A Return to Team: Building Trust, Anew

“The stars we are given.  The constellations we create.”  ~Rebecca Solnit In her recent Spotlight  Podcast conversation with NHASCD’s Tom Crumrine and myself, Jennifer Abrams offered these three questions to bring to our colleagues, and, more specifically, to the teams of teachers and leaders we both support and are a part of:  “How are you?  Who are you?  Who do … Read More

Leaving a Fixed Mindset for a Growth Mindset Takes Vulnerability

Create growth-oriented relationships with your students. This is key to letting them know they are valued members of your learning community. Each student knows you, their teacher, believes in their ability to achieve. Students won’t believe in themselves if they don’t think their teachers have faith in them. A growth mindset requires students to believe they can and will get … Read More

Instilling Growth Mindset In Your Students

Research shows that when you get students to buy into the idea that the brain is a muscle and it has the capacity to strengthen and grow, the result is better motivation, stronger resolve to succeed, and higher academic achievement. But growth mindset needs to be practiced in connection with strong pedagogy and robust curriculum. It is important that kids … Read More

How High Is Your Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence, as defined by Daniel Goleman (1995) includes: Self-awareness – recognizing your feelings, knowing when you are having an emotion, and naming it. Self-management – ability to make conscious decisions about how to respond to an emotion. Social awareness – recognizing and understanding the feelings that others experience. Social management – ability to form healthy relationships, manage conflicts, motive, … Read More

Bring Back School Community Traditions and Celebrations

New Hampshire Educators, The upcoming school year is already filled with anxiety, worry, and fear. However, We want to focus on what New Hampshire Educators do best, doing right by students. Last Spring, NHASCD partnered with stakeholders from across the NH education community to discuss what coming back to school looks like for the Fall of 2021. We heard from … Read More

Stress-Burning Strategies for Educators

The following articles are from ASCD Express – Ideas from the Field These are stressful times.  Even when not experiencing a global pandemic, nearly half of all teachers say they have  high levels of daily stress. Without tools to manage these feelings, teacher burnout and turnover rates will continue to climb. What can make teaching more sustaining and less draining? … Read More