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Author Archives: Timothy Grivois-Shah
The importance of clarity.
Using this framework will help you and your team get clear about your goals, increase the efficacy of your strategy, and elevate the success of your work.
Eight Dimensions of Wellness
To be a person working for justice means that paying attention to my wellness is neither selfish nor a luxury—it’s required.
Love + Content + Time.
I believe that the heart of effective teaching and learning is love + content + time, and that all three are necessary to build and sustain effective districts, schools, and classrooms.
Three reasons you’re struggling with data.
Supporting social, emotional, and academic achievement requires schools to know their students and their systems well, and to do this, data is crucial. If your team is struggling to use data to make decisions, here are the top three reasons why:
-by Timothy Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Schools are working out how to ensure that all students—without exception—have access to quality education in the context of a pandemic that forced most schools to close their buildings, teach kindergarten via Zoom, and hold drive-through graduation ceremonies. The sheer size of what needed to happen to keep children safe andContinue reading “Safety first”
Organizing resources to support social, emotional, and academic achievement begins with our values, and we get to choose what we value.
Organize around values.
Marie Kondo is a consultant famous for helping people throw things away. Interestingly, on her website, she describes her main goal as “to help more people live a life that sparks joy, and we are committed to offering the simplest, most effective tools and services to get you there.” What Marie Kondo and I haveContinue reading “Organize around values.”
Self care and trauma informed practice.
-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Self-care is now mainstream in popular culture, and is discussed more frequently as being part of our professional repertoire in education. And, as more schools respond to the needs of children who have experienced trauma, the need for all educators to view self care as an essential daily practice is growing.Continue reading “Self care and trauma informed practice.”
Social, emotional, and academic achievement.
To equip children to be successful learners and good humans requires deep and thoughtful integration of social, emotional, and academic learning.