The DEEL Reel: Structuring Meetings: Summarizing Strategies


Heads nod and smiles emerge at the end of a meeting doesn't always indicate understanding, agreement or readiness for action! Join me in this last video on Summarizing Strategies to learn how to provide participants opportunities to clarify understandings and next steps. Click on the picture to view the video! Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash

The DEEL Reel – How Flexible Are You?


Photo by Saketh Garuda on Unsplash No, not the bendy kind of flexible - I mean, the kind of flexible when you consider other people's perspectives, when you're open to new ideas, and when you're willing to consider many options for solving a problem. When you're facing complex problems and feeling frustrated, confused, tired, or stressed, the habit... Continue Reading →

The DEEL Reel – Imagine the Possibilities


As children, our imaginations could take us anywhere and could solve any problem. We could dream up hundreds of creative solutions and ideas. Then we grew up, and for some of us, our creative, imaginative, and innovative spirits got pushed aside for more realistic and logical reasoning. Right now, our world looks completely different than... Continue Reading →

The DEEL Reel: Connecting with Google Forms


"Only connect!"E.M. Forster, Howard's End As educators, we know the value and the power of forging connections and building relationships. However, when we are no longer face-to-face with our students, colleagues and families, forging and maintaining those connections becomes a new and different kind of challenge. In this DEEL Reel, learn how to use Google... Continue Reading →

The DEEL Reel: Eisenhower Matrix


Why am I spending so much time on things that are not important and don't have to be done today?DEEL Team Member Before I started reading Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day and Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity I found myself working all day, and still not being... Continue Reading →

The DEEL Reel – Sharing ALL The Things — Part One


In the world of Covid-19 teaching, parents/caregivers and teachers are crafting a new kind of relationship. Although teachers still bear the responsibility for developing content and instruction, parents/caregivers' role in supporting students has shifted; parent-educators are now serving a instructors, coaches and behavior management specialists! Many teachers may be grappling with this question: What do... Continue Reading →

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