• 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.

  • Professional Development for Teachers: 6 Books to Read This Summer

    Professional development for teachers is an on-going habit. Keeping up with the newest research or best practices in pedagogy is enough to emulate your senior year in college. That’s why it is important to remember to take time for yourself this summer before the school year and teacher planning starts. Professional development for teachers can […] The post Professional Development for Teachers: 6 Books to Read This Summer appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Podcasts for Educators: Top 6 Podcasts to Listen to in 2019

    Podcasts for educators open a whole new door to convenient and helpful paths to teacher development. Personal development takes many forms such as conferences, networking, and reading a book. But have you ever considered podcasts as a form of personal development? Just imagine driving to work and learning, working out and improving your teaching strategy, […] The post Podcasts for Educators: Top 6 Podcasts to Listen to in 2019 appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Noncertified Employees: The Impact They Have on a School’s Culture

    Noncertified employees’ impact on a school’s culture is vast. In the world of education, we’ve all heard the phrase “It takes a village to raise a child.” Typically, we tend to associate this phrase with the partnership between classroom teachers and parents. While the connections made between teachers and parents are critical to the success […] The post Noncertified Employees: The Impact They Have on a School’s Culture appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • 4 Disciplines of Execution: 5 Things Educators Get Wrong

    4 Disciplines of Execution® is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your priorities in the midst of the whirlwind. When a teacher or educator adhere to the 4 Disciplines of Execution, they achieve superb results—regardless of the goal. Sometimes though, mistakes are made along the way. Here are some common mistakes made […] The post 4 Disciplines of Execution: 5 Things Educators Get Wrong appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • History of Education: The United States in a Nutshell

    The history of education in the U.S has had a long journey from the 16th century to the 21st century. Education has repeatedly been adjusted to best prepare students to take on our world. School curriculum has ranged from family and religion to digital literacy depending on societal norms and needs. Let’s take a look […] The post History of Education: The United States in a Nutshell appeared first on Leader In Me.

  • Turning Around Schools: 3 Ways for Schools to Stop Struggling

    Turning around schools is no easy feat. Schools across America are dealing with unprecedented challenges, including inadequate funding, school safety concerns, tremendous pressure to improve academic outcomes, discipline issues, equity, resilience, and absenteeism, to name a few. While overall standardized test scores are improving nationwide in the U.S., family income and racial gaps are widening. […] The post Turning Around Schools: 3 Ways for Schools to Stop Struggling appeared first on Leader In Me.

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