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Welcome to the Mastermind, a world-class community of school leaders from around the world, ready to take your leadership to the next level.


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My mission is to build better leaders

My name is Daniel Bauer and I help school leaders fight isolation and frustration via a leadership community in order to gain clarity and find solutions to their greatest challenges.

If you’re anything like me you might feel under-prepared for your current leadership role and most likely you feel isolated – but it doesn’t have to be that way.


The flagship podcast for ruckus makers in education

• Leaders who have broken free from the status quo
• Leaders who make change happen
• Leaders who never, ever give up

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We’re a hybrid group coaching and leadership development community. Put another way—we are a leadership incubator for world-class educators. The mastermind is a safe, confidential community where you can be authentic and get the challenge you’re looking for to take your leadership to the next level.

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2022 Letter to the BLBS Tribe

2022 Letter to the BLBS Tribe

4.7To the Loyal Members of the Ruckus Maker Nation: This is the sixth consecutive annual letter to the Ruckus Maker community. I started the tradition in 2017 as a way to update the BLBS community and reflect on the year. This practice is common for publicly traded...

Education Consultant Services

Let us help you turn your big dreams for your district into reality. Indeed, no two schools are the same. Here at Better Leaders Better Schools, we take the time to recognize and understand all the unique challenges that schools and districts face, and customize a...

Principals Entry Plan

A mastermind member moved from New York City to southern California, chasing a principal’s position. After 2 months of being there, learned it was failing and in jeopardy of closing, the staff was in the process of unionizing and it was a charter school

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Mitch doesn't teach teachers how to teach. He teaches teachers how to set students up for success. He can teach teachers how to deliver content - He is good at it, but that’s not where he adds value for your school or district. As you know, unless students develop a...