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

SELebrate Good Times: Featuring Kim Gameroz

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Aspire to Lead, Kim Gameroz, Joshua Stamper, SEL

In this week’s episode, Kim Gameroz breaks down the misconceptions of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and how to build a systematic approach to have the most impact with SEL practices. In this episode, we discuss: Creating a common language   Making Morning Meetings meaningful  And her upcoming book!  About Kim Gameroz: Kim Gameroz is a change agent for schools and districts … 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

The Secret of Building Resilient Kids: Growth Mindset

Pamela HallBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Learn to teach kids that failure is a process and never a final state. Mistakes are opportunities to learn, to fail forward, and keep growing. Use picture books to teach resilience and grit. Growth Mindset: No More Giving Up! So often, kids say, “I can’t” or “It’s too hard.” So how do we instill the notion that failure is … Read More