Effective Tools for End-of-Year Student Conferencing

Dana GoodierBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Make sure to purposefully include time for student conferencing in your plans. During a conference, the student is able to monitor their progress and get clarification about assignments. The teacher is able to guide the student to use individualized study strategies. They can also monitor the students’ progress and help them set attainable goals. As we go into the … Read More

Picture Perfect

BreAnn FennellBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: The dilemma with social media regarding mental health is that we post the best of us. Life isn’t picture perfect. Let’s take care of our mental health and take care of each other. Social media has turned us into seekers of picture-perfect moments. Some parents, including myself, have had some sort of social media since before their children were … Read More

Getting Your Message Out There with Dr. Dan Kreiness

Brittany RinconBlog

Dr. Dan Kreiness on the Teacher Leader Podcast

In this episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Dan Kreiness from Leader of Learning. He is an instructional leader, podcast host, author, and speaker who constantly searches for the most effective ways to advance education and produce high student achievement. In this jam packed episode, we talk about talk about Expanding your impact and leadership through blogging, … Read More

5 Thought-Provoking Questions About Assessment

Steven WeberBlog, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teaching and learning should be framed around a desired set of learning targets. Identify how teachers will measure student understanding. The classroom should be a safe place where students are receiving feedback from their teacher, peers, and own reflections. 4 key reflection questions to consider before and after a unit are shared. Find ways to celebrate small wins in … Read More

The Empathetic Leader

Sari Goldberg McKeownBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: An empathetic leader breaks down walls, deepens relationships, and inspires others. They promote collaboration and help others feel valued.  Empathetic leaders listen and create opportunities for others to share. The conversation about empathy is trending. In the last decade, #GoogleTrends indicates that interest in empathy has grown more than 75%. The world is discovering that empathy is a power … Read More