DEEL Reels

The DEEL Reel is a series of videos and blogs designed to support PCS educators in short bursts. Our philosophy is that a 3-5 minute snapshot of information, strategies, and ideas delivered over time allows educators to choose what they want support in so it’s manageable. It’s one way to maximize support and professional learning in today’s online environment.

DEEL Reel Resource Library

The DEEL Reel Resource Library is a Google Presentation organized by topics with a different colored slide. It is a place where the DEEL Reel team will attempt to keep all the links and new information organized.

DEEL Reel Themes

Maximizing Time

These DEEL Reels focus on maximizing your time, focus, and energy

Staying Connected

These DEEL Reels focus on ways to connect with parents, students, and other educators

Empathy & Humanity

These DEEL Reels focus on ways to stay respond with empathy and maintain human interactions in online formats

Tools for Collaborating

These DEEL Reels focus strategies that can be used to collaborate with other educators in online formats and meeting settings

Maximizing Time Reels

New DEEL Reels will be linked when they are published on the DEEL Blog.

DEEL Reel Title/LinkBrief Description
Burner ListThis specific time management strategy supports setting priorities and “Making Time” around accomplishing tasks. It’s designed to limit distractions through focus.
Start with a Full CalendarBeing proactive with scheduling blocks of time to organize your day
The Eisenhower Decision MatrixPresident Eisenhower used a 4-box matrix to help him prioritize what was 1) Important and 2) Urgent. This Reel describes that Matrix and how it might be a mental model to help you maximize the time you spend each day.

Staying Connected Reels

New DEEL Reels will be linked when they are published on the DEEL Blog.

DEEL Reel Title/LinksBrief Description
Meet Your New Co-TeacherIn our new virtual teaching world, parents/care-givers have shifted into a new role: our co-teachers. This video discusses new questions and considerations that may arise as we make this shift together.
Getting to Know YouThis video will explore ways to use Google forms to collect and organize vital contact information for your new co-teachers.
Is It Worth the Risk?How might Taking Responsible Risks support you when facing the unknown?
Sharing ALL the Things Pt 1Use Situational Leadership models to determine parent-educator readiness — and let their readiness level guide what kind of materials you choose to share with them to support home learning.
Sharing ALL the Things Pt 2Adjusting share settings and using email collaborators to share the things you want to share with the people who need them
I Get By With a Little Help From My FriendsHow might we Think Interdependently when we’re so disconnected these days?
Checking In With Google FormsUse Google forms to create a quick check-in to get the ‘status of the class’ with adults or students

Empathy & Humanity Reels

New DEEL Reels will be linked when they are published on the DEEL Blog.

DEEL Reel Title/LinksBrief Description
Using SCARF in the Time of a PandemicSCARF is a model using 5 domains: Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness, and Fairness. It addresses some of the SEL factors for both teachers and students to consider during this pandemic
Paraphrasing Online with EmpathyUsing the paraphrase to respond with empathy when teaching online.
Laughter IS the Best MedicineSometimes Finding Humor is just what we need to take next steps in difficult times.
Let’s Not Get Ahead of OurselvesThink before you speak, choose your words wisely, open your mind before you open your mouth – we’ve heard all the sayings and yet, many of us struggle to Manage our Impulsivity when times are tough.
“Things left undone” – Why the COVID Closure of Schools May Be So Difficult for EducatorsA blog inspired by a powerful musing. When it seems like the COVID clouds darkens the Spring Semester of the school year, remember the “things left undone…”

Tools for Collaborating Reels

New DEEL Reels will be linked when they are published on the DEEL Blog.

DEEL Reel Title/LinkBrief Description
Meeting Structures: Set ExpectationsThis series will explore ways to structure highly effective meetings. The first episode is based on setting expectations for group members.
Meeting Structures: Inclusion ActivitiesLearn how to create inclusion activities into your meetings. Explore ways to move participants thinking from me to we.
Meeting Structures: Outcome, Agendas, and Working AgreementsThis is part 3 of a series on How to Create Highly Effective Meetings. This segment will focus on creating meeting outcomes, agendas, and working agreements.
When the Going Gets ToughPersisting is essential as we face these unchartered territories. How might we support ourselves (and even others) in persisting through the unknown?
Meeting Structures: Activating and Engaging ProtocolsThis is part 4 on How to Create Highly Effective Meetings. Learn how to structure the meat of your meeting using effective protocols.
Let’s Not Get Ahead of OurselvesThink before you speak, choose your words wisely, open your mind before you open your mouth – we’ve heard all the sayings and yet, many of us struggle to Manage our Impulsivity when times are tough.
Structuring Meetings: Exploring and DiscoveringIn this episode we will investigate ways to incorporate exploring and discovering protocols into your meetings. This part is the heart of collaborative inquiry; the goal is to help group members remain open to possibilities and multiple viewpoints.
Imagine the PossibilitiesUsing creativity, imagination, and innovation to find solutions.
How Flexible Are You?Thinking Flexibly helps us to look at our problems differently in order to find success.
Structuring Meetings: Organizing and IntegratingIncrease collective responsibility, own challenges and make decisions actionable.
Structuring Meetings: Summarizing StrategiesProvide participants with opportunities to clarify understandings, perceptions, and next steps by incorporating summarizing strategies into your next meeting.

“How do we keep learning as professionals when faced with the daunting task of learning as new way of teaching online? I need quick bits of useful information I can quickly digest…”

deel team member, March 2020

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