Episode 64 – Dr. Brandon Beck The Principal Leadership Lab

Dr. Brandon Beck is the author of Unlocking Unlimited Potential: Understanding the Infinite Power Within to Guide Any Student Toward Success. He is a National Board Certified teacher and also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. His primary purpose as an educator and teacher leader is a simple one: “To inspire people (adults and children) to have faith in themselves and believe in their inner genius.” He has been an elementary teacher for 17 years and a dual language teacher (English Zone) for over 10 years.  He is also a college professor, an editor and reviewer for AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, a regular speaker at state, regional, and national conferences, and is also an education consultant. Dr. Beck is also a Mutt-i-grees teacher and National Trainer. Mutt-i-grees is a program designed by Yale University’s 21st Century in partnership with North Shore Animal League. The Mutt-i-grees curriculum is an innovative Pre-K – Grade 12 social emotional learning program that brings adopted shelter dogs into schools. Dr. Beck is also an entrepreneur and professional soccer coach. He is currently a nationally certified instructor for the United States Soccer Federation. In addition, he has coached teams that have won numerous state, regional, and national championships. Leadership Journey One year into his journey with CodeBreaker – Author Teacher in NY for 17 years Outdoor Adventures for 3 years Started in NYC public schools Monolingual/Bilingual educator College professor – teaching ESL Soccer player & coach Runs a small business – soccer programs Holds a Doctorate & is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Always felt there was something holding him back – "turns out it was myself" You do what you love and it doesn’t feel like work TWITTER – “Big large chain of connections” “UUPotential” Stories – vodcast to connect people and record the conversation Goal – to unlock the unlimited potential in every student Being able to hear people’s real stories has been real powerful Professional Learning has been flattened UUP Stories – next book? We rise by listening to others Dual language teacher – being a monolingual The last step of the ladder is Unlocking Unlimited Potential Leadership Challenge/Opportunity I’m a leader in my school. I’m an entrepreneur; run a soccer company that serves 4,000 During COVID players signed up for soccer, but locked down. Had to overcome financial challenges as a result Found alternatives to engagement Hopeful School year we had really brought out a lot in people People are innovative Don’t forget about the importance of equity and race and SEL We can’t go back to the way things were Unlocking Unlimited Potential Book GUEST CONTACT INFORMATION Brandon Beck HOST CONTACT INFORMATION INSTAGRAM Dr. Jeff Prickett Adam DeWitt TWITTER Dr. Jeff Prickett Adam DeWitt FACEBOOK Principal Leadership Lab Dr. Jeff Prickett Adam DeWitt
  1. Episode 64 – Dr. Brandon Beck
  2. Episode 63 – Jeremy Blain – Game Changer of the Year
  3. Episode 62 – Anna Liebel – The Zone of Genius
  4. Episode 61 – Marie McCumber
  5. Episode 60 – Dr. Sam Fecich
  6. Episode 59 – Jillian DuBois – Piper Lou
  7. Episode 58, Part B – Amanda Slavin – The 7th Level
  8. Episode 58 – Amanda Slavin – The 7th Level
  9. Episode 57 – Jessica Reed
  10. Episode 56 – Dan Edwards – The Robinhood Principal

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.

Marie Curie