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Employability Skills: Mindset 5 ways to encourage lifelong learning and self-confidence in your classroom through the teaching of growth mindset By Tiffany Creager   Employability skills are a set of skills outside of technical or academic competencies that are desired… Continue Reading…

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Simple Strategies for Big Worries Supporting Students with Anxiety by Tiffany Creager   Last December I wrote about prioritizing our adult mental wellness during times of stress and uncertainty. I was hopeful at the time that this year would feel… Continue Reading…

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Understanding and Addressing Stress in the Classroom By Tiffany Creager   Stress is a part of life and it can even be helpful! We perform better under some level of stress, it can motivate us to reach our goals and… Continue Reading…

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Cultivating Hope in the Classroom & Beyond Written by Tiffany Creager, LSW, MSW   This past year has certainly been traumatic for some and I think it’s safe to say that it has been stressful for most. It has me… Continue Reading…

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Building Empathy in the Classroom Written by Tiffany Creager   We are living through an incredible time of physical and emotional disconnection. Despite technological advances created to keep us connected, we seem to be moving in the opposite direction. We’ve… Continue Reading…

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Value-Based Living, Working, and Leading Swapping Resolutions for Reflection in the New Year Written by Tiffany Creager   On December 31st, 2019, I was full of energy, excitement, and anticipation. We were heading into a new decade! I had multiple… Continue Reading…

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Prioritizing Physical & Mental Health Despite Ongoing Stress Written by: Tiffany Creager, LSW, MSW   I was recently asked to come have a conversation with the staff at a non-profit agency about managing personal stress as they continue their great… Continue Reading…

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2020 was a HARD year! It brought a host of new struggles of educators around the world. Learning new things has always been a part of teaching and leading. What we learned in 2020 was that there are many new… Continue Reading…

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One of the toughest things for many of us has been navigating all of the roles we play and every system we’re a part of while facing unprecedented change. That kind of shift is not easy and we’ve never all been asked to do it at the same time before. This is a first. It’s okay to feel a range of emotions. For me, I feel them all at different times every day – sometimes hourly! So, for today, I simply want to share a few simple strategies I’ve practiced. I am hopeful that there will be a takeaway or two for you that can be utilized in your homes, for your students, or in your virtual classrooms.

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You can’t create a shift in the lives of our students and staff without (you guessed it) creating a shift in the system! So, where do we start? As Maria Von Trapp might suggest, “let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start.” Who doesn’t love a good nod to the Sound of Music? But, I digress. For our purposes, the beginning is a solid multi-disciplinary team with a shared passion for the vision and a willingness to be the champions of the cause. Together we will explore the purpose of this team, 10 strategies to create and sustain the team and it’s work and a brief overview of next steps. 

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