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How Can We Retain and Rejuvenate Our Teachers?

By Barb Ward and Alisa Bennett  In our blog a couple of weeks ago we talked about the difficulties teachers are experiencing including stress, exhaustion and burnout.  However, it is important to note that in the face of all of this uncertainty, there is hope. As...

Where Have All Our Teachers Gone?

By Barb Ward and Alisa Bennett  It’s no secret that the demands on our schools and our teachers are growing. Over time, stress, exhaustion, and teacher burnout have all played a role in the demise of our educational system, and with the added impact of the pandemic, a...

Live Your Life with Joy—Finding True Work-Life Balance

By Barb Ward Did you know that leadership development can help you reach this goal? You’ve been going since 5 a.m., first getting the kids ready and dropping them at school, then rushing to the office to begin your day of back-to-back meetings that end at 2 p.m. You...

What Would it Take to Make You Feel Hopeful Today?

By Barb Ward What would it take to make you feel hopeful today?  Would it be hearing a song that takes you back to a simpler time? Smelling a familiar smell that reminds you of spring? Seeing a picture that brings you back to your youth? Having a conversation with a...

Assessments– A Starting Point to Better Outcomes

By Barb Ward  In any facet of your life – from building friendships into lasting relationships, advancing a job into a career path, being a better team member, or navigating the tricky terrain between co-worker to leader, the more you know yourself, that is, the more...

Conflict is Good?

By Mystie Johnson-Foote, MD Yes, that’s right, conflict is good! Conflict allows us to have and share differing opinions and expand our perceptions and improve our situations. However, conflict can become “bad” when we allow our differences of opinion to become a...

Life in the Transition Lane

By Barb Ward from an Interview with Kailey Bowser We all know people who are always up for a challenge and are change-hardy, but for most of us transitions and change can be hard. And, let’s be honest, we have had so much transition and change over the past few years...

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