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

The Heart of Education: Feeling Safe

Jennifer WaldvogelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR Emotional safety is just as critical as physical safety. Creating safe spaces in our classrooms starts with understanding our own safety needs. Build hands-on tasks with students and colleagues to break down complex emotional ideas. Using mood meters provides learners with a language to describe their emotions. Feeling safe is a fundamental need. Learners’ attention in our classes depends … Read More

EP 193 3 Levels of SEL Implementation

Tre Gammagethe dash, The Dash Podcast

Tre' Gammage · EP 193 3 Levels Of SEL Implementation MORE EPISODES Time stamps: 1:33 – Take Away 4:08 – Missing Competencies 9:01 – Collaborate – Videogram 1 10:07 14:45 – What it means Videogram 2 15: 48 16:30 -Discount Code Videogram 3 17:42