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The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those leaders who challenge the status quo, never give up, and make change happen.

Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in education has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in. Turn your commute, chores, or workout into professional development and then GO MAKE A RUCKUS!

BLBS is the #1 downloaded podcast for leaders in education.

The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer Daniel Bauer

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    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show created for RUCKUS MAKERS in education -- those leaders who challenge the status quo, never give up, and make change happen.

Launched in 2015, this category-defining podcast in education has helped over 1 MILLION leaders LEVEL UP. Each week host DANIEL BAUER has a conversation with a leadership expert and invites you to listen in. Turn your commute, chores, or workout into professional development and then GO MAKE A RUCKUS!

BLBS is the #1 downloaded podcast for leaders in education.

    Using Values to make change in Education

    Using Values to make change in Education

    In this episode with David Brazer, we discuss 1) Eliminate the honors track to push equity, excellence and provide more school wide resources, 2) Avoid programs that pretend to be college prep and create enriching learning experiences, and 3) Provide meaningful courses intended to be workplace preparatory. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 33 min
    Second-order thinking and implementing difficult work

    Second-order thinking and implementing difficult work

    In this episode with Ashlee Gutierrez, we discuss 1) Shared success for female leaders of color with an emergency thread, 2) Not always having the answer is the right answer for service leadership, and 3) Proactive leaders look at adaptive challenges to anticipate consequences down the road to truly fix problems. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 32 min
    The importance of partnerships for school leaders

    The importance of partnerships for school leaders

    In this episode with Mariana Aguilar, we discuss 1) Lessons on building networks when introducing complex projects, and The Whale Project that produces solutions to concrete problems and highlights your purpose. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 26 min
    An Invitation to design the Future

    An Invitation to design the Future

    In this episode with Nancy Conrad, we discuss 1) Give your students an invitation to design the future, 2) The Conrad Challenge will change the direction of lives, and 3) How education can become diplomacy promoting peace. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 26 min
    Scaling impact from 1 to 100000

    Scaling impact from 1 to 100000

    In this episode with Paige Kinnaird, we discuss 1) Red bookshelves changes literacy and opportunity in children's lives, 2) Meeting people where they are by removing these obstacles, and 3) The ripple effect of a small idea on hundreds of thousands families. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 32 min
    Understanding Diversity, Opportunity gaps, and Teaching in today’s Classrooms

    Understanding Diversity, Opportunity gaps, and Teaching in today’s Classrooms

    In this episode with Rich Milner, we discuss 1) Authentic vulnerable moment break barriers, 2) Will you knock down walls so students get the education they deserve?, and 3) Relationship building and cultivation has to be essential throughout for sustainability. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

203Coldstream ,

Must Listen

A weekly must. Host Danny Bauer gets great guests to share their best insights into leadership. Regular listeners have the opportunity to strengthen their leadership through listening to the themes and suggestions week after week.

Lyan67 ,

Great podcast not only for school leaders

The information, quality and variety of topics in this podcast is priceless. I had to undergo three years of a mandatory university graduate program that was supposed to prepare us to work as Principals in schools. After completing the program, I felt I had a lot of useless information that I would never really be able to apply in a meaningrul way.
This podcast, offers passionate topics which should be the core of universities’ curricula.
Thank you so much!

kveldhoen ,

Leadership Learning

Every episode has golden nuggets immediately applicable in my learning community! Thanks!

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