231: Great Leaders are Great Listeners

Do you tell rather than ask? Do you solve rather remain curious? Do you check out rather than lean in? The quality of your listening muscles are directly related to the impact of your leadership. Therefore great leaders are great listeners. Specifically practicing our listening skills can have direct impact on in the way we…

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229: The Future of Mentorship

We have lost so many great teachers in our profession and we are losing more each day. Teacher mentorship can help us save more of our elite educators but we have to get a better support system first. Mentorship in education has  stigma of underperformance. We have to change our programs so that our structure…

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228: Wrong Environment

Your training as an educator did not prepare you for the job you are currently doing. It’s ok to acknowledge that this year is not your best and that you have weaknesses. What is important is that you also realize that weaknesses are just strengths in a different area. If you were to put yourself…

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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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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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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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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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