrill
Notes: http://tinyurl.com/SFTL2Ep8 Q1: Can short films change the world? Q2: What is sound? What is music? How would you answer these questions in a compelling way? Q3: How can an animated rabbit teach Senior High students about the benefits of being more honest? Find out the answers in this week’s interview with Sam Morrill, Director of Curation at Vimeo.
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With all of the focus on superheroes, I thought that I would reflect on those individuals who made a difference in my life. They are my superheroes. They all had something in common. They …

1. Believed in me

2. Encouraged me

3. Pushed me.

So how about you? Do you have superheroes in your life? Do you have those people who believed in you, encouraged you, and pushed you? They made a difference in your life, right?

Let’s take it to the next level,  can you promise to take that step this school year and believe, encourage, and push?

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Ep 59 Tucker Max: How I Hacked Education
Author and provocateur Tucker Max explains why he loves learning, but has always struggled with the education system. He also delves into how he hacked the system, saw the advantages, and executed along the way. Warning: Graphic Language
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EP100: Tell them I'm going all in
We did it! This is Episode #100 of the top ranked school leadership podcast in iTunes, Better Leaders Better Schools. Since launching in Sept. 2015, we eclipsed 100,000 downloads in June of 2017. And none of this could have been done with YOU, our incredible listener of the show.
 
THANK YOU!!!
 
In this episode, Danny “Sunshine” Bauer takes the opportunity to reintroduce himself to his audience, reflect on where the show has been, and where the show is going. Keep listening for celebratory messages from past guests who each share 1 tip to help the Better Leader Listener.
 
Show Highlights:
  • Fun Facts about Danny
  • His Hobbies
  • Danny’s Top 10 (Really 12) Leadership Books
  • The Vision of BLBS
  • The History of the Show
  • Motivational Quotes
  • What the Heck is a Mastermind (And Why You Should Join Today)
 
Danny’s Top 10 (Really 12) Leadership Books
  1. Essentialism
  2. Enemies of Excellence
  3. Deep Work
  4. Procrastinate on Purpose
  5. The Advantage
  6. Man's Search for Meaning
  7. Ego is the Enemy
  8. Creativity, Inc.
  9. Search Inside Yourself
  10. The Art of Possibility
  11. How to Win Friends and Influence People
  12. The Go-Giver Leader
 
 
 
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Glenn Robbins Transformative Leadership Summit Teaser Transformative Principal 1016

The Transformative Leadership Summit is going to be amazing this year. I hope you enjoy this short teaser. Please sign up here: Click Here to Learn More

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Episode 13: Medieval Literature, Fandom, and Manuscript Materiality
Dr. Scott Bevill talks with me about immersing students in the fandom and physicality of medieval literature to foster engagement. Resources for Medieval Literature: https://once-and-future-classroom.org/ https://mediakron.bc.edu/mappingchaucer http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/ https://melissaridleyelmes.wordpress.com/ http://www.publicmedievalist.com/category/past-present/race-class-religion/race-racism-and-the-middle-ages/ Books We Discussed: https://www.amazon.com/Inquisitors-Tale-Three-Magical-Children/dp/0525426167 https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Dolssa-Julie-Berry/dp/0451469925/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1499093587&sr=1-1&keywords=the+passion+of+dolssa https://global.oup.com/ushe/product/debating-truth-9780190226367?cc=us&lang=en& https://www.amazon.com/One-Hundred-Nights-Hero-Graphic/dp/0316259179
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72: What is an educator mastermind, and why should you join one?

Educators, especially those in leadership roles, spend far too much time in isolation. An educator mastermind gives us a group of peers to help us problem-solve, set goals, and support each other in the incredibly challenging work we do. In this episode, I interview Daniel Bauer of the Better Leaders, Better Schools podcast about the educator masterminds he facilitates, and how you can start your own.

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Effective Principal Coaching with David Smith Transformative Principal 181

Get rid of a culture of judgment and move toward a culture of improvement.

David Smith (Web site, Twitter) is the Leader Effectiveness Specialist for the Utah State Board of Education. He mentors and supports principals all over the state.

  • 30 years in public schools. 10 as a teacher and 20 as a principal. ALPS, Principal in 3 different schools, Math Specialist for the state.
  • Why he should have gotten a doctorate.
  • Works with principals, superintendents, and HR directors in different district.
  • Summative Evaluations
  • Principals need to become coaches to teachers.
  • If in a summative evaluation, a teacher is surprised, then the principal hasn’t done his job.
  • Principals should not take the role of teacher coaches.
  • Principal should be the lead learner or principal coach in the school.
  • We get so caught up in administrivia and don’t focus on learning.
  • A business manager vs. principal.
  • Equitable division of leadership responsibilities.
  • Ideal that the principal is the instructional leader.

 

Are you feeling like you are always behind at school? Do you feel like you need about 2 more hours each day to accomplish everything? Here’s how I help principals work manageable hours: Create your ideal week, so that you can leave work at work and enjoy your life!

Join my group coaching program

Subscribe in iTunes

Please take a moment to rate this podcast in iTunes or on Stitcher

Please follow me on Twitter: @jethrojones for the host and @TrnFrmPrincipal for the show.

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Assistive Technology with Mike Marotta and Brian Friedlander - HoET089
Brian Friedlander and Mike Marotta, two of New Jersey's finest education minds, lead us in a conversation centered around assisitve technology.
 
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