Andrea Bitner is an educator, author, and speaker. She lives on the East Coast among some of the fastest-speaking people in the country! She has worked with students in grades K-12 through her twenty-two years in public education from all around the world. Her work as an English Language Teacher, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Presenter, and High School English Teacher … Read More
Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It
Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2022. Categories for posts include SEL, Management, Instructional practices, Connections & Collaboration, Development & Improvement, Leadership, Self-Care, Reflection, and monthly series. SEL Carrying Heavy Things: Support Our Students by Matthew J. Bowerman The Secret of Building Resilient Kids by Pamela Hall Random Acts … Read More
Activities to Connect With Kids and Unveil Hidden Talents!
TL;DR: Often you can learn from your time away from school and discover things that would improve your skills as an educator. Consider the ways that you make children shine outside of academics. What talents do kids have that you can celebrate? Discover new ideas to celebrate kids at your school. Connect with Your Students: Seeing Someone Sparkle I visited … Read More
Connecting with Students Experiencing Summer “Loss”
TL;DR: While many experience feelings of joy and freedom when summer arrives, other students dread it. What are ways you can maintain connections with students over the summer months? Peace Out? Maintaining Summer Connections It was the last day of school! As I gathered my take-home treasures and sprinted with satisfaction toward the school parking lot, I couldn’t help but … Read More