Educators around the country are finding ways to stay connected, to create support structures, and to help one another navigate this difficult and challenging time. Remember, we have each other; and we are stronger together. This blog highlights some best practices many teams around the country are implementing.
In times of great uncertainty, unrest, and even fear, much can be learned from our history. While the Coronavirus pandemic has set our world into new uncharted territory, episodes in our history have tested our resolve in a similar manner.
Learn the critical conditions that must be created for every educator to thrive, and learn proven strategies that will invigorate and maximize every member of your team.
I worked in juvenile probation for eight years before becoming a teacher, so I’ve seen the potentially devastating effect of the emotional issues that kids deal with. Before I took over as principal at Bluebonnet Elementary, I was an assistant principal at the middle school, where many of our discipline issues stemmed from students not being able to problem-solve or maintain healthy relationships.
7 Mindsets, the national leader in mindsets-based social and emotional learning (SEL) curriculum and activities, today announced the publication of Ridiculously Amazing Schools: Creating a Culture Where Everyone Thrives. The new book is co-authored by Tracey Smith, the principal of Brookwood (GA) Elementary School, and Jeff Waller, 7 Mindsets’ co-creator and vice president of educational services.
My New Year’s Resolution for 2020 is to work. That’s right! I want to work. Here are 5 ways I am going to make 2020 work better for me.
If we want to truly invoke Equity in education, it will happen at the tip of the spear; when more of us educators truly appreciate the circumstances of our students and adapt our curriculum and systems to meet them where they are at…
Brookwood Elementary has a high teacher turnover rate, but not for the reasons you might expect. Last year I had two teachers leave for administrative positions. Two others went to middle schools because they wanted to empower kids at that age level. We’ve also had teachers leave to…
Instead of focusing their monthly faculty meetings on logistical items that could really be sent in an email, Tracey emphasized the impact of the mindsets on shifting school culture. These meetings put team-building front and center and introduced their “Mindset of the Month.”