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By Clara Swinehart
Never assuming applies to our own experiences, interactions, and exchanges with our students, parents, and teachers… ..more
By Celeste Krochak
A small mental shift can make a big impact on your ability to view life from a solid foundation of gratitude… ..more
By Aleksandra Golder
A short reflection activity reminds us that simple moments can have a great impact on our students’ wellbeing... ..more
+ 2022
By Clara Williams
We need to actively promote and demonstrate conflict solving and working with the whole community… ..more
By Koray Öztoprak
In this Pearl, Koray encourages us to “live” what we teach, to model and practice all that we teach... ..more
By Abenaa Uttenthal
In this Pearl, Abenaa Uttenthal reflects on the Ghanian term sankofa that asks us to “go back and fetch” so that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past... ..more
By Traci Rapp
In this Pearl, Traci offers an explicit strategy for amplifying student voice... ..more
By Jacqui Patrick
In this Pearl, Jacqui bravely shares her journey with the notion of kindness and the role of difficult conversations... ..more
By Kathy Patton
In this Pearl, Kathy suggests moving from an individual skill-based model to a broader model to determine next step strategies for learners... ..more
By Rasha Saadeldin
Rasha examines the quote "If you want to be trusted, be honest. If you want to be honest, be true. And if you want to be true, be who you are..." ..more
By Stefanie Bell
Stefanie reminds us that the idea of presuming positive intent, although we have been talking about in for years, is STILL an essential ingredient for effective, productive teamwork. ..more
By Philip Cogbill
In this Pearl, Philip reminds us of the Maya Angelou quote, “People will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ..more
By Marjorana Karathanasis
In this Pearl, Marjorana shares a practical example of a strategy her school used to help teachers and leaders get focused on the importance of identity. ..more
By Lural Ramirez
Lural challenges us to lead more than we manage, to be brave in the face of challenges, and particularly when it comes to the challenge of social justice. ..more
By Jessica Applewhite
In this Pearl, Jessica shares a practical strategy a team leader can use to help build a culture of appreciation and awareness of each others’ strengths within our team. ..more
+ 2021
By Margaret Stuhan
Margaret helps us understand that, in your role as principal, your teachers need you. She offers five strategies for being the “well” and at the same time taking care of yourself. ..more
By Sylvia Johnston
In her Pearl, Sylvia says it’s important to “own your successes, share your problems, never be afraid to expose yourself in front of the staff and be vulnerable.” ..more
By Heath E. Capello
Heath challenges us to be critical with our past in order to “harness lessons for the future.” He reminds us that mental health and well-being are a part of our personal and professional success. ..more
By Nicole Ifi
In this Pearl of Wisdom, Nicole reflects on lessons learned about delegation and communication. Don’t make assumptions and always communicate thoroughly. ..more
By Proserpina Dhlamini-Fisher
“As leaders we need to know that the journey is not easy. We need to be resilient, hopeful, and be very clear on what our personal purpose is" ..more
By David Miles
We must be “conscious and deliberate in all that we do... we either reinforce old narratives or contribute to the creation of newer stories.” ..more
By Sajitha Chacko
A practicing international school counselor offers a helpful, practical strategy for helping students struggling with difficult emotions. ..more
By Nancy Fairburn
When a problem presents itself, and it seems to be an ongoing problem, go upstream to consider what’s the bigger issue up there. ..more
By Leda Cedo
"Pearl of Wisdom" shared during the PTC summer training session by educator and leader, Leda Cedo addresses personal reflections around diversity, equity and inclusion. ..more


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