How Can We Fight Censorship?

Daniel LindstromBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Book challenges in the US nearly doubled in 2022, focusing largely on children’s and young people’s books. Response to censorship includes President Biden’s plan to appoint a federal coordinator to address book bans, along with efforts from educational organizations, librarians, and publishers like Penguin Random House. Various groups, such as the Great Books Foundation, are actively fighting censorship by … Read More

High Standards, No Excuses

Jerod Phillips Sr.Blog

  In this episode #14, I am joined by Ross Braun. Ross is a former elementary school principal, and he is the current VP for School Life. Learn more about Ross and his work at themrbraun.com. Follow Dr. Phillips on X at @japhillips0722, Instagram at drjaphillips0722, LinkedIN at Dr. Jerod Phillips Sr., and TikTok at @docjaphillips. Theme Music from #Uppbeat … Read More

Courage, Sacrifice, and Resilience: Month of the Military Child

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: April celebrates the Month of the Military Child, recognizing their courage and resilience. Military children embody strength and resilience and form strong bonds amidst constant change. Let’s honor and support military children, acknowledging their sacrifices and contributions. As April blooms and spreads its warmth, it brings a poignant reminder of courage, sacrifice, and resilience: the Month of the Military … Read More

Using Read-Alouds to Boost Inquiry

Daniel LindstromBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Reading aloud enhances inquiry-centered learning and fosters joy in the classroom. It improves vocabulary, models fluent reading, and benefits auditory learners. Active listening during read-alouds promotes self-awareness, social-emotional learning, and positive associations with reading, especially beneficial for older students. Reading texts aloud to your students—no matter what their age or independent reading level—is a great way to intensify inquiry-centered … Read More

What is the Solution for Staffing Shortages? – School Administrator Mastermind

Joshua StamperAdministrator Mastermind Recaps, Blog, Lead Better

Admin Mastermind Recap, Katie Miglin, Joshua Stamper, Teacher Shortage, Creative hiring

In our recent Admin Mastermind session, Joshua Stamper and Katie Miglin delved into the pressing issue of staffing shortages affecting schools and districts across the country. The conversation highlighted the profound impact of these shortages, from the struggle to fill leadership positions in remote schools to the need for e-learning days due to insufficient staff coverage. We also discussed the … Read More