Making Productive Rest a Priority

Making productive rest a priority is one of the biggest indicators of future creativity, accuracy, enjoyment and success. Did you know…? Productive rest allows your body to recuperate spent energy while only working on essential activities. This then allows the brain time to recalibrate. It processes old information to make room for new information. It…

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227: Don’t Miss the Lesson

Even in the chaos swirling around you, there is a lesson to be learned. 2020 is going to be one of the most challenging seasons of our careers, however it doesn’t all have to be bad. Each day you are becoming a better version of yourself if you are choosing to stay present, positive and…

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How to Become an Engaging Leader

Becoming an engaging leader can be a natural transition for educators. Teachers spend an inordinate amount of time designing and delivering lessons that authentically engage their students. This results in achievement gains for students all while improving teacher proficiency. Educators can leverage this skillset in their approach to leadership. It is essential to be engaging…

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Enhancing Communication during Digital Learning with Administration

Communication during digital learning can be an obstacle, but not an insurmountable one. This series of posts will outline ways to communicate with various stakeholders (parents, colleagues, and students) during digital learning as well as share what type of information to communicate. Although digital learning looks different for everyone right now during Covid-19 shutdowns, the…

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Enhancing Communication during Digital Learning with Colleagues

Communication during digital learning can be an obstacle, but not an insurmountable one. This series of posts will outline ways to communicate with various stakeholders (parents, administrators, and students) during digital learning as well as share what type of information to communicate. Although digital learning looks different for everyone right now during Covid-19 shutdowns, the…

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Enhancing Communication during Digital Learning with Students

Communication during digital learning can be an obstacle, but not an insurmountable one. This series of posts will outline ways to communicate with various stakeholders (parents, colleagues, and administrators) during digital learning as well as share what type of information to communicate. Although digital learning looks different for everyone right now during Covid-19 shutdowns, the…

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225: Bonus Edition- James Sturtevant is Back!

James Sturtevant navigated thirty-four years in a public high school classroom. He now teaches Intro to Education and Assessment to future teachers at Muskingum University. He combines fearless experimentation with a willingness to learn from younger tech-savvy students and colleagues. He’s authored three additional books that promote student engagement and bonding with kids. James hosts…

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Enhancing Communication during Digital Learning with Parents

Communication during digital learning can be an obstacle, but not an insurmountable one. This series of posts will outline ways to communicate with various stakeholders (administrators, colleagues, and students) during digital learning as well as share what type of information to communicate. Although digital learning looks different for everyone right now during Covid-19 shutdowns, the…

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224: Supporting Student Adjustment

We have spent a lot of time discussing how teachers should adjust this year. We also have to consider how our students are doing with all the adjustments that they are facing. As leaders in their life, we have to take the time to acknowledge the adjustments they are making.  We also have to help…

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