Are you feeling overwhelmed? Frustrated? Is your district enduring initiative fatigue? My two guests today are from Hawaii and the Netherlands, and they co-authored a book titled The Minimalist Teacher which can help all of us create a better work environment no matter what our role is an education may be. You are going to love
We talk about:
Why minimalism is needed in our educational lives and school culture.
The benefits of minimalism, and why it’s necessary, and how to employ these techniques.
How to advocate for this minimalist approach?
I hosted the podcast in Ohio and Tami joined us from Hawaii and Christine from the Netherlands so in this recording we literally span across the planet. Pretty cool. We had a lot of fun. I can’t wait for you to hear how this episode is going to change your life.
Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman is the founder of and professional learning facilitator at Plan Z Professional Learning Services, an elementary teacher, and ASCD author. She has experience teaching and leading in Hawai’i, Singapore, New York City, and Edmonton, Canada. She is an active member of ASCD and is an ASCD Emerging Leader Alumni. Tammy and co-author, C.Y. Arnold wrote the recently published ASCD book, The Minimalist Teacher, as well as other digital publications for ASCD. Tammy has written several guest blogs for ASCD Inservice, Express, EdWeek Teacher blog, and Achieve the Core. She writes on topics such as creating cultures of learning, student engagement, inclusivity, and student agency.
C. Y. Arnold is an Australian educator with experience at home and abroad. She has worked in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Belgium, and The Netherlands as a teacher, coach, mentor, co-teacher, coordinator, tutor, and supervisor from early childhood education to adult education. Her dedication to teaching has led her to serve on the board of the Singapore chapter of SENIA, publish educational articles, and present at various international and Australian conferences. Her interests in education include exploring research-based pedagogy and practice, inclusive education, quality early childhood education, inquiry, and promoting well-being for students and colleagues.
Mentioned in the episode:
Tammy and Christine's book The Minimalist Teacher.
Rich Czyz's book Rogue Leader: Make the Rule, Inspire Others and Take Control of Your Own Professional Development Destiny
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