The Heart of Education: Feeling Safe

Jennifer WaldvogelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR Emotional safety is just as critical as physical safety. Creating safe spaces in our classrooms starts with understanding our own safety needs. Build hands-on tasks with students and colleagues to break down complex emotional ideas. Using mood meters provides learners with a language to describe their emotions. Feeling safe is a fundamental need. Learners’ attention in our classes depends … Read More

Physical Health & Education Affect Mental Health

Catherine MoffattBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Playing and moving around have loads of benefits for physical and mental health. Are we sucking the fun out of sport when we focus on competing? How can we use physical education to address the social-emotional wellbeing of students? Exercise and the Outdoors Exercise and time outdoors in nature are shown over and over again to be beneficial for … Read More

The Learning Diamond

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

Though we are learning more about the importance of our relationships in schools and workplaces, which are the relationships that actually drive learning? In this solo episode, host Natalie Vardabasso explains how our relationships with a mentor, a champion, a coach, and ourselves create the optimal learning diamond. Show Notes: Defining the pinnacle of the learning diamond and guide for … Read More