Our key note @jefordnctoywas SO powerful this weekend, I’ll be sharing the gems for weeks to come. I had a teacher tonight tell me how she was called to action by the words and learning shared! She took up the call, and is in action around the results we want to have for kids! ✏️ Want to learn more? Check out the 🔗 in my bio! Lots of work to do people! Lots.
Meet Sayre Man! The breakout sessions that she will lead, will focus on an initiative that she’s piloting called the Peer Restorative Council: an elected group of students who have a leadership role in making disciplinary decisions within our school. Her dream is for this group of 10 kids to be the biggest experts on restorative discipline and trauma-sensitive practices within our county, and to be legitimate leaders within the entire field, eventually transforming every student in the state's experience with school disciplinary practices. In this session, she’ll explain how she came to this idea and how got started with transforming some of the major systems and processes within my school, simply by listening to student voices and elevating them strategically. ✏️ The power of student leadership! What are you empowering your students to do? ⬇️
Had a nice little surprise waiting for me when I got home. A ROTC coin from the University of Washington State. I appreciate it WSU. #rotc#army#jrotc#ajrotc#afjrotc#mcjrotc#njrotc#goarmy#cadets#livesecond#alwaysflytheairplane#findyourfox#iamsecond#leaders#teacherlife#teachersfollowteachers#teachersofinstagram#warriorleaderswanted#washingtonstateuniversity#leadershipexcellence#wsurotc#teacherprouds#military#iteachtoo#bhfyp
Meet Lisheema Barr ✏️ Because Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma for children and adults is so common and widespread among all demographics, we are all impacted. ACEs have a significant impact on health, quality of life, economics and education, but as a community, we can build resilience. This workshop delves into the science of toxic childhood stress. Attendees will explore how extremely stressful adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior. Evidence will be presented that demonstrates how major health challenges such as heart disease, cancer, substance abuse, addiction and depression can often be traced back to early childhood trauma. Participants will begin their journey to building greater resilience in their communities, organizations, and personal lives. ✏️ What teacher can afford to miss this training? What other learning would you liked to see? Comment ⬇️
It’s Summit season! Speaker series. Meet Hillary Braden! ✏️ Design Thinking is a problem-solving tool that elevates the user in the design process, commonly called human-centered design. Design thinking uses empathy and rapid feedback cycles to ensure designers are designing with and not for their users. Even with empathy work and human-centered methods, designers are situated to hold the power in the process and design. What might happen when we merge the design thinking method with deep equity work? With the focus on classrooms and students, participants in this session will learn to identify problems through a lens of equity. Participants will walk away with tools and guiding principals they can use to tackle their most equity-based problems. Inequitable and racist systems are the outcome of design. They can be redesigned. ✏️ This is some powerful learning and is some of the engagement opportunities THIS SATURDAY!!! ✏️ What other type of learning should teachers/educators be engaging in? Comment ⬇️
It’s that time again! Summit season. The season for a lot of impactful learning for our communities of leaders! ✏️ Our very own Liz Seitz will lead learning around what it takes be an ally for the 🏳️🌈 LGBTQIA community. ✏️ Outside the home, schools are the primary vehicles for educating, socializing, and providing services to young people in the United States. Schools can be difficult environments for students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but they are often especially unwelcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. A lack of policies and practices that affirm and support LGBT youth—and a failure to implement protections that do exist—means that LGBT students nationwide continue to face bullying, exclusion, and discrimination in school, putting them at physical and psychological risk and limiting their education. ✏️ What learning would you wanna see featured at a learning summit? Comment ⬇️
When this day comes around, I always think about how to prepare him to question the things that are presented to him, since the presentation of the truth, as it pertains to history, is not a part of the standard curriculum in our schools today. Well, today he made his Mama proud! We have been in many conversations around this country’s first sin and the impact on Native/Indigenous people, and it paid off. I am proud to be raising a son who has awareness! I’m proud to be raising an advocate. I know it’s extra work to make sure I undo the “schooling”, and it takes extra effort to stay one step ahead of the system, but I’m committed. #indigenouspeoplesday
Run, Navy, Run! 🏈🏃🏻♂️🏃🏼♀️@collegegameday#beattexas🇺🇸 . #AlwaysFlyTheAirplane🛩 #FindYourFox🦊 #WarriorLeadersWanted .. #army#goarmy#rotc#cadets#leaders#leadershipexcellence#soonerstrong#loveOU#boomersooner⭕️🙌🏻 #teachersofinstagram📚 #teachersfollowteachers#teacherlife#teacherprouds#loveteachrun❤️👨🏻🏫🏃🏻♂️ #iteachtoo#iamsecond✌🏻 #livesecond#IJNIP#pimpinjoy#BTeam👊🏻 #captainswanson👨🏻✈️ #misterswanson🙋🏻♂️ #MyOklahoma@uofoklahoma🐴🔴⚪️ @armyrotc@ouarmyrotc🇺🇸
It’s all about not giving up! I liberated myself a while back to not be all things to all people. A no from me, is a solid no. Unapologetically. Thank you @journey_to_wellnessfor the visual reminder!