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 Recently a friend sent me this article from NPR discussing the trend to boycott “high stakes” standardized tests. According to the author, this recent explosion of civil disobedience has put the federal government in an interesting position.  How will they handle these […]

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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. She is a master of data – earning her PhD in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. […]

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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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027: Work hard, have fun, be nice with Jeff Zoul

Listen to more podcast episodes here   Better Leaders Better Schools guest Dr. Jeffrey Zoul is a lifelong teacher, learner, and leader, currently serving as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning with Deerfield Public Schools District 109 in Deerfield, Illinois. Prior to working in this capacity, Jeff served as a district administrator in Rock Island, Illinois, and a […]

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Leadership Book Report: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Fasten Your Seatbelt A leadership book report on Essentialism by Greg McKeown If you haven’t visited my site before and you consider yourself a leader, then you are in for a treat. Everything I do is about leadership development and thinking about the characteristics of effective school principals. The Better Leaders Better Schools blog and podcast […]

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An Invitation

Private Facebook group for School Leaders

I like invitations. They make me feel important, welcomed, and like I belong to something important. I am extending you an invitation right now. Join the FB Group I recently created a Facebook group for school leaders because I wanted to communicate with, not talk at, school leaders. This blog in some respects is just […]

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026: Dig deeper to find the why with Sean Thom

Better Leaders Better Schools guest  Sean Thom is currently in his 2ndyear serving as the principal of Brookfield Elementary School In Haddon Heights, NJ.  His school is a private, out-of-district placement for students with behavioral and emotional issues. The aim of the school is to provide a rigorous academic and therapeutic education for their students […]

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