Carrying Heavy Things: Support Students

Matthew BowermanBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We all have a lot going on and are carrying a lot of heavy things. What does that look like at your school with your students? Communicate with stakeholders to help carry the weight. Provide school-based support for students. Assist staff with self-care by practicing collective care and supporting boundaries. Carrying Heavy Things: Support Students “I’m afraid I won’t … Read More

Power of a Supportive Admin

Susan JachymiakBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: An administrator who supports teachers is powerful and can boost teachers’ confidence, growth, and excitement toward work. Supportive administrators can make teachers stay in the profession. The Power of Support I started my fourth school at my school this year, and looking back, one thing that made a difference is the power of an administrator who was right there … Read More

Here Comes the Sun

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: How do you support those around you? How have you felt supported by others? What are your plans to strengthen relationships this season? Here Comes the Sun It’s May and no matter where you live, it is becoming a bit sunnier.  Today, we’ll talk about sunshine metaphorically.  But before we talk about the sun, let’s talk about mountains. In … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better with Love

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers. Lead with love as you take care of your hive. Compliment staff and students. Get involved in the community your school is part of. Bond with new students. Freshen up your classroom decor. All you need is love! In the immortal words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “All you … Read More

Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor. Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research. Her subject matter expertise has … Read More