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Exploring new paths for healthier and happier online schools

While online schools and digital learning have gone mainstream, the needs of its stakeholders are many--physical, social, emotional, and mental.


Our wellness is essential. To achieve at our highest levels, we must prioritize wellness. 


Together, let's journey and explore the new paths for healthier and happier conditions in our online schools. 


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A channel dedicated to best practices for leadership and management of online schools; self-care and personal development; and resources related to the 8 Dimensions of Wellness

Recommended Tools

Here's an over-the-shoulder look at my favorite tools. As I try to tools, I'll provide you with my recommendations and favorites.


This list is constantly being updated.

My resource library is being updated regularly with information.


These resources are curated, and original, from experts throughout the internet. Be sure to share your favorites!

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Here's a glimpse into some of my thoughts and curated resources I thought were worth highlighting.

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About Me.

I'm James Brauer, proud online school principal and educator. I currently serve as the principal of a public, virtual school serving students in grades K-12 throughout the state of Iowa. I had previously served in various education roles: assistant principal; special education teacher; paraeducator; substitute teacher; and a coach. My settings have been as diverse as my experience--urban, suburban, rural, and now virtual. My goal is to help make the online school experience as positive for stakeholders as possible. Join me in this journey!

My mission -- Connect. Learn. Share

Join me, as I explore new paths for healthier and happier online schools. Whether you're an online teacher, administrator, student, or parent...our journey begins now!


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