Episode 31: Funky Flamingo Friday with Dave Schmittou

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How do you find the intersection of ability and motivation for your teachers and students? What happens when we learn that importance and happiness don’t always go hand in hand? Tune in to this conversation with Dr. Dave Schmittou about collective teacher efficacy to find out. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES

The Gift of Happiness: 6 Keys to Cultivating Happiness

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Happiness can be cultivated in simple ways in the classroom. There are 6 keys to cultivating happiness. Happiness is a mindset and a heartset. It is a gift you can give to yourself and others. Happiness is something you can protect. In my experience, when I ask young children how they feel, many will say “happy.” When I ask the … Read More

Before You Throw in the Towel: REASSESS

Latrese YoungerBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Being a teacher is not for the faint of heart. Teaching is a calling. If you ever feel helpless, unappreciated, or want to leave the profession, don’t. Instead, REASSESS: remember, evaluate, affirm, seek, study, eliminate, survey, and shift. By nature, I am highly reflective. As a teacher, I often looked forward to ways to redo a poorly executed lesson … Read More

9 Practices to Boost Your Happiness

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Learn practices that experts have shown to positively impact happiness. Identify what additional practice brings you joy. Reevaluate your schedule to see how you can incorporate some of these healthy habits into your day. How can we stay grounded? Esther Perel, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, posed a brilliant question: How can we stay grounded when the … Read More