Relationships: More important now than ever before.
This is a repost and certainly as timely now as it was in March 2020. This blog series is aimed at helping educators in a time of uncertainty and challenge. The cornerstone of being a No-Nonsense Nurturer is building meaningful relationships – with students, their families, and our colleagues. During this time of COVID-19, most […]
SEL Book List: Teacher and School Leader
Excerpt reposted from Glose for Education blog, originally posted October 8, 2020. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) within the school is primarily associated with student enrichment and development, however, we know that SEL opportunities benefit more learners when both professional and personal experiences are extended to all stakeholders, especially teacher and school leaders. To contribute […]
Managing online learning fatigue for scholars
This online learning blog series is aimed at helping educators in a time of uncertainty and new challenges. Whether you are managing a virtual classroom daily with synchronous instruction or engaging with asynchronous instruction, supporting students as they balance their time on- and off-the-screen makes a difference in their overall success. What are some tips […]
What do we do on Wednesday, November 4, 2020?!
The SY2021 school year is presenting a number of challenges for educators — too many to count. In the coming week, national (and local) elections may contribute to that challenge. The current identity polarization in the US — across lines of race, politics, gender, ethnicity, language and more — will undoubtedly show up in conversations […]
I was recently reminded that One. White. Woman. has a lot of power in this country. This reminder came after our team completed a No-Nonsense Nurturer® Workshop in the South and One. White. Woman. set the district into a tizzy. She claimed our training conflicted with their state’s CRT laws, when in fact it does […]
CRT ≠ Anti-Racism
All over the nation, schools have started the 22-23 school year as the closest we’ve come to our pre-pandemic reality (despite COVID infection rates at steady state and a looming monkeypox threat). Masks are generally optional; most of the nation’s districts are opening with in person instruction; parents are reporting a sense of familiarity with […]
Strategic Supports for Veterans Serving Schools
I recently read that the Florida Department of Education (DoE) is providing opportunities for members of the United States Armed Forces and veterans to join the ranks of teachers and administrators working to support Florida’s students. Difficult Times Call for Innovative Solutions As a former Marine captain and air command and control officer, I know […]
Anti-Racist Read Alouds
I realized that one way I could help my kids address racism in their lives was through exposure to literature and conversation that celebrates diversity and addresses race.
Collective Teacher Efficacy is the #1 Influencer of Student Achievement — But How Do We Achieve It? Tips for School Leaders
Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE) is defined as a staff’s shared belief that through their collective action, they can positively influence student outcomes, including those who are disengaged or disadvantaged (Hattie, 2016). Collective Teacher Efficacy is ranked as the number one factor influencing student achievement with an effect size of 1.57 (Hattie, 2016). According to Visible Learning research, […]
Living History Makers: Jillian Turner, Math Teacher, Baltimore City Schools
Every day, educators are making history through their selfless service to our communities. CT3 is recognizing some of these educators through Living History profiles to share their great work and powerful impact. This month we spoke with Jillian Turner, 2nd Grade Math Teacher in Baltimore City Schools. What is your “Why” for working in education? […]