William Parker: Connect at the head and the heart

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William Parker is principal of Skiatook High School, just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a high school teacher, he taught Language Arts, creative writing, and Advanced Placement English.   As principal of a Title I school, his school’s innovative approaches to collaboration, remediation and mentoring have resulted in marked improvements in student performance. He is […]

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Tom Hierck: 7 Keys to a Positive Learning Environment

Tom Hierk: 7 Keys to a Positive Learning Environment

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 is the author […]

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Aaron Walker: Can’t couldn’t do it and could did it all

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Aaron Walker has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence.  He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher.  35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience.  Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences […]

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Leading for long term change with Colin Hogan

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Colin Hogan is Head of School at Learning Community Charter School.  From 2010-2013 he was the Social Studies Coordinator for the Highland Park School District.  He taught 6th grade history in Highland Park from 2004-2010.  Prior to coming to Highland Park Mr. Hogan taught at Princeton Charter School.  Mr. Hogan began his career in education in 1999 […]

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The time will never be just right with Kyle Borel

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Kyle Borel is the principal at a charter school in Austin, Texas. Her school currently serves 600 students in grades PreK-8. Kyle received her bachelors degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson (go Wildcats!) then her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler. Kyle Borel started out her career in education […]

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Eric Barker: Barking up the wrong tree

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Eric Barker’s humorous, practical blog, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, presents science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. Over 290,000 people subscribe to his weekly newsletter and his content is syndicated by Time Magazine, The Week, and Business Insider. He has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall […]

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Attitude of Gratitude with Danny Sunshine Bauer

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In today’s show, Danny “Sunshine” Bauer, host of Better Leaders Better Schools shares some of attitude of gratitude hacks with the listeners. These are tips and tricks to develop a more positive mindset and outlook which the listener can implement today. Is there anything more important than developing an attitude of gratitude for leaders? You […]

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