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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Top 10 Empowering Educators Podcast Episodes

The Empowering Educators Podcast has reached it’s 5th birthday and has over 200 episodes to celebrate. It’s mission is to educate and inspire educators to remain in the field with the support shared on every episode. This podcast is geared towards new teachers, teacher leaders, and teachers in distress or transition. With over 250,000 downloads,…

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223: Recalibrate Your Expectations

This year is quite different than other years of teaching. If we were using a rubric, this year wouldn’t be scoring at the top. Therefore, why are we holding ourselves to the same expectations? It is time for us to recalibrate our expectations and make adjustments based on our new reality. In order to be…

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222: The Best and Worst of Times

In March of 2020 our lives were altered and changed. While we thought most of the changes were temporary, we are now living in a different time. Just because change has happened doesn’t mean all that comes with COVID-19 is bad. You can choose to see the golden moments that are sprinkled in our new…

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How to Set Boundaries as a Teacher Leader

One of the hardest obstacles to overcome as a teacher leader is to set boundaries. It’s uncomfortable and often frowned upon. However, it is the most powerful leadership tool one can employ. It’s no secret that the role of teacher leadership is ever evolving, and sometimes not quite articulated or planned out. This leads to…

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