The onset of COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down. We are faced with trying to understand our new “normal” along with many unknowns. In this episode, I, along with Danna Thomas and Gretchen Bridgers, host a webinar that is meant to bring some calm to the chaos surrounding school closures due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 Safety Precautions. We will share tips about maintaining balance, creating a productive workflow, and how to maintain collaboration as we discuss our experiences with working from home.
In this episode, Gretchen Bridgers will:
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Gretchen has been an educator for more than a decade, teaching grades 2, 3, and 5 at both low and high performing elementary schools in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as coaching new teachers of middle and high school students. Gretchen is passionate about educating students through engaging, rigorous instruction where increased ownership developed student leaders. With years of mentoring new teachers, providing professional development to school building staff, and presenting at district and national conferences, Gretchen has now invested her time solely to consulting individual teachers and school staff.
Danna Thomas is a former Baltimore City Public School teacher and the founder of Happy Teacher Revolution: a Baltimore-born, international movement with the mission to organize and conduct support groups for teachers in the field of mental health and wellness to increase teacher happiness, retention, and professional sustainability. Danna served as the national spokeswoman for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Music for Mental Health Campaign. After teaching for seven years, she left the classroom to join the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Lab, which led to Happy Teacher Revolution winning first place in the Johns Hopkins Social Impact Forum. She currently trains “Revolutionaries” from around the world to initiate Happy Teacher Revolution meetings in their own communities.
“Determine Your Long Term Goals” chapter from The Burned in Teacher Training eBook