5 Ideas for Building Staff Morale

Brad Shreffler shares his ideas

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How do you build staff morale? Brad Shreffler has five ideas to help us as you work to build bridges of trust and relationship with your colleagues at school. Enjoy coming to school because you love working with your colleagues. Today’s sponsor: Advancement Courses. Choose from over 240 online graduate-level PD courses in 19 subject […]

The Power of Reflection and Conversation #pln365

Paul O'Neill talks about Twitter-powered PD

Sharing and reflecting make us better educators. Today the founder of #pln365 gives us a transparent look into his journey and encourages us to take one of our own. Listen to Paul O’Neill Talk about Twitter-empowered PD Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and […]

How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

Danny Steele helps us grow and improve

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We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships. From building a wall of dreams to bringing our best energy, Danny Steele encourages us to grow and connect with colleagues and students. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom. I love it because videos and […]

5 Starters for a Strong Team

Jamy Bechler focuses on leadership

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You can’t always pick your team but you can start helping your team come together and work like one. Jamy Bechler, host of the Success is a Choice podcast shares five ways to start building a strong team today. From knowing your purpose to developing leaders, adding value, connecting, and sharing responsibility – learn some […]

3 Questions to Spark Change

Vernon Wright helps us enter the No Apology Zone!

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Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers. Today, Vernon Wright, creator of the Zero Apology Zone, shares some drivers of change including three questions you don’t want to miss. Sponsor: Discovery Education Today’s podcast is sponsored by Discovery Education. […]

Be the One for Kids!

Principal Ryan Sheehy encourages educators to reach hard to reach children

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Children need educators to reach into their world and relate to them. When struggling students find an educator who connects to them, life change can result. While one educator can’t possibly reach every child, every educator can reach some child. Over a lifetime, every educator could possibly transform many children. Today, Ryan Sheehy, principal and […]

How to Help A Student Who Is Always In the Principal’s Office

Andy Jacks, Award Winning Principal and former principal's office frequenter, shares his perspective

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Some students just seem to “live” in the principal’s office. How do we help those students change their behavior and connect with their classmates and teachers? Today, award-winning principal, Andy Jacks, says that he spent most of his younger years in the principal’s office. Some reached him and some did not, but it has shaped […]

3 Ways to Thank Administrators

Dr. Frank Buck on Episode 389

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Thankfulness is modeled and shown by how we appreciate those around us. In today’s show, Dr. Frank Buck gives some creative ways to thank administrators. If you’re planning ahead for the holidays, you’ll have time to work on these ideas at your school. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to […]

Creating Positive Learning Environments

As we lay out our rooms and organize our spaces, we can make our learning environments more positive spaces to interact, collaborate and work together. Today Kevin Stoller gives us ideas to make our learning environments more positive places to interact. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites youth, ages 4-15, to submit their […]

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others

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Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat? For example, I’m a “word” kind of person and I can float on a compliment for days. However, some people I know are visual. Others like to hear a person’s voice. […]