Episode 15 | Featuring Hans & Jennifer Appel

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Hans Appel is an educator, speaker, and writer deeply committed to inspiring the whole child.  He’s the author of Award Winning Culture: Building School-Wide Intentionality and Action Through Character, Excellence, and Community. Additionally, he’s the Director of Culture for the Teach Better Team, co-host of the Award Winning Culture podcast, and the Co-Creator of Award Winning Culture. Jennifer Appel is an educator, coach, speaker, … Read More

Superhero Teachers Empower Superhero Students

Hans AppelBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Superhero teachers create and empower superhero students. Creating thriving super-students comes down to these big ideas: nurturing heart, developing mind, and cultivating will. Teaching isn’t about grades, standards, and tests. It’s about inspiring the inner superhero of each child. “All our energy has gone into stretching kids’ cognitive abilities and neglecting the human side—the source of energy, joy, inspiration, … Read More

An Optimistic Outlook on Your Classroom

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: The tenets of an optimistic outlook on your classroom include having a positive climate and culture. Reflect on the level of morale, productivity, and student satisfaction in your classroom. Develop actions to optimistically impact students’ views on teaching and learning in your classroom. Climate and culture are often referred to as the “feel” of the school. Essentially, this feel … Read More