Conversations to Support Students — 3 Simple Skills

Playground fights are resolved and world order maintained using one simple, but underutilized tool … conversation. So, why does something so easy to do often elude us? My son, like many young boys, was always outgoing and chatty. Well, as he’s grown into teenage-dom, it seems conversations have gotten more difficult. This realization hit me hard one morning during a …

What are your biggest challenges as an educator?

It happens every year. Graduating seniors speak up, or write about that one special educator that, at some point during their school career, changed their life.  Now their future is bright and promising. You became an educator because you wanted to be the catalyst that turned a struggling school into a great example of a place where staff communicate well …