If We Are Positive and Ignore the Negative, Teaching and Learning Will Thrive, Right?
In this episode, we look at why ignoring what teachers are really thinking and feeling in the name of being unwaveringly “positive” can actually undermine school culture and create a toxic work environment. Listen in as we unpack why our collective efficacy requires school leaders to leave space for faculty to express negative feelings and talk about what’s not working in our schools.
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Paul Emerich France is a National Board Certified Teacher, keynote speaker, and education consultant. He is the author of two books, Reclaiming Personalized Learning and Humanizing Distance Learning, and his work has been featured in numerous publications, such as Edutopia, EdSurge, ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and Learning Forward’s The Learning Professional. You can learn more about Paul at www.paulemerich.com.