Episode #125: Growing Empathy So We Connect More Deeply with Joshua Freedman

Barbara BrayRethinking Learning Podcast

Episode #125_ Growing Empathy So We Connect with Joshua Freedman

 Joshua Freedman is a specialist on emotional intelligence, an author, and the Chief Executive Officer of Six Seconds, a non-profit dedicated to emotional intelligence (EQ). He co-developed EQ assessments and published a number of books and articles on the topic, creating an international network of consultants and coaches. In our conversation, Josh shared three inspiring stories that impacted his journey.  Your Background … Read More

Reverse the Golden Rule

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR Reverse the golden rule. Treat yourself how others would like to be treated. Self-compassion increases your levels of happiness, health, and resilience. Golden Rule: Treat Yourself How Others Like to Be Treated Think of one of your closest, dearest friends. Imagine they are in a sad season and going through something challenging. How do you talk to them? How … Read More

Episode #124 – Touch the Heart Before You Can Reach the Brain with Hal Roberts

Barbara BrayRethinking Learning Podcast

Episode #124- Touch the Heart Before the Brain with Hal Roberts

 Hal Roberts has had an amazing journey as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and educational consultant. He focuses on leadership and the relationship with wine. Yes, I said, wine. Hal is the author of Make Waves! and started Safe Harbor Academy as a school for kids with incarcerated parents.  Background, where you grew up Born and raised in Dallas, I was … Read More

Redefine Your Rules: Flexibility and Self-Compassion

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Set flexible standards for yourself to increase self-compassion. Celebrate who you are. Focus on your successes throughout each day. Pause and think about your response before acting. Redefine Your Rules On any given day, I could list a few things that bother my inherently natural “I’M A RULE FOLLOWER” instinct. Things like: people standing in line on cell phones … Read More

The Time is NOW for Compassionate Hiring

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: During the interview process, teacher candidates deserve compassionate conditions through which their competence and character may be revealed. Some ways to show compassion are: provide details before the interview, set a welcoming and positive tone at the beginning of the interview, make it visible that you are listening, close the interview by asking if the candidate has any questions … Read More