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On Educators Lead, Jay Willis interviews some of today's most effective, engaging, innovative leaders in education. Dave Burgess, Amy Fadeji, George Couros, Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, Joe Sanfilippo, Todd Nesloney, Kim Marshall, Peter DeWitt, Eric Sheninger, Theresa Stager, Dr. Robert Dillon, and Jon Corippo are just a few of the 80+ guests to date. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, or someone who hopes to be a classroom, school, or district leader one day. @Educators_Lead offers inspiration and practical, actionable advice to help you lead more effectively. Guests share why and when they made the decision to move into leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.Educate. Inspire. Lead.http://www.educatorslead.com/

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On Educators Lead, Jay Willis interviews some of today's most effective, engaging, innovative leaders in education. Dave Burgess, Amy Fadeji, George Couros, Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, Joe Sanfilippo, Todd Nesloney, Kim Marshall, Peter DeWitt, Eric Sheninger, Theresa Stager, Dr. Robert Dillon, and Jon Corippo are just a few of the 80+ guests to date. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, or someone who hopes to be a classroom, school, or district leader one day. @Educators_Lead offers inspiration and practical, actionable advice to help you lead more effectively. Guests share why and when they made the decision to move into leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.Educate. Inspire. Lead.http://www.educatorslead.com/

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Awesome podcast!

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Every episode truly empowers educators & helps them become leaders.

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Excellent podcast, enjoy listening!

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99 Ratings
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98
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Awesome podcast!

By TiffanyB.22 - Apr 08 2019
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Every episode truly empowers educators & helps them become leaders.

@C_Trieste

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Excellent podcast, enjoy listening!

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Educators Lead with Jay Willis

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On Educators Lead, Jay Willis interviews some of today's most effective, engaging, innovative leaders in education. Dave Burgess, Amy Fadeji, George Couros, Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, Joe Sanfilippo, Todd Nesloney, Kim Marshall, Peter DeWitt, Eric Sheninger, Theresa Stager, Dr. Robert Dillon, and Jon Corippo are just a few of the 80+ guests to date. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, superintendent, or someone who hopes to be a classroom, school, or district leader one day. @Educators_Lead offers inspiration and practical, actionable advice to help you lead more effectively. Guests share why and when they made the decision to move into leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.Educate. Inspire. Lead.http://www.educatorslead.com/

107: Jim Knight | How To Have Better Conversations | Empower Teachers To Become Active Agents In Their Own Professional Development | What It Takes To Get People To Implement Good Practices | High Impact Instructional Coaching

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Jim Knight is the President of the Instructional Coaching Group and a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the Director of the Kansas Coaching Project. For nearly two decades, Jim has studied professional learning and instructional coaching and has served as the principal investigator of grants and contracts totaling nearly 30 million dollars. Jim has also written and co-authored several books, including: Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction, High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching, Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction, Mentoring, Coaching, and Collaboration, Coaching: Approaches & Perspectives, Focus on Teaching: Using Video for High-Impact Instruction, and Better Conversations: Coaching Ourselves and Each Other to Be More Credible, Caring, and Connected.

Connect with Jim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimknight99

Learn more about the Instructional Coaching Group: http://www.instructionalcoaching.com/

Find out more about Jim’s High-Impact Instruction and Creating an Impact School workshops by visiting https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/consultant/jim-knight

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Sep 12 2016

1hr 12mins

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74: Dave Burgess | Author of "Teach Like A PIRATE" | You Have A Moral Obligation To Share Your Most Effective Ideas With The Students And Teachers In Your School | CPR For Bored Students

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Dave Burgess is a former teacher and the co-author of P is for PIRATE and the New York Times Best Selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE which has been translated into 4 languages and has transformed classrooms all over the world. He is also a popular keynote speaker and professional development seminar leader known for his outrageously energetic style. In addition, Dave is the president of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. which is disrupting the traditional publishing industry with innovative books, author-friendly contracts, and creative marketing techniques.

FREEBIE ALERT: Visit educatorslead.com/piratefreebies and sign up for Dave’s email list to get 25 great “Teach Like a PIRATE” inspirational digital posters, videos, instructions, a free ebook, and much more.

Dave’s website: www.daveburgess.com

Follow Dave on Twitter at https://twitter.com/burgessdave

Dave’s Books on Amazon:

P is for PIRATE: http://www.amazon.com/P-PIRATE-Inspirational-ABCs-Educators/dp/0988217643

Teach Like a PIRATE: http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Like-Pirate-Engagement-Creativity/dp/0988217600

Other Books in the PIRATE Series on Amazon:

Play Like a PIRATE by Quinn Rollins: https://www.amazon.com/Play-Like-Pirate-Engage-Students-ebook/dp/B01C8XFVW8

Learn Like a PIRATE by Paul Solarz: http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Like-PIRATE-Students-Collaborate/dp/098821766X

EXPLORE Like a PIRATE by Michael Matera: http://www.amazon.com/Explore-Like-PIRATE-Gamification-Game-Inspired

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Jun 01 2016

50mins

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58: Kim Marshall | A New, More Effective Method For Teacher Evaluations | Three Things Teachers Need From A School Leader: To Feel Appreciated, To Be Coached, And To Receive Performance Feedback | The Marshall Memo

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Kim Marshall school in the nation
(founded in 1639). Being an instructional leader turned out to be
quite a bit more complicated than he’d imagined, but Kim eventually
got the hang of it. Kim now works with a non-profit called New
Leaders, holds workshops and courses across the nation, and puts
together a popular weekly newsletter called The Marshall Memo, to
which tens of thousands of educators subscribe.

About
EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast
created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership.
This show is for you if you are interested in educational
leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent,
teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day.
Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you
lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three
days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the
decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the
journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is
a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater
impact.

Educate. Inspire.
Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 25 2016

45mins

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59: Dr. Frank Buck | Get Organized! | How To Clear Your Desk And Keep It Clean | Being Organized Is Half The Battle As An Educator | How To Make Every Day Count

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Dr. Frank Buck is a veteran
school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and
writer. He is the author Get Organized!: Time Management for School
Leaders. Dr. Buck helps people achieve their goals through
organization and time management. He has spoken to audiences
throughout the United States and into Canada to acquaint them with
"organization made easy." To learn more, visit Dr. Buck at his
website, FrankBuck.org.

Here are the show notes for a few
of the resources discussed in the interview:​

Frank Buck's Website http://FrankBuck.org
 
Follow on
Twitter http://twitter.com/drfrankbuck
 
Connect
on Facebook http://facebook.com/drfrankbuck
Get
Organized! Time Management for School Leaders (2nd Edition)
https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138852709
 
Toodledo
http://toodledo.com

What They Don't Tell You in
Schools of Education about School Administration
http://www.amazon.com/Schools-Education-about-School-Administration/dp/0810842963

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast
created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership.
This show is for you if you are interested in educational
leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent,
teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day.
Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you
lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three
days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the
decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the
journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is
a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater
impact.


Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 27 2016

44mins

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131: Naphtali Hoff | How To Have A Great Work Ethic AND A Balanced Life | What You Wish You Would Have Known Before Going Into School Leadership | Becoming The New Boss | How To Have Sustained Success In School Leadership

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Naphtali Hoff has served in education as a teacher, associate principal, head of school, and is currently the president and executive coach of Impactful Coaching and Consulting, a company. Naphtali is also the author of Becoming the New Boss, a newly released book that builds on his leadership experiences and lessons and seeks to empower new leaders to hit the ground running. Naphtali has earned two master’s degrees in both education and educational leadership as well as a doctorate in human and organizational psychology.

Find Naphtali's book, Becoming the New Boss, on Amazon by clicking HERE

YouTube video discussed in this episode about how values help new leaders hit the ground running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2qK2A-hIJw

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 24 2017

56mins

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128: Tom Hierck | How To Win Over Cynical Teachers | 7 Keys To A Positive Learning Environment | Celebrating Victories Validates The Value Of The Accomplishment And The Sacrifice It Took To Get There | Every Student Is A Success Story Waiting To Be Told

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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 a compelling presenter and author, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators face unprecedented challenges and knows which strategies will best serve learning communities. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America with a message of celebration for educators seeking to make a difference in the lives of students. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students.

Connect with Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thierck

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jun 12 2017

1hr 10mins

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44: Nathan Barber | As An Administrator, Your Primary Role Is To Empower Your Teachers To Have A Positive Impact On The Students

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A twenty-plus-year educator, Nathan Barber has served in a number of roles including teacher, coach and administrator. He currently serves as a high school principal at an independent school in Houston. Barber has written and published thirteen books, mostly in the field of education, along with a novel called Resurrecting Lazarus, Texas. Barber’s most recent project, What Teachers Can Learn from Sports Coaches: A Playbook of Instructional Strategies, rolled off the presses in August of 2014.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Mar 23 2016

51mins

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63: Annette Sweeney | Love What You Do And Do A Great Job | Provide A Clear Vision For Where You Want To Go And A System Of Support To Help Your Organization Get There

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Annette Sweeney is the Principal at Parkrose Middle School. She started her educational career teaching at a private school in Corvallis, Oregon before moving to the Portland area and being hired as a health and PE teacher at Parkrose Middle School. Annette was a teacher for 3 years before moving into the role of Dean of Students for a year and then became the Assistant Principal for 6 years. She has always loved working with students and particularly enjoys the diverse student body at Parkrose.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hope to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders 3-days a week to discuss the point these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

May 06 2016

47mins

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98: Bryan Harris | How To Be A Better Listener | Be Humble And Join Your Students And Teachers In The Journey Rather Than Trying To "Fix" Everything | Lend An Ear Before Lending A Hand | Battling Boredom

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Dr. Bryan Harris serves as the Director of Professional Development and Public Relations for the Casa Grande Elementary School District in Arizona. Having served in many roles in education – from a classroom teacher to a principal and now a central office leader – Bryan understands the challenges teachers and school leaders face as they strive to meet the needs of all students. Each year, he speaks to thousands of educators all over the country on the topics of student engagement, motivation, classroom management, and brain-based learning. He is author or coauthor of several books including the popular 2010 book Battling Boredom.

Bryan's website: http://www.bryan-harris.com/

Bryan's book, Battling Boredom on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Battling-Boredom-Strategies-Student-Engagement/dp/1596671661?_encoding=UTF8&tag=educlead-20

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 27 2016

1hr 8mins

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91: Paul Erickson | Lead Like You Taught In The Classroom | Stay True To Your Strengths And Make Them Even Stronger | Once You Become A School Leader, Use Those Great Things You Did To Engage Student Learning And Build Relationships To Do The Same With Yo

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Paul Erickson is a an elementary school principal in Buhler Schools in Hutchinson, KS. Paul is in his eighth year as a principal and in his 13th year in education. Quotes that summarize his philosophy on education and school leadership include..."A school's success starts and ends with culture and every kid needs an adult who is irrationally crazy about him/her." Paul feels honored to chat with listeners about his leadership journey as well as connect with you as fellow PLNers!

Paul's blog: https://visibleleadership.wordpress.com/

Connect with Paul on Twitter: https://twitter.com/principalpaul

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 11 2016

43mins

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52: Spike Cook | Be Transparent | Be Visible | Model Relationship Building With Your Teachers So They Will Do The Same With Their Students

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Dr. Spike C. Cook is currently the principal at Lakeside Middle School and the former principal of RM Bacon Elementary School, both in Millville, NJ.  He is a life-long learner who enjoys collaborating with other educators throughout the world to improve teaching and learning.

Spike’s first book, Connected Leadership: It’s Just a Click Away, was released by Corwin Press in the fall of 2014. This book focuses on the need to be connected and practical steps necessary to make it a reality. Spike’s second book Breaking Out Of Isolation: Becoming a Connected School Leader was released in August of 2015. Spike wrote this book with Jessica Johnson and Theresa Stager about the isolation that plagues school leaders, and how to overcome it through social media.

You can connect with Spike on Twitter @drspikecook

Spike’s Blog: http://drspikecook.com/

Spike’s Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/principalpln/id911466521

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 11 2016

1hr 6mins

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57: Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin | Over-The-Counter Data Leads To Better Decision-Making | Lead With Your Heart | When Students Know You Care, They Will Make Your Job A Lot Easier

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TEDx speaker Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the Post-doctorate Masterclass at University of Cambridge in England, but she lives most of the year in California writing books for other educators. Dr. Rankin’s Ph.D. is in Education with a specialization in School Improvement Leadership. She journeyed from being an award-winning teacher, to a teacher on special assignment, to assistant principal, to district administrator, to chief education & research officer. She has authored 5 books for educators in 2016, including:

Standards for Reporting Data to Educators: What Educational Leaders Should Know and Demand (Routledge Focus)

How to Make Data Work: A Guide for Educational Leaders

Designing Data Reports that Work: A Guide for Creating Data Systems in Schools and Districts (Eye on Education Books)

Handbook of Research on Innovations in Information Retrieval, Analysis, and Management (Advances in Knowledge Acquisition, Transfer, and Management)

First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success

Other Resources:

TED Talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Why-data-should-be-over-the-cou Books: http://www.amazon.com/author/jennyrankin

Recommended Books by Others: http://www.amazon.com/Lean-In-Women-Work-Will/dp/0385349947 and http://www.amazon.com/Yes-You-Can-Teachers-Students/dp/1452291713 and 

Website: www.overthecounterdata.com Over-the-Counter Data Standards (for reporting data to educators): www.overthecounterdata.com/s/OTCDStandards.pdf

Twitter (@OTCData): https://twitter.com/OTCData

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 22 2016

1hr 8mins

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88: Kermit Ward | How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking | Learn To Communicate Clearly So You Are Well Understood | How To Turn Around A Low-Performing School | Be Overprepared For Every Meeting

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Kermit Ward is entering his 21st year in education and is currently the principal of Connally High School. Kermit is going into his seventh year in Pflugerville ISD in Austin, TX. Kermit's first three years in Pflugerville were spent at the middle school, which was a low performing school at that time, and just two years later, Kermit led that school to achieve the maximum of 7 different distinctions. Kermit's work has now led him to another underachieving school, where he is currently working to create another success story. Kermit is a 1992 graduate of Baylor University with a degree in Accounting, a 2007 Master’s Graduate from Tarleton State University, and a second year doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin.

“Principal’s Blog” by Kermit Ward: http://www.pfisd.net/domain/896

Kermit’s article in the Waco Tribune in regard to high-stakes testing: http://www.wacotrib.com/opinion/columns/guest_columns/kermit-ward-guest-columnist-high-stakes-testing-better-prepares-our/article_647b18e4-13fd-58a8-8ebf-2f2841bef490.html

An article in Statesman in regard to Kermit’s attitude toward growth, learning, and overcoming limiting beliefs: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local/connally-high-principal-kermit-ward-remains-studen/nq6CT/

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 04 2016

43mins

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64: Michael Watkins | Never Try To Take On The Leadership Personality Of Someone Else | Know Yourself And Lead From Within Through Your Beliefs

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Michael Watkins was born and raised in Oakland, California. He attended Cal State Hayward where he was awarded a B.A. in Psychology and teaching credentials in both History and Special Education. He also received a Master’s Degree in School Administration. Michael has over 45 years’ experience in education. He has held the positions of Learning Handicapped Program Specialist, Director of Special Education, Director of Alternative Education and is now the elected Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, a position that he has held for nearly 10 years.

Michael has been recognized for his work in the community by both the Watsonville City Council and the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. In addition, he has been recognized statewide by serving as the State President of the Juvenile Court and Community Alternative Schools Association and the President of the 58-county Superintendents Association. He was recently appointed by the California Senate Rules Committee to sit on the 5-member California Collaborative for Educational Excellence and the statewide Special Education Task Force. In addition he has served on a number of Boards of local non-profit agencies.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

May 09 2016

53mins

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45: Justin Baeder | Developing The Right Personal Habits Will Help You Consistently "Bring Your 'A' Game" As A Leader

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Justin Baeder spent the first 10 years of his career as a teacher and principal in the Seattle Public Schools and in 2012, transitioned into a new role to become the Director of The Principal Center, where he now helps school leaders build capacity for instructional leadership in their organizations. His online program “The Instructional Leadership Challenge” has helped more than 5,000 school leaders in 50 countries make a habit of getting into classrooms and providing evidence-rich feedback for professional learning.

Visit http://www.eduleadership.org/about/ to learn more about Justin or find him on Twitter @eduleadership

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Mar 25 2016

42mins

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49: Dan Maas | Successful School Leaders Show They Genuinely Care About Every Single Family | Give Your Teachers Autonomy Sufficient To Bring Out Their Creativity And Excellence

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Dr. Dan Maas has worked in education for over 20 years as a Math and Science teacher, Directory of Technology Services, Chief Information Officer, and currently as the Chief Operations Officer for Thompson School District in Colorado. He earned his BS and graduated Cum Laude from Adams State University, his MS from Nova Southeastern University and his Doctor of Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Dan has been featured in and written several publications in regard to technology and leadership.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 04 2016

41mins

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40: Jon Corippo | Be Like A Ninja, Not A Rebel | Get Buy-In For Your Innovative Ideas By Demonstrating Results

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Jon Corippo is the Director of Academic Innovation for CUE, leading professional learning and his creation, the CUE Rock Star Camp series. These small, hands on camps will be lead by admins, and be designed for admins, focusing on new skills that are needed for 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project based learning, social media skills and many other skills that there is simply no equivalent for in education.

Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country and is a Google Certified Innovator, has been a Lead Learner for a Google Teacher Academy, and is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and has facilitated sessions in Final Cut Pro for the 2013 Apple Institute in Austin, TX. Jon was the co-designer of Minarets High School, which has been named an Apple Distinguished School three times. Jon has been named a CUE Gold Disk Recipient, Madera County Teacher of the Year, and CVCUE Teacher of the Year. Jon has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Technology at the county level. Jon’s last district was selected as a Future Ready District, implementing 1:1 from 7th grade up, adding coding, 3d printing, PBL and Minecraft Edu in all K-8 schools, among other notable innovative activities.

http://www.cue.org/jcorippo @jcorippo https://sites.google.com/site/mistercorippo/

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Mar 14 2016

48mins

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50: Jason Glass | As A School Or District Leader, It's Up To You To Validate And Chart The Course, Then To Equip The People In Your Organization With The Tools, Resources, Time, And Flexibility Necessary To Execute That Vision

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Dr. Jason Glass is the Superintendent and Chief Learner of Eagle County Schools, a district of 7,000 students and 18 schools located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado.Jason previously served as Iowa’s state education chief, as a consultant, and has held several district and state level roles.  He has worked in all levels of education, from early childhood to college.Jason holds a BA in Political Science, has earned two masters degrees (one in political science and one in education), as well a Doctorate in education.Jason lives in Eagle, Colorado with his lovely wife Sarah, who is also a teacher, and their two children.About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 06 2016

44mins

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76: George Couros | Part 1 | How The Innovator's Mindset Can Transform Your School | You Cannot Change People, But You Can Create An Environment Where Change Can Happen | Knowledge Is The Springboard For Creativity And Innovation

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George Couros is the author of the highly acclaimed book, The Innovator’s Mindset, and the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division in Stony Plain, Alberta in Canada. He has worked with all levels in K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and administrator. George is passionate about distributed leadership within his division, as well as music and the Los Angeles Lakers, and he believes the more well rounded we are as educators, the more our students will see us as real people that they can connect with in the classroom.

Connect with George Couros on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gcouros

George’s blog: http://georgecouros.ca/blog/

The Innovator’s Mindset book by George Couros: https://www.amazon.com/Innovators-Mindset-Empower-Learning-Creativity-ebook/dp/B016YTBZKO

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Jun 06 2016

47mins

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119: Jane Kise | Learn How To Work With Different Personality Types To Unlock The Potential Within Your School | A Resistant Teacher Is Simply A Teacher Whose Needs Have Not Been Met | Differentiated Coaching: What Is It And How Can It Help Your School

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Dr. Jane Kise is a consultant, coach, and author of over 20 books. She founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness and currently works with leaders and their teams to improve communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and change management—the four “big C’s” of her organizational consulting.

Jane’s background spans the worlds of government, business, and education. From strategic planning, to in-depth workshops for educators, to guiding teams in using their differences of opinion to make better decisions, she focuses on creating enjoyable, effective learning experiences for everyone.

Jane's website Differentiated Coaching Associates: http://www.janekise.com

Jane A.G. Kise books on Amazon:

Differentiated Coaching

Unleashing The Positive Power Of Differences

Discover Who You Are

Differentiation Through Personality Types

Work It Out: Using Personality Type To Improve Team Performance

Intentional Leadership

Find Your Fit

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Mar 14 2017

1hr 6mins

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136: Tim Elmore | When Students Take Ownership Of Their Own Learning, They Are Incentivized To Be Creative | Marching Off The Map: How To Teach And Lead Generation Z | Navigating Cross-Generational Leadership | Habitudes: Leadership Habits And Attitudes

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Dr. Tim Elmore is the President of Growing Leaders, a nonprofit leadership training and development organization that equips students to be leaders in their classrooms, communities, and ultimately their careers. Tim helps guide helps the parents, educators, mentors, coaches and employers that lead this generation. Tim has also authored more than 30 books including:

To learn more about Tim, his team, and the people he impacts, please visit

https://growingleaders.com/

Connect with Tim Elmore:

Twitter – @TimElmore https://twitter.com/TimElmore

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/drtimelmore/

About Educators Lead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jan 15 2018

44mins

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135: Kris Murray | Vulnerability Inspires Your Team To Follow Your Vision | The Connection Between Extreme Skiing And High Performance Leadership | A Quick How-To Guide On Self-Publishing | The Ultimate Child Care Marketing Guide |

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Kris Murray is a business coach and marketing consultant exclusively for the early childhood industry. As President and Founder of Child Care Marketing Solutions, her mission is to make a difference in the lives of one million children, by helping more than 5,000 clients create and lead businesses that provide early learning excellence for families and employees. Kris is the author of two top-rated books, The Ultimate Child Care Marketing Guide and The 77 Best Strategies to Grow Your Early Childhood Program, and is the host of the world’s largest conference on early learning business success, the Child Care Success Summit (in its 6th year).

To learn more about Kris, her team, and the clients she impacts, please visit http://www.childcare-marketing.com.

Connect with Kris Murray on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kris_murray

Check out Kris Murray's podcast, Child Care Rockstar Radio: http://www.childcare-marketing.com/podcast/

About Educators Lead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jan 09 2018

55mins

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134: Chris Trieste | Take the Complex and Make it Simple | Put Yourself in the Shoes of Your Students | 14 Great Coaches: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Coaching, Have a Lasting Impact | Best Practices in Teaching

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Chris Trieste has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education as a teacher, school administrator, athletic director, and coordinator of physical education.  Over the past 10 years, Chris has coached many different sports from elementary through high school. He has extensive experience in tennis, serving as the head men’s tennis coach at Mount Saint Mary College where he was named Coach of the Year twice and led that team to its first conference championship in program history.

Chris currently lives in Hudson Valley, NY with his wife and 3 kids and serves as the district coordinator of physical education and health at White Plains City School District.

Chris is also the author of his latest and only book, 14 Great Coaches: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Coaching, Have a Lasting Impact

Connect with Chris Trieste on Twitter: @CTrieste2

http://www.christrieste.com/

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Oct 17 2017

52mins

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133: Matt Bardin | Don't Ignore The Elephant In The Room, Address The Big Issues Head-On | How To Get Students Excited About Reading | Create An Experience For Your Students | The Link Between Reading Comprehension And Success In School

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Matt Bardin taught high school and middle school in the New York City public schools in the early 1990s and was a founding director of Teach For America. He founded Veritas Tutors (now Zinc Educational Services) in 2001. He was a co-founder in 2008 of High Five Labs, a company that produced a few popular apps, and he founded Zinc Learning Labs to make the key element of an elite education - advanced literacy - widely available.

Connect with Matt Bardin on Twitter: @MattBardin

Educators Lead Listener BONUS: To join a free pilot to help beta test "Close Reading Games" by Zinc Learning Labs, email partnerships@zinclearninglabs.com

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Oct 09 2017

58mins

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132: Connie Hamilton | Be Patient! Sometimes You Have To Go Slow To Go Fast | What A Tattoo Show Can Teach You About Leadership | Hacking Homework | The Path From Rocket Scientist, Counselor, Teacher, And Principal To Curriculum Director & Author

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Connie Hamilton has served as an elementary teacher, middle school ELA teacher, instructional coach, and principal at both the elementary and middle school levels. She now serves as the K-12 curriculum director in Saranac Community Schools and provides professional development nationally that focuses on questioning, best instructional practices, literacy, assessment, and leadership. Connie is the co-author of Hacking Homework: 10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom, Volume from the Hack Learning series of innovative thinking around education.

Connie’s Book on Amazon:

Hacking Homework: 10 Strategies That Inspire Learning Outside the Classroom, Volume

Connect with Connie on Twitter: @conniehamilton

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Oct 02 2017

1hr 1min

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131: Naphtali Hoff | How To Have A Great Work Ethic AND A Balanced Life | What You Wish You Would Have Known Before Going Into School Leadership | Becoming The New Boss | How To Have Sustained Success In School Leadership

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Naphtali Hoff has served in education as a teacher, associate principal, head of school, and is currently the president and executive coach of Impactful Coaching and Consulting, a company. Naphtali is also the author of Becoming the New Boss, a newly released book that builds on his leadership experiences and lessons and seeks to empower new leaders to hit the ground running. Naphtali has earned two master’s degrees in both education and educational leadership as well as a doctorate in human and organizational psychology.

Find Naphtali's book, Becoming the New Boss, on Amazon by clicking HERE

YouTube video discussed in this episode about how values help new leaders hit the ground running: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2qK2A-hIJw

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 24 2017

56mins

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130: Jeff Zoul | Start. Right. Now. | Know The Way, Show The Way, Go The Way, Grow Each Day | Work Hard. Have Fun. Be Nice. | How To Survive The Running Of The Bulls | What Great Principals Do Differently | There Are Always Many Sides To Every Story

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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 school improvement specialist with Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit school improvement network. Jeff also served as a principal with Forsyth County Schools in Cumming, Georgia, and with North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, Illinois.

Before serving as an administrator, Dr. Zoul was a classroom teacher for 18 years in the State of Georgia, teaching elementary school, middle school, and high school English. Jeff has also served as an adjunct professor at North Georgia College and State University, teaching graduate level courses in research and assessment.

Jeff’s Books on Amazon:

Building School Culture One Week at a Time

Improving Your School One Week at a Time: Building the Foundation for Professional Teaching and Learning

Start. Right. Now.: Teach and Lead for Excellence

What Connected Educators Do Differently

 4 CORE Factors for School Success

Study Guide to accompany What Great Principals Do Differently: 15 Things That Matter Most

Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers

Cornerstones of Strong Schools: Practices for Purposeful Leadership

Eduleaders can follow Dr. Zoul on Twitter: @jeff_zoul and via his blog at jeffzoul.blogspot.com. In addition to his passion for all things relating to teaching and learning, Zoul is an avid long distance runner and has completed several marathons.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jul 17 2017

48mins

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129: Toni Cameron | People Trust You If They Know You Believe In Them | The Connection Between Math and Music | From Aspiring Concert Pianist To Educator | Origin And Highlights Of Agents Of Change: How Content Coaching Transforms Teaching

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Toni Cameron has worked as a mathematics educator and writer for the past twenty years and is currently the Director of Professional Development at Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities. In this capacity, she is responsible for coaching consultants and for developing all the elementary professional development offered by MTLC. Her recent publication, Agents of Change, How Content Coaching Transforms Teaching, co-authored with Lucy West, who I had the honor to interview back in episode 122, is used nationally as a tool to mentor coaches and other leaders. Toni is also working on a book on early childhood routines that will be published in 2017.

Toni has served as Co-Director with Cathy Fosnot of Mathematics in the City (MitC), a national center for professional development at City College of the City University New York.  As co-principal investigator of an NSF-funded project, she co-authored the fifteen facilitator-guides that were part of the Young Mathematicians at Work CD-ROMs. She and her colleagues cultivated an extraordinary capacity to develop student learning in the teachers they coached. In addition, she co-authored two units (“Games” and “Muffles’ Truffles”) in the curriculum, Contexts for Learning published by Heinemann. Ms. Cameron designed Collaborative Communities of Practice, a groundbreaking professional development model for New York City’s Department of Education. This model served as the foundation for the mathematics collaborative coaching community implemented by Toni in over 100 schools in collaboration with Carol Teague in Region 8 of New York. Toni continues to refine this practice in her Principal and Coaching Learning Communities at Metamorphosis. 

Together at Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities, Toni and Lucy and their team use content coaching as a vehicle to transform education in the US and abroad. Toni's passion is improving teaching so that all students can have access to the best education possible.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jun 19 2017

54mins

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128: Tom Hierck | How To Win Over Cynical Teachers | 7 Keys To A Positive Learning Environment | Celebrating Victories Validates The Value Of The Accomplishment And The Sacrifice It Took To Get There | Every Student Is A Success Story Waiting To Be Told

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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 a compelling presenter and author, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. He understands that educators face unprecedented challenges and knows which strategies will best serve learning communities. Tom has presented to schools and districts across North America with a message of celebration for educators seeking to make a difference in the lives of students. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning. His belief that “every student is a success story waiting to be told” has led him to work with teachers and administrators to create positive school cultures and build effective relationships that facilitate learning for all students.

Connect with Tom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thierck

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jun 12 2017

1hr 10mins

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127: Dr. Megan Slocum | How To Juggle It All | Care Enough To Engage In Relationships | Being A Good Human | Make Decisions Based On What Is Best For Kids, Not On What Is More Convenient For Adults

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Dr. Megan Slocum has worked as a teacher, principal, Superintendent, and is currently the Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Springdale School District in Northwest Arkansas. She also helps maintain the Springdale Public Schools YouTube channel.

Megan is passionate about serving students and parents to help all learners achieve their potential each day. She was awarded the Arkansas Rural Education Superintendent of the Year in 2013 and has served as Assistant Commissioner of Education for the Arkansas Department of Education. In her spare time, Megan also serves on the Northwest Arkansas Board for the March of Dimes, City of Springdale Leadership Team, and the Health Advisory Council.

Resources discussed in this episode:

Springdale Public Schools website: www.sdale.org

Instruction Curriculum: https://sites.google.com/a/sdale.org/sps/divisions/curriculum-and-instruction/curriculum

SpringdaleTV: https://www.youtube.com/user/SpringdaleSchoolsTV

Connect with Megan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meganmslocum

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

May 29 2017

1hr 20mins

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126: Chanie Wilschanski | The Ripple Effect Of Kindness | Line Up Your Calendar With Your Core Values | Practical Tips And Examples Of How To Show Sincere Appreciation | Reggio Inspired Schools | Be A Trail Blazer | Change Things Up And Be Flexible

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FREE BONUS FOR EDUCATORS LEAD LISTENERS!!!!  Get "The Director's Toolkit Bundle" Chanie mentioned on this episode for FREE by visiting: http://bit.ly/educatorsleadpodcast "The Director’s ToolKit will give your the answers, strategies and tips to some of your biggest everyday struggles as a leader in your school."

Chanie Wilschanski is an early childhood strategist and leadership coach and works with Early Childhood directors to help them build schools that make a bigger impact through creating a collaborative culture, parent relationships, and teachers as leaders! Chanie believes that regardless of the size of your staff and children or your budget, schools are powered by the PEOPLE!

Chanie recently held an Early Childhood Leadership Mini Conference for Progressive Early Childhood Directors and outlined four unique focus areas in order to build an excellent school:

1) Leadership

2) Marketing and Branding

3) Reggio Inspired Work  

4) Parent Partnerships

Chanie began her teaching career as an early childhood educator, spending eight years teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. While teaching in Manhattan’s highly innovative and acclaimed Preschool of the Arts, she began to develop her vision of a creative, progressive and revolutionary path in early education.

In 2013, Chanie took a break from her teaching to pursue higher studies at Mercy College where she received her Masters in Special Education and Early Childhood. In 2014, using her training and creative talents, Chanie developed, wrote and published a curriculum support book for the early childhood classroom that has sold hundreds of copies!

As a busy mother of three children and director of the early childhood program at the Beis Rivkah Seminary in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, Chanie still makes it a point to read two books a week on leadership, school cultures, mindset, and early childhood and then instantly apply what she's learning in her own home.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

May 22 2017

1hr 13mins

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125: John Stevens (2) | How To Incorporate Math Education Into Daily Activities To Make It More Real And Memorable | How To Enhance Learning With 3D Printing | Be Fully Present | Reduce Resistance To Change By Helping People Understand The WHY |

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Back for a second interview (check out episode 97 to hear his first interview), John Stevens is an Educational Technology Coach in Southern California, author of recently published book Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations co-author of The Classroom Chef, and contributing author of Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class, a resource that helps teachers take the flipped classroom to the next level. He moderates #caeedchat on Sunday evenings from 8-9pm PST on Twitter, runs a site called Would You Rather? which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. During recent summers, John has had the honor of presenting at CUE Rockstar events in California and various technology and math conferences. John blogs at fishing4tech.com. His latest adventure has led him into the world of 3D-printing, designing lesson plans and curricula for AirWolf3D. John loves to encourage a risk-taking environment for students, staff, and school leadership and is dedicated to finding ways for educational leaders to put the direction of learning into the hands of students.

Follow John On Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jstevens009

Check out Would You Rather Math: http://www.wouldyourathermath.com/

Check out Fishing 4 Tech: http://www.fishing4tech.com/

Check out John’s previous episode on Educators Lead: http://www.educatorslead.com/johnstevens/

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders three days a week to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

May 17 2017

54mins

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124: Beth Russell | Learn How To Say What People Need To Hear In A Way That Resonates With Them | Differentiated School Leadership | How Travel Can Change Your Perspective On Education And Leadership

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Dr. Beth Russell has been in education for 28 years. Prior to entering the field of education, Beth was a social worker working with children on emotional and behavioral challenges in treatment foster care. Beth is the former principal of South View Middle School in a suburb of Minneapolis. She holds a BS in child development and family relations from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota. Beth has worked in both urban and suburban school systems introducing type. Coauthor of Differentiated School Leadership and several articles for education publications, she views type theory as a vehicle for helping students self-advocate for how they learn best and helping teachers identify new strategies so that all students can learn. She has presented at NSDC, World Futures, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), and National Urban Alliance conferences. She has participated in the National Institute for School Leadership, trained at the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, and directed the Minneapolis Public Schools in implementing a comprehensive framework for teaching and learning. Beth volunteers as an assessor for the University of St. Thomas Principal Assessment Center and provides peer reviews for educational books for Free Spirit Publishing.

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

May 01 2017

1hr 3mins

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123: Ben Bruni | Control The Controllables | How The Study Of Behavioral Psychology Will Help You Better Understand The Students And Teachers In Your School | Do The Best You Can With What You've Got, Right Where You're At | How This Podcast Will Impact Y

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Ben Bruni is an Assistant Principal at Adairville Elementary and Middle School, a rural Preschool through 8th grade school located in Logan Co. Kentucky. This is his 14th year in public education and his second as an Assistant Principal. Prior to becoming an Assistant Principal, he spent the first decade of his career as a high school English teacher and Head Football Coach. He also spent two deeply impactful years working as a program director in an urban Alternative School. Ben is a avid reader and study of leadership and organizational psychology, and has spoken at conferences and professional developments on a variety of topics such as: "Leadership in Athletics; Empowering Your Players", "Making the Transition to Administration; A Practical Guide of What to Expect in Your First Year" and "Three Behavioral Psychology Studies that Benefit Educational Leadership". He is also a huge fan of this Podcast!

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

www.educatorslead.com

Apr 25 2017

1hr 9mins

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122: Lucy West | Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast! | The Story Behind Metamorphosis TLC, Adding Talk To The Equation, Content-Focused Coaching, And Agents Of Change | Develop The Right Culture And The People In The Organization Will Solve The Problems

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Lucy West has been a mover and shaker in the world of education for over 30 years. Since the mid-nineties Ms. West has been at the forefront of the movement to increase classroom discourse and infuse it with rigor and equity. Ms. West began her career in New York City Public Schools as a second grade teacher. Later, while serving the city as the Director of Mathematics for Community School District 2, Lucy invented a capacity building process for cultivating teacher leaders and highly-skilled mathematics coaches that was the inspiration for other coaching initiatives in districts as far reaching as Boston and San Diego. As the Deputy Superintendent of Region 9 in NYC (a Region serving close to 200 schools), she designed systems to scale up the coaching model she had crafted for District 2 and brokered collaborations that brought universities into partnership with the Region. Her partnership work with Bank Street College resulted in bringing dozens of highly-skilled teachers into the South Bronx-- one of the nation’s poorest “hard-to- staff” congressional districts. Lucy also served as a teacher supervisor with a Columbia University Professional Development School, an instructor within Bank Street College, and an Assistant Principal of PS 234 (one of NYC’s most successful and acclaimed schools).

Lucy is a nationally known speaker on professional development practices, a master mathematics coach, author, and is the founder and Director of Metamorphosis Teaching Learning Communities

Lucy is also the author of Adding Talk To The Equation, and co-author of Content-Focused Coaching, and Agents Of Change

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Apr 17 2017

1hr 13mins

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121: Daniel Bauer | Better Leaders Better Schools | Trust Your Gut | Why Educator Masterminds Are So Powerful | Get Yourself Right So You Can Serve Others Effectively | Everyone Gets Better When The Leader Gets Better

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Daniel Bauer is the author of This is Momo: A Story About A Little Idea and he currently serves as Principal of a middle school in Houston, TX. Daniel is a recent transplant from Chicago where he served as a Teacher and Assistant Principal at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep. In addition to writing This is Momo, Daniel has written an ebook called The Blueprint for School Success that is currently available for free on his website betterleadersbetterschools.com, where he blogs regularly as well. Daniel is passionate about leadership development in schools and plans on releasing books on this topic in the near future.

Daniel currently coaches three masterminds serving instructional coaches, superintendents, and APs.

Connect with Daniel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/alienearbud

Email Daniel at Daniel@betterleadersbetterschools.com

EXCLUSIVE BONUS for Educators Lead listeners!!

Daniel will be hosting a “Leadership Sprint” webinar on April 22 from 10:00 am to 12:30pm CST. This webinar is designed to help school leaders improve their personal leadership and influence through a 2.5 hour journey filled with fun, interactive, solo and group leadership activities. The first 10 listeners to visit betterleadersbetterschools.com/sprint and enter the code “educatorslead” will receive FREE ACCESS ($97 value) to this powerful leadership webinar. If you are not one of the first 10 listeners to register, enter the code “Jay” for $30 off.

Apr 10 2017

1hr 1min

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120: Jim Sturtevant | Encourage Others And You Will Empower Them To Become Better | Hacking Engagement | You've Gotta Connect | How To Build A Strong Student-Teacher Connection In The Classroom

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Jim Sturtevant is in his 32nd year teaching public high school students. Currently, Jim is a Social Studies teacher for Big Walnut Local Schools in Sunbury, Ohio and a College Credit Plus Adjunct Professor at Columbus State Community College. Jim is also the author of “You’ve Gotta Connect” (2014) and “Hacking Engagement...50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily” (2016). Jim is a professional development presenter, a blogger, and even hosts his own podcast called "Hacking Engagement."

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Apr 03 2017

59mins

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119: Jane Kise | Learn How To Work With Different Personality Types To Unlock The Potential Within Your School | A Resistant Teacher Is Simply A Teacher Whose Needs Have Not Been Met | Differentiated Coaching: What Is It And How Can It Help Your School

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Dr. Jane Kise is a consultant, coach, and author of over 20 books. She founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness and currently works with leaders and their teams to improve communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and change management—the four “big C’s” of her organizational consulting.

Jane’s background spans the worlds of government, business, and education. From strategic planning, to in-depth workshops for educators, to guiding teams in using their differences of opinion to make better decisions, she focuses on creating enjoyable, effective learning experiences for everyone.

Jane's website Differentiated Coaching Associates: http://www.janekise.com

Jane A.G. Kise books on Amazon:

Differentiated Coaching

Unleashing The Positive Power Of Differences

Discover Who You Are

Differentiation Through Personality Types

Work It Out: Using Personality Type To Improve Team Performance

Intentional Leadership

Find Your Fit

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Mar 14 2017

1hr 6mins

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118: Jennifer Abrams | Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials: Why Can't We All Just Get Along? | Becoming Generationally Savvy | How To Prepare For Hard Conversations | Highly Effective Leaders And The Endless Quest For Clarity

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Jennifer Abrams spent over 20 years in the Palo Alto School District as a lead coach and is currently an author and international education and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel, and others on new employee support, supervision, on working effectively with different generations, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills. Jennifer has also been recognized as one of “18 Women All K-12 Educators Need to Know” by Education Week.

Connect with Jennifer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jenniferabrams

Jennifer's website: http://jenniferabrams.com/

Jennifer's book Having Hard Conversations on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Having-Hard-Conversations-Jennifer-Abrams

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Feb 13 2017

1hr 5mins

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117: Oskar Cymerman | Be Fully Present | Encouraging Independence And Critical Thinking With Flexible Seating | Inspiring Student Excellence In An Inner City School | How To Get Explosive Student Engagement In Chemistry Class

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Oskar Cymerman teaches high school Chemistry and Principles of Engineering and is author of Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom a book that promotes brain based learning to help students become better learners. His professional interests are brain based learning, flexible seating in high school, social-emotional learning, social justice, and using technology to enhance learning.

Follow Oskar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/focus2achieve

Oskar's Book on Amazon

Oskar's website Focus 2 Achieve

About EducatorsLead:

Educators Lead is a podcast created to help launch educators into the next level of leadership. This show is for you if you are interested in educational leadership as an assistant principal, principal, superintendent, teacher or someone who hopes to be a school leader one day. Educators Lead offers inspiration and practical advice to help you lead more effectively. Jay Willis interviews school leaders weekly to discuss why and when these educators made the decision to move into school leadership, challenges along the journey, and stories that made it all worthwhile. Educators Lead is a great resource for any educator looking to make a greater impact.

Educate. Inspire. Lead.

http://www.educatorslead.com

Jan 30 2017

57mins

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