We Are the Ticket with Andrea Bitner

Guest: Andrea Bitner
Show Title: We Are the Ticket with Andrea Bitner
Power Quote: “Lack of language does not equal lack of intelligence”
I love doing shows where you, my colleague, can walk away with concrete steps to use in making immediate incremental improvements. The only thing better than those shows are the ones offering a transformative shift in perspective – where you can see an issue or topic from a radically different point of view that changes how you perceive and think. Today you will get both – some practical steps to begin taking and a transformative shift in perspective. Today we are diving into supporting students, and their families,  who are English Learners. 
Guest Bio:
Andrea Bitner is an educator, author, and speaker.  She lives in Philadelphia, PA. and has worked with students in grades K-12 and from all around the world throughout her twenty-two years in public education.  Her first book, “Take Me Home,” was published by Austin Macauley in July of 2021. "Take Me Home" is the true story of 11 of her former EL students who give a first-hand account of what it's really like to become bilingual in America.  She is also a co-author of Chip Baker’s “The Impact of Influence-Volume 3” and Dr. Rick Jetter’s “100 No-Nonsense Things ALL School Leaders Should STOP Doing.”  She teaches EL’s daily, and travels the country speaking and teaching educators how to teach and reach EL students, and effectively communicate with EL families! 
Warmup questions:
·      We always like to start with a celebration. What are you celebrating today?
·      Is there a story that will help listeners understand why you are doing what you do?
What should APs understand?
What should they know?
What should they do?
Closing questions:
·      What part of your own leadership are you still trying to get better at?
·      If listeners could take just one thing away from today’s podcast, what would it be?
·      Before we go, is there anything else that you’d like to share with our listeners?
·      Where can people learn more about you and your work…
·      Leadership is a journey and thank you for choosing to walk some of this magical path with me.
·      You can find links to all sorts of stuff in the show notes, including my website https://www.frederickbuskey.com/
·      I love hearing from you so consider email me at frederick@frederickbuskey.com or connecting with me on LinkedIn.
·      Please remember to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast.
·      Have a great rest of the week, be present for others and, more importantly, take time to reflect and recover so you can continue to live and lead better.
·      Cheers!
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