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FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular problem of practice and/or pinpoint a place of progress so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

FocusED: An educational leadership podcast that uncovers what is working in our schools‪.‬ TheSchoolHouse302

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FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular problem of practice and/or pinpoint a place of progress so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    Dr. Sanee Bell Discusses Being Excellent On Purpose in this Episode of FocusED

    Dr. Sanee Bell Discusses Being Excellent On Purpose in this Episode of FocusED

    This is Season 1, Episode 5 of FocusED, and it features guest, Sanee Bell. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Sanee says about being excellent on purpose in a practical way and holding that standard as a leader. Her interaction with the audience at the end was fun and inspiring...and wait to hear the blooper after the final music fades out. Enjoy.


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    Dr. Sanee Bell Brings Tons of Experience to FocusED Listeners

    Dr. Sanée Bell is the principal of Morton Ranch Junior High in Katy, TX. She has served as an administrator since 2005 at both the elementary and secondary levels. Sanée was recognized as the 2015 Katy ISD Elementary Principal of the Year.

    Prior to becoming an administrator, Sanée taught middle school and high school English and also coached girls basketball. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston Clear Lake.

    Sanée is passionate about authentic, purposeful learning for students and teachers, and also has a strong passion for leadership and its impact on teacher engagement, student learning, and school culture. Sanée recognizes her impact as a leader and uses her role to inspire, motivate, and empower others.

    Sanée serves as Future Ready Thought Partner on the Future Ready Schools project, and has contributed to several publications and podcasts focused on leadership and its impact on students and teachers.

    Sanée is co-author and co-editor of the Education Write Now Series, and she is featured in the book Dare to Lead authored by Brené Brown. Sanée is the author of Be Excellent on Purpose: Intentional Strategies for Impactful Leadership. Follow Sanée at saneebell.com and via Twitter @SaneeBell.

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    Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com.

    FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    • 32 min
    Hacking School Discipline with Guest Brad Weinstein on the FocusED Show

    Hacking School Discipline with Guest Brad Weinstein on the FocusED Show

    This is Season 1, Episode 4 of FocusED, and it features guest, Brad Weinstein. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, provided as a professional development experience for Delaware teachers and leaders. Don’t miss what Brad says about doing discipline differently in schools and changing school culture from punitive to restorative. If you listen to the very end, you’ll catch our quick conversation about trying to get Brene Brown to be a guest on our One Thing Series podcast. Enjoy.

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    Brad is the Director of Innovation at BehaviorFlip (www.behaviorflip.com), the world's first restorative software and app. He helps keep BehaviorFlip on the cutting edge of behavior management through merging research-based best practices with advanced technology. He is a co-author of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice. Brad is the creator of @teachergoals, one of the most popular educational accounts in the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Brad worked as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in downtown Indianapolis. He also served as principal for two years on the eastside of Indianapolis. Brad is an award-winning teacher who taught for 11 years, including roles as a coach and STEM department chair. He holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed a Principal Licensure Program from Indiana Wesleyan University.

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    Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com.

    FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    • 34 min
    Starr Sackstein Discusses Going Gradeless (and so much more) on this Episode of FocusED

    Starr Sackstein Discusses Going Gradeless (and so much more) on this Episode of FocusED

    This is Season 1, Episode 3 of FocusED, and it features guest, Starr Sackstein. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, and you can’t miss Starr's personal story about going gradeless along with everything else she says about leading in schools. If you hang long enough after the outro, you'll get even more from the Q/A she did with our audience. We can't wait to hear from you.

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    Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com.

    FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    • 39 min
    A "Kids Deserve It" Culture in Schools with Adam Welcome

    A "Kids Deserve It" Culture in Schools with Adam Welcome

    This is Season 1, Episode 2 of FocusED, and it features guest, Adam Welcome, with a focus on his book, Kids Deserve It. It was originally recorded live for a studio audience in Delaware, and you can’t miss Adam’s candor about what needs to change in our schools. You’ll hear his challenge that “most things don’t get done, because most things don’t get started” and much, much more.

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    Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com.

    FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    • 32 min
    Creating a Culture of Inquiry with FocusED Guest Connie Hamilton

    Creating a Culture of Inquiry with FocusED Guest Connie Hamilton

    This is Season 1, Episode 1 of FocusED, and it features guest, Connie Hamilton, with a focus on questioning techniques and a culture of inquiry in schools. You’ll hear her address how she frames the work of Hacking Questions and much, much more. We hope you enjoy.

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    Thanks for listening to FocusED, an educational leadership podcast brought to you by TheSchoolHouse302 @ theschoolhouse302.com.

    FocusED is your educational leadership podcast where our mission is to dissect a particular focus for teachers and school leaders so that you can learn to lead better and grow faster in your school or district with more knowledge, better understanding, and clear direction on what to do next.

    Each episode we invite expert guests to join us for a live recording of the podcast, which happens in Delaware. All Delaware educators are invited to attend.

    • 33 min

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