Mind full or Mindful?

Bryan ZwemkeAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Innovation, Survival

In this Post The reality of a mental health day (MHD). Take steps to better your mental status through 10-15 min of purposeful you time. Daily reflection is key. Build in supports to make each day manageable. At certain points of a school year, you may hear someone talking about taking a mental health day (MHD) – you may have … Read More

Is Social Media the New Email? Tips for Telling Your Story with Pride

Bryan ZwemkeAdministration, Blog, Engagement, Innovation, Technology

In This Post Don’t be scared of Social Media – it’s the future! Develop a #hashtag for your classroom or school. If you are a teacher or principal, consider developing it with your staff or students. Brand recognition and building your school’s online reputation is becoming a part of school community relations. Be sure to follow your district’s protocol on … Read More

When is the Right Time in Teaching to…?

Jeffrey KubiakAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

In This Post: Deciding when you should, and shouldn’t, discuss controversial topics with students. Is it ever the right time for test prep? Putting on your #GritBritches and sticking your neck out for awesomeness! When is the right time to…? Such an ever-present question, right? Have you ever found yourself wondering, “Is now a good time to discuss ____?” or … Read More

Humanizing School: 3 Ways to Make Students Feel Valid and Valued

Jeffrey AustinAdministration, Blog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation

HUMANIZING SCHOOL - Jeffrey Austin

We can try to humanize school with help from students. Students provided feedback through student-centered discussions on humanizing schools. Students were more interested in foundational changes than they were in educational technology or systems. The 3 major categories students’ responses fall into are trusting students, valuing their knowledge, and providing meaningful feedback. Recently, in a training with a local non-profit, … Read More