I have an incredible amount of energy this week. And it’s all because of intentionality. I remember last spring when I completed my life plan (using this text) I felt so much energy. The reason started a life plan? I wanted to stop d                       […]

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Connie Hamilton: How to ask better questions

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Connie Hamilton is an admitted curriculum geek.  She’s been seen with Fisher and Frey in her hands at the beach during summer break, using her store of knowledge and life lessons to synthesize new perspectives and make connections that deepen understanding of complex pedagogical applications. Connie Hamilton never outgrew her 4-year old mindset of asking question […]

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Bruce Langford: Mindful Leadership in Schools

Bruce Langford has always loved helping others, and have worked in the field of bullying prevention starting in 2003. As he helped hundreds of students and adults through bullying situations, he began to use mindfulness techniques more and more to help them regain their confidence and happiness. For the past 5 years he has been helping […]

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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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