In this podcast, Evan encourages you and your team to use social media to build your unique school brand and to better communicate with families and your community. Take the time to integrate at least one new strategy suggested by Evan to enhance your school's public relations and community connections. Social media is an additional way for you to create an appreciation for your school, students, and staff. People all over the world enjoy and appreciate the power of story. Social media is another way for you to tell your story. Never underestimate the power of your stories
In this podcast, Evan and Laura discuss how school-wide initiatives such as differentiating instruction can increase teacher-expertize. Through teacher partnerships, staff can have ongoing opportunities to discuss what they read and learned and to observe one another in a trusting and confidential relationship.
In education, the concept of belief is defined by a person’s sense of efficacy, a strong belief can make a difference in the lives of students. In this podcast, Evan shares his thoughts on efficacy and how it is an important part of any effective school.
In this podcast, Evan and Laura discuss how teachers can meet the needs of diverse readers in the language arts classroom. They spotlight the importance of investing in teachers, purchasing great books, and investing in quality on-going professional development at the building level.
This is part two of Practices That Must Go. Evan and Laura each share two practices in schools that make no sense at all. This podcast has some funny stories as Evan recalls his high school experience with book reports! Laura also reminds Evan of how little reading he did during his seventh grade English class.