Too Many Irons in the Fire – Teacher Burnout

Teacher burnout is real. It’s frequent. It’s harmful. It’s not shameful, but it does need to be addressed. This post is a book review of The Burn Book, chapter 8 “Too Many Irons in the Fire.” The Burn Book offers 8 strategies to recognize and extinguish teacher burnout by author Colleen Schmit. In this book… Continue reading Too Many Irons in the Fire – Teacher Burnout

Will Restorative Justice Improve Your School?

Desmond Tutu says, “Restorative justice says “No, the offense affected a relationship” and what you are seeking for is to restore the relationship, to heal the relationship.” What is Restorative Justice? It’s a system of criminal justice which focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large. Main principles… Continue reading Will Restorative Justice Improve Your School?

Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

The generation of innovative ideas and practices are often propelled through attendance at professional learning sessions where engaging practitioners and experts share their knowledge. Participants leave energized and excited; ready to get back to their schools to implement the new learning. All too often, without a systematic and consistent approach present within the culture of… Continue reading Keeping the Ball Rolling: Maintaining Momentum and Urgency in a PLC

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