Elizabeth, is a former band kid, and played piccolo and flute. She began her career as a special education counselor in the Dallas, Texas school system, before moving back to her home of Detroit, Michigan to start her own company. Her husband and pet dog, who had never lived anywhere but Texas, are adapting nicely to the Michigan winters (1:44)
Elizabeth chose education as her career during her last year of study for her master’s degree in community counseling, after worked in the Dallas school system for her practicum (10:30)
Why she founded ResourcED and what it’s all about (13:00)
Mindfulness is the foundation for good mental health (23:46)
Managing behavior problems with students is less about the psychological strategies you choose to use and more about the relationship you’ve built with them (27:41)
Common blind spots that teachers and admins should be aware of when it comes to supporting mental health in the classroom (32:27)
Some of the biggest benefits of schools providing on-site counselors for students (37:10)
Here’s what to do if you’re wondering, “Where do I start?” when it comes to improving mental health and morale at your school (45:00)
A teacher who goes above and beyond, who thinks outside the box, can change lives (50:46)
Take the time to ask the questions that will enable you to get to know your students and teachers (1:00:50)
If Elizabeth had a time machine, here’s the advice she would go back and give her younger self when she was just starting out in administration (1:03:00)
Books mentioned in this episode
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
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