Transparency

Jesse FidelioBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Using the resources around you when a lesson isn’t going as planned can help you overcome the obstacle. This post shares a story of the importance being able to adapt when a lesson plan doesn’t go your way and the transparency that helped Jesse understand he was in the right place he needed to be. March 1995 My 4th … Read More

Highlights of 2020: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2020. Categories for posts include pandemic teaching, self-care, instructional strategies, conversations, growth mindset, communication, and leadership. Pandemic Teaching 3 Ways to Support Students Virtually by Chelsea Nicolino 5 Ways to Support Students and Teachers Virtually and Maintaining Rigor through Distance Learning by Chad Ostrowski Key Considerations for Educators During … Read More

First-Year Assistant Principal: Pandemic Style

Tyson GardinBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: The pandemic caused uncertainties at the beginning of the school year, but leaders must still lead by figuring out a plan to serve and keeping students at the center of our focus. Effective leadership means you communicate regularly, listen attentively, offer empathy and support, and meet people’s needs with flexibility and adaptability. Courageous, strong leadership is necessary to ease … Read More

Whichever Way You Cut It

Noor AliBlog, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many struggles with both in-person and remote learning during this time. Whichever way you cut it, there is no perfect solution given the circumstances. This year is not about replicating the norm. It is not about holding yourself to the same expectations you have of yourself in any other year. You have shown up for the future, … Read More

5 Quick Tips For HyFlex Instruction

Lauren M. KaufmanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: HyFlex instruction is when teachers provide in-person and online learning experiences simultaneously. Tips for HyFlex instruction include being simple and authentic, checking in with students, using the chat feature, keeping the meet on during independent activities, making eye contact with learners, and providing ongoing feedback. Always Learning As I scrolled through Twitter this week, I stumbled across a term … Read More