Category: Breaking Rules

2 Steps to Better Parent Teacher Meetings

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, or both, parent-teacher conferences (and meetings throughout the year) do not have to be stressful. Instead, they can be an opportunity for everyone to get on the same page on how to best support our children. This…

Build Community Faster With These 5 First Week Activities

Welcome back and welcome new readers! We all (kind of) know how important relationships and community building are to our classrooms, teams, and buildings. We know strong relationships help students and faculty feel safer and more included – and are a vital part of…

Six Ways to End the School Year on a Positive Note

IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Recently, a teacher invited me to observe his classroom to see if I had any suggestions for how to end the year in a better place. After a 90 minute observation, he and I talked for about 30 minutes and…