Fireside Chat with Ali Hearn: Returning to School, Empathy for Teachers and Sparking Ideas to Support Students
Ali Hearn comes back to the show to provide her unique spark of energy, positivity, creativity and strategy to school social workers. Ali has a unique background that extends from the micro (school social worker) to the macro (district consultant). When Ali comes on the podcast she brings authenticity and an understanding school social work that makes her perspective invaluable.
Today, as an educational consultant, Ali is more committed than ever to supporting the installation of Restorative Practices within school systems, strengthening the social/emotional competencies of our educators and thus our youth, and reinforcing MTSS frameworks to better hold the important work that needs to get done in education. Ali has also recently released a Newsletter entitled SPARKS. Ali will be dropping a few different “sparks” as she is calling them, every few weeks directly to your inbox. Hopefully the strategies, tips, resources, humor, reflections and lessons learned from the field will ignite a fire within you (and others) to take steps towards creating sustainable change and lasting impact. If you want to sign up to receive these little bits of goodness, you can sign up at heyalihearn.com. You can also find past SPARKS through a link at this site as well. Already these templates, audio clips, articles, and strategies have supported educational professionals across the country to start making a difference now!
Tune in today to hear an authentic conversation about the realities of returning back to school and some impactful ideas to create connection for students in your school!