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The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

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The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is in the TOP 0.5% most downloaded shows of over 2 million podcasts across the world. The BLBS show was created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those out-of-the-box school leaders making change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in educational leadership 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 school leaders.

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The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is in the TOP 0.5% most downloaded shows of over 2 million podcasts across the world. The BLBS show was created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those out-of-the-box school leaders making change happen. Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in educational leadership 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 school leaders.

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Will I see you at the Spring Success Series

5/20/2024
Show Highlights Register for the 2024 Spring Success Series here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/2024-spring-success-series/ Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom conversation. With TeachFX, teachers see how much student talk happened, the moments of students sharing their brilliance, and the questions that got students talking.Learn how to pilot TeachFX with your teachers. Visit: teachfx.com/betterleaders Quest Food Management Services Quest Food Management Services provides high-quality, scratch-made food in K-12 schools and universities across the country, prioritizing the health and wellness of students and elevating the cafeteria dining experience. Quest offers a full-service approach to their school partners, bringing 40 years of expertise through every stage of program development and nurturing a true sense of community through interactive events such as student food committees. For more information about Quest Food Management Services, www.questfms.com IXL IXL is the most widely used online learning and teaching platform for K to 12. Over 1 million teachers use IXL in their classrooms every day for one reason: They love it. Visit IXL.com to lead your school towards data-driven excellence today. Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:10:34

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The Leader's Algorithm - Transforming Education

5/15/2024
Navigating the Path of Educational Leadership Pablo Muñoz is the managing director of Muñoz & Company, an educational and leadership consulting organization. A first-generation high school graduate, Muñoz earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Yale University and a master’s in educational administration from Columbia University. He has thirty years of experience as a teacher and administrator and was a superintendent for sixteen years. Muñoz was named one of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s Daring Dozen—a prestigious group working to reshape the future of education. He is the son of Luz and Pablo Muñoz, both from Aguada, Puerto Rico, and the proud father of two daughters, Cecilia and Sadie. Show Highlights The Leader's Algorithm," is a simple equation you execute consistently with public accountability to transform your life, work, and schools. Unique word association for interviews to assess candidates' understanding of the instructional core. 8.5 × 11 paper holds a leader's true north to stay focused amid distractions and challenges. Public education sits at the center of raw, brass, knuckle, bloodsport politics. Important actions you need to take as a leader. The three L's that provide students with learning experiences beyond the classroom. “Personal Theory of Action” is crucial for leaders to stay focused and accountable amidst the noise. Getting ready to fail kindergarten reflects on the questions and conversations all leaders must have in their learning communities. “Improving the lives of children should be everyone's legacy in education.” -Pablo Munoz “It's important for the Ruckus Makers to know why I wrote the book. And for me, it was one word, ‘help.’ I wanted to write a book to help aspiring, new, and current school administrators. My vision for the book was to share what I learned from my 30 year journey in public education, 16 years of that as Superintendent of schools… My hope is that aspiring current and new administrators, school administrators, will read the book, and then they will use the book to create a leadership framework and strategy to lead and manage their schools and their school districts.” -Pablo Munoz Get the episode transcript here! Pablo’s Resources & Contact Info: Muñoz & Company The Leader's Algorithm Linkedin Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The...

Duration:00:46:29

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Leading A High Impact School

5/14/2024
Show Highlights Come to The Sustainable School Leadership Summit and bring a friend for free! Register today: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom conversation. With TeachFX, teachers see how much student talk happened, the moments of students sharing their brilliance, and the questions that got students talking.Learn how to pilot TeachFX with your teachers. Visit: teachfx.com/betterleaders Quest Food Management Services Quest Food Management Services provides high-quality, scratch-made food in K-12 schools and universities across the country, prioritizing the health and wellness of students and elevating the cafeteria dining experience. Quest offers a full-service approach to their school partners, bringing 40 years of expertise through every stage of program development and nurturing a true sense of community through interactive events such as student food committees. For more information about Quest Food Management Services, www.questfms.com IXL IXL is the most widely used online learning and teaching platform for K to 12. Over 1 million teachers use IXL in their classrooms every day for one reason: They love it. Visit IXL.com to lead your school towards data-driven excellence today. Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:06:41

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Navigating the Path of Educational Leadership

5/8/2024
Bradley James Davies A Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program graduate and ICF-certified coach with over two decades of corporate and nonprofit leadership experience, he works with clients to help them optimize their lives both at work and at home. A strategic listening expert and dedicated leadership wellness practitioner, he speaks and facilitates workshops on “Next Level Listening: How to Be the Best Listener in the Room” and “Leadership Wellness 101: How to Lead Well Without Losing Your Way.” Born and raised in Minnesota, when not exploring our inspiring planet, he calls Crested Butte, Colorado and Madrid, Spain home. Show Highlights Pulling weeds versus watering plants leadership strategy. The one person on the planet who is most easily deceived. What to avoid in leadership. The recipe we've been given to be a transformational school leader is fundamentally unhealthy. Maintaining your well being need not be as rare as a copy machine that never breaks down. Build yourself a “Buddy Bench” to maintain personal and professional effectiveness. Ruckus Makers, straddle the space between what is and what could be. The biggest bang for your school improvement buck comes from walking out of the emergency room. “My body woke me up to what my head and heart wouldn't let me see. And that's particularly how I really resonate with Ruckus Makers. People who are trying to make tomorrow's school a reality today. People who are really challenging that status quo. I was that. So how do ruckus makers respond to adversity? We work harder. We love more, we give more than we give. And so I was really blinded to the low point I was getting to and my body woke me up. “I was flourishing at work, I was floundering where it mattered most, at home and with my family and friends. And that's what I hope my book and my work now can help Ruckus Makers do, is to avoid the place where I got so they can continue to thrive in their work and have the impact that they're having.” -Bradley James Davies Get the episode transcript here! Bradley’s Resources & Contact Info: www.bradleyjamesdavies.com Instagram Linkedin Facebook Tiktok Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less...

Duration:00:48:01

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Quest Food Management Services - Behind the Scenes

5/1/2024
Nick Saccaro is the President of Quest Food Management Services, providing onsite food and hospitality services to K-12 schools and other organizations throughout the Midwest. A proven innovator and leader in the industry, Nick has 15+ years generating rapid, sustained growth and high-performing teams. Prior to his food service industry roles, Nick worked for Feeding America for nearly a decade. Show Highlights Leadership defining moment at a community garden. Unique approach to recognizing staff members and building relationships Leveraging food service to connect classroom learning with real-world experiences Ways to let student voices shape educational experience. Evolution of students' preferences towards customized and authentic food experiences. Implementing the 15 commitments of conscious leadership Tips to speak with empathy and without argumentation is key to valuing everyone at your school. Dignity is the key for leaders in learning communities. “A more almost perfect representation of what the dignity of work is supposed to mean to a person, even if it's not a job that the rest of society might find as glamorous or valuable. As a school leader or a building leader, there are so many people in these positions in your buildings. And while you may not be able to change the economics of what their lives look like, you may not be able to change the pay scales and the pay grades and the benefits and the pensions and all those kinds of things that those individuals have access to. You certainly can impact the way it feels for them to be at work.” -​​Nick Saccaro Get the episode transcript here!! Episodes’s Resources & Contact Info: Websites: Quest Food Management Services Instagram Facebook LInkedin Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students...

Duration:00:45:36

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Redefining the Currents of School Leadership - Pathways to Innovation

4/24/2024
Vince Bustamante, M.Ed., is a Calgary-based instructional coach, curriculum content developer, and author. Formerly focused on school improvement, Vince now specializes in working with teachers, leadership teams, schools, and school districts in implementing high impact strategies and systems. Vince is currently pursuing his Ed. Doctorate with a focus on the sustainable implementation of professional learning across school districts. Vince has co-authored two bestselling books with Corwin Press: Great Teaching by Design and The Assessment Playbook for Distance and Blended Learning. His most current title: Leader Ready: Four Pathways to Prepare Aspiring School Leaders is also available from Corwin Press. Tim Cusack Ed.D. has over 30 years’ experience in K-12 education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He recently became Dean of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton, supporting teacher and school leader preparation programs. Tim has a doctorate from University of Portland with a focus on preparing aspiring school leaders. He also serves in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Naval Warfare Officer. Show Highlights "Leader Ready: Four Pathways to Prepare Aspiring School Leaders." Challenge traditional leadership predictors to support younger educators and foster a culture of growth belonging. Be the “dive master” your team needs to take risks and discover their voice. "Hold the ladder steady” to help leverage the gifts of aspiring leaders. Strategies for results over building a resume for leadership success. How to create an environment for team members to flourish. 3 categories on how you run a school and navigate the policies, procedures, etcetera. Pathways for leadership development and impactful school culture. “What really impressed me the most was I was with a leader who made it abundantly clear that my voice mattered, that my opinions were important in that learning dynamic. He didn't assume I knew something or presumed that he knew better in any way, shape, or form. But by really being authentic and getting to know who the aspiring leaders are in front of you, I think you can really take them to deeper levels of engagement and understanding.” -Tim Cusack “Listening is really important. Nonjudgmental listening. So if you're in senior leadership and you have some sort of rising star or shooting star or someone who's doing remarkable things, give them a platform to share what they're doing and just honestly listen to how that came about. Something that a senior leader needs to recognize and say, what are you doing? And how can we help you continue to do that within our district? Because every district has someone that is doing remarkable things. Everyone, every district has some sort of Ruckus Maker that's doing something outside the box, whether it's in their classroom or in their school or in their role. Oftentimes the Ruckus Maker or the ruckus they are making is perceived as negative, when really it may just be a misunderstanding of what they're actually trying to do.I think honestly listening is really important.” -Vince Bustamante Get the episode transcript here! Episodes’s Resources & Contact Info: Leader Ready Timothy Cusack: Home Linkedin.Tim-Cusack Linkedin.Vince Bustamante Vince Bustamante (Twitter/X) Tim Cusack Ed. D.🇨🇦 Twitter/X www.vincebustamante.com Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage...

Duration:00:45:17

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How Ruckus Makers Interview Teacher Candidates

4/17/2024
Loren Brody is an elementary school principal in Northern Virginia. He is also a husband, father of two teenagers, amateur violinist, dedicated swimmer, new vegetarian cook and mindfulness devotee, and Washington Wizards and Nationals sports fan -- still holding onto his New York roots with allegiance to the New York Jets. Show Highlights Rebranding is a key focus to differentiate your school effectively to leave a lasting impression. Turn interviews into a professional learning experience to tap into candidates' motivations and interests. Tips to stand out in the hiring process and attract ideal candidates for your school. Enhancing candidate engagement elevates the interview process. Transforming interviews into professional learning experiences with 3 questions. Outside of the box email pitch to help differentiate candidates and sell what is unique about your school. A key adjustment that is essential for your schools survial. “I'm really pumped about the changes we've made in the email pitch, for sure. I think it's just because the language is exciting. And the language means something real.” -Loren Brody “Most educators don't get into education to work with other adults. And that's sort of one of the dirty secrets about K- twelve education. Many educators are great with kids and terrible with adults. -Danny Bauer Get the episode transcript here!! Loren’s Resources & Contact Info: Linkedin Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom conversation. With TeachFX, teachers see how much student talk happened, the moments of students sharing their...

Duration:00:52:58

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I Used To Be Drowning As A School Leader

4/10/2024
Kevin works at the American Cooperative School of Tunis and is the secondary school principal. This is his 23rd year in education. Kevin is originally from Philadelphia, PA USA and is a die-hard sports fan. He has been married for 22 years to his wife Pascale and has three children. Kevin loves learning. In his spare time he does 10 minute yoga and runs two miles everyday. Show Highlights A secret weapon that arms you to face global challenges in education. A transformative experience to boost confidence in handling tough situations to make leadership easier. Immersing yourself in the “human aspect” of school leadership. Grow beyond comfort zones with the importance of intentional leadership and narrative control. Tackle the challenges in front of you with support that fits your diverse leadership style and personality. A turning point in your career to get to the rewards of school leadership. Clear the hurdles in school leadership and foster a culture of celebrating successes in a Mastermind. The positive spotlight tool every leader needs to improve their leadership. “I think we talked about it a little earlier. I love the combination of how the meetings work. I like being held accountable by a group of educational leaders, and from the book reads, they've been very good. All readers are leaders.You have to be reading. You have to stay current. And that's something that I really appreciate with the Mastermind.” -Kevin Thomas Get the episode transcript here! Kevin’s Resources & Contact Info: Linkedin Twitter Facebook Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom...

Duration:00:38:32

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Empowering Teachers and Their Students with Teach FX

4/3/2024
Kristen Horton began her career in education at Navajo Mountain Community School as a teacher in a multi-age classroom. Dr. Horton has a commitment to supporting students and teachers through collective educator agency and relational capacity. Dr. Horton currently serves as principal of Continental Colony Elementary School and founder of L.E.A.D.S. She understands support for teachers will sustain her “why” every day, to increase life chances for students. Joseph Hyun started his educator journey at UCSD when he signed up to tutor local high school students and discovered his passion for teaching math and commitment to fighting for social justice. Today Joseph serves as the Head of Partner Success at TeachFX, where he supports teachers in increasing equitable opportunities for their students to participate and engage in learning. Show Highlights TeachFX brings significant shifts in leadership for professional learning and coaching. Leadership strategies to support student learning and teacher growth. Purpose-driven curricula to save time and address learning gaps. The most important principle when designing curriculum. Tips to encourage diverse forms of dialogue that deepen understanding and promote active participation. Avoid ineffective PD sessions that lack teacher agency by encouraging professional learning. Support teachers in increasing equitable opportunities for student engagement and participation. Transferring ownership to students, using these tools. “The scariest place to be in is the same place as last year, grow." -Dr Horton Get the episode transcript here! Dr Horton’s Resources & Contact Info: Twitter Instagram Facebook Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The...

Duration:00:36:41

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How I limit Surprises as a School Leader

3/27/2024
David Moffa is the Principal at Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, a private school in Delran, NJ serving students in grades 9-12. David has taught at the high school level in both public and private schools, and his mission as a school leader is to build communities where teachers and students feel a deep sense of personal value and empowerment. Show Highlights Strategies to build trust within a school community. Dave shares how the Mastermind is an investment in his growth as a leader, personal development, and leveraging the collective wisdom. Systems-level thinking for creating an "automatic" school. Elevate your leadership to the next level through delegation and systems-level thinking. Principal Checklist to prioritization on what works and what needs improvement. Tips to start a parent support group, crowdsourcing information on PTO operations and where to get valuable input. Building a leadership playbook through continuous action and reflection. “I would use a phrase from Bart Simpson. Work smarter, not harder, that's what it comes down to. Work smarter, not harder. Why spend 6 hours a night on your own trying to solve things when you can come to a group (Mastermind) of people for an hour, bounce ideas off people, learn from other people, grow personally, grow professionally, and all of a sudden, everybody's better off.” -Dave Moffa Get the episode transcript here! Dave’s Resources & Contact Info: Website:Holy Cross Preparatory Academy Linkedin Twitter Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom conversation. With TeachFX, teachers see how much student...

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Transforming Classroom Dynamics with Executive Functions

3/21/2024
Mitch became a gifted teacher because he was a mediocre student. Despite taking seven years to graduate college, he navigated the classroom with discomfort. This unique perspective fueled Mitch's teaching approach. Recognizing the importance of laying a foundation for learning, he created Organized Binder. This research-backed strategy empowers teachers to impart executive functioning skills efficiently, preserving valuable instructional time. By establishing a predictable routine, Organized Binder fosters safer learning spaces, shaping Mitch's journey from a struggling student to an innovative educator. Show Highlights Navigate the two challenges with teaching executive functions. “Studentness” will provide the skills and habits to be successful regardless of content and skills. 6 executive functioning skills that framework for the book, Executive Functions for Every Classroom. “The zone of genius” is embedded in what people are already doing. A golden opportunity critical for learning with retrieval practice tips. Never let your teachers start the day this way or plan key concepts. “Your curriculum, the stuff you're teaching.Have fun, let it be engaging, get passionate about it. Never mess with the routine. A consistent, predictable routine, because predictable learning environments are safer and we can't underestimate for some students how unpredictable their lived experience is outside of class.” -Mitch Weathers Get the episode transcript here! Mitch’s Resources & Contact Info: Organized Binder Twitter Linkedin Facebook Book: https://bit.ly/42pCMbq Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student...

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Saving A School From Closing

3/20/2024
David Moffa is the Principal at Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, a private school in Delran, NJ serving students in grades 9-12. David has taught at the high school level in both public and private schools, and his mission as a school leader is to build communities where teachers and students feel a deep sense of personal value and empowerment. Show Highlights Proactive leadership in school management The value of community engagement in achieving educational excellence. Spread Positivity and tap into why it matters with a free tool betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive. Building Communities in Schools where teachers and students feel valued and empowered. The challenges of figuring out funding, growing enrollment, and organizational structure for the school. Tailor Programs to Meet Enrollment current educational trends. Create a career and life prep school with community involvement “The idea of a college prep school, what we've learned is I'm glad that our need isn't Holy Cross College Prep Academy. What we're learning is we're not focused on college. It can't be just college prep, has to be career and life prep. We're still a preparatory academy, but preparing you for everything.” -Dave Moffa Get the episode transcript here! Dave’s Resources & Contact Info: Website:Holy Cross Preparatory Academy Linkedin Twitter Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school campus. Download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ for free at https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/goals SHOW SPONSORS: TEACHFX How much student talk happened today? When classrooms come alive with conversation, learning improves, students feel a sense of belonging, and teachers feel inspired. The TeachFX instructional coaching app gives teachers powerful insights into their student talk, student engagement, and classroom conversation. With TeachFX, teachers see how much student talk happened, the moments of students sharing their brilliance, and the questions that got students talking.Learn how to pilot TeachFX with...

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3 Stories and Your Last 24hrs

3/15/2024
Show Highlights & Resources Opportunity for educational disruptors to create a lasting influence. Key cultural values to be addressed at the summit, exemplified by gaping void's culture tiles. Broadening school success metrics beyond academic scores. This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get the episode transcript here! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:14:22

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5 Benefits You will Experience In Nashville

3/14/2024
5 Benefits You Will Experience In Nashville Show Highlights & Resources Danny highlights five benefits that attendees can expect from the Sustainable School Leadership Summit. This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get the episode transcript here! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:07:01

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Lead With Two Rules

3/13/2024
Nurturing Trust and Building Connections In Education With over two decades of experience as an educator in various school settings, I have cultivated a profound philosophy of education known as Two Rules. This philosophy serves as a foundation for fostering building-wide support for the social-emotional learning and mental health needs of students. Through the years, I witnessed the transformative impact of prioritizing these essential aspects of education, contributing to a positive and nurturing school environment. Since my retirement from formal education, my commitment to educational advancement has not wavered. I have found a meaningful role as a mentor and coach with the Illinois Principals Association, where I guide and support aspiring and early-career educators. This role allows me to share my wealth of experience and insights, contributing to the growth and development of the next generation of educational leaders. Show Highlights Leadership in education focusing collaboration and feeling safe. Early life incidents influence stress, empathy and resilience. Tips to help students reflect on emotional regulation and the difference between responding and reacting. Importance of every student having at least one caring adult. Guiding questions to encourage students in problem-solving solutions. 12 Resiliency Resources in Brenda's book. Choose edges on a continuum to guide leadership decisions. “I think it would be, together we can be the solution. Home, school and community. I think together we can be the solution.” -Brenda Yoho “Clarity. How we communicate and how we are clear with what our message is and what we're trying to do. Everybody is valuable to what we're doing, and we're placing value on everything that we're saying. We have so much power in the words that we use, and I think that we forget that as educators.” -Brenda Yoho Get the episode transcript here! Brenda’s Resources & Contact Info: Website:Brenda Yoho Linkedin Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! How We Serve Leaders The School Leadership Scorecard™ Identify your highest leverage areas for growth this year in 10 -minutes or less. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/scorecard Month-to-Month Principal Checklist As a principal with so much to do, you might be thinking, where do I even start? When you download The Principal Checklist you’ll get 12-months of general tasks that every campus need to do Space to write your campus specific items. Space to reflect and not what worked as well as a space of what didn’t work Go to https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/principal-checklist to download now. Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™ The “secret” to peak performance is ot complicated. It’s a plan on how to optimize the five fundamentals found in The Ruckus Maker Mindset Tool™. https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/mindset The Positive Spotlight Tool™ Energy flows to where attention goes! If you want to get more of what you want, when you want it as a school leader I have a tool for you… Download The Positive Spotlight Tool™ for free here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/positive The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ Are you ready to accomplish more? With less effort and in less time? When you download The Ruckus Maker 8-Step Goal Setting Tool™ I’ll send you the tool and a short 8-minute coaching video that shows you how to work smarter, not harder…and create more value for your school...

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Attracting Top Talent / Scorecard

3/12/2024
Attracting Top Talent / Scorecard Show Highlights & Resources School leadership scorecard with seven categories to assess effectiveness. A tool to set your school apart when competing for teachers with other similar schools. Set "now" and "next" goals for improvement. This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get the episode transcript here! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:09:07

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Play-It-Safe-Principal or Ruckus Maker

3/11/2024
Show Highlights & Resources Play it safe principals fear, risks and potential failure. Embrace the unknown, pivot, and adapt This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get the episode transcript here!! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:07:25

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10 Steps to Sustainable School Leadership

3/10/2024
Show Highlights & Resources This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers … Teach about the friction versus flow continuum in school leadership. Discuss the concept of ruckus makers investing in runways for sustainability. Encourage firing oneself to build team capacity and open new opportunities. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get the episode transcript here!! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:16:13

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Challenges of Creating a Thriving School

3/9/2024
Show Highlights & Resources This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers … Avoid a square peg in a round hole feeling in education. Emphasis on sustainability in school leadership Delve into the question of what education is for and the need for innovative shifts in the educational system. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Apply to the Mastermind The mastermind is changing the landscape of professional development for school leaders. 100% of our members agree that the mastermind is the #1 way they grow their leadership skills. Apply to the mastermind today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC Bonus: 5 Reason To Come To The Sustainable School Leadership Summit

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5 Reasons To Come To The Sustainable School Leadership Summit

3/8/2024
Show Highlights & Resources This summer you're invited to attend the ONLY event in education available to Ruckus Makers … Friction versus flow continuum in school leadership. The concept of Ruckus Makers investing in runways for sustainability. Firing oneself to build team capacity and open new opportunities. Join us in Nashville this July 12-14 for The Sustainable School Leadership Summit. Learn more here: https://betterleadersbetterschools.com/school-leadership-summit/ Jump Start Passes are available until March 15 (50% off ticket price). Get The Episode Transcript Here!! Read my latest book! Learn why the ABCs of powerful professional development™ work – Grow your skills by integrating more Authenticity, Belonging, and Challenge into your life and leadership. Read Mastermind: Unlocking Talent Within Every School Leader today! Copyright © 2024 Twelve Practices LLC

Duration:00:20:41