Lessons in Joy
In Lessons in Joy, pioneering educator Brittany Ann Cufaude reveals the most effective methods for putting us back in touch with what is at the heart of joyful and highly-effective teaching and leadership. These methods can be used by anyone, any time, anywhere no matter where one is in the practice. Drawing on stories from her own practice, she sheds light on three core values: authentic connection; learning obsession, and team interdependence. As she unpacks the wisdom within each of these core values, she leads readers through a journey that holds the power to restore or invigorate a joyful and highly-effective practice.
Brittany is devoted to teacher hearts, their healing, and the well-being of anyone connected to schools in any form. In this way, Lessons in Joy offers simple solutions to very complex issues. It helps you orient yourself in relationship to your calling, build authentic connections with your students and colleagues, remain curious and compassionate in your practice, and implement the highest impact best-practices. Lessons in Joy gently supports you in opening up your heart, rolling up your sleeves, and partnering with a compassionate community to better serve the children whose lives depend on it.
About the Lessons in Joy Author:
In 2020, Brittany wrote Lessons in Joy, a book that offers simple solutions to very complex issues. Written with her beloved teachers and colleagues in mind, the book is designed to help orient them in relation to their calling, build authentic connections with their students and colleagues, remain curious and compassionate in their practice, and implement the highest impact best practices.
Lessons in Joy can be purchased here.
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“Brittany Cufaude has a wild spirit that is a marvel to behold. She is creative, fearless, wise, and tenacious and she uses those forces to transform the lives she touches. Brittany taught me how to be a collaborative partner and how to use both passion and hard work to do what is right for students and teachers. I will also call her a visionary: she has always been ahead of the rest of us in seeing what needs to be done. I was very impressed with her book Lessons in Joy. Reading it made me realize how she became the wild spirit I’ve come to admire so much!”
-Lynn Blodgett, Assistant Principal, FCUSD