Connecting Your Class with Authors

Mason NicholsBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: Virtual learning led to decreased student motivation, prompting the need for engaging and meaningful activities. Using picture books and connecting with authors proved effective in fostering social-emotional learning and motivation. Strategies such as utilizing social media, attending author book signings, and exploring author websites facilitated connections and sparked students’ interest in writing and reading. After several weeks of virtual … Read More

Five Keys For Elite Performance with Dom Brightmon

Jerod Phillips Sr.Blog, The Squad Builder Podcast

In this episode, I’m joined by Dom Brightmon. We jump into his 5 keys for elite performance and his work with his podcast, Going North. Follow Dr. Phillips on Twitter at @japhillips0722 and Instagram at drjaphillips0722. You can find Dom Brightmon and all his contact information at Music from Uppbeat (free for Creators!):; License code: K9P90BR2TLXEJTEK MORE EPISODES

Episode 3.13 with James Moffett: Let’s be Rigorous and Relevant with our Relationships!

Ryan ScottThe Big ED Idea Podcast

ames is an elementary school principal who has created, implemented, and helped others create and implement trauma-informed practices in their schools. Throughout his career, he has taught various demographic groups, observing the differences and similarities in effective instructional and behavioral strategies. Ultimately, James realized what we all know, meaningful relationships enhance behavior and academic success. James serves as principal at … Read More

Episode 3.12 with CJ Reynolds: Teachers are the pros. Treat them like it!

Ryan ScottThe Big ED Idea Podcast

CJ Reynolds’ has taught ninth grade Literature and the History of Hip-Hop for nearly 20 years in Camden, NJ, and West Philadelphia. His mission is to help all educators become the change makers they’re called to be. He seeks to transform educators’ perspectives, enrich their visions, and empower their practices so that they can do the same for their students. … Read More