Creating school settings where everyone feels safe can be a challenge. The realities of the world we live in have a profound impact on our students, and often schools have limited resources in the way of social workers and counselors to address their needs. In order to move forward in dealing with student needs, the very real trauma and SEL needs of teachers must first be addressed. Find out how using an #EducatorFirst approach, combined with compassion, allows for the creation of an environment that cares for the SEL needs of all and, ideally, increases both skill sets and optimism.
Combining fieldwork and field trips can also present some real challenges. Here are some tips from Ms. Olson and the Edmentum and Calvert Learning teams for successfully combining and making the most of PBL fieldwork and field trips.
On this month’s podcast, I sit down with Liz Gallo, the founder of WhyMaker. WhyMaker helps schools implement design thinking, a method that helps groups discover and develop potential solutions for complex problems.