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,¬†culture, relationships, and mentoring moments. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show. MORE EPISODES

The Gift of Celebrating Creativity

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: We celebrate creativity because content creators give us a gift of knowledge, ideas, thoughts, and stories…a part of who they are.¬†Creativity is a gift so we should thank content creators for sharing. Gratitude is meant to be shared. There are three reasons why celebrating creativity is an important gift: (1) uplift, encourage, and appreciate content creators (2) amplify voices … Read More

Moving Beyond the Walls of Your Classroom: Why Relationships with Colleagues Matter

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Some teaching days are great and some are hard. Having colleagues to talk to helps. Building relationships with colleagues can give you a network to problem solve with. Short conversations can change your day and plant the seed of a strong relationship. Take the chance to build relationships with colleagues. RINNNGGG! The end of the day is finally here. … Read More

The New Leader on Campus: Importance of Building Relationships

Ashley HubnerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many ways to get to know your team as a new building leader: staff survey, meet and greet time, over lunch, and collaborative planning. Be visible, notice and name the great things you see by being specific in your language. Show appreciation by understanding the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Building relationships with new staff can … Read More

Build Better Relationships: 3 Foundational Mindset Shifts

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

TL;DR: Relationships matter. Being connected is important for our overall happiness and well-being. There are foundational 3 mindset shifts that will help you build better relationships: (1) See relationships as gifts. (2) The relationship you have with yourself is also a gift. (3) Treat every interaction as an opportunity to improve your connection as building blocks. We can cultivate our … Read More