The Gift of Your Words: Share Your Story

TL;DR:

  • You have a gift of words to share by telling your stories. 
  • There are five reasons why writing is a passion: dive into deeper thought to better understand yourself, practice self-care, sharing is caring, create new connections or deepen existing relationships, and make an impact by amplifying your voice.
  • See the Writing Strategies & Marketing Your Work course overview below.

Take a moment. List all of the roles in your life. We all have experiences and expertise from our multitude of roles as a teacher, leader, coach, parent, spouse, sibling, child, colleague, teammate, friend, and many more. You have a story. Actually, you have many stories. That means you have a gift to share. It’s your gift of words through your stories.

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Student Empowered Conferences

TL;DR:

  • Students feel empowered as they share their goals, learning, and growth in all different areas of the curriculum.
  • You can include voice and choice in student-led conferences.
  • Being intentional about what you do before, during, and after conferences leads to finding success in the goals for the conferences.
  • A link to resources can be found below for a notice home, welcome note, agenda, reflection sheet, tagging sheets, and “two stars and a wish.”
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The Gift of Leadership

TL;DR:

  • There are five aspects to the gift of leadership. We need to see potential, believe in others, nurture the skill, teach leadership explicitly, and then we must provide opportunities to empower them to lead.
  • Leadership is a skill that needs to be developed. Just like all teachers are leaders, all students are leaders too.
  • Notice, name, and nurture. Show gratitude for leadership qualities seen in class.
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