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Podcast: Do We Have Real Professional Learning Communities?

Jeff Utecht, from Shifting Schools invites Steve to a conversation around the purpose and practice of professional learning communities. As you listen in, make your checklist of the indicators that are the strengths of your PLCs and identify any elements you’d like to change or strengthen. Are your PLC’s building teacher individual and collective efficacy […]

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Time for Gratitude

It’s always the right time to think about gratitude. A post in Psychology Today identifies these benefits: Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. Gratitude improves physical health. Gratitude improves psychological health. Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. Grateful people sleep better. Gratitude improves self-esteem. Gratitude increases mental strength. In a recent podcast that I […]

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Happiness in Teaching

The title of this study caught my attention when it showed up in an email feed: Effect of Teachers’ Happiness on Teachers’ Health. The Mediating Role of Happiness at Work. It was one of a list of articles under the topic Well-Being of School Teachers in Their Work Environment. A quick look illustrates why teacher […]

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Podcast: Stop Worrying About Getting Through Stuff

Jeff Utecht from Shifting Schools explores what student learning outcomes should be driving our teaching and learning plans. Can students find problems? Can students use everything at their disposal to drive their learning? What skills should students be developing? What role does the teacher take? Find Jeff’s blogs, podcasts, videos and resources here. Subscribe to […]

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