Summer Series: SEL

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

The 2021 Summer Series continues with a roundtable discussion on Social-Emotional Learning. Joining Tom for this discussion are Tre’ Gammage, Jessica Hannigan, & John Hannigan. Tre’ Gammage is a Dean of Students & SEL Consultant from South Carolina. Tre’ has always had a passion for helping others. With a vast background in speaking, podcasting, and consulting, Tre’ was once told … Read More

Create Safe Spaces

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: We remember what is taught through stories with courageous conversations. Stories help us understand, connect, and give a pathway and multiple opportunities to teaching concepts. Stories resonate with us and are close to our hearts to empower our spirit when there is a safe classroom discussion space. Create safe spaces by incorporating storytelling, reflection, journaling, and using graphic organizers … Read More

It’s All a Blur: Lessons Learned From Endings & Beginnings

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Reflect on the lessons learned from the endings and beginnings you experience. To prevent the blur, reflect on the beginning and identify what you learned at the end. Create concrete ways to apply those lessons. How often do you reflect on your life, instructional practice, or progress towards accomplishing goals? Do you wait until it’s time to create resolutions … Read More

Ep. 32: With Age Comes… | Yvette Jackson | Non-Verbal Cues

Tom SchimmerThe Tom Schimmer Podcast

In Don’t @ Me (1:18), Tom explores the societal contradiction that emerges when we finish the expression, “With Ages Comes Wisdom.” Then, Tom is joined by Dr. Yvette Jackson (13:55), author of Pedagogy of Confidence to discuss the equity issue surrounding Special Education and Gifted programs. Finally, in Assessment Corner (1:32:14), Tom discusses the formative role of non-verbal cues in … Read More

Episode 17 | Featuring Kristin Wiens

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Kristin Wiens is an Inclusion Coach for the Sooke School District (#62) located on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Her main focus is creating and facilitating professional learning opportunities for staff, including a year-long Education Assistant program. Kristin’s illustrations support educational topics related to inclusion, self-regulation, mindfulness and more. She is passionate about inclusion, visual communication, Universal Design for … Read More