Giving and Getting Grace: When Trying to Be a Super Positive Teacher Is a Super Bad Idea


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Is it possible that learning to give and accept grace is more important this year than being a super positive teacher no matter what? Listen in as we try to determine when positivity is good and when grace is better.

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Jelena Kecmanovic, Ph.D is the founding director of the Arlington/DC Behavior Therapy Institute and an adjunct professor of psychology at Georgetown University. In addition to academic articles, she has written for the Washington Post, The Conversation, Psychology Today Magazine, and others. Arianna Prothero is a Texas-based reporter for Education Week covering students and their well-being. She has also extensively reported on school choice policy for the paper. Previously, she was a reporter and anchor at WLRN, the NPR-affiliate station in Miami. She got her start in journalism at WFIU, the public radio station in Bloomington, Ind. She has a degree in political science from Indiana University. Joseph Hamer is a second and third-grade combination teacher in Wichita, Kansas. He's passionate about empowering children to explore their greatest potential through the liberty found in social-emotional learning. Joseph co-authored the brand-new activity book called Brain Awakes: Empowering Children Through Breath, Balance, and Reflection. Additionally, he hosts the “Cup of Joe” podcast where he interviews inspiring educators to discuss how we can cultivate a more connected and compassionate community of learners.

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