Look for Sunflowers in the Weeds

Posted on December 16, 2020

Look for Sunflowers in the Weeds

Chris Hogan, an EntreLeadership personality with Dave Ramsey shares: “Everyone needs AIR”. He uses AIR as an acronym that means, appreciation, inspiration, and recognition. Chris believes that these three elements help us to breathe better. Today is the final installment in our three-part series on “AIR”. As a reminder, the R stands for recognition. As an educator, we recognize students all the time for good grades and passing tests such as STAAR. But what about those who fall through the cracks, those students who are failing? Did you know that sunflowers can be weeds? Harriet Tubman once said: “I was a neglected weed.” Those weeds are majestic flowers that rise to the sun in recognition of its power are like those children in your classroom who are failing. This week’s blog shares a story about Mrs. W., a teacher who stopped and recognized a student and the impact it made. She used best practices such as differentiation and cultural responsiveness to reach a student who was struggling. Take a minute to read this blog. You will discover that you can become the “sun” in someone’s life!

Tags : Insider, Professional Development, Cultural Responsive Teaching, Special Education, Recruitment, Retention, Teacher Preparation, Student Engagement, News, Techer Evaluations, Teacher Evaluations, Student HOTS, Appreciation


Aspire to Inspire:  Spiderman can lead the way!

Posted on December 09, 2020

Aspire to Inspire:  Spiderman can lead the way!

Chris Hogan, an EntreLeadership personality with Dave Ramsey shares: “Everyone needs AIR” but what does that mean? Quite literally, it means that we all need air and oxygen to breathe. Even though we can not see it, we need it to survive but many of us take the air we breathe for granted and pay no attention to it even though the air has a direct effect on us. You see if the air we breathe is toxic it can be harmful to our health but if the air is clean, it is a benefit. In another meaning, Chris Hogan uses AIR as an acronym that means, appreciation, inspiration, and recognition. Chris believes that these three elements help us to breathe better.  


I am an Educator, What’s Your Superpower? Appreciate a Teacher Near You.

Posted on December 02, 2020

I am an Educator, What’s Your Superpower? Appreciate a Teacher Near You.

Chris Hogan, an EntreLeadership personality with Dave Ramsey shares: “Everyone needs AIR” but what does that mean? Quite literally, it means that we all need air and oxygen to breathe. Even though we can not see it, we need it to survive but many of us take the air we breathe for granted and pay no attention to it even though the air has a direct effect on us. You see if the air we breathe is toxic it can be harmful to our health but if the air is clean, it is a benefit. In another meaning, Chris Hogan uses AIR as an acronym that means, appreciation, inspiration, and recognition. Chris believes that these three elements help us to breathe better.  

Tags : Appreciation