Over the past week, here are some of the new ideas about education that have been emerging.
Educators are tired. We are known for not taking care of ourselves while we are taking such great care of others. Here in Newfoundland, the flooding and landslides have made a normal school day seem out of reach at times. One of the best medicines known is laughter, so read this and heal!
As we continue to think about what school is for (#SchoolPurposCAN), we need to consider the benefits of school components (like music) that are often seen as frivolous or "extras".
We are all trying to untangle the growing prevalence of anxiety in our students, along with other mental health concerns. This article from the New York Times provides an in-depth overview of some ideas on this topic.
This week we were also so excited to hear the Federal announcement that $50 million will be provided to organizations like TakingITGlobal to ensure ALL learners have access to coding instruction and devices!
As we think about our impact as leaders, we often ask questions like, "What have you changed your mind about this week?". Our willingness to be open to new ideas is critical to our leadership, but not everyone in the organization thinks this way.