Inspiring Cultures of Wellness in Schools

Alexis ShepardBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Teacher burnout is a systemic problem. We need to reimagine systems where teachers and their wellness are prioritized. Create cultures of wellness at school. Consider forming a wellness committee that includes admin and teachers as well as other staff members. Prioritize Teachers I don’t need to tell you that the problem of teacher burnout is systemic. Through no fault … Read More

Heart of Education: Classroom Families

Jennifer WaldvogelBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Children may have a hard time recognizing their talents and skills. Educators can build students’ conflict resolution toolkit with stress reduction tools and empathy practice. Open each class with an activity that grounds students into the present moment. There’s a reason educators call students their “kids.” If schools are microcosms of society, then the classroom is a representation of … Read More

Relationship with Research | Laura Rizo | Standardized Test Engagement

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (1:50), Tom opens by asking listeners to reflect on their relationship with educational research. Then, Tom is joined by teen coach and staff developer Laura Rizo (10:55) for a conversation about student relationships, SEL, & family engagement. Finally, in Assessment Corner (51:23), Tom answers a listener’s question about how to increase student engagement in standardized testing. … Read More

Relationships & Communication: 3 Strategies for Success at School and Home

Tre GammageBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Strong relationships lead to more success. Be flexible with your communication style to help support everyone. In 2016, LinkedIn published an article declaring that 85% of jobs are filled through networking. And most of these jobs are filled before they are even posted online (Adler 2020). This has nothing to do with education but everything to do with relationships. They … Read More

Episode 40: Life Above the Line with Tom Cody

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How does someone flip from being negative and broken to being the positive influence on kids? Tom Cody, a 40 year educator from Minnesota, made that transition and now trains others in owning their life and leading for positive school culture through his work with Top 20 Training. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show.   MORE … Read More