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Balancing Support and Accountability with Jason Shelangouski Episode 50

Balancing Support and Accountability with Jason Shelangouski

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In this episode of the Resilient Schools Podcast, recorded live at the Bridging to Resilience conference in Wichita, Kansas, the Jethro interviews Jason Shelangouski, an experienced middle school teacher from Wamego Middle School, Kansas. 

Jason shares insights into his 16-year teaching career, focusing on teaching 8th-grade language arts, creative writing, and leadership. He emphasizes the importance of co-regulation in helping students navigate the unique challenges of middle school, particularly in terms of emotional and behavioral development. 

Jason discusses the role of teacher behaviors, such as being a calming presence or providing stern reminders, in effectively supporting student self-regulation. 

He also highlights the significance of administrative support in fostering a positive environment for both teachers and students. 

The conversation delves into the power of vulnerability and authenticity in building trust and understanding between teachers and students. 

Jason and Jethro explore the concept of life as a game and the importance of adapting behaviors for success in different contexts. 

Jason's approach to teaching underscores the necessity of personalized, empathic engagement with students to prepare them for future challenges while respecting their individual experiences and needs.

00:23 The Joy and Challenges of Teaching Middle School

01:20 Exploring Co-Regulation in Education

03:21 The Importance of Leadership and Support in Schools

06:12 Personal Approaches to Teaching and Leadership

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