WEP 0073: Lead Like a Pirate an Interview with Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

An Interview with Authors: Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

In this episode of the Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, the authors of the hot, new, best-selling book, Lead Like a Pirate.

About the book, Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:

Are You a Treasure Seeker? 

Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You’ll learn where to find the treasure that’s already in your classrooms and schools–and how to bring out the very best in your educators.
What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader? 
  • Passion–both professional and personal
  • A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work
  • Good Rapport with your staff, students and community
  • The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn’t working
  • The determination to seek positive Transformation 
  • And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education
The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.
Are you ready to set sail?

Meet the Authors:

Shelley Burgess

 

shelley-burgess-lead-like-a-pirate-200x300Shelley has served as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. Her highly respected work focuses on building leadership capacity through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change which leads to dramatic improvements in teaching and learning. She now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.

Beth Houf

beth-houf-lead-like-a-pirate-300x300Beth is passionate about developing schools that encourage high levels of learning and empowerment for all… schools where students and staff are running to get in, not out! To do so, Beth seeks out fun and meaningful ways to interact with students and teachers so they are excited about coming to school. Wearing costumes, singing karaoke, or breaking out some original dance moves as she enthusiastically greets students each morning, or providing innovative  learning time and celebrations for her staff so they feel rejuvenated and excited about teaching is common practice for Beth.

Beth Houf is a middle school principal in central Missouri. She also serves as a facilitator for the DESE Leadership Academy, providing monthly training to state educational leaders. She has spoken at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, the Association for Middle Level Education National Conference and many state and local educational venues. She is also active in her local, state and national elementary principal associations. Beth has also been a guest lecturer at William Woods University, Westminster University and the University of Missouri. Beth was named a Missouri Exemplary New Principal in 2011 and the Missouri National Distinguished Principal for 2016.

Mentioned in this Podcast:

Website: www.LeadLikeaPirate.net

www.DaveBurgessConsulting.com

Follow Shelley and Beth on Twitter.

Order your copy of: , Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff:

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WEP 0072: #Formative Tech, An Interview with Author, Monica Burns

Monica Burns: Class Tech Tips Blogger and Author of Two Books

In this episode of The Wired Educator Podcast, Kelly interviews Monica Burns about her hot new book, #Formative Tech. This is Monica’s second book. Her first, Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom was also published by Corwin Publications. Monica and Kelly have a great educational discussion focusing on her new book, and as always… so much more!

About the book: #Formative Tech: Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the other demands of a busy teacher’s to-do list. Fortunately, technology tools can help you work smarter, not harder. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find:

  • Practical tips on how to use technology in formative assessment, including quick “pulse checks” for the whole class.
  • Formative assessment strategies for small groups and individual students.
  • Ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches.
  • How to evaluate data and communicate results with families.

About Monica: Kelly interviewed Monica and her awesome website Class Tech Tips back in episode 41 of The Wired Educator Podcast. Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. In her role as a classroom teacher she used iPads one to one with her students to create engaging, differentiated learning experiences. Monica visits schools to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible and has presented to numerous national and international audiences including SXSWedu, ISTE and EduTECH. Monica is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016.)

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Connect with Monica: 

Two Great New Education Books: Lead Like a Pirate and #Formative Tech

Lead Like a Pirate and #Formative Tech

Two great new educational titles are now available to help educators and administrators level-up and make a difference in the lives of children.

I am currently ready Lead Like a Pirate by Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf, and #Formative Tech by Monica Burns. I am excited to announce that I have interviews scheduled with all of the authors in upcoming Wired Educator Podcasts, so stay tuned and make sure you are subscribed to the podcast.

Lead Like a Pirate is the latest title from the Dave Burgess Consulting Publications that keeps hitting hit after hit. #Formative Tech is another blockbuster from Corwin.

Lead Like a Pirate: Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference. In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You’ll learn where to find the treasure that’s already in your classrooms and schools–and how to bring out the very best in your educators.

The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.

 #Formative Tech: Formative assessment is a must for educators, but it can be difficult to juggle with all the other demands of a busy teacher’s to-do list. Fortunately, technology tools can help you work smarter, not harder. In #FormativeTech, you’ll find:

  • Practical tips on how to use technology in formative assessment, including quick “pulse checks” for the whole class
  • Formative assessment strategies for small groups and individual students
  • Ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches
  • How to evaluate data and communicate results with families
 Order your copies of Lead Like a Pirate and #Formative Tech today and listen to the Wired Educator interviews with the authors on The Wired Educator Podcast.
Congratulations Shelley, Beth, and Monica on these great new educational titles and thank you for your commitement to education.

Recess! Greatest Apple Watch Night Stand Ever! Mac Classic! Vintage

My friend and fellow educator Johnny Kissko posted a picture on Facebook yesterday of his new Apple Watch night stand that looked like a miniature, vintage Macintosh Classic. I ordered it on the spot.

This is the coolest Apple Watch night stand that I have ever seen, and it’s only $12.99.

Well, mine arrived today, and I love it. Teachers need to be up early and on time, and I’m an Apple fanboy. Here’s my review:

My first concern was whether it would manage the cord well? Yes! The charging cord threads through easily, securely, and keeps the cord out of the way. I love it.

My second concern was whether or not it would be weighty enough, or if it would be easily knocked over on my nightstand. It’s perfect. The little Macintosh Classic is hefty enough that remains upright and in place when bumped. It is the perfect weight, and the silcone material is soft yet durable.

I really like that it supports nightstand mode and makes looking at your watch like a little Macintosh Classic. I actually owned a Mac Classic; it was my first Mac back in 1991.

I really wanted to share this cool Apple Watch stand with you. I hope you think it’s cool too. You can order your’s for $12.99 right here. (Normally $19.99, but I would have still paid it.

Wired Educator grades this nightstand an A+ and my comments are: Grab it!

Here is the link to order your Vintage Macintosh Classic Apple Watch Night Stand.