Andrew Shaw

An Update is Born: How this month’s myFolio tweaks came to be

Users logging into myFolio this week will see a few changes here and there. These tweaks are not as significant as our summer software development, but they nonetheless might be game-changers for many schools. What are the changes, and how do platform modifications like this come to be? Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour of …

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Member Spotlight: Building connections and relationships with the Mindful Minute

Join a conversation with Andi Shurley, Principal at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, about how Ursuline uses myFolio’s Mindful Minute tool to attend to faculty well-being and deepen relationships between administrators and faculty across a large school. [0:44] What is your school’s Folio success story? Andi talks about how Ursuline has leveraged the Mindful Minute tool during …

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Using Habits and the Domino Effect to Achieve Lasting Professional Growth

How do people grow? Research suggests that about 40% of our day each day is spent acting out habits, rather than making decisions. Even the ways we think tend to be habitual, our thoughts becoming self-reinforcing due to confirmation bias. Growth, therefore, is almost always a question of habit change – people grow as they …

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Member Spotlight: Collaborative growth through peer triads

Join a conversation with Jon Cassie, Director of Curriculum and Innovation at TVT Community Day School (CA), about how TVT supports teachers through peer growth partnerships, making peer-to-peer collaboration the cornerstone of professional growth. [0:30] What is your school’s Folio success story? Jon talks about the way TVT structures its myFolio system around peer growth triads. …

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Thinking Beyond Goals: 4 Key Actions to Support Teachers Right Now

This year, faculty and staff need more support, and different support. Goal-directed growth remains the centerpiece for faculty/staff support at many schools, for good reasons, although it needs to be complemented by other tactics. And at schools where goal-setting wasn’t possible in the fall, those other supports are still crucial (although mid-year is also a …

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4 Approaches to Midyear Goal-Setting

While faculty and staff at many Folio schools traditionally set goals in August and September, that’s not the only time of year when goal-setting can be done. (In fact, some Folio member schools set goals mid-year every year!). If the circumstances of 2020 have left your school considering mid-year goal-setting (or goal revision), the good …

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