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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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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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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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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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The Importance of Virtual Connections with Parents

Virtual connections are becoming more important by the day as schools are forced to move to distance learning models. Traditional in-person parent communication methods (conferences, open houses, school events etc.) are no longer at an educator’s disposal due to COVID-19 precautions. This doesn’t mean parent communication halts; rather, it’s time to reinvent the way parent…

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Virtual Classroom Management

Virtual classroom management is becoming the new teacher superpower as schools pivot to online learning environments. Luckily, the skills teachers use to manage a classroom in-person can easily translate to virtual instruction. However, there are a few additional skills to acquire that specifically will apply to successfully managing a virtual classroom. Both aspects will be…

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