Making Your Mark on Students and on Your Building

Dana GoodierBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Bring inspiration into your classroom to have a positive school year. Build strong positive relationships and guide students to have positive relationships with others. Find ways to contribute to your school and community. As we start the 22-23 school year, we’re all looking for new and innovative ways to make our marks on students, our building, and/or our community. … Read More

Kids Do Better When They Can

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Welcome to a new blog series to discuss which practices support students best. Let’s look at the social and emotional skills of our students. Kids do better when they can. Let’s explicitly teach them the skills they need to grow. Be consistent with expectations. Ask for clarification before correcting a student. I’m excited to begin this new journey with … Read More

Human-First “Withness” with Jaz Ampaw-Farr

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

On episode 76 of the podcast, I’m talking with Jaz Ampaw-Farr about becoming united in your activism for your school community. When you work together, you can come up with even more ideas and ways to make an impact in your school. ⁠One of Jaz’s big dreams is to see a human first approach to the learning. What can we … Read More

Empathetic Love: How the Great Principals Lead

Efraín MartinezBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Empathy is essential in schools. Principals should continue to develop ways to demonstrate empathy towards their staff. Be empathetic when working to support staff, provide them feedback, and help them improve. One of our great pleasures in life, you wouldn’t take real joy watching a movie or reading a novel if you couldn’t feel suddenly ambushed with feelings being … Read More

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