Episode 38: The Cards You’re Dealt with Doug Kaplicky

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

Turning around a school climate is a big lift, but that is Doug Kaplicky’s specialty. Building on the article titled “The Cards You’re Dealt”, Doug talks in depth about parent connections, onboarding employees,┬áculture, relationships, and mentoring moments. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES

Tales of a Teacher: New Teacher Support

Becky ThalBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: This post shares an interview with Susan Jachymiak on why she’s passionate about the topic of new teacher support. Good mentors should be transparent, supportive, and passionate. Many first-year teachers struggle with classroom management. Make sure you give yourself breaks to recharge. New Teacher Support: Interview with Susan Jachymiak I’ve been following Susan Jachymiak on social media for a … Read More

Episode #87: Natalie Valencia

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Nathalie Valencia was born in Bogota Colombia. At age 16, she migrated with her Mother to the US. She is currently a program Coordinator for the Coach and Mentoring Program at Denver Public Schools. Her journey working in education started when she was just 17 years old, when she started working as a Spanish and Statistics tutor, Library clerk and … Read More

The Time is NOW to Advance Teacher-Leadership

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Advance teacher-leadership by transforming yourself, mentoring, identifying needs, clearing obstacles and distractions, and focusing on self-care. NOW is the time for mentors and school leaders to challenge self-doubt, soothe despair, and invest in our teacher-leaders. The COVID-19 crisis has proven that extraordinary change can happen in a short period of time. Nearly every aspect of educational practice—planning, teaching and … Read More