ABPC is excited to announce the Key Leaders Network and Powerful Conversations Network sessions for 2020-2021. This school year participants will enjoy more hands-on learning; more modeling of effective remote, blended, and flipped learning; more networking opportunities; more flexibility, and more exposure to just-in-time content. In this blog, you’ll find what you want to know about the what, when and how — and the all-important WHY.
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ABPC Assistant Director Stoney Beavers continues to create useful teaching and leadership videos that last just one minute! Most of Stoney’s Snippets and Snaps are interesting tidbits from his own professional learning. Occasionally we gather up the latest entries and post them here at the blog, for easy browsing and access. Here’s our third batch, featuring Zoom breakout tips, Bento book boxes, Jo Boaler and more!
Workplace drama, as Cathy Gassenheimer discovered when she examined the work of leadership consultant Cy Wakeman, grows out of resistance, weak ownership, and lack of self-reflection. What can leaders do to avoid the ’emotional waste’? Read Cathy’s take-aways for educators.
Former NTOY and Teaching Channel host Sarah Brown Wessling and her colleague Paul Teske are creating a three-part Flipped Classroom and Online Learning series for ABPC that will benefit educators in classrooms AND remote situations. This week we talked to Sarah about the uncertainties teachers, students and families are facing. Watch our Concise Conversations chat and learn more about the PD series!
We’ve been using Google Analytics to poke through nearly a decade of ABPC Blog data, looking for the stories, articles and reviews that interested our visitors most. This summer we’ll be sharing several lists of popular reads. Here’s the first – 10 of our “most read” posts, in no particular order. If blogs were icebergs, believe us, this would just be the tip!
One silver lining of social distancing has been the many fresh educational resources appearing on the internet, writes Cathy Gassenheimer. “Wonderful content is being created by expert colleagues whose energetic minds never stop looking for ways to engage and share.” One case in point – the recent Facebook Live discussion between coaching experts Jim Knight and Joellen Killion. Read Cathy’s notes and follow our link to the archive.
What are you doing to take care of yourself during the Covid-19 pandemic? Is self-care part of your coping strategy in these unprecedented times? Many of us are learning to work at home, and educators are very much feeling their responsibilities to students and parents. So much to do, Cathy Gassenheimer writes, and yet, it’s also really important to devote some time to self-care. She has ideas!
Think for a minute about the number of times you’ve given someone advice over the past several weeks. “If you are like me,” says Cathy Gassenheimer, “you might lose count!” In his book The Advice Trap author Michael Bungay Stanier warns against the “advice monster” in each of us and describes how we can become better leaders by advising less and listening more.
Stoney Beavers is back with more Snippets and Snaps, highlighting interesting resources for virtual teaching and professional development in 60 seconds or less. This time Stoney reminds us to check out (or revisit) the vast Crash Course collection of educational videos, the simple power of Lino’s corkboard approach to sharing visuals and comments online, and a game-changing book by Fisher, Frey and Hattie.
Leave it to Cathy Gassenheimer to watch a webinar from the Second City Comedy Troupe about improvisation and immediately wonder, “how could this be useful to our network partners?” She came up with an answer, of course, which you can read about at her latest blog post. Resource materials included.