Episode #240: Kim Hamer

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

On April 16, 2009, Kim Hamer watched her 44-yr-old husband take his last breath. During his illness and after his death, she was amazed by the helpful ways their coworkers, bosses, friends, and family supported them. Kim started calling their kind actions “acts of love”. After the death of her husband, Kim, an HR leader, noticed how little guidance leaders … Read More

Love And Marriage: Co-Teaching Relationships

Meghan PahlkeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Co-teaching is a relationship similar to an arranged marriage with shared experiences that feel like triumphs and challenges. Continue to get to know each other personally and professionally to build the relationship. Ask questions to learn more about each other. Have proactive communication to discuss how you will share responsibilities. Ask reflective questions. Recognize each co-teaching partner is unique … Read More

5 Tips for Cultivating Atomic Love & Joy

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

TL;DR: We can experience and cultivate atomic love and joy throughout our day and every day using the 5 tips suggested. Invest in getting to know yourself better. This helps when dealing with adversity. Know what brings you joy and cultivate it! Share love and appreciation. Don’t be afraid to say, “I love you.” Teach Better together. Lean on each … Read More

Love Better: Connecting Again in Hard Times

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: While some teachers were excited to be back at school, others loved working from home. A lot of negativity was hidden when people didn’t have to interact with one another in person daily. How do you react to negative experiences at your school? Connect to students and staff members, practice patience, and love better. Back to School After being … Read More