Rich Relationship Building With 3 Easy Layers: Yes, Even Virtually!

Rich Relationship Building With 3 Easy Layers: Yes, Even Virtually! By LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. Much of our nation is meeting, learning, communicating, and planning virtually within the educational realm.  We all know the power of building trusting, positive relationships that support one another on the journey of life.  Research has confirmed for years that positive,…

The Best End-of-Year Closure and the Most Powerful Gift for Teachers and Their Students

The Best End-of-Year Closure and the Most Powerful Gift for Teachers and Their Students By LeAnn Nickelsen, M.Ed. Originally written for the Association for Middle Level Education I’m sure you have heard the following statements recently: No crisis should ever go to waste. Make the most of every opportunity. Crisis either makes you or breaks…

Teaching so it Sticks! Using High Impact First Time Learning to Maximize Students’ Outcomes

Relationships with each student in your classrooms make an impact on their ability to learn well. These seven power actions will build positive results with you students: 1) Create Rules and Expectations, 2) Set expectations high, 3) Establish a joy factor, 4) Build trust, 5) Care about each student, 6) Create Learner Profiles and 7) Use a growth mindset and assume the best.

Relationship Game Changers: 8 Tools to Maximize Connections with All Students

Relationships with each student in your classrooms make an impact on their ability to learn well. These seven power actions will build positive results with you students: 1) Create Rules and Expectations, 2) Set expectations high, 3) Establish a joy factor, 4) Build trust, 5) Care about each student, 6) Create Learner Profiles and 7) Use a growth mindset and assume the best.