Episode 4: Start with Love

Rita Platt (@ritaplatt) is a Nationally Board Certified teacher and self-described edu-dork who loves all things teaching and learning. Her experience includes teaching learners of all levels from kindergarten to graduate student in locations including off-road villages in Alaska, inner city Las Vegas, and everywhere in between. She has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and school librarian. She currently is the principal of St. Croix Falls and Dresser Elementary Schools in northwest Wisconsin. Rita teaches graduate courses for the Professional Development Institute, writes for MiddleWeb, and just published her first book with Routledge Eye on Education and Middleweb called, Working Hard, Working Happy: Cultivating a Climate of Effort and Joy in the Classroom.

Show highlights:

  • Begins and ends with love
  • Confront with care

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About the Author


Robert Breyer is the “proud” principal of Cameron Elementary School in Cameron, NC. He also makes time to coach aspiring leaders who are looking to make the transition from teacher to administration. He is the host of The Guiding Principals Podcast, where he encourages visionary school leaders to share the stories of their own leadership journey and celebrates their successes along the way. Connect with Robert on his website at www.beyondthedeskleadership.com or via Twitter @rbleads

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