The Importance of Social Emotional Learning

How a Social Curriculum Leads to Student Success Though another school year seems to have only just recently gotten underway, you’re probably already being inundated with directives to prep for, or teach to, your state’s standardized tests. Right? We all know that the “3 R’s” are vitally important skills, but there’s a risk involved in … Read More

It’s All About the Relationships

How to Incorporate a Social Curriculum (+ 6 Pieces of Advice for Teachers) Relationships. To me, there is no more important facet of the classroom community than relationships. Standards, teaching methods, and the times may change, but strong relationships between teacher and student—and student and student—will ALWAYS be vital. Regardless of the content you’re teaching, … Read More

Strobel Summit Wrap-up

A Lot of Learning, A Lot of Inspiration, A Lot of Fun The 2018 Strobel Summit is officially on the books! We had nearly 5000 awesome educators from around the world register for this free online professional development series—and we could not be more grateful to all of you who participated. New School Year—New Ideas … Read More

Growth Mindset: Not Just for the Classroom

How This Powerful Concept Can Positively Impact Your Whole Life What we think of ourselves and how we view our potential shapes the way we lead our lives. Our mindset determines how we will cope with a situation or circumstance and can help determine the outcome. Do you believe you are dealt your cards for … Read More

Reinventing the Classroom Experience

How to Overcome Politics & Limitations in Education Are you deeply concerned about education? I am. Education systems are being reformed across the county, but it seems in many cases, the changes are driven by political and commercial interests. By people that don’t understand how real students learn and how great schools actually work. There! … Read More

5 Ways to Retrain Your Brain

Your beliefs might be holding you back from happiness What is a belief, and where do our beliefs come from? This is an important question to ask and understand because the beliefs we hold about ourselves and our world have a profound affect on how we navigate life. A belief is a feeling of certainty … Read More

The Wisdom of a Running Shirt

Believing in yourself leads to achieving what you want A few months ago, I was online shopping (shocking, I know), when I stumbled upon this printed shirt that read, “You achieve what you believe.” When I read it, I got all goose-bumpy and instantly knew I had to have it. Fast forward to last week … Read More

Shifting Our Mindset Towards Positive

I’m a professional development consultant who works on-site with schools. I also host professional development workshops throughout the state, where I invite teachers from all schools to a central location to learn about a specific topic. I’m driven to support teachers in a time when they most need to be supported.