312: Positive Classroom Culture

Investigate the power of positivity in the classroom and its impact on student engagement through this episode! From fostering inclusivity to promoting collaboration, uncover practical strategies for creating a supportive learning environment that empowers students to thrive and participate actively in their education journey. You’ll walk away with 10 ideas for easy and immediate implementation!


  • Explicitly teach the why behind the what.
  • …before we can start tweaking instruction, we have to nail the environment…
  • Stressed brains can’t learn.

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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.