Top 10 BLBS Blog Posts of 2017

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I’m sure you are just like me an LOVE lists … so here are my Top 10 Posts from 2017.200 Tips This is an epic post and I’m sure it will always rank #1. Where else can you get 200 leadership tips?Staff Appreciation IdeasIn this awesome post I crowdsourced the best ideas around staff appreciation. Check it […]

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Jeff & Sonya Thomlinson: Take a Breath and Reduce Stress

sonya thomlinson on the show

Sonya Thomlinson (Uchita) HHC, ERYT-500, C-IAYT was co-director and co-founder of Tandava Yoga and Trinity Yoga Centers in Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia from 2003-2016. An avid student of yoga and meditation since 1994, and teaching since 1998, Sonya leads trainings, retreats, workshops and classes throughout Western Canada and the US and works individually with […]

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Dr. Randall Sampson: Welcome the the GRIND!

Randall Sampson Welcome to the GRIND

Randall Sampson, PhD, ensures equity and access for students through innovative learning models. Dr. Sampson has experience at the K-12 secondary education level as an administrator, teacher and a national transformation specialist. Dr. Randall Sampson’s focus areas include:    1. Closing achievement gaps through the implementation and coaching of rigorous Common Core State Standards 2. […]

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Justin Baeder: Overcoming Obstacles and Taking Action

justin baeder for the second time on the show

Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center, where he helps school administrators build capacity for instructional leadership. Justin is the creator of the Instructional Leadership Challenge, which has helped more than 10,000 leaders in 50 countries around the world get into classrooms and improve teaching and learning in their schools. He is also the host of Principal Center […]

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22 Best Books for School Principals

I hope you get value from this post, Best books for school principals

If you are anything like me, you are devoted to learning so I hope you really get value from reading this post on the best books for school principals. These great educational leadership books have influenced my own practice deeply. We have also read many of these books within the Mastermind. When choosing books for school leaders […]

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Dr. Darnisa Amante: Disruptive Equity Education Project

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Dr. Darnisa Amante, as an educational and racial equity strategist, is deeply committed to the study of culture; innovation; and experiential ways to transform organizational and school culture on issues of racial equity. Since earning her master’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University, and her doctorate from Harvard’s Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.), Dr. Amante has […]

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What to do when you are overwhelmed

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I am here to help you address “What to do when you are overwhelmed.” As a teacher, school principal, and now entrepreneur I understand what it’s like to feel I’m totally out of control. Supposedly, the average adult makes 35,000 decisions a day! Depending on the gravity of each decision … overwhelm seems quite unavoidable, or […]

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Justin Baeder: Moving from the classroom to administration

justin baeder for the second time on the show

Justin Baeder is Director of The Principal Center and host of Principal Center Radio. He helps school administrators transform their productivity and multiply their impact, and speaks regularly at conferences and professional development events. Justin Baeder originally starred on Episode 007 of the podcast. Justin Baeder Show Highlights The tension you feel when you are ready to move into admin Favorite aspects of […]

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Bill Ziegler: Future Focused Leaders

Bill Ziegler on the podcast

Dr. Bill Ziegler is an award winning School Leader, author, and speaker.  He has been recognized as the 2016 Pennsylvania Principal of the Year and the 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals Digital Principal Award Winner.  He is the co-author of Future Focused Leaders – Relate, Innovate, and Invigorate for Real Educational Change.  Bill Ziegler […]

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