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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.

The Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer Daniel Bauer

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 293 Ratings

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.

    Real Learning By Connecting With Real Food

    Real Learning By Connecting With Real Food

    Everett Hendrixon, with Eco Supply LLC, has been in agriculture for 20+ years.  With an early career in law, and then business management, Everett believes he found what he wants to be when he grows up – someone who feeds people.  Whether that means giving fresh produce from his micro-farm or educating others on the benefits of growing real food, his mission is to connect as many as possible to their food source.
    Show Highlights Connect your learning community to their food source for positive educational outcomes. The benefits of Flex Farm to get your students excited about authentic learning in the classroom.  Don’t be a “boiling frog” disconnected with the needs of students in both urban and rural areas. The limitations, pitfalls and generational disconnect in our current agriculture system. Get kids eating bags of lettuce to support connection to the community. Teach your brain emotional intelligence, raise self worth, build confidence and self esteem with these systems to “grow” in the classroom.  The need to pivot to help students find solutions to the fragility of our supply chain and climate change to minimize the carbon footprint.  Food can reframe the challenges you have in a way that makes solutions obvious.   
    “You educate yourself by educating. You're feeding your mind and then you can feed others. You feed your body, you can feed others.”
    -Everett Hendrixon





    122: Everett Hendrixon Transcript
     
    Everett Hendrixon’s Resources & Contact Info: Eco Supply harvestsquared.com  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.
     
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    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
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    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.
     
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC
     

    • 37 min
    Question Your Assumptions

    Question Your Assumptions

    Madeleine Mortimore is the Global Education Innovation and Research Lead for Logitech, where she leads research on EdTech hardware. With years of experience as a classroom teacher, Madeleine has developed a curriculum for grades 4-12. Her research experience includes positions at the MIT Teaching and Learning Lab. Madeleine has a Master of Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
     
    Show Highlights Setting clear values on how you function as an educational team  requires reorienting structure toward impact for students in the education space, not what's easiest. Incorporating voices from different angles of innovation drives meaningful change around a collective purpose to build community and support.  Logitech’s interactive tools to avoid complacency, increase student voice, and alleviate stress in the classroom. The need to pivot from unrealistic assumptions pertaining to classrooms is needed to find balance in discovering true knowledge and abilities within your learning community. Arm your staff with the right knowledge of what is truly a classroom.  You need this “North Star” to drive impact that takes many different routes.  Why is teaching infinitely harder than being a doctor?


    “Sometimes it's hard to really stand your ground where maybe it's cheaper, maybe it's faster, or we need to hit a certain timeline.  I've learned my personal Northstar is just as important as having team values. I can stay really focused when there are those decisions to make, when the impact in the classroom is against the corporate need to be within a certain budget or timeline.”
    -Maddie Mortimore
    Maddie Mortimore’s Resources & Contact Info: Linkedin ​​Logitech for Education website  Education Center page  
    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!
    Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
     
    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
    Join the challenge 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!
      SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
    Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
     
    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.
     
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 34 min
    You Are NOT A Leader

    You Are NOT A Leader

    Mark's passion is to release untapped leadership potential in people. So much leadership is wasted when the world defines leadership too narrowly. Mark's work helps people to better understand themselves and grow to be comfortable leading out of who they are. Mark has worked as a High School Teacher, Chairman of a youth charity and Youth Pastor and now runs a leadership consultancy called Leaderfull (leader-full.co.uk), focussing most of his time in schools and colleges. He lives in the UK with his wife and young family and loves to explore the great outdoors.
     
    Show Highlights Avoid the leadership stereotype and invite more participants to the leadership table. What to do  when you hear someone say “I’m not a leader.” Stop wasting leadership potential and release untapped leadership with these tips. Development pathway that connects the students and the principal. The small things that make the most effective leaders. Discover the “leadership” in every member of your learning community. Take responsibility to lead out of your blindspots to be a much more authentic leader.  You don't have to lead from the front to be an effective


    “Leadership is about influence, not about position. We can all have a positive influence on other people. Leadership is inherently relational.  I really define leadership as having a positive influence on other people through relationships.”
    -Mark Herbert
     
    117: Mark Herbert Transcript
    Mark Herbert’s Resources & Contact Info: LinkedIn Website: Leaderfull  I'm [Not] a Leader Kindle Edition You're Not Listening:  Leaders, Stop Trying to Be Heroes - Harvard Business Review  
    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!
    Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
     
    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
    Join the challenge 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!
      SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
    Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
     
    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.
     
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 35 min
    Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students

    Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students

    Afrika Afeni Mills is an Education Consultant and the author of Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students, available for pre-order through Corwin Press. She works with colleagues, teachers, coaches, and administrators to develop and sustain student-centered learning experiences that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Afrika has been featured on podcasts, blogs, delivered keynote addresses, and facilitated sessions at conferences across the United States. Afrika believes that all educators can be motivated, engaged, dynamic practitioners and leaders when provided with the support needed to create student-centered, anti-bias, anti-racist, culturally responsive learning environments that inspire wonder and creativity and nurture diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion.
    Show Highlights Avoid surface diversity in various spaces in leadership structures and decision makers. How a Black Woman talk to White Educators and White students about bias and racism? Every leader needs braided rope and Marigolds.  Navigate the imposter syndrome of doing this work with an essential book, Open Windows, Open Minds: Developing Antiracist, Pro-Human Students.  The importance of educators doing their own racial identity work to help students grow their perspective of the world. Words of encouragement for educators who want to do this work but understand the political reality and challenge of championing this work? The critical difference between family/community involvement and family and community partnership. Invest in unpacking competing priorities for educators to engage in  deep learning and conversation.


    “Let's be in this together, let's support one another because we have important work to do. We are well suited to the task. We just have to make sure that we stay the course.”
    -Afrika Afeni Mills



    Afrika Afeni Mills’ Resources & Contact Info: AfrikaAfeniMills.com Twitter  Instagram Facebook Afrika Afeni Mills - Equity Guardian Linkedin Personal Blog: Continental Drift  
    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!
    Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
     
    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
    Join the challenge 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!
      SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
    Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
     
    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus),

    • 44 min
    Leading Equity In Your Schools

    Leading Equity In Your Schools

    Leading Equity In Your Schools 
    Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. He is also the author of Leading Equity: Becoming an Advocate for All Students. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education. 
    Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, an M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education. 
    Show Highlights The downfall of having an equity checklist.  The book that takes you on a resourceful  journey for learning to make changes at your school and systems.  Finding your voice comes through understanding your identity in challenging situations. Avoid doing harm with strategies and approaches for having conversations that are difficult for you.  Practical, empathic, and very doable relationship building strategies and advice. Equity is not limited to just race. All schools have room for growth in understanding the reality and not the idea of equity.  Recognize the process, exclusions, and tradition necessary for generating buy-in from your staff. Embrace unique opposition to create authentic experiences for your stakeholders.


    Bonus: Leading Equity In Your School Transcript 
     
    Sheldon L. Eakins’ Resources & Contact Info: Buy Leading Equity on Amazon Buy Leading Equity on Dr. Eakins’ website. Leading Equity Center  Leading Equity Podcast sheldon@leadingequitycenter.com  Instagram 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!
    Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
     
    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
    Join the challenge 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!
      SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
    Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
     
    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.
     
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 41 min
    Your Message, Your Mess

    Your Message, Your Mess

    Title: Your Mess Your Message
    Dr. Donna Marie Cozine helps overworked and exhausted Educational Leaders on the verge of burnout increase their work-life balance, so they can lead their organizations AND live the life they DESERVE! She is a leader, author, speaker, podcast host, and executive coach.
    Dr Cozine has been featured in Authority Magazine, Principal Magazine, The Rochester Beacon, Medium, Connections with Evan Dawson, WHAM 13 Rochester NY, WXXI News Rochester, NY, and various national and international podcasts. 
     
     
    Show Highlights “Your mess is the message” is a model on how to pivot to see obstacles as opportunities. Effectively leading with accessible boundaries to avoid being overwhelmed and burnt out. Free resources you need as a leader!!  Create a backwards map to support your top priorities with boundaries with “The Driver’s Method.” Don't go for the best solution, go for the next best solution. Go pass the knee jerk reaction of planning. Connect with those you serve to pull you through the hard times by overcoming this fear.  It’s not about ego but to extend yourself by asking these questions.  
    “I'm really proud of what I've accomplished. I know that what I've accomplished will be there well beyond me and that's true leadership. Creating something that will be there after you've left.” 
    -Donna Marie Cozine
    Dr Donna Marie Cozine’s Resources & Contact Info: About Our Organizational Culture Management | Consult DMC Linkedin Facebook Twitter Instagram  
    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!
    Join the “Back to School Boot Camp” The one thing you need to start next year off with energy momentum is a solid 90-day plan.
     
    In the “Back to School Bootcamp” I will teach you how to create your 90-day plan in just 5-days.
     
    Join the challenge 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!
      SHOW SPONSORS: HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
    Transform how you lead to become a resilient and empowered change agent with Harvard’s online Certificate in School Management and Leadership. Grow your professional network with a global cohort of fellow school leaders as you collaborate in case studies bridging the fields of education and business. Apply today at http://hgse.me/leader.
     
    TEACHFX
    School leaders know that productive student talk drives student learning, but the average teacher talks 75% of class time! TeachFX is changing that with a “Fitbit for teachers” that automatically measures student engagement and gives teachers feedback about what they could do differently. 
    Learn more about the TeachFX app and get a special 20% discount for your school or district by visiting teachfx.com/blbs.
     
    ORGANIZED BINDER
    Organized Binder is the missing piece in many classrooms. Many teachers are great with the main content of the lesson. Organized Binder helps with powerful introductions, savvy transitions, and memorable lesson closings. Your students will grow their executive functioning skills (and as a bonus), your teachers will become more organized too. Help your students and staff level up with Organized Binder.
     
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
293 Ratings

293 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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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!

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Insightful and Passionate!

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