Teacher Fitness: Why Is It Important and How Can We Make It Happen?

In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with seven uplifting educators to discuss the WHYs and HOWs of educator fitness. With everything we have going against us right now, is fitness actually important? How can we make it a part of our daily practice?

Questions That Guided Our Discussion

  • 1:17 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
  • 13:30 – Give us a quick snapshot of your journey with health and wellness. How has fitness positively impacted your personal and professional life?
  • 29:49 – As we head into the heart of winter still in the grips of a pandemic, why should fitness be a priority? Is it even possible right now?
  • 35:18 – Speak to that educator who feels exhausted, burning out, and discouraged. What are some simple strategies for that educator to start to improve their fitness and wellness?
  • 54:02 – Who are the voices and resources that inspire you in the fitness space?
  • 55:34 – How can we connect with you?

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The Amazing Power of Gratitude: How can it serve us as educators?

In this edition of the Roundtable, host Tim Cavey connects with eight uplifting educators to discuss the incredible power of gratitude. Why is it important and how can we make it a more intentional part of our daily practice?

Questions That Guided Our Discussion

  • 0:53 – Who are you and what is your current context in education?
  • 7:35 – How does gratitude make a difference in your life?
  • 31:09 – What are some intentional gratefulness practices that figure into your day?
  • 34:57 – What is another habit of wellness and self-care that you could share?
  • 51:36 – Sharing circle: what is one thing you are grateful for today? (no repeats)
  • 1:00:17 – How can we connect with you? What other resources can you share?

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FISA Leaders Discuss Assessment, PLNs, Wins, and Self-Care

In this edition of the Roundtable, I joined Darren Spyskma, Brenda Ball, and Tom Williams to discuss changing assessment practices, the power of professional learning networks, recent wins for our learning communities, and self-care strategies. This is our conversation.

Questions That Guided Our Discussion

  • 1:30 – Who are you, and what is your current context in education?
  • 3:30 – What are your thoughts on assessment practices in K-12 education today? What, in your view, needs to change?
  • 13:06 – Despite the challenges of education in a pandemic, what is one win for learning that you are seeing right now?
  • 21:13 – Why is it more important than ever to be a connected educator?
  • 32:08 – How are you finding self-care during times of stress and uncertainty?

Thanks to the Guests Featured in This Roundtable

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