Episode #212: Brian Faulkner

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Brian Faulkner is the principal of Kaneland Harter Middle School in Kaneland C.U.S.D. 302.  He says “My focus has been simple from the very start of my career; give students what they need in order to be successful.  I fully embrace teacher leadership and a shared leadership philosophy and look for creative ways our staff can collaborate, share, observe one-another, … Read More

Educators Are Saving the Day: 4 Ways to Fill Their Cup

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

TL;DR: It’s easy to get lost in the daily grind and forget to see one another. Personalized small talk breaks the cycle of obligatory conversation. Small, personal tokens go further to create value than mass appreciation. Small Gestures to Show Appreciation  The smallest gesture can be powerful when it shows us we’re seen—not as teachers, specialists, or principals, but as … Read More