• How Do We Balance Our Lives In A Very Unbalanced World? Part 2

    “How many of us were already in crisis mode before we were told to close schools, cancel high school and collegiate sporting events, proms, graduation ceremonies, shut down all professional sports, and even close Disney World?” Our choices (and the change that flows from those choices) define the very nature of our success in life The post How Do We Balance Our Lives In A Very Unbalanced World? Part 2 appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • The 8 Habits: A True Partner in my Journey to Injury Recovery

    On February 25, 2018, I sat in the waiting room at the local emergency room, telling the nurse that I was quite certain I broke my arm as a result of the car wreck I just experienced.  I proactively called my insurance company setting up my rental car, so I could report to Martin Petitjean The post The 8 Habits: A True Partner in my Journey to Injury Recovery appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Creating Lifelong Readers: A Supportive Classroom Culture

    Creating lifelong readers is a common goal of educators for their students. But how can educators help ensure not only a student’s success in reading but also a student’s love for reading? Two summers ago, I was inspired by the most invigorating professional development I had ever attended–nErDcamp Michigan. As all effective PDs should, nErDcamp led The post Creating Lifelong Readers: A Supportive Classroom Culture appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Accountable: Creating a Culture To Achieve Your Goals

    Accountable means being responsible and answerable for an action. When it comes time to set goals and expectations, accountable is the word one looks for when it comes time for results; meaning, who is accountable for the results?   Writing While Being Accountable   When it comes to writing, being accountable is just as important The post Accountable: Creating a Culture To Achieve Your Goals appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • How Principals Unlock Engagement: 4 Keys to Success

    How principals unlock engagement is a combination of actions. For a variety of reasons, teacher engagement is at the lowest levels we’ve seen since the late 1980s. Low staff engagement leader to higher levels of absenteeism and lower levels of student engagement. Getting staff engagement right really matters. Staff volunteer their best efforts when they The post How Principals Unlock Engagement: 4 Keys to Success appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Themed Project-Based Learning Approach: Aboard the Yellow Submarine

    Themed Project-Based Learning Approach (TPBLA) is a program I created seven years ago to teach my developing readers. This educational approach provides my students with access to the curriculum and their IEP/MTSS goals in an authentic, fun, and unique manner. As an elementary resource room teacher, I believe that my mission is to motivate, engage, The post Themed Project-Based Learning Approach: Aboard the Yellow Submarine appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Teaching Empathy and Kindness: 6 Children’s Books to Read in 2020

    Teaching empathy and kindness to students can start with a solid foundation of examples. Books provide a great beginning platform for students to learn what empathy and kindness mean. As our understanding of social-emotional learning grows, so must our teachings. There are countless children’s books that offer beautiful lessons about friendship, acceptance, kindness, and compassion. Here The post Teaching Empathy and Kindness: 6 Children’s Books to Read in 2020 appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Children’s Books That Display Leadership: 5 K-12 Must-Reads for 2020

    Children’s books that display leadership are plentiful. Children’s books have always been a cornerstone of learning not only context, grammar, and symbolism, but also of learning qualities of people. That’s what makes children’s books fundamental in teaching students leadership. Leaders are a fundamental part of any functioning society: whether it’s helping a team score the The post Children’s Books That Display Leadership: 5 K-12 Must-Reads for 2020 appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • I Campaigned for Ice Cream: A Boy’s Quest for Ice Cream Trucks

    I Campaigned for Ice Cream: A Boy’s Quest for Ice Cream Trucks is more than just a story; it’s an example of advocating for change. When we feel something is unjust, we often just scream and voice our feelings, but making true change takes more than that; it takes persistence, perseverance, and a plan. Back in The post I Campaigned for Ice Cream: A Boy’s Quest for Ice Cream Trucks appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Cyberbullying Behavior: Identifying Signs in the Classroom

    Cyberbullying behavior can be found in many schools and has reached epidemic levels as technology continues to encompass more and more aspects of our lives. According to the Pew Research Center, a September 2018 study found that 59% of US teens have been a victim of harassment online. The study also found that 90% of The post Cyberbullying Behavior: Identifying Signs in the Classroom appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Makerspace: A 3 Step DIY Guide to Creating One in Your Classroom

    Makerspaces have become very popular of late, but one might be wondering about a lot of the logistics behind getting it up and running in the classroom. What do students build? Where do students get their ideas? Where does one get materials? How does one store the materials in a classroom space? How does one The post Makerspace: A 3 Step DIY Guide to Creating One in Your Classroom appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Cyberbullying Terms: Classroom Slang You Need To Know For 2020

    Cyberbullying terms evolve as the Internet and online games evolve. While cyberbullying looks different than traditional bullying, the outcome is the same. The point of cyberbullying is to provoke negative emotions from someone else. Slang used amongst adolescents in the classroom could be indicative of cyberbullying occurring outside of school. Cyberbullying terms are important to The post Cyberbullying Terms: Classroom Slang You Need To Know For 2020 appeared first on Leader In Me.

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If you want small changes, work on your behavior; if you want quantum-leap changes, work on your paradigms. – Stephen R. Covey

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