Maintaining Professional Relationships with Colleagues Resource Bundle

Maintaining Professional Relationships with Colleagues from Sanford Inspire. It provides concrete actions to take to maintain professional relationships with colleagues in a school setting. The article also shares four guiding principles for maintaining positive relationships.   Operate with an assets-based perspective.   Engage in reflexivity.   Build rapport.  Maintain professional boundaries.  

Mindful Schools: Healing Circles for Teachers as a Restorative Self-Care Practice

While rooted in restorative practice for students, utilizing Community Circles with staff is a powerful tool for not only building relationships and working through issues, but for promoting self-care and staff wellness. For great insights into the benefits of using Healing Circles with staff, read and share this post from Mindful Schools.

International Center for Leadership in Education: Pause & React tool 

While we focus on creating a positive environment in the classroom and school, it’s important to notice when students are struggling, not responding in their usual manner or stop engaging in the school community. Download and share the Pause & React tool from International Center for Leadership in Education which walks users through five steps and corresponding …

The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience.

To help you and your team create a system that works for your district, read The Role of Advisory in Personalizing the Secondary Experience. The article from Getting Smart gives five core elements for an effective system and other useful tips and resources. 

The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs

For perspectives on the multiple benefits of Out of School (OST) time programs for both students and families, download The Value of Out-of-School Time Programs (OST) from the Wallace Foundation. Check out pages 6 – 10 for information linking OST program content to primary and secondary student outcomes. 

Peace Learning Center: Introduction to Restorative Practices 

Download Introduction to Restorative Practices from Peace Learning Center for additional insights into the benefits of circles and the need for Principal and administration vision, staff buy in and professional development to support the effort.