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August 21, 2019
In this episode with Dr. Jared Hovarth, we discuss 1) Why stories are the best thing you can focus on in a presentation, 2) The 2 basic powerful storylines any presenter can use to improve their skills, and 3) 1-minute hacks you can use to improve your PowerPoint today. Listen to the full podcast here.
August 14, 2019
In this episode with Sharon Jones, we discuss 1) Finding the Inspiration behind the Chaos, 2) Dealing with Criticism, and 3) The Unique Learning experience that almost escaped the End-of-Course Test. Listen to the full podcast here.
August 7, 2019
In this episode with Aaron Morris, we discuss 1) Being a leader after you get promoted instead of your coworkers, 2) How to reinvent yourself when an opportunity opens, and 3) Giving yourself permission to be authentic as a leader. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 31, 2019
In this episode with Daniel Bauer, we discuss 1) Powerful quotes that will help you level up your leadership, 2) The concept that originated in 16th century Japan. It’s called ichi-go, ichi-ee and 3) OKRS and what they are.. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 24, 2019
In this episode with Josh Spodek, we discuss 1) How does Dr. Spodek’s ideas about initiative apply to school leaders, 2) Feeling stuck and story of Rafael, and 3) Helping Rafael through the gridlock. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 17, 2019
In this episode with Adam Drummond, we discuss 1) Creating your own school-wide economy, 2) What is student-centered decision-making?, and 3) What does “perspective on impact” mean?. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 10, 2019
In this episode with Mike Roberts, we discuss 1) Why chasing micro-goals is a strategy for success, 2) Ways to make your life as a teacher 1% better, and 3) Why we shouldn’t run away from failure. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 8, 2019
In this episode with Dr. Kelly Crane, we discuss 1) Climbing the school corporate ladder, 2) Balancing school leadership and family life, and 3) Networking Tips. Listen to the full podcast here.
July 3, 2019
In this episode with Chanie Wilschanski, we discuss 1) The key to making successful change as a school leader, 2) Why shifting responsibility to yourself as a leader will change your school, and 3) Picking the right routines to create the right environment. Listen to the full podcast here.
June 26, 2019
In this episode with Dr. Larry Hausner, we discuss 1) The key to making successful change as a school leader, 2) Why coaching for principals is a good thing, and 3) The top “pet peeves” that Dr. Hausner faced..and how he tackled them. Listen to the full podcast here.
June 19, 2019
In this episode with Franklin Day, we discuss 1) How Do You Dig Deep, 2) Building a Reservoir Support, and 3) Introverts and Building Relationships. Listen to the full podcast here.
June 12, 2019
In this episode with Dan Pink, we discuss 1) Moving Through the Day, 2) Leveraging the Power of Endings, and 3) New Book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Listen to the full podcast here.
June 5, 2019
In this episode with Daniel Bauer, we discuss 1) Daniel’s Motivation, 2) Confidence to Take the Leap, and 3) Working Through Problems. Listen to the full podcast here.
May 29, 2019
In this episode with Elizabeth Bostwick, we discuss 1) Questions in Learning Environments, 2) Making an Impact in the Classroom, and 3) In the Students’ Best Interest. Listen to the full podcast here.
May 22, 2019
In this episode with Robert Palazzo, we discuss 1) Perfect Day of Work, 2) Playground Story, and 3) Trauma-Informed Instruction. Listen to the full podcast here.
May 15, 2019
In this episode with David Domena, we discuss 1) Creating Memorable Experiences, 2) Anonymous Acts of Kindness, and 3) Biggest Leadership Mistakes. Listen to the full podcast here.
May 8, 2019
In this episode with Joël McClean, we discuss 1) servant leadership, 2) Imposter Syndrome, and 3) Deeper Impact On Larger Scale. Listen to the full podcast here.
May 1, 2019
In this episode with Afrika Afeni Mills, we discuss 1) Three Skills Leaders Need, 2) Going Deep with Equity, and 3) Eradicating Blind Spots. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 24, 2019
In this episode with Rebecca Roper, we discuss 1) Perfect Day At Work, 2) Principal Apprenticeship Program, and 3) Letter Activity. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 17, 2019
In this episode with Jennifer Abrams, we discuss 1) Think before you speak, 2) Respond to resistance in a humane way, and 3) How do you manage yourself -- self care. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 10, 2019
Use this script for the summary: In this episode with Tara Brown, we discuss 1) The challenge of being a high-tech, low-touch society, 2) Kids are more than a number on the spreadsheet, and 3) Kids before content. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 3, 2019
In this episode with Barry Saide, we discuss 1) Who are the people you surround yourself with, 2) How Barry uses the obstacle of time to his benefit, and 3) Engaging in the moment you’re in right now. Listen to the full podcast here.
April 1, 2019
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March 27, 2019
In this episode with Jaime Jay, we discuss 1) Jaime’s entrepreneurial journey to success via focus, 2) Energy givers vs distraction suckers, and 3) How Jaime thinks about FOCUS. Listen to the full podcast here.
March 20, 2019
In this episode with Jeff Zoul, we discuss 1) The story of Education Write Now, 2) Relationships matter people!, and 3) Improving on something that already works. Listen to the full podcast here.
March 13, 2019
In this episode with Mark Perna, we discuss 1) We shouldn’t prep kids for college and careers, 2) Do you understand the tactical level?, and 3) Improving employee performance and retention. Listen to the full podcast here.
March 6, 2019
In this episode with Jennifer Gonzalez, we discuss 1) The story of starting and going full time with the Cult of Pedagogy, 2) How Jennifer decides what is a Yes and No, and 3) Practical tips for improve websites from blah to yah!. Listen to the full podcast here.
February 27, 2019
In this episode with Sandra Nagy, we discuss 1) How to rekindle the passion for educators that might have lost their way, 2) Developing empathy for people in your organization, and 3) How to effectively critique ideas. Listen to the full podcast here.
February 20, 2019
In this episode with Jeff Becker, we discuss 1) What Jeff’s eight-month-old has taught him about happiness, 2) How Jeff helps students reach their goals, and 3) Why does communication matter?. Listen to the full podcast here.
February 13, 2019
In this episode with Chuck Poole, we discuss 1) The value of travel and adventure, 2) The three things that makes a perfect day for Chuck, and 3) How to be unforgettable. Listen to the full podcast here.
February 6, 2019
In this episode with Tammy Breitweiser, we discuss 1) Tammy’s practice of using a bullet journal, 2) How Tammy used goals and self-care with the educators she coaches, and 3) The teachers' response to Tammy focusing on their health. Listen to the full podcast here.
January 30, 2019
In this episode with John Ewing, we discuss 1) Teachers choose their professional development plan, 2) The MƒA program and the community it produces, and 3) Changing what teaching “feels” like and how it’s perceived. Listen to the full podcast here.
January 23, 2019
In this episode with Courtney Elmer, we discuss 1) Work became her everything and the consequences of that, 2) The mirage of success with “things” vs success of your soul, and 3) How Courtney nurtures herself. Listen to the full podcast here.
January 16, 2019
In this episode with Steve Shallenberger, we discuss 1) Research on leadership and how it applies to education, 2) The 12 principles of great leadership, and 3) Top performers often have failures. Listen to the full podcast here.
January 9, 2019
In this episode with Nathan Boyd, we discuss 1) School is about developing human beings, 2) The importance of social capital, and 3) Get buy-in by doing compassion circles with the staff. Listen to the full podcast here.
January 2, 2019
Danny’s career highlight is his mastermind group. He has worked with a mentor himself and has gained so much personal growth over the past six months.  While working with Aaron Walker in his mastermind Iron Sharpens Iron, Danny realized that the education industry needed the same type of group to avoid isolation and for transformation of leaders.  He decided that he would step up and fill the gap and serve school leaders.
December 26, 2018
In this episode with Nancy Alvarez, we discuss 1) How to get out of the routine of observations, 2) Why Nancy wanted a maker space for her school, and 3) The importance of social emotional development for our students. Listen to the full podcast here.
December 19, 2018
In this episode with Dr. Sanée Bell, we discuss 1) Take care of yourself prior to work to get the most of your work day , 2) How to recalibrate when you drop a new (but good) habit, and 3) Building high performance teams. Listen to the full podcast here.
December 12, 2018
In this episode with Julia Freeland Fisher, we discuss 1) Addressing the opportunity gap in education, 2) Are we naive to the networking opportunities available to our students?, and 3) What is social capital and understanding the value of your networks. Listen to the full podcast here.
December 5, 2018
In this episode with Paul Bambrick-Santoyo; we discuss 1) What Paul’s perfect day looks like, 2) System for spreading great ideas, and 3) Creating a school of practice. Listen to the full podcast here.
November 28, 2018
In this episode with Paresh Shah, we discuss 1) A very practical exercise to get calibrated for your day, 2) Why it’s important to go with the flow, and 3) How to integrate our minds and our hearts. Listen to the full podcast here.
November 21, 2018
In this episode with Arthur Carmazzi, we discuss 1) Using gamification in organizational culture, 2) Arthur’s approach to creating teams, and 3) The Colored Brain and how we deal with ambiguity. Listen to the full podcast here.
November 14, 2018
In this episode with Dan Butler, we discuss 1) Using empowerment and delegation to maximize productivity, 2) What makes it on Dan’s to-do list, and 3) Dan’s protocol for email. Listen to the full podcast here.
November 7, 2018
In this episode with Rebecca Lewis-Pankratz, we discuss 1) Tips on being a more flexible leader, 2) How Rebecca leverages community to push through roadblocks, and 3) Rebecca’s remarkable story of escaping poverty. Listen to the full podcast here.
October 31, 2018
In this episode with Scott Long, we discuss 1) Are you getting inspired on the road?, 2) The one question Scott has heard on the podcast that he asks every day, and 3) How Scott uses his “Life Song Page”. Listen to the full podcast here.
October 24, 2018
In this episode with Christopher Lochhead, we discuss 1) The power of authentic conversations and how to have more of them, 2) Curious perspective vs win - lose, and 3) Foreground vs Background Conversations. Listen to the full podcast here.
October 21, 2018
In this episode with Nancy Conrad, we discuss 1) Why Nancy started the Conrad Challenge, 2) What kind of challenges do students solve in the Conrad challenge?, and 3) “No box” thinking. Listen to the full podcast here.
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