Relationships     Dr. Farah Ortega-Choate shares the impact prioritizing relationships has had on her as an educator and as a person.  When a personal crisis entered her own life, the relationships she had established with her students provided comfort and support when she needed it the most. In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Dr. Ortega-Choate shares examples of why relationships matter most.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 

 

August 20, 2021

Students E12: Grit


Grit is one of those qualities that we all can admit there is a need for, but not everyone exhibits grit. In this episode of Courageous Conversations, several young people share their relationship with grit and how that dictates how they proceed through their life’s experiences.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 

 


Parenting in a Digital World: Maree Hampton and Katherine Myers  are co-founders of Live More Screen Less – a digital wellbeing resource for parents, educators, and students.  In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Maree and Katherine encourage parents to take the first step at protecting your child’s wellbeing – focus on their sleep. Watch this episode for tips on setting boundaries related to technology and sleep.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 

 


Engaging Students

Keeping students engaged in learning is one of the most challenging parts of education, but throw in a pandemic and we have a student engagement crisis on our hands.  In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Jonathan Alsheimer shares several ideas for how to transform your existing instructional resources and practices into ones students won’t be able to resist engaging with.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Parental Involvement in Education Julie Diaz has been an administrator at every level of public education.  In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Julie shares how parental involvement diminishes in middle and high school grades and provides easy ways parents can respect their child’s growing independence and autonomy without backing out of their educational experience.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Dealing with Failure 

We all have a fear of failing, but we each face that fear and react to failure in our own ways.  In this episode of Courageous Conversations, several young people share their insights on how to deal with failure and how they view the difference between failing and being a failure.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Mental Wellness It is time to normalize conversations about mental wellness. In this episode of Courageous Conversations, a few brave young people offer a peak inside their own mental wellness struggles and coping strategies.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Self Care

Self Care    Sara Nilles shares the moment of her epiphany – she could no longer ignore her own self care. As the caregiver of others, this required a mind shift and intentionality on her part. In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Sara shares simple, yet impactful, tips for making our well-being a priority.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Preparing for Life's Transitions

Change is hard. Especially when you are younger and don’t have as many varied life experiences from which to draw wisdom. In this episode of Courageous Conversations, a handful of young adults discuss their emotions and mindset as they face some big life transitions on the horizon.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 


Physical Fitness and Wellbeing 

When Dwight Carter found himself struggling with depression, he had a support system of loved ones and colleagues who were there for him.  But he found that a pivotal key to his mental health was through focusing on his physical health.  In this episode of Courageous Conversations, Dwight shares his wellbeing journey and shows us the connection between physical and mental wellness.

For the downloadable reflection and discussion guide, go to Jostens Renaissance Education 

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