Teachers, Write Your Own Headlines

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Writing your own headlines can help transform negativity into a more positive light. Focus on the good. We know when we do that, the good just keeps getting better. Write Your Own Headlines! There’s a story floating around the Internet by Pastor Andy Stanley with the idea of writing your own headlines. Given the state of the world and … Read More

 Have Courageous Conversations

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Advocate for equity and inclusion by being brave and honest. Know you can’t control the reaction of others, but you can control your actions to create positive spaces. Don’t let the voice of someone be silenced. It’s not ok, so speak up. This post shares 4 steps to having courageous conversations. Journaling/Reflection Questions for Courageous Conversations: Can you plan … 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

Episode #119: Bring Your Stories to Life with Tanya Gough

Barbara BrayRethinking Learning Podcast

Episode #119: Bring Your Stories to Life with Tanya Gough

 Tanya Gough has been an ESL teacher, a retail store owner, a corporate digital marketer, and a freelance content strategist, intelligence researcher, and web developer. Today, she is the founder of StoryBilder, a creative writing platform for new and aspiring writers. Tanya also writes middle-grade fantasy fiction and science-infused fantasy short stories for adults.  Through your experiences at school, … Read More

See, What Had Happened Podcast | Slow Down And You’ll See More | S1 E3

Andre DaughtySee What Had Happened Podcast

 Everyone has a good story to tell and this podcast provides those opportunities to tell those types of educational stories, from from the good, the bad and everything in between. In this episode: Getting to Know Melody McAllister Slowing Down Can Make All The Difference Sprout Outs Special thanks to Pinkie & Pa’s Petals full-service flower company. To learn … Read More