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011: Boost morale through social media & recharge yourself

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What if every school looked forward to Monday and could even #CelebrateMonday? Guest Sean Gaillard explains how to easily find new inspiration and ideas from experts around the world using Twitter and other resources. Sustaining positive learning environments requires conversations. Learn how to easily applaud and appreciate students and staff to improve relationships and boost morale through social media.

About today’s guest

Sean Gaillard is the newly-named principal of John F. Kennedy High School in Winston-Salem, NC after being principal at Wiley Magnet Middle School for six years. He and his wife, Deb (also a teacher), reside in North Carolina with their three daughters. He is the host of the #EdBeat Twitter Chat, and also enjoys co-organizing #Read4Fun Twitter Chat and @EdCampGlobal.

Recommended Resources:

  • School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess and Transform It by Steve Grunert and Todd Whitaker
  • What Connected Educators Do Differently by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul and Jimmy Casas
  • Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • Lead Simply by Sam Parker

Guest Links

  • #leadupchat-Weekly Chat on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. Central/9:30 Eastern
  • @edcampglobal-upcoming virtual 24-hour EdCamp July 31-August 1
  • #EdBeat-Weekly Chat on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern
  • Twitter: @smgaillard

The Edspiration Inbox Answers…

How to get bullying prevention messages to stick

“Our bullying messages don’t seem to sink in. What are we doing wrong? How can we help students get it?” – Andrea, in Sacramento, CA

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