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The Importance and Impact of Greetings in Virtual Hallways – George Couros – Education Article

  “The driver for learning is social connection.”   The statement above from the Edutopia video on “Making Connections with Greetings at the Door” is one that truly resonated. Check out the entire video below.    “I see you, I know you, I’m connecting with you,and you’re important to me.”   How powerful is that statement? It reminds us of the importance of ensuring our learners feel valued each day. Simply greeting kids at the door in a way that…

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A Focus on Connection, Finding Positives, and Growth – George Couros – Education Article

I have been thinking a lot about what is going on in the world and how I am responding in a way that can help others. In this video, I share three things that have helped me through this time.   1. Having a focus on building connections and relationships. It has been helpful to hear from people that I haven’t heard from in a long time.  Also, I have been reaching out to others more and just enjoying having…

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Making an Impact on One Person (#Podcast) – George Couros – Education Article

This week, I have released episode 1 of a weekly podcast that I have planned for years but, finally, have taken the initiative to put together and release it to the world.  Each podcast is meant to be 10-20 minutes long and discuss something I have been thinking about, and hopefully provide some inspiration or challenge thinking for the week. There is no script; it is just me talking about some points and sharing ideas. This week, I posted about…

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20 Inspirational Quotes to Start off 2020 – George Couros – Education Article

For the last three years, I have shared some of my favorite quotes from the past year that have inspired me or made me think deeper about a subject. I wanted to provide some for this year as well.  Have an amazing year and beyond!! 2017  |  2018   |  2019 “Students should have rich, relevant, and authentic experiences at school, across the board. If every educator in every school pursued excellence instead of allowing excuses about what students can and…

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