49: Make Connections – Frank Bellomo chats with us about the power of relationships, and why you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room.

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Listen to episode 49 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with Frank Bellomo

Elementary principal, Frank Bellomo, chats with us about being on a mission with his team to improve the lives of kids.

Frank talks about the power of relationships, why you don’t need to be the smartest person in the room, and the importance of not getting caught up in the negatives.

Episode Highlights

  • 2:50 – Frank introduces himself.
  • 4:16 – Frank’s failure.
  • 6:48 – Frank shares his philosophy
  • 8:58 – Frank’s success.
  • 12:30 – What’s got Frank excited about education right now.
  • 15:05 – Frank’s advice to new teachers.
  • 17:26 – Frank’s thoughts on social media.
  • 18:44 – Let’s go off track and ramble about Twitter and Twitter Chats.
  • 19:36 – Frank chats about #COLchat.
  • 21:21 – What Frank hopes teachers know about administrators.
  • 22:54 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 25:18 – How to connect with Frank.

Frank’s Recommendations

  • EdTech Tool: smore
  • Book: “Engaging Students With Poverty In Mind” by Eric Jensen
  • Who to Follow: @JeffGargas and @RaeHughart #COLchat – 1st and 3rd mondays of each month at 9pm EST
  • YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: TED Talks
  • Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Connect with students daily. Make every day count. Provide feedback students can use to improve not getting caught up in the negatives.  Share good news and successes weekly and recognize positive character traits each month.
  • Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: Culture trumps strategy.

Links to Connect With Frank


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