300 episodes

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 • 292 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.

    Does FREE College Exist?

    Does FREE College Exist?

    Jean Burk is the author of the award-winning College Prep Genius program and has written numerous articles about the SAT and PSAT tests, high school prep, college prep, and how to get free college. She is a Fox News contributor on radio interviews and has been featured as an SAT expert on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, TXA21, CW33, Choice Media TV, WE, Forbes, UShop TV and The Homeschool Channel. She homeschooled both her children and they each earned free college and incredible scholarships because of their PSAT and SAT scores. Some of the benefits included full tuition, room and board, unlimited laundry and lunchroom passes, study abroad stipends, etc. Her son also earned free law school and her daughter earned free grad school.
     
    She currently travels and speaks about the importance of college preparation at conventions, book fairs, schools, libraries, etc. She has taught her revolutionary, award-winning “Master the SAT” Prep Class all over the United States, mainland China, India, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico and Thailand. Many of her students have raised their SAT score as much as 700 points, ACT 9 points, become National Merit Scholars and have gone to an Ivy League for free! Her Vocabcafé book series helps teenagers and younger children increase their knowledge of SAT level vocabulary words through fun and wholesome books and her “High School Prep Genius” book won the “Blue Ribbon Award” for the best and favorite college prep resource along with 21 unsolicited awards for her program.   
     
    Show Highlights  How to play the game to go college for free despite income. The specific skill set the standardized test truly assesses.  Common Data Set formula for matching you to the right college.  A Coffee donut negotiation for better offers and scholarships. The Summer Melt and what upperclassmen should focus on this summer. Ace the PSAT, SAT, ACT,  and CRT with College Prep Genius.  The P6 framework that can set you on a direction in life. best fit in? to get you pointed in the direction to lead to your ultimate career choice. FAFSA mistakes and the secret formula colleges use your learning community need to know.  Learn the shortcut  strategy needed to improve standardized test scores.   
    “It's all about the test. I'm a big believer that test taking should be a separate class. It doesn't conflict with your math or your science or your English, it actually compliments.”
    -Jean Burk
    Jean Burk’s Resources & Contact Info: YouTube Twitter FB Instagram Pinterest 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!
    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 give

    • 45 min
    From stressed to resilient

    From stressed to resilient

    Resilience expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage. Renowned for her contagious humor, Dr. G works with groups across multiple generations, to rewire their attitudes and beliefs, and create resilience through personal accountability and a completely different approach to adversity. Author of the new book From Stressed to Resilience, she is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, Good Morning America and The Doctors.  Dr. G is board certified attending family physician and is fluent in American Sign Language. She resides in Pittsburgh with her four boys.
     
    Show Highlights Redefine your relationship with stress. Rewire attitudes with a completely different approach to adversity. Stress is the new smoking. Practical tips for managing.  Proactively plan for promoting change in your personal and professional life.  Build resilience faster with The Resilience Cycle instead of building assumptions.  Navigate change and come through mission oriented with 3 safety mechanisms.  Teach the steps of perseverance and boundaries. Shorten the gap between helping people get better and helping them be well. 8 scientifically most validated tools to measure growth and resilience.   
    “One thing I really want leaders to hear is to stop feeling betrayed or hurt or angered when some of your people reliably struggle with change. It's a reflex. It is not a referendum on your leadership.”
    -Dr G
     
    Dr G’s Resources & Contact Info:  
    Twitter Facebook Linkedin Get Dr. G’s book here!  Get the FREE resilience cycle and video here! Visit Dr. G’s website 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!
    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

    • 38 min
    Why I am so EXCITED right now

    Why I am so EXCITED right now

    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!
    Copyright © 2022 Twelve Practices LLC

    • 17 min
    Take care of yourself

    Take care of yourself

    Erika Horsley is a teacher, coach, consultant, mom, and founder of Love, Morty. With 16 years of experience teaching, she now offers coaching and consulting services supporting teachers holistically so that they can show up regulated to co-create caring classroom communities with ease.
    Show Highlights Build classroom culture that increases students' achievement. Effortless SEL and self-awareness support for teachers and students.  How school leaders can actively heal our schools. The service you need to support teachers holistically.  Micro-PD is the key to creating caring classroom communities. The mindset shift that needs to happen in teachers and in schools. Manageable steps to avoid being dismissive to the voices in your building.  A straightforward first step in transforming schools.


    “Being able to share power in an appropriate way with the students is a good thing. It’s an important thing because ultimately this is for them. If we say that we're doing this for the kids, but we want to have power over them, is that really for them if it's controlling them? This is one of many major mindset shifts that needs to happen in teachers and in schools.” 
    -Erika Horsley
    Erika Horsley’s Resources & Contact Info: Facebook Instagram Love, Morty 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!
    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

    • 31 min
    Building better relationships with parents 1

    Building better relationships with parents 1

    Resilience expert Deborah Gilboa, MD, aka “Dr. G” works with families, organizations, and businesses to identify the mindset and strategies to turn stress to an advantage. Renowned for her contagious humor, Dr. G works with groups across multiple generations, to rewire their attitudes and beliefs, and create resilience through personal accountability and a completely different approach to adversity. Author of the new book From Stressed to Resilience, she is a leading media personality seen regularly on TODAY, Good Morning America and The Doctors.  Dr. G is board certified attending family physician and is fluent in American Sign Language. She resides in Pittsburgh with her four boys.
     
    Travis Allison hates mushy fruit but loves jam. It’s not just fruit that Travis thinks about in great detail. His creative and conscientious persona has made him a keynote speaker at conferences across the US and Canada.
     
    Travis knows his mission: to help organizations create spaces where children and young adults can be truly noticed and appreciated.
     
    Show Highlights Solve “pain points” to normalize feeling inadequate in the “new normal” for your  learning community. Systematize kids' contributions to create connections to your community.   Tips for schools prove your mission and vision.  Savvy public school leaders use this loyalty marking tool. You can’t be an expert in everything but use your expertise to focus feedback.  How to meet frustration with a little gratitude, some empathy and curiosity?  The private podcast you need to take the pressure off educators and help parents feel like allies.  Intentionally design engaging moments with the most powerful thing you can give a child.  Successful ways to connect with millennial parents. Address children’s mental health issues without developing a new set of skills.  
    “The lens that I look at this through involves kids, whether it's in building or cleaning, not to teach them a skill and check it off, which is valuable, but to depend on them for their work is the difference between being wanted, which is great and needed. There's a lot of neuroscience research that as soon as we perceive we are needed by a community, we are then much more connected to that community. Travis talked about the power of being seen. A great way to help kids feel seen is to say, `we need you.’”
    -Dr G
     
    Travis Allison and Dr G’s Resources & Contact Info:  
    Do you want to start a podcast for your school? 
    Apply: https://privatepodcasts.pro/schools 
     
    Dr G
    Twitter Facebook Linkedin  
    Travis Allison
    LinkedIn Go Camp Pro 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!
    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 cl

    • 37 min
    Learning that Transfers

    Learning that Transfers

    Julie Stern is a global consultant and author: Julie has nearly two decades experience facilitating adult learning, and feels lucky to partner with educators to take their practice to the next level. She is a four-time, best-selling author of Learning That Transfers, Visible Learning for Social Studies, The On-Your-Feet-Guide to Learning Transfer, and Tools for Teaching Conceptual Understanding, Elementary and Secondary.
    Show Highlights Tips to move beyond capacity and dig deep into the reserves. Ideas to honor educators,students and leader’s wellbeing and still improve their craft. How to find the intersection of professional development and well being? Say Goodbye to being overwhelmed with a 7-day reset and Time Audit for Teachers Stop dividing equally to move past topical level learning in your school. Find your most essential elements in 3 words Build excitement and momentum for your staff by asking 2 questions. ACT, to transfer and facilitate learning that is contagious. Solution surveys to eliminate time constraints for teachers in your building.


    “How many of us have thought I got nothing left? Many of us have broken and many teachers are leaving the profession. Many leaders are leaving the profession, which breaks my heart. My passion is the intersection of how do we get better while not maintaining our well being, our own personal well being. My life's work is: how do we update teaching and learning to prepare kids for an ever-changing world while we still are healthy.”
    -Julie Stern
    Julie Stern’s Resources & Contact Info:  
    Teacher time audit template Goodbye to Overwhelm free course  7-Day Reset free course  Twitter.com Podcast | learning that transfers Instagram Julie Stern - YouTube learning that transfers | Facebook


    Looking for more? Read The Better Leaders Better Schools Roadmap Join “The Mastermind” Read the latest on the blog  
      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

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
292 Ratings

292 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!

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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