Category Archives for "Podcasts"

John Mergendoller: Project Based Learning

john mergendoller on the better leaders better schools podcast

Better Leaders Better Schools guest John Mergnedoller works on special projects for the Buck Institute for Education as the first recipient of the annual Mergendoller Fellowship. He was Executive Director of BIE from 2000 to 2015, guiding its growth and building its reputation for high-quality work. He joined BIE in 1989 as Research Director, and was […]

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Creating Caring Classrooms with Justin Birckbichler

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest, Justin Birckbichler, is a fourth-grade teacher at Hilda J Barbour Elementary School in Front Royal, VA.  He has been teaching fourth grade since 2013, and recently earned a Master of Science Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. In the tech world, Justin Birckbichler is a both a Level 1 & […]

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Jennifer Abrams: What do you really want from people?

Jennifer Abrams on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel, and others on new employee support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills. Jennifer Abrams considers herself a “voice coach,” […]

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Jason Bodnar: Journey of a First Year Principal

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Better Leaders Better Schools guest Jason Bodnar is the new principal at Lincoln Middle / High School in Cambridge City, Indiana.  This is his 12th year in education.  He taught high school science for nine years and was a middle school assistant principal before accepting his new position. Jason Bodnar loves connecting with other educators, learning, and helping […]

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033: The Power of a PLN with Dr. Neil Gupta

Neil Gupta on the Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Neil Gupta  graduated from Miami University and began his teaching career at Ashland High School, Ohio.  While teaching math, he obtained a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University and then pursued a doctoral degree from Ashland University in Educational Leadership.  While conducting his doctoral work, he worked as an Assistant […]

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Chad Weiden: Crush the First 90 Days of the Principalship

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Chad Weiden is a proud graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign with a BA in History and Teaching of Social Studies. He received his Masters in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. Before working with the incredible faculty and students at Edgebrook Elementary, Chad began his […]

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031: Get Rid of Buy-in & Replace it with____ with Ken Williams

Ken Williams on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast

Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ken Williams has a message of motivation and success for your audience! His inspiring and engaging style will make your entire organization shift into high-gear. Collaboratively, professionally and personally!   Listen to more podcasts here For nearly two decades, Ken Williams has studied what makes achievers different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, […]

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030: Standards Based Grading with Ryan Bruick

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Listen to more podcasts here Better Leaders Better Schools guest Ryan Bruick has been teaching for 12 years and instructional coaching for 4.  He taught 3 years at Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Chicago’s west suburbs where he learned to teach physics using Modeling methods.  For the past nine years Ryan has taught at […]

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029: I.G.N.I.T.E. your Shine with LaVonna Roth

Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

Listen to more podcasts here Better Leaders Better Schools Guest LaVonna Roth is the founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.™ is a movement to fire up those in your organization, school or district to create a place where we cherish and value… everyone! We are so pumped (and want you to be, too) about creating environments […]

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028 Reclaiming the classroom with Trenton Goble

Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

Listen to more podcasts here Better Leaders Better Schools guest Trenton Goble spent a twenty-years career in public schools. He taught several grade levels, served as an assistant principal, and was an elementary school principal for eleven years. As an administrator, he won numerous awards for innovation and educational excellence, including Rookie Principal of the Year and […]

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