Three Ways to Promote Teacher Retention

2022-10-17T14:28:25-04:00September 4, 2019|

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...

Using the 7 Mindsets to Shift School Culture

2022-10-17T22:35:21-04:00April 1, 2019|

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.”

Positive Referrals For Students

2022-10-18T03:13:49-04:00October 5, 2017|

Being sent to the principal’s office has historically been associated with stressful, negative feelings for students. But today, a growing number of schools are implementing a new best practice called "Positive Office Referrals."

10 Inspiring Books for Students

2023-01-11T15:49:56-05:00July 5, 2016|

As educators, it's important that we use the resources around us to give our students the best possible information, perspectives, and opportunities in life. Here is a list of 10 classic, must-read inspiring books for students.

Smart Goal Setting for Students

2022-10-18T04:20:47-04:00June 7, 2016|

Teaching our students to set goals effectively can be life-changing. However, as we teach goal-setting to them, we need to make sure we’re showing them how to use goals to have the greatest possible positive impact on their lives.

37 Affirmations for Students

2022-10-18T04:22:07-04:00May 31, 2016|

One of the easiest and most impactful things we can teach our students to positively reprogram their self-talk is the proper use of affirmations. We can also provide them with tried and true affirmations for teens that have helped millions of their peers.

30 Quotes About Gratitude

2015-06-30T08:25:34-04:00June 30, 2015|

Having an Attitude of Gratitude was shown to mean more than thinking about all the good things in your life. As a matter of fact, everyone we interviewed would invariably point to a period of adversity or struggle in their lives as the time when they gained the knowledge, developed the relationship or built the skill or trait that ultimately allowed them to become happy and successful.

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