Christy Ballard is the long time General Counsel of Tennessee Department of Education. Nobody in the state knows Education Law or Ethics in Tennessee better than Christy Ballard. And she shares her vast knowledge.
Many teachers all around the country live with stress every day. When we live in constant stress, our brains start to downshift. According to scholars Geoffrey Caine and Renate Nummela Caine, “downshifting is a psychophysiological response to threat that results in a sense of helplessness or fatigue. A downshifted person has a nagging sense of … Continue reading Self-Care For Educators
Tennessee schools with programs designed to actively manage their environmental impact or educate students and communities about environmental stewardship and overall good citizenship are eligible and encouraged to enter the statewide competition. Check out the 10-question nomination form, and describe how your school gives back for a chance to win up to $1,500. Deadline to … Continue reading Nominate Your School
We all learned various strategies of classroom management during our teacher prep courses in college. But in reality, when that door closes it is only you and 25-30 students you must take control of in order to have a flourishing learning environment. If you cannot control your classroom, it’s going to be a very rough … Continue reading Behavior Management
The future doesn’t belong to the brilliant, but rather to the resilient. Resilience is the ability that allows people that have a setback in the goals to comeback stronger than ever in their life. Psychologists have identified a few of the factors that make somebody resilient, among them: a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to … Continue reading Life’s Whatcha Make It