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H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Nov 26, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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Cultural differences often creates big barriers to conflict resolution. In this segment we explore the insights gleaned from recent research that can help us become more skilled at managing cross- cultural conflict. . Follow:@annelitwinphd , @SueOffutt, @hollyelissabrun @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. Anne Litwin has been a consultant to organizations and a coach to senior managers for more than 30 years in the USA and internationally. Author of, New Rules for Women: Revolutionizing the...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Nov 13, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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Technology can be good. But what happens when technology is so good that we can't do without it? Join our discussion on technology compulsion and addiction. Follow:@web20classroom @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Oct 29, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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As more of us are increasingly expected to do more with less, overwhelmed has become the new normal. Restoring work-life balance is much easier said than done, but our guests offer practical steps we all can take to move in the right direction. Follow:@StewFriedman @CarterD@gjps.org @blairteach @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Stew Friedman is the Practice Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the Universtiy of Pennsylvania, and founding director of both the Wharton Leadership...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Oct 15, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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Our guests in this segment discuss the practical challenges of maintaining and teaching the critical intellectual qualities in our schools that are required for life-long learning. Follow:@BloomfieldDavid @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Robert C. Roberts is Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Baylor University. Dr. W. Jay Wood is in his 33rd year of teaching at Wheaton College. He has published in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and intellectual virtues. Dr. David...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jun 10, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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When white women supervise black women, cultural differences can create significant and often unspoken leadership challenges. Tune in to an uncommonly transparent discussion on this issue. Follow:@GLHSLions @Dwight_Carter @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. Marquita Furness Davis serves as the Executive Director for the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO. Cori Berg serves as Executive Director of Oak Lawn Child Development Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Brandi...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
May 27, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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When white women supervise black women, cultural differences can create significant and often unspoken leadership challenges. Tune in to an uncommonly transparent discussion on this issue. Follow:@GLHSLions @Dwight_Carter @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. Marquita Furness Davis serves as the Executive Director for the Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO. Cori Berg serves as Executive Director of Oak Lawn Child Development Center in Dallas, TX. Dr. Brandi...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
May 1, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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Our guests agree, accepting mistakes and learning from failure is a lot easier said than done. In this segment, we discuss how to move from platitudes to practice on managing our response to missteps. Follow:@benjamingilpin @hollyelissabrun @bamradionetwork Thomas Hoerr, PhD is head of New City School in St. Louis. Tom is the author of four books, including School Leadership For The Future. Kay Albrecht, Ph.D. is president of Innovations in Early Childhood Education, Houston, TX. and faculty...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Mar 26, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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According to a recent study. Most principals wouldn't recommend their job to others and a majority of teachers are not interesting in becoming principals. In this segment we explore what must be done to cultivate the next generation of education leaders. Follow: @envisionschoolsHopkins_House @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork J. Glenn Hopkins is President/CEO of Hopkins House, a center for children and families in Northern Virginia. Bob Lenz, CEO and co-founder of Envision Education, a national...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Mar 12, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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Our guests all seem to agree that although education is a serious discipline, we may be subverting our education goals by taking our work too seriously. Find out why humor surprise and joy are pivotal tools of great education leadership. Follow: @laughwithchad @JimDetwiler1 @Joe_Mazza @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork Chad Caddell is the drama teacher at Stephens Elementary School. He teaches, writes, creates, does stand up comedy, and leads a Strong Fathers program. James Detwiler is Stephens...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jan 15, 2014 BAM Radio Network
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The threat of gun violence in schools has given rise to the need for active shooter drills. But finding the right balance between realism and traumatizing students can be difficult. There are also liability issues to consider. Our guests walk use through the issues school leaders need to consider. Follow: @safeschools,@GLHSLions @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. Ronald Stephens serves as Executive Director of the National School Safety Center (NSSC). Ken Trump is the President of National...
We close the year with a look back and a look ahead with three of our most insightful regular guests. Follow: @Bloomfield @principalspage, @SueOffutt, @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy at Brooklyn College and the City University of NY Graduate Center. Michael Smith: is Superintendent of Tuscola Community Unit School District #301 in Tuscola, Illinois. He has more than 17 years of education experience as a teacher, coach,...
Our guest has developed a program that using rescue dogs in schools to teach skills like empathy, heal emotional ills and fight bullying. The program's director has reported significant success, so we asked a couple of school leaders to help us determine whether programs like these are a truly viable way to make a difference in children's lives. @joemazza @twitthealingspecies @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork Adele Little is the Executive Director of Healing Species, a Violence Prevention and...
Collaboration is increasingly the mantra of the day. However, our guest's research suggests that encouraging collaboration can be de-motivating to some and that race is a factor. Her compelling insights may require you to rethink how you manage your staff. @BloomfieldDavid @hollyelisabrun @bamradionetwork Dr. MarYam Hamedani is Associate Director of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University. Dr. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership,...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Nov 6, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Strife, struggle, conflict and discord are all often part of the price that must be paid to lead ambitious programs, projects or initiatives. In this segment our guests provide valuable insights for education leaders to help us on manage one of the most difficult aspects of working with people. @@BloomfieldDavid, @principalspage @bamradionetwork Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School. Sue Twombly has been an early childhood program director...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Oct 1, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Education leaders need to be positive through difficult times, right? Turns out that the answer may be no. In this segment our guests explain why your "can-do" attitude can produce a can't do or won't do response from the people you lead. Elise Foster and Liz Wiseman co-authored The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside our Schools, Elise teaches leadership to business and educational leaders, has served as a faculty adviser and coach to students at Indiana University (Kelley...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Sep 12, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Dealing with issues of race in the workplace is still challenging. Our guests reflect on the current barriers and hurdles and exchange second thoughts about dealing with our differences. Michael I. Norton is an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. Louise Derman-Sparks is the author of, What if All the Children are White? Dr.Beverlyn Cain was an early child classroom teacher for over 26 years. Brian Nichols is the executive director of school leadership for Newport News Public...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Aug 17, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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A sizeable segment of school-aged children have been traumatized by sexual abuse, physical abuse or verbal abuse. How can we create schools where wounded children learn? Follow:@PeterMDeWitt @Teach_Preschool @bamradionetwork Dr. John J. Medina is a developmental molecular biologist, and author of the of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School." Jim Sporleder is principal of Lincoln High School, Walla Walla, Washington, one of a few high schools in...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jul 17, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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A recent court decision has given new significance to the notion of gender fluidity. In the segment we discuss the practical implications for schools and education leaders. Follow:@PeterMDeWitt @bamradionetwork Kelly Wade is the Administrator of Dayspring Christian Learning Center. David Bloomfield is professor of edcuation leadership law and policy at Brooklyn College and author of American Public Education Law. Ritch C. Savin-Williams is author of The New Gay Teenager. Peter DeWitt Ed.D has...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jun 26, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Dealing with the constantly changing demands of an increasingly high stakes education profession can profoundly impact your life. In this segment we discuss the unique stresses of education leadership and how to manage them. Follow:@PrincipalJ @PeterMDeWitt @bamradionetwork Bruce S. McEwen Ph.D. is co-author of "The End of Stress as We Know It." Dr. Alia Crum is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Postdoctoral Scholar at Columbia Business School. Her research examines the effect of...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
May 8, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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There are myriad pros and cons to having and using a cell phone in the classroom. Our guests offer guidance on creating a sound and viable cell phone policy. Ann Ditty is Past President of the National Association for Regulatory Administration which provides education and consultation for licensors and agencies responsible for child care programs. Suzanne Eckes is an associate professor at Indiana University in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Sue Offutt Ph.D. is the Executive...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Apr 23, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Personal presence is a quality that leaders of all stripes desire. It's often associated with credibility and charisma, but what is presence really? Do education leaders really need it and how can anyone develop it? Hear the answers just ahead in this week's segment. Muriel Maignan Wilkins is managing partner aof Isis Associates and the co-author of OWN THE ROOM. Belle Linda Halpern, Ariel Group Founding Partner, is Co-author of "Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out,...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Apr 9, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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In this segment we face the fact that most of your staff hates meetings, especially "ho-hum" meetings. Today our guests offer suggestions on how to kick boring meetings to the curb and host meetings that your staff will actually appreciate and enjoy. Carson Tate, MS O.D. is Founder and Principal of Working Simply. Carson also serves as a consultant, coach and trainer to executives at Fortune 500 companies. Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the author of "The 3 Secrets to Effective Time...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Mar 26, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Twitter has become a popular tool among many education leaders who say it's invaluable on many levels. Yet many education leaders are not connected to this vibrant community. In this segment our guests make the case for why you should give a twit about Twitter. Steven Weber is the principal at Hillsborough Elementary School located in Hillsborough, NC. George Couros, Principal at Forest Green School and creator and author of the "Connected Principals" collaborative. Jo-Ann Spence has...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Mar 12, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Where does the gender fluid child fit at your school? Do they feel safe? Are they protected? Better still, are they accepted and validated? How do you deal with those who still believe that boys should be boys and girls should be girls? Our guests today offer some guidance. Ritch C. Savin-Williams is author of The New Gay Teenager. Robin Fox is chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her areas of research are families that are LGBT headed...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Feb 26, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Progressive discipline can be good for staff, bad for children and either an asset or a liability for education leaders. Our guests walk us through what we need to know about progressive discipline and when and how to abandon it. Chris Hawthorne is an attorney at Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates, the nation's foremost resource for legal, business, and administrative support for the early care and education industries, (Bristol, Pennsylvania). David Bloomfield is Professor of Education...
When education leaders have to terminate an employee there are often multiple layers of issues that must be considered. In this segment our guests provide practical tips for avoiding the big mistakes when showing an employee the door. Chris Hawthorne is an attorney at Ronald V. McGuckin and Associates, the nation's foremost resource for legal, business, and administrative support for the early care and education industries. David Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law, and Policy...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jan 28, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Lying, conniving, manipulative behind the scenes, informal, maneuvers for power are found in education communities as well. It would be naive for any education leader to believe that these dynamics are not in play in their organization. Today our guests talk candidly about playing politics without being eaten alive or losing your soul. While teaching journalism at DePaul University, Marilyn Moats Kennedy founded Career strategies. Author of 6 books and writer of several articles. Michael Smith...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jan 15, 2013 BAM Radio Network
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Education leaders are increasingly finding that technology is a double edged sword. On one hand, it offers the promise of unlimited ways to transform our lives and our mission to educate children. On the other hand, technology can be overwhelming, frustrating and even addictive. In this segment we ask three experts on the subject of technology in education to help us find the balance. Dr. Larry Rosen is a research psychologist, recognized as an international expert in the “Psychology of...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Dec 4, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Let's face it. There are a lot of expectations that come along with the holiday season. Will your organization have a party, exchange gifts, or allow alcohol on the premises? These and other similar decisions often land on your door step this time of year. Our guests offer some sober perspective and guidance to help you do the holidays right. While teaching journalism at DePaul University, Marilyn Moats Kennedy is author of Office Politics: The 10 Miseries of the Christmas Season. Joyce Kinney...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Nov 26, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Too much to do, too little time. It's an old problem that just keeps getting bigger as more demands are placed on education leaders. But our guests say they have found extra time in some unexpected places and share their discoveries with us in this segment. Zoë Chance is a postdoctoral researcher at Yale School of Management specializing in decision making and social welfare. Lisa Dabbs spent 19 years as an education administrator. Jessica Johnson has been an elementary school teacher in...
Education leaders are routinely called upon to help change the minds and feelings of students, parents, administrators, staff and peers. Changing hearts and minds is difficult. Data and logic are note enough. Our guest says that knowing how to change the story playing in the minds of others is the key to getting others to change their mental or emotional positions. Timothy D. Wilson is Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. He has published over 100 articles in...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Oct 23, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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The education world is not exempt. Education leaders have rivals and enemies. In this segment our guest presents new science which explains why it's so difficult to turn workplace enemies into allies. He then builds on this new knowledge to offer a viable strategy for getting more of your rivals to becoming willing collaborators. Brian Uzzi, Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational. Business School, MBA, Executive Education, Executive Program, Kellogg School of Management;...
In this segment we look at what causes so many education leaders to be so kind, compassionate, nurturing and supportive of others, yet so hard on themselves. Our guests say that being kind to yourself is a critical leadership skill. Without this ability its difficult to succeed. Learn how to start being kinder to yourself right now. Kristin Neff, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor of Human Development and Culture at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Sep 25, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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When should an education leader disrupt and shake up their organization? According to our guests the answer is now and the question is how. Tune in to learn about the value of disruptive leadership and how to skillfully use disruption to take your organization to a new level of performance. Whitney Johnson is a leading thinker on driving innovation via personal disruption and is the co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm Rose Park Advisors (Disruptive Innovation Fund). A frequent...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Sep 1, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Most will agree that forgiving and forgetting is a lot easier said than done. In this segment we look at what happens when petty hurts and offenses create grudges in early childhood settings. Moreover, we look at how education leaders can help create work place where people can more easily and rapidly get over the small stuff. Britta Larsen graduated from Wellesley College in 2004 with a BA in psychology. She received her MA and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Aug 9, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Most experienced education leaders know and acknowledge that gossip can be very destructive to an organization. One solution is a zero tolerance gossip policy, but do these policies work and more importantly, are they really good for your organization. Tune in and find out. Matthew Feinberg earned his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2012 and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Beth Weissenberger is a Co-Founder and...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jul 18, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Leadership transitions are inherently complicated and rich with the potential for problems. However, taking over the reigns from a founder of an organization poses a unique set of issues for the new leader. In this segment our guests offer insights on how to step out of the shadow of the founder and lead. Tom McLaughlin formed McLaughlin & Associates after nearly two decades as a nonprofit consulting specialist with two national accounting and consulting firms. Susan Offutt is the Executive...
Free spirited, unstructured leaders who often fly by the seat of their pants are often viewed as less competent, less responsible and less reliable. But is it really true that highly structured, highly organized leaders are more effective? Tune in as we discuss. Professor Eric Abrahamson is the Hughie E. Mills Professor of Business Management at Columbia Business School. Hile Rutledge, MSOD President and Principal Consultant, a certified master trainer with both the Myers-Briggs Type...
How an education leader approaches a new leadership position can profoundly impact how effective she will be with that group. There's the risk of being perceived as too bossy or too weak to lead effectively. In this segment we look at how new leaders can strike the right balance from day one. Stephen J. Sauer is an assistant professor in the Organizational Studies department at Clarkson University’s School of Business. His research focuses on issues of leadership, status and diversity in...
The seemingly endless stream of new education reforms, policies, campaigns and gimmicks has left many educators exasperated and difficult to motivate or manage. Here are some tips for working with those who are fed up and tuned out. Michelle Gielan is Co-Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, where she researches the connection between a positive brain and success in business, health and relationships. She is also a Partner at Good Think Inc, a positive psychology consulting...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
May 22, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Educating children, preparing them for the future and raising student achievement is a serious responsibility. Our guests today say that we'll all do a much better job off meeting those goals if we approach them with a spirit of play. Learn more... Stuart Brown MD is the founder of the National Institute for Play, where he speaks, consults and educates organizations, corporations, universities, and public policy makers about the importance of play in our lives and the unexpected, serious...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
May 3, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Being an introverted leader can be painful in a world that celebrates charismatic leadership. However, recent research suggests that introverts are actually better leaders than extroverts. Our guest agrees and shares insights, practices and strategies an introverted leader needs to manage situations and the people. Susan Cain is the author of the New York Times bestseller QUIET: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can't Stop Talking. A former Wall Street lawyer, she has taught negotiation...
Our guest studies skilled leaders in crisis and distills their wisdom about how to manage through difficult times. In this segment we look at leadership skills and traits that may be counterintuitive to many education leaders, but are critical to know and master in today's education climate. Nancy F. Koehn is a Harvard historian who inspires solutions to today’s issues by examining relevant lessons, individuals and moments from the past. She holds the James E. Robison chair of Business...
It's called 360 degree feedback, the process of staff judging bosses publicly online. It's being viewed as a threat by some and an opportunity to be harnessed by others. In this segment we look at the pros and cons of having your leadership performance judged publicly, by staff, online. Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Mar 7, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Working through tough, thorny, ethical conflicts is one of the most difficult challenges education leaders face. In this segment we look at how savvy leaders manage ethical dilemmas when they arise. Peter Pizzolongo is the Senior Director, Professional Development Solutions, at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Justin Snider is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report. Stephanie Feeney is Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Hawaii. Dr....
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Feb 18, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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How can leaders maintain a keen mind and stay sharp with age? How can we mentally manage the tsunami of information, increasing complexity and widening mental challenges we face as education leaders? Our guests offer insights and sage advice. Barbara Strauch is deputy science editor of The New York Times in charge of health and medical science. She is the author of two books, “The Secret Life of the Grown-up Brain,’’ on the surprising talents of the middle-aged mind, and “The Primal...
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Feb 1, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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Virtual schools are popping up and raising questions about what "school" will be like in the future? Where will learning primarily take place? What will be the role of teachers? What will be the role of principals and directors? What should education leaders be doing and thinking about now to prepare for the road ahead? Elizabeth A. City is Co-Director of the Doctor of Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program and Lecturer on Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Liz has...
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jan 19, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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According to our guest, too many women in education think of the field as a supportive family. In fact, she asserts, women in education often work in treacherous work environments that require keen survival skills. The issue is real, the topic is taboo, and the need to know these skills is critical to your professional career. Tune in now. Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at City University of New York. She is also a best selling author, a legendary...
Principals and directors are on all day and often into the night, making decision after decision after decision. We know this is not a healthy practice, but who hasn't gotten into the rut of not taking breaks? Our guest says this practice can have profound consequences, compromising your ability to make sound decisions or even handle yourself in critical management situations. Learn more... Author Roy Baumiester is the Social Psychology Area Director and Francis Eppes Eminent Scholar....
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Jan 5, 2012 BAM Radio Network
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When it's time to make those tough leadership decisions who do you turn to for trusted advice? Is it always the same handful of people? When should you look outside of your trusted advisors? How do you determine who should be at the table to get the right advice, at the right time, to make to make the right decision? Bob Frisch, managing partner of The Strategic Offsites Group, is the author of "Who Really Makes the Big Decisions in Your Company?" and his latest book "Who's In...
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Nov 16, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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There is a certain amount of legal knowledge every school leader needs to know, including laws around student expression, special needs, disciplinary policies and discrimination. Tune in as our experts outline what you need to be legally up to speed. Suzanne Eckes earned her Ed.M. from Harvard University and her J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin Madison.. She is author and a co-editor on the Principal's Legal Handbook. Matthew Militello is an assistant professor in the Leadership,...
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Oct 26, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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There is a both pressure and incentive to game an educational system that is dysfunctional and harming students, teachers, and administrators. In this segment we examine the practical dilemma educational leaders face. Andres Alonso is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Baltimore City Public School System in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Stephanie Feeney is Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Hawaii. Dr. Feeney was co-author of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and two books on...
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Oct 26, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Education leaders have to connect with diverse people including co-workers, parents, staff and senior management. Getting along with many people at the level required to be highly effective, is a constant challenge for most leaders in the field. Our guest today offers strategies for greater success. Dr. Rick Kirschner is a best selling author and coauthor of ‘How To Click With People.' He is a faculty member of the Institute for Management Studies, and an adjunct professor at Southwest...
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Sep 28, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Fair, collaborative, participatory, consensus-builder. These are the qualities of the best education leaders, right? Well, new research suggests otherwise. Tune in to learn why, how and when the ability to wield unabashed power is vital to education leaders. Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld, Professor of Management at the Leonard N. Stern Schools of Business, New York University, is the Robert and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow and the Daniel P. Paduano Faculty Fellow. Eric Sheninger is the principal...
Allowing smokers to work with children is a tough ethical debate. In this segment we dig into the question of establishing policies that bar smokers from working with children. Are these policies needed, appropriate, fair? How should education leaders approach this issue?
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Aug 16, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Who writes those silly teacher policies? More importantly who reads them anyway? In this segment we look at how we can revise teacher policies to make them, more, simple, meaningful, relevant and supported.
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Aug 2, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Do you have the right stuff? Are you a good, great or unremarkable leader? In this segment our guests share data and insights collected on the fundamental qualities of outstanding education leaders.
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Jul 19, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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According to our guest's research, there are at least three reasons why if you are are a bad boss you aren't likely to know it. Tune in and find out how to determine if you are a good boss, a bad boss or in need of some fine tuning.
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Jun 30, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Our world and the responsibilities of leaders have have become too complex for the old model of leadership. According to our guests, the notion of viewing the leader as hero and primary source of great ideas is no longer viable. We must embrace a new paradigm, where in the leader is "host" of a structure that extracts great ideas from many people and sources.
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Jun 15, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Think Globally? You have to be kidding right? Education leaders are overwhelmed by unprecedented economic realities , academic challenges and an array of domestic regulatory and social issues. Who has time or energy to think about global education issues? Moreover, why is it important? Our guests today explain why thinking about education in the global context matters and shares insights on smart ways to begin to introduce a global perspective.
Technology and access to social media networking sites is raising new communication issues for educators. In this segment we explore the limits of free speech in early childhood educational settings and offer leaders a sense of where individual rights end and organizational rights begin.
H2H: A Quick Guide to Leading Educators and Making a Difference
Apr 5, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Frustrated parents are increasingly seeking legal action against schools which fail to protect their children from bullies. What's driving this trend? Is your school at risk? What can you do to keep your teachers in the classroom and out of the courtroom?
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Mar 11, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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How do you manage - even lead - the person who holds the keys to your career in her or his hands? How do you deal with a boss who is difficult, uncommunicative, manipulative or simply not supportive? Our guest offers practical advice for "managing up" when leaving your job is not your preference or an option.
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Feb 28, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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If you haven't updated your policies and practices regarding Americans with disabilities you may be exposed. In this segment we review the sweeping expansion of what qualifies as a disability and what every education manager or director needs to know.
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Jan 25, 2011 BAM Radio Network
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Most education leaders today are working longer hours, working harder yet still feel like it's not enough. If you are emotionally and mentally taxed, over-committed, often feeling stressed or drained, our guest has some sound advice. Stop managing your time and start managing your energy. Tune in and learn how savvy leaders manage to do more by doing less.
The increasing diversity and cultural differences within school communities has made parent engagement more challenging than ever before. Our guests, assert that though communities have profoundly changed, our thinking and practices for parent involvement have not adapted to those changes. This segment offers specific strategies for updating our thinking about how to connect and gain the co-educator support from the diverse families we serve.
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Nov 24, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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Let’s face it.. It takes courage to be an effective education leader. I takes courage to launch a school program that makes staff uncomfortable. It takes courage to institute a policy that may make parents livid. It takes courage to disagree with senior management or the school board or to fight for some change that you believe is needed in your organization. It takes courage to take a position that may make you look bad or get you fired. Do you have the courage to lead? How can you develop...
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Oct 22, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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Our guests today divide leaders into two categories, ":Diminishers" and "Multipliers." They argue that depending on your leadership style you are either extracting the most talent, insight and performance out of your staff or you are leaving over 50% of what you team has to offer on the table. Both styles work but one produces superior results. Tune in and learn more.
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Oct 15, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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The new generation of workers called Millennials, tend to be less committed, have greater expectations, requiring constant and immediate feedback,and are in a rush to succeed. . This segment explores the work ethic of Millennials and summarizes what 21st leaders need to know to manage and work with them.
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Sep 24, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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According to John Graden the imposter syndrome is when a leader feels that she or he is not as smart, skilled or talented as everyone else thinks they are. It's the feeling that you are getting away with something and you are about to be found out. Graden says that upwards of 70% of education leaders may feel this at some time in their careers. Graden gives insight into these feelings of self doubt that many leaders experience and offers tools, tactics, and strategies deal with it.
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Sep 24, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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A clear, strong vision is essential to providing the kind of good leadership than can bring organizations and people through difficult times. This segment zeroes in on the process of finding, conveying and maintaining a strong vision to guide your leadership.
There's so much at stake in educating our children and we've tried so many strategies that have failed, that there is little tolerance today for educational leaders who fail to deliver results. But our guest argues that even in this age of high stakes accountability, failure is critical to success in education and must be embraced, de-stigmatized and encouraged.
Do children learn best through play or through listening to their teacher? Is it more important for young children to learn to pass tests or to explore their world? Different belief systems between early childhood professionals and elementary school educators have fostered long standing conflicts. Today, we'll look at how to reconcile those differences.
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Aug 23, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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The least talked about stage of organizational development is the death of an organization. When a school or program must close, employees lose jobs, student lose their teachers, beloved traditions die and a dream is again deferred. Lost jobs can provoke community anger, denial grief, and often finger pointing at the leader. How can a leaders step up with compassion and wisdom when a program is forced to close down?
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Aug 23, 2010 BAM Radio Network
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With the growth and popularity of social network, the meaning privacy is being redefined. How can a school administrator prevent staff, parents of students from posting unflattering, private or inappropriate information about the school or staff on line?