LEAD with HOPE Series: H is for Habits

Brandi KellyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: It is important to establish healthy habits and model them for our students. Be proactive: Focus on the things in your circle of control in an effort to be the best you can be. Begin with the end in mind: Set a mission, goals, and priorities. Put first things first & sharpen the saw: Manage your time. Practice good … Read More

5 Tips for Infusing SEL

Jennifer AppelBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Character and SEL are not an extra. They are the foundation that all other academic content rests on. Include targets for SEL in lessons. CASEL has an interactive framework wheel to use. When creating expectations for your students, you have to intentionally teach the concept of SEL and re-teach it. Include SEL in daily practice, lessons, and activities throughout … Read More

Beat Overwhelm with a Goal Setting System That Works

Sophie IsbellBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a goal-setting framework based on four critical components of execution: focus, leverage, engagement, and accountability. Focus and decide on only one or two goals that are most important to your success. Measure your success using a lead measure (predictive, proactive, and push you closer to your goal) rather than a lag measure … Read More

3 Strategies to Support Student Understanding

Steven WeberBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Schools and districts need to think ahead to the future and prepare a strategy to meet the needs of each learner. The most effective strategy to support student understanding may be to combine the following: Through a deficit approach to provide additional support to fill in the gaps. Building on the strengths of learners through assessments, feedback, and academic … Read More