Our WHY has been challenged more than we thought it would be during these uncertain times. Barbara Bray shares that even in the toughest times we need our connections now more than ever with people who care because each and everyone matters. This post includes stories from educators who defined their WHY during this crisis.
Natalie Reeves Billing lives in Liverpool, UK, and is an inspirational teacher, creative author. lyricist, and social entrepreneur. She has a wicked sense of humor and writes fantastical stories for young audiences. Natalie enjoys map making, pranking people, and munching on jelly beans.
Jillian DuBois teaches 2nd grade in Clearwater, FL, a learner, and infuser of JOY. Education has been her passion and heartbeat for 20 years where she loves guiding and partnering with her littles and colleagues to help them be all that they can with diligence and patience. This reflection is about her why to impart JOY, her book Liv’s Seashells, and her story about her sister who influenced her book.
Just listen to Dr. Basil Marin, “JT” Taylor, and Barbara Bray share their thoughts about why now is the time to disrupt the status quo. It sounds as if they’re sitting on a porch having a drink or coffee while sharing ideas. It goes deep. Enjoy!
Episode #112 is with Rich Simpson, a Year 6 teacher, Literacy Lead, from the Isle of Wight in the UK. He blogs about books and kindness and started the hashtag #kindnessripple on Twitter. After talking with Rich about his growing up in Northern Ireland and learning a little about his story, you will want to learn more.
Episode #111 is with Kendrick Thomas (KTTeeV), an Asst. Principal in Houston, certified life coach, speaker, mentor, podcast host of Daily K, and the host of the KTTeeV Radio show.
Why we want to talk about Humanizing Distance Learning Most of us have little choice now about incorporating digital pedagogy into our teaching. But that doesn’t mean we have to succumb to the dehumanizing effects of individualized or digitally driven education technology. We don’t have to force students to use web-based adaptive tools …
Chip Baker is a fourth-generation educator, a speaker, host of the Success Chronicles Podcast, host of the Radio 111.7 Show, a Coach/Trainer for the John Gordon Power of Positive Leadership, and is the author of multiple books, videos, and resources. What it was like growing up I was born in Dallas, Tx. My parents …
Tommaso Lana is a performance and consulting artist and creator of Embodied Learning that is a multidisciplinary experiential training program that transforms educators’ communication and collaboration through sensory play, movement, and imagination. If you want to have joy in your life, check out what Tommaso (Tom) is doing to find resources behind the wall to design the future.
Enjoy Reflection #10: Barbara Bray’s conversation with Chris McNutt, a 9th-grade digital design and media educator and Executive Director of the Human Restoration Project, on how to build a more human-centered classroom amidst a pandemic.