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.”
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."
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.
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.
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.