Entries by Joe Ianora

Burnout – Social Isolation: How Do We Help Our Staff Through the Covid Challenge


The term “burnout” was coined in the 1970s by the American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. He used it to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals in “helping” professions. Read more

Curriculum Pacing – are we focused on coverage or learning?


My job as a Support Counselor is to help students be able to manage their stress in healthy and productive ways; and as a PLC Associate, I can’t help but think about how different our school will be once we master a shift of practice from teaching to one of learning. Read more

Educational System Versus Boys: Are We Really Helping All Students Learn?


Around the nation for the past 10-plus years, the educational battle cry has been No Child Left Behind. While there are many programs, federal and state dollars are being spent to focus energy on . . . Read more

The Forest or the Trees: Navigating Substantial Cultural Change at the School Site


In my career, I have found that some people are “big picture” people and others are not. Helping a large staff navigate the big picture of a PLC can be a daunting task, but . . . Read more