A Unity of Diversity

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: #sundaySPARKS is a Twitter space where educators talk about what’s sparking them that week. Spread a tone of unity, support, understanding, and care. Wouldn’t it be amazing if educators from diverse backgrounds could find a beautiful unity in both working together while also celebrating the experiences each comes to the table with? #sundaySPARKS I was involved in #sundaySPARKS, hosted … Read More

The Frustration of Being Underchallenged

Todd StanleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Gifted students are often under-challenged. Under-challenged students are not given the same opportunities to learn and grow. There are ways to serve our gifted population that are beyond differentiation. Todd’s Gifted Rants: The Frustration of Being Underchallenged You know how to speak English very fluently. It comes very naturally to you, and you find it quite easy to speak. … Read More

Dare Mighty Things

Holly StuartBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Learning and growth happen when you get out of your comfort zone. Scientists and engineers have to accept the possibility of failure. Teachers and students should be encouraged to Dare Mighty Things. Do you Dare Mighty Things? Take a moment and reflect: Are you playing it safe, staying in your comfort zone, and surrounded by the familiar? Or are … Read More

Testing Season: Multilingual Learners

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: October and February are months when staff morale tends to dip. February also often brings about the testing season. Multilingual students are often tested even more than the rest of the students. Try to make your class a creative, fun, and inspiring place to be during testing season. The Armpits of the School Year Every January, I tend to … Read More

A Heart in the Write Place

Brad HughesBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care BetterLeave a Comment

TL;DR: This article is an interview with Dennis Mathew—an author, innovator, and speech-language pathologist in Oklahoma. We can’t ignore racism and things that are not right in the world, but we can bring the light. Dennis makes sure healing is infused into all of his works and that they can easily be used in the classroom setting. Self-discovery is a … Read More