Maintaining Your Mindset When Preparing for the Unknown

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: It is important to maintain a positive mindset when preparing for the unknown. Preparation breeds protection, security, and safety. Just as we prepare for the threat of inclement weather, we should prepare for the possibility of sudden school closures. Create classroom routines and communicate with parents regularly to maintain an environment of reliability. Just when we thought we had … Read More

It’s All a Blur: Lessons Learned From Endings & Beginnings

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Reflect on the lessons learned from the endings and beginnings you experience. To prevent the blur, reflect on the beginning and identify what you learned at the end. Create concrete ways to apply those lessons. How often do you reflect on your life, instructional practice, or progress towards accomplishing goals? Do you wait until it’s time to create resolutions … Read More

Life Doesn’t Come with GPS: Will You Sink or Sail?

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Life doesn’t come with a built-in GPS system. Our emotions are what our bodies use to send alerts and signals to our internal world. As you continue to regulate your emotional GPS, will you choose to sink or help students sail? Use your emotional GPS to guide you in the right direction. Around this time last year, I woke … Read More

Educators Are Hybrid Heroes: Learn to Trust Your Instincts

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Educators are hybrid heroes. Hybrid heroes are educators who will forever be ingrained in history as those front-line workers who changed the face of teaching and learning. Connections, customization, and configurations are what will matter the most when working to achieve balance in this new adaptation in education. Whether you have just welcomed students back into the building or … Read More

Defining Moments, Mindset, and Moving Forward

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We are living in a defining moment that will forever change the face of education as we know it. In moments like this, mindset is what matters most. Move through the change continuum more efficiently by attending to your emotions, setting goals, providing support, focusing on self-care, and trusting the plan. Over the past month, countless educators have begun … Read More