A Heart in the Write Place | Episode 28 with Dennis Mathew

Brad HughesBlog, Good News Brad News Podcast

The multi-talented Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter and author, from Mustang, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Dennis has worked with students in schools and through non-profit work for over 20 years. In 2018, he launched his authorship with Bello the Cello, followed by My Wild First Day of School and How Grizzly Found Gratitude. He is also … Read More

Episode 20 | Featuring Alix Maffin-Pirie

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Alix Maffin-Pirie is an enthusiastic English Language Arts teacher in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud firefighter’s wife, rescue-dog mama, lover of the outdoors, board games, corny jokes, and a life long learner. Alix knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps playing “classroom” in her basement was the first clue she’d found her calling! … Read More

Ten Books About Mental Health for Your Classroom

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Talking about mental health is important all year beyond Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Hearing people share their own voice about their personal experiences may be hard to find but there are sources out there. In this post, you will discover 10 books about mental health for your classroom. Consider content warnings and avoiding tropes and stereotypes. Consider … Read More

Books to Love: A Focus on Cultivating Kindness

Jacie MaslykBlog, Self Care Better

In This Post: An educator’s review of a book about kindness and a suggestion to focus on the kindness that exists in your day-to-day. Three children’s book suggestions to cultivate kindness among your students, whatever your role in education. As an avid reader, I enjoy reading all types of books.  I grab professional development books when I am interested in … Read More