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SEEing to Lead

Mar 21, 2022

Andy is a former educator and current Community Manager for Swivl. He lives in the Fort Worth, Texas area with his wife and four children.

Andy was a Social Studies teacher and coach from 1999 until 2014, when he became a technology coach and district administrator. Andy recently started a new career at Swivl where he connects with educators and like-minded individuals as part of transforming the educational community.

Key Takeaways:

  • Swivel has multiple tools that make conversations easier for students by creating safe spaces.
  • It's important to make space sometimes before responding. It offers the opportunity to de-escalate and feel an increased level of comfort, which creates better conversation.
  • Space offers a variety of entry points for people in a conversation.
  • We have to be careful not to over rely on technology. Think the $100 solution for a $1 problem.
  • It's more about the attitude towards doing things differently than the ability to actually do them.
  • Flexibility is going to be the key factor in successful education moving forward.
  • We need to narrow our scope of tools, keep them flexible, and focus on fewer items rather than more to build our ability to provide for all students.


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