Let's Talk Tennessee

  • Hear how Kingsport City Schools is using responsive practices to learn as a team
  • Putnam County School System shares their story around what they are hiring distance learning to do
  • Sign up to join upcoming conversations and webinar around building trust and connectedness as everyone returns to school 

This quarterly newsletter connects Tennessee leaders who are engaged in the hard work of innovation in their schools, districts, or at the state level in many different ways - with the common goal of setting all students on the path to success. Its purpose is to share the amazing work being done by districts we partner with and hear about across the state and to inspire and guide others to lead innovative work. Our hope is to bring you ideas with ways to support your team, ways to fill your cup, and some virtual learning opportunities over the next month.


A Guide to Planning an Equitable Path Forward in K-12

Download the third part in a series focused on supporting your plans to return to school that you can center equity and Capture The Opportunity


Capture the Opportunity: Steps to Redesign School-Level Systems for Equity



Spotlighting Work in Tennessee

Here are some of the stories and learnings coming out of Tennessee schools and districts right now. 

How can teams practice working together in meetings?
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Kingsport City Schools shares how they split their team time between two things: problems to work through along with a strong emphasis on time needed to learn together as a team. Brian Cinnamon shares on it's in those moments that you create the collaborative nature of your team. 

Hear More

Three Dimensions of Distance Learning in Action
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Whether your district is just maintaining contact or wanting to transform the learning experience, it is important to remember that clarity around what we are hiring distance learning to do will better support stakeholders now and in the future. Putnam County School System shares how they are transforming the student experience.

Read More


Resources For Your Team

Check out these upcoming opportunities to level up your leadership, teams, schools and districts. 


August 2020


Weekly Coffee Chats: "Fill Your Cup Tennessee"

Starting back up after August 20th

Education Elements wants to bring back together district and school leaders across Tennessee for a fall series of coffee chats. This past spring we hosted 17+ weeks worth of conversations on Thursday mornings. We want to adjust the schedule to meet your district's needs. Take the survey to indicate which day/time of the week works best for you!

Take Survey

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Safety, Trust, and Connectedness as Teachers Return to School

08/25 @ 11 AM CST/12 PM EST

As we head into Fall 2020, we face three truths:

  1. We've all been through something.
  2. We're still in it.
  3. We can't rely on our familiar rituals to get us through.



Thank you for exploring our Tennessee Newsletter this quarter. We hope this was helpful and generated some ideas for you. We would love to chat about anything that is on your mind or an idea from this newsletter you want to bring to life. We are thinking of you daily and are so proud of everything you are doing.


With Gratitude,

Kelly, Angela, Crystal and Jason