Welcome to the new incarnation of NSRF Connections!
As of January 2019, we switched from a multi-page PDF delivered by email bi-monthly to an online publication that we update about once a week. We didn't want you to miss these highlights (and there's lots more, too!).
Learn more about Open and On-site Trainings for new Critical Friends Group Coaches this summer. (2 min. read)
Attend a workshop July 16 to learn about safely engaging in difficult conversations around topics that profoundly affect our students. This one-day workshop is offered by NSRF Director Michele Mattoon in conjunction with Grow19. (1 min. read plus link for more information)
Going slow to go fast: A step-by-step approach to seeding a CFG culture in your school, by Penny Preen-Kynigou PART 1 and PART 2
How can we initiate Critical Friends Group® (CFG®) communities in such a way that they take root? Two-part guest post by NSRF International Facilitator Penny Preen-Kynigou. (7 min. read and 5 min. read)
NSRF director Michele Mattoon spoke at TEDxBloomington in August 2018 on the importance of Belonging Mindset from the perspective of an organization hoping to build ideal collaborative communities. (1 min. read, 9 min. video)
Teacher success SHOULD mean student learning. So why, when classroom practitioners talk about success in the classroom, does the talk often center around how well a lecture was delivered by the teacher, what the Google Slides looked like, what book was read, or how students submitted work digitally? (2-min. read)
Review of three icebreakers, "the good, the bad, and the ugly" so readers can select icebreakers carefully in the future. (10 min. read)
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