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Promoting Faculty and Staff Wellness in Schools | Educators Without Borders

Panelists: Julia Reynen, Daniel Gordon, Sula Graham. Hosted by Wallace Ting.

Wallace Ting | @TingWallace
September 28,  2020
Education News

In Episode 1 of Educators Without Borders, SchoolRubric is joined by Julia Reynen (CEO and Founder, Culture Innovator), Sula Graham (Leadership and Management Coach, WorkSpa Limited), and Daniel Gordon (Principal, Dhahran School Saudi Aramco Expatriate Schools) to discuss the importance of faculty and staff wellness in schools. With a diverse set of roles in education spanning the globe, our panelists answer questions submitted from educators regarding staff health and wellness. Hosted by Wallace Ting (SchoolRubric Co-Founder).

  • 0:00 SchoolRubric Introduction
  • 0:31 Pre-Panel presentation
  • 3:06 Panelist introductions
  • 4:15 Why are we working even more now than we ever were before? (Tim Shirk)
  • 7:05 Where is the intentionality in taking care of ourselves and others? (Traci Browder)
  • 10:34 How can administrators encourage teachers to take time for self-care? (Pawan Wander)
  • 16:30 What steps are there to implement a wellness program during distance learning? (Christian Prendergast)
  • 22:43 What strategies can support our faculty and student wellness for the long term? (Janna Trontvet)
  • 29:00 How do you balance the expectation of rigor? (Mark Engstrom)
  • 32:40 How can districts make mental health wellness truly more of a priority? (Mallory Goetz)

Dr. Wallace Ting is originally from Dallas, Texas and began his career in education as a public school mathematics teacher in Texas and New York City (as part of the NYC Teaching Fellows program). He has also worked in international education for a total of 10 years as a Principal, Deputy Director, and Director in Guatemala, Colombia, and Nigeria. Currently, Dr. Ting resides in Orlando, Florida with his young son, Phillip and enjoys playing tennis, camping, and hiking.


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