The day was full of inspirational speakers, professional development breakout sessions, Leona family camaraderie and team building. Staff who have been with The Leona Group since its inception 20 years ago spoke about their experience as a Leona Group employee since the very beginning.
The keynoters were Second City, who covered the themes of teamwork & cooperation, active listening, gratitude, "Yes AND," rules of play, safe space, risk taking and flexibility. The professional development breakout sessions covered topics such as conscious discipline, effective feedback for better learning, getting your rigor right, helping kids beat trauma and stress to learn, low-tech classroom tech, math in motion, math PLC, reading comprehension and many others.
The day was action-packed and inspiration-filled, energizing all staff to be their best selves as they enter into a new and exciting school year.