E 13: How to Build Resilience in Our Students: Actionable Ways to Help Students Develop Grit, Growth Mindset, and Confidence in the Face of Adversity (with Dr. Jillian Roberts)

Have you ever found yourself puzzling over fostering resilience in our students but felt at a loss about how to get there? My remarkable guest describes through animated and relatable storytelling how to do just that by developing #grit, #growth mindset, and #confidence within our students.

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An Interview with Peter H. Reynolds: How to Inspire the Happy Dreamers in your Class

“Creative thinking is the fuel for getting things going. Dreaming about the project is a huge part of the process. The actual 'doing' requires following through on the dream, but the dream is the rough sketch. I encourage people to ponder and conjure the vision, but eventually I'll nudge you to "prove your groove." Don't … Continue reading An Interview with Peter H. Reynolds: How to Inspire the Happy Dreamers in your Class

Seth Godin: What is School For?

As an educator, have you ever found yourself stumped by the question, "Why are we even doing this?" or have you ever been graced with the inevitable "Is this on the test?" query? In this very special episode, I talk to the one and only Seth Godin about disrupting the industrial model of education, helping … Continue reading Seth Godin: What is School For?

Back-to-School Anxiety

So, it turns out that I’m not so good at transitions. For years as an educator, I’ve worked hard to meet my students halfway when it comes to transitions, especially the ones who specifically struggle to switch from one activity to another. To prevent cataclysmic meltdowns, I did what every teacher does: 5-minute warnings before … Continue reading Back-to-School Anxiety

Back to School: Tips for Success (Part Two)

In this special episode you’ll learn and hear: a unique way to connect authentically with families during your first week in the classroom a great way for students to get to know each other and the staff within your school an awesome hands-on activity to start your first day off right and a list of … Continue reading Back to School: Tips for Success (Part Two)

My Visit to St. Michaels University School

It was a scorching hot day as I pulled up to the front of the gorgeous brick building and emerged from my car, weighed down by bulky bags of art supplies and all of the equipment necessary for my impending presentation on kindness. Greeted by the warm and friendly staff, I was directed to the … Continue reading My Visit to St. Michaels University School

The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June

The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June Five years ago at the end of each school-year in the busy month of June, I started the practice of writing a letter to myself.  Like a ritual, I would seal the letter and place it in the left-hand drawer of my desk on the last day … Continue reading The Letter Every Teacher Should Write in June