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The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show 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.

The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer Daniel Bauer

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    • 4.8 • 322 Ratings

The BETTER LEADERS BETTER SCHOOLS podcast is a show 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.

    The future of education: 5 trends we're seeing

    The future of education: 5 trends we're seeing

    In this episode with Sandra Nagy, we discuss 1) 5 trends leaders must address, 2) Entrepreneurial thinking is essential for student’s future success, and 3) Address mental wellness crisis in schools. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 37 min
    Bonus Episode: Michael Smith

    Bonus Episode: Michael Smith

    In this episode with Michael Smith, we discuss 1) Boundaries a leader should set when expressing a vision, 2) Effective leadership finds the “who” and not the “how”, and 3) The function of a leader is  bringing an idea to life. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 30 min
    Ruffling Adult Feathers Through Civic Action

    Ruffling Adult Feathers Through Civic Action

    In this episode with Erin Igoe, we discuss 1) Ruffle your adult feathers to soar, 2) Ruckus teaching with constitutional rights and civic action, and 3) A seat at the table makes meaningful impact. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 36 min
    Healthier kids and healthier partnerships with families

    Healthier kids and healthier partnerships with families

    In this episode with Rob Bisceglie, we discuss 1) Leaders you need to surround yourself with to excel, 2) Stop under-investing in kids' health and wellbeing, and 3) “Leadership is a team sport”. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 39 min
    5 Mechanisms of shared leadership

    5 Mechanisms of shared leadership

    In this episode with Lindsay Lyons, we discuss 1) Healing “soul harm”, 2) Teaching for justice and leading for justice, and 3) How do we make schools more equitable. Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 30 min
    Amy is building her dream school

    Amy is building her dream school

    In this episode with Amy Platt, we discuss 1) A safe space to iterate, incubate and sometimes vent , 2) Create viable opportunities to stretch and create community, and 3) Worthy rivals help you level up . Listen to the full podcast here.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
322 Ratings

322 Ratings

Teacher10456 ,

Awesome for expanding your mindset and staying current!

This podcast has directly impacted my leadership and vision for our school. Thank you, Daniel!

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Incident Command System 4 Schools

Hi there! I’m impressed with how your group is getting the word out and sharing about all things safety at schools. I’m a Retired Fire Captain who owns a business called ICS4Schools. We have been working with school districts in California for the last 13 years. If you accept guest speakers, I would love to share in the narrative of school safety. Thank you!

Melandelijahsmom ,

Insightful and Passionate!

Danny is thoughtful, insightful and passionate about helping listeners level up their productivity so that we can impact young lives positively. Super applicable and realistic; excellent PD in a podcast!

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