Tiawana Giles: The “I am you” perspective

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tiawana Giles is an Assistant Principal at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. Tiawana Giles Highlights The “I am you” perspective Finding out what kids are passionate about Situational leadership How to get “all the facts” The importance of a game plan How to celebrate kids How to conduct […]

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Tom Hierck: Are you leading or surviving?

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels and roles in public education. His experiences as a teacher, administrator, district leader, department of education project leader, and executive director have provided a unique context for his education philosophy. Tom Hierck Highlights How […]

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Erich Kurschat: Getting further in your conversations

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Better Leaders Better School’s guest Erich Kurschat is the founder of Harmony Insights, an HR coaching and consulting business focused on helping companies build and grow teams that value diverse communication, personality, and leadership styles.  A seasoned corporate HR professional and dynamic DiSC assessment instructor, Erich has partnered internationally with thousands of business leaders to get the most out of themselves and their teams.  […]

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Todd Schmidt: Personalized PD that Inspires Staff

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Todd Schmidt is the lead learner at Harbor View Elementary in Corona del Mar, CA. He is a proud husband and father to two beautiful daughters. He received his doctorate from USC in K-12 Leadership. Prior to administration, he was a middle school history and English teacher. An edtech enthusiast, […]

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MM3: How to change things when change is hard

How do you change things when change is hard? First, you should read Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath … Or if you’re strapped for time, listen to my Mini-Monday episode that focuses on this topic.   According to the Heath Bros change centers on 3 elements: Rider (logic) Elephant (emotion) Path (necessary steps for […]

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Karine Veldhoen: The power of letting go

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Karine Veldhoen, M. Ed. is the founder of Learn Forward and a creative force in education. She’s also the Chief Learning Officer at Willowstone Academy, the CEO/Founder of Niteo Africa, a former Education Consultant for Fresh Grade and a modern day Learn Forward represents a lifetime of her professional study, action research, and meaning-making within the context of education. Driven by her passion for making […]

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