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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Masterminds with Jethro Jones

Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast with Daniel Bauer

Today I get the mic turned on me and discuss masterminds with Jethro Jones, host of The Transformative Principal. Listen to more podcasts here During this show I discuss Masterminds with Jethro Jones of the Transformative Principal interviews me about why masterminds are a key advantage for school leaders interested in the personal development. In this episode you […]

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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

ryan bruick teaching sbg

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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How Do You Find Your Blind Spot?

freedom from uncovering the blindspot of leadership

Question: Leaders, how do you find your blind spot? Answer: You don’t. Well at least not by yourself. That is why they are called blind spots! Uncovering the blind spot of leadership is a challenging task and is impossible to do outside of community. Blind spots = messes in organizations >>> caused by leaders with […]

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2 Standardized Testing Pros and Cons

standardized testing pros and cons and the bubble sheet

Welcome to the Standardized Testing Debate! We need an alternative to test taking I love my wife for many reasons, but one cute thing that she does is text and email me articles that she thinks should be featured on Better Leaders Better Schools.  Recently she sent me this article from NPR discussing the trend […]

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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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Powerful Social Emotional Activities for Students

social emotional activities to help you see all students

Data Driven Decision Making in Education Social Emotional Activities to Turn Invisible Students into Visible Students Today’s guest post on social emotional activities comes from Dr. Erica Bauer. I’m very excited to share this content with you.  Erica will be featured more regularly on the blog and will share valuable content on social emotional learning activities […]

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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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