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160: The Trust Revolution in Schools with Jeanie Davies

Teachers are some of the kindest, most altruistic and smartest people on the planet yet they create some of the most claustrophobic and toxic cultures within which to work. Not with the children, but with one another. Why is this? How is this? What are the impacts? And, crucially, how do we resolve it?

I explore how to do this with author of The Trust Revolution in Schools – Jeanie Davies.

Ofsted, accountability, funding, workload and societal difficulties have led to a response in many schools that is fear based, generating staff cultures that affect teacher wellbeing and are leading to large numbers leaving the profession. This impacts not only staff morale and wellbeing but also has a highly detrimental effect on teacher performance and the outcomes for pupils and students. This book examines what underpins these patterns and sets out a practical model for embedding a trust-based culture in all schools.

Drawing together four key psychological concepts, the book explores what a trust-based culture looks like and the conditions that are needed for this to develop. It looks at the paradoxes that lie in how staff create harmonious and collaborative cultures and the practical steps that are needed to create a culture where staff that crave and give open, robust feedback are pro-active, learn from failure and have the ability to thrive through challenging questions.

Providing a comprehensive blueprint for schools to follow, this is essential reading for school leaders and thinkers who want to create a rich, healthy environment where collaboration, creativity and excellence in teaching and learning can flourish.

Jeanie Davies has worked in education for nearly two decades in the guise of teacher, school senior leader, coach and teacher trainer. She has run her own consultancy for the past six years, specialising in coaching, culture change, team building and school improvement, and promotes a trust-based approach to school leadership through coaching and bespoke school support.

www.jeaniedavies.co.uk

http://schoolgenie.co.uk/

Twitter – @jeaniedeens

LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/in/jeanie-davies-55016424

Resources Mentioned

Factfulness – Hans Rosling

Power of Now

The Executive Function Online Summit

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The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom.

https://nape.org.uk/

159: Award winning culture in schools with Hans Appel

Hans Appel has worked as a counselor in the Richland School District for the past 19 years and at Enterprise Middle School since it opened. He’s passionate about school culture, servant leadership, and kindness. In 2018, EMS was awarded the ASCD Whole Child Award for the State of Washington and the Global “Class Act Award” for creating a culture of excellence through kindness, service, and empathy. Additionally, they were selected as a finalist in the 2019 PBIS Film Festival and took top prize in the Community, Parents, and Staff category.

Hans is the author of, Award Winning Culture: Building School-wide Intentionality and Action Through Character, Excellence, and Community.

In 2018, Hans launched his own blog about School Culture and rolled out a student-led leadership podcast called Award Winning Culture: Hosted by Wildcat Nation, which can be subscribed, listened or reviewed on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Spotify, PodBean, and Libsyn. In 2020, Hans Co-Created a 2nd Podcast: Award Winning Culture Podcast, to explore the secrets to creating life-changing learning environments rooted in JOY.

Hans’ blogs have appeared on DisruptED TV magazine, CharacterStrong, Teach Better, and PBIS Rewards. He’s written social-emotional lessons for CharacterStrong. Furthermore, he has been featured on numerous educational podcasts speaking his brand of school culture into existence.

He’s been a contributing writer on three educational books: Define Your WHY, Reflective Impact Journal and ALL IN: Taking a Gamble in Education.

Hans believes that education at its highest level is about helping others discover and develop their JOY. And when we take the time to intentionally craft at award winning culture, we provide our students with the OPPORTUNITY to pursue joy.

http://www.awardwinningculture.com

Twitter: @HansNAppel

Instagram: HansNAppel

Resource Mentioned

Infinite Game – Simon Sinek

Parents, quick announcement:

There is a FREE Executive Function Parent Summit coming THIS Friday, Aug 21 2020.

https://executivefunctionsummit.com

Click the link if your child struggles with things like homework, grades, procrastination, disorganization, time management, motivation, overwhelm or being able focus on the task at hand.

24 experts are diving deep into ways you can support your child: Mike Postma, Sarah Ward, Dr. Marlo Payne Thurman, Peg Dawson, Ross Greene and more.

What: TEFOS, The Executive Function Online Summit for parents

When: Starts THIS Friday, Aug 21-23 2020

Where: Online. For free registration click here  https://executivefunctionsummit.com/ 

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom.

https://nape.org.uk/

158: Executive Function with Seth Perler

Seth from sethperler.com is an executive function and 2e coach who helps make life easier for students who struggle with homework, motivation, organization, grades, focus, study skills, time management, emotions, overwhelm & resistance. He helps complicated, atypical, outside-the-box learners turn it around in a baffling system so they can launch a successful future. His blog gives you game-changing answers in a sea of misguided educational fluff.

There’s no instruction book for how to help your child navigate school. Traditional interventions often FAIL because they don’t get to the ROOT of a child’s problems and they’re often based on MISINFORMATION. Consequently, maladaptive patterns get WORSE each year, leading to pervasive difficulties transitioning into adulthood. That’s the opposite of what education should do, and the sooner you get tools, the better.

Parents feel frustrated spinning their wheels trying to help. There’s no time for this, life isn’t a dress rehearsal. families need tools that are 1) practical, and 2) that recognize a child’s unique needs. Seth’s blog is all about how to help, and the key is understanding executive function.

Join Seth’s Free 3-day summit to learn how to better support your child from heart-centered experts and thought leaders.

Full details can be found at https://www.educationonfire.com/blog/

Questions asked on the Learning on Fire Podcast Interview

  1. Who are you?
  2. What does your life look like now and how is it different from when you were growing up?
  3. What was valuable about your school experience?
  4. Which teachers do you remember and why?
  5. Who did you admire when you were young?
  6. What was it about that person that had such an impact?
  7. What was the best piece of advice you have ever been given and who gave it to you?
  8. What advice would you give your younger self?
  9. What does your future look like?
  10. What podcast, book, video, film, song or other resource has had the biggest impact on your life and why?

 

Resources mentioned

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Seth Godin

The Hobbit

Of Mice and Men

 

Contact information 

SethPerler.com

Seth on YouTube

157: The Visual Art Academy with Brenda Mullard

Brenda Mullard has been a licensed art teacher for students in grades K – adult for over 20 years. She has just recently earned her certification as an Integrated Arts Specialist and been given the title of a distinguished educator.

She believes that all children should be able to have the arts as part of their life. Kids need to be able to play and experiment with creating and making using different art mediums and materials. Through this experimentation, children develop creative problem-solving techniques that will benefit them throughout their entire life.

Because so many art programs are being cut in schools all over the world it is important to her to be able to bring kids art education online in the comfort of their own home and at a time that works for them as well as their families. Take a look at what she has to offer online.

https://thevisualartacademy.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JrArtAcademy

https://www.facebook.com/thevisualartacademy/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lessonsinart/

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom.

Link to Beth Tweddle podcast interview about her Physical literacy programme

156: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement with Michael Arterberry

Michael Arterberry, Master Encourager, and Dynamic Motivational Speaker.

As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.

Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in

In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs.

Michael is the author of “Be Encouraged: 250 Days of Motivation and Encouragement”, a daily motivational book. Additional information about his struggles as a child and a debilitating spinal cord injury as an adult can be found in his wife’s book “God was Holding My Hand”.

Website

www.michaelarterberry.com,

www.youthvoicescenter.org

To get Michael’s book please click https://www.shakethedirtexperience.com/free-book

Social Media Information

www.facebook.com/michael.arterberry

www.linkedin.com/michaelarterberry

Resources mentioned

Coach Carter

Gridiron Gang

Show Sponsor

The National Association for Primary Education speaks for young children and all who live and work with them. This includes parents, teachers, governors and all those interested in primary education. NAPE is a non-political charity and works tirelessly to support teachers in the classroom.

Link to Beth Tweddle podcast interview about her Physical literacy programme

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