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002: You are powerful; Avoiding shaming ourselves or others with Dr. Jeanne Forrester

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In this episode
Guilt or shame we inflict on ourselves or others is never helpful. Sometimes adults don’t know how to escape patterns of talking and teaching that can hurt a student, our peers or ourselves. Guest Jeanne Forrester helps us learn how to avoid wounding and build the esteem of students to help them get back on track.

About today’s guest
Jeanne Forrester Ed.D. has worked with schools for 40 years as a classroom teacher, a middle school principal at 2 schools in Mississippi, and spent a term as the Mississippi Governor’s Education Advisor. She is now the Student Wellness Manager with Albuquerque’s Public Schools and is an adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership Department, NM Highlands University/Rio Rancho.

Recommended Resources:

  • “Dare Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead,” By Brene Brown
  • “Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool,” by Jennifer Jacquet
  • “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown
  • “So Far From Home: Lost and found in our brave new world,” by Margaret Wheatley

Guest Links

  • Jeanne Forrester, Ed.D. Albuquerque Public Schools District Student Wellness Manager

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