Friday, March 24, 2017

Greetings from the ASCD Conference in Anaheim

Greetings from ASCD's Empower17 Annual Conference! We're looking forward to a wonderful varied experience here. This afternoon, we will be attending a couple of receptions. This evening at 7:00 p.m., we will be attending the ASCD dinner event for their authors who are presenting here.

This day promises to be both enjoyable and purposeful. I feel blessed that again we are here to present our own innovative and research-based work (actually a labor of love) in support of effective teachers worldwide! Going on almost 20 years with the wonderful Marcus Conyers and our BrainSMART! With appreciation to team members Mary Collington, Mary Buday, Karen Bankston, Lorraine Ortner-Blake, Karen Autrey, and Diane Franklin, alongside all our teacher and administrative colleagues, Pre-12, college, and university!

My heart is filled with gratitude to all whom I've had the privilege to learn and teach alongside for now many years!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Our Work Appears in The Progressive Teacher

While Marcus Conyers and I were presenting our work with Singapore teachers recently, The Progressive Teacher publication featured BrainSMART across India through an adaption of our article “4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy.”

As we approach the 20th anniversary of BrainSMART, we are pleased to write that our work in support of effective teaching and teacher well-being has now been featured in countries that include Canada, Netherlands, England, Poland, UAE, South Africa, Bermuda, Bahamas, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Singapore, India and the USA!

To see the article as published in India, visit the link at The Progressive Teacher.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

“Collaborating Minds” Is the Topic of Our edCircuit Blog Post

Marcus and I advocate for the importance of teacher collaboration in our recent blog post for edCircuit.

As we explain in the post, entitled “Collaborating Minds,” the traditional model of teachers working in isolation is no longer effective in this time of significant change in the teaching practice. Collaboration is critical.

In our work with thousands of educators over the last 17 years, we have facilitated a collaborative approach. In our edCircuit blog post, we stress the importance of capitalizing on what we call educators’ “combined sea of strengths.”