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  • Black History Month
    Happy Asian and African American elementary students writing in their notebooks while having a class at school. Their classmates are in the background.

    Are You Teaching Black History in a Culturally Responsive Way?

    - by Eddie Renz

    If you’re planning lessons for Black History Month, you NEED to read this blog post first!

  • Teacher Resources
    Teacher Burnout

    Teacher Burnout Resources for You

    - by Eddie Renz

    Even the best teachers, the cream of the crop, get tired. There are days when our passion ebbs but doesn’t flow. Or, maybe we’re searching, we’re digging deep, but you can’t even find even an ounce of drive.

  • Communication
    A smiling female teacher in a classroom. She reaches down and points to a difficult word in an open book as she helps them sound it out.

    The Socratic Method of Teaching

    - by Eddie Renz

    …when you tell people what to do, their minds close. You lose their experience, knowledge, and creativity…” Dennis continues, “‘What do you think?’ Means the leader is the teacher

  • Give Thanks
    Multi-ethnic group of people, diverse volunteers packing donation boxes in charity food bank.

    Don’t Wait to Be A Hero

    - by Eddie Renz

    I would offer this reminder, don’t wait, don’t wait to make your first million to make a difference in someone’s life. If you have something to give, give it now…

  • Communication
    Woman having conversation with student

    Don’t Grab the Conversation

    - by Eddie Renz

    When we actively listen, we can understand what the other person is trying to convey and give them the best response instead of grabbing the conversation and running away with it

  • Education
    Young man anticipating results on a laptop.

    What is Confirmation Bias?

    - by Eddie Renz

    Confirmation Bias is: “bias that results from the tendency to process and analyze information in such a way that it supports one’s preexisting ideas and convictions.”

  • Kindness

    Shoulder Taps – Moved to Connect with Others

    - by Eddie Renz

    Saying kind words or doing a simple act of kindness can change the world around us for the better. When you feel like you should say something kind to someone, don’t hold back, you may change their world forever.

  • Classroom Management
    Colorful Creative Classroom

    Classroom Environment and Student Behavior

    - by Eddie Renz

    “The broken windows theory states that visible signs of disorder and misbehavior in an environment encourage further disorder and misbehavior, leading to serious crimes. The principle was developed to explain the decay of neighborhoods, but it is often applied to work and educational environments.”

  • Persistence

    A Key Ingredient to Success? Failure.

    - by Eddie Renz

    There are three sure-fire ways to eliminate criticism in your life: be dreadfully normal; do not take any risks whatsoever; and do your best to sacrifice what is special and unique about yourself in order to blend in as much as possible. Of course, this is clearly not the recipe for living your best life. You cannot avoid criticism but you can learn to live with it…

  • Teaching Students
    Child planting a tree

    The Value of Weeds

    - by Eddie Renz

    “The human condition guarantees that each life will encounter natural and largely unpredictable trauma. . . . Leadership, by its very nature, is entwined with adversity.”