Category Archives: Emotional Intelligence

The Courageous Pause: Reflections on Leading for Equity

Last month we gathered teams of educators from around the country to participate in the 12th annual Leading for Equity Institute (LFE), and we are preparing to host another sold-out Institute next week. LFE is a three-day residential retreat held in … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Meeting Agenda

Make space for stories. Provide space for people to share what brought them to this work, their personal history and background, and what’s happening in their lives outside of work.  People bring their whole self to meetings – whether we … Continue reading

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5 Coaching Skills Every Manager Should Use

1. Listen without judgment. Being able to listen without judgment is key to any relationship – coaching or otherwise. Two forms of listening we encourage coaches and managers to employ are constructivist listening and active / reflective listening. Constructivist listening … Continue reading

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A Few Ways to Build Student-Teacher Rapport

 “Trust between teachers and students is the affective glue that binds educational relationships together.  Not trusting teachers has several consequences for students. They are unwilling to submit themselves to the perilous uncertainties of new learning. They avoid risk. They keep … Continue reading

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25 Handy Words We Need In Schools

You may have already seen this post, 25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English. It looks like it’s been culled from Christopher Moore’s In Other Words: A Language Lover’s Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World.  Reading … Continue reading

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Being Human 2012

A few weeks ago I attended the Being Human 2012 conference in San Francisco. I wasn’t sure what I would gain by attending the conference, but the subject matter seemed intriguing, and at least tangentially relevant to the National Equity … Continue reading

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