The Depth Behind Icebreakers

  By Shawna Parkinson Beginning school again after a year of teaching during a pandemic may leave school buildings and teachers looking for intentional moves that will unite and inspire students and staff in the first week. One approach could be to focus on building relationships through the implementation of icebreaker activities that teachers, from […]

Thank You, John, For Sharing Gratitude

  By Lisa Parker and Emily Skinner Lisa Parker, is a retired teacher, and continues to conduct workshops and mentors in the education arena. She lives in Fairfield, California with her husband David. Loves being a grandma, hiking, gardening and all things in nature. Emily Skinner, is a busy mom of 4 and puts her […]

A Journey Toward a Culture of Civility

  By Art Costa and Robert Garmston Professors Emeriti, California State University, Sacramento How might we grow and protect a culture in which its members can take risks, learn from each other and continue to appreciate each other’s differences? Key is mutual respect, in which members reveal their convictions, successes, vulnerably, doubts, worries as much […]

Tuning Into Our Inner Voice

Thinking About Your Thinking

Our ‘inner voice’ is what we use to reflect on what we do, how and why we behave in the way we do, how we critique ourselves and how we connect the knowledge, ideas, concepts and concept frameworks… It is the voice that challenges us to strive further and the voice that condemns our foolishness. […]