Perspective

Holly StuartBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR Perspective is an important part of problem-solving. Changing your perspective is not always easy. You can learn a lot when you take the time to change your perspective. Our family takes big vacations during the summer. We snorkel, climb mountains, and hike through the woods. Our family explores the many different landscapes within the United States. We experience new … Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Teach Further

TL;DR: Hispanic Heritage Month can be a time where we reflect on how we highlight certain communities in our learning spaces. Ask students which terms they prefer and why. Involve families as you celebrate¬†Hispanic Heritage Month. Analyze classroom materials to ensure they don’t project a problematic narrative or bias. Enlist the support of your teammates and leadership teams to help … Read More

Delighting in Inclusion

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect BetterLeave a Comment

TL;DR: Melinda Arnost is an educator, author/illustrator, and inclusion specialist. She was recently a guest on the Good News, Brad News Podcast. Her advocacy for inclusion started in high school inviting other students to join their Breakfast Club. As a teacher, Melinda trusted her gut and started teaching outside of the box in order to meet the needs of students. … Read More

Being Human Is Not Unprofessional

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: The #RelationshipsFirst movement: Students are more likely to learn when they have a positive relationship with you and get to know you too. We connect better with others who we know, value, and respect. Share stories about life experiences and show humanity to students every day. Their experiences may be similar so by sharing, you have become someone else … Read More

Teachers, Write Your Own Headlines

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Writing your own headlines can help transform negativity into a more positive light. Focus on the good. We know when we do that, the good just keeps getting better. Write Your Own Headlines! There‚Äôs a story floating around the Internet by Pastor Andy Stanley with the idea of writing your own headlines. Given the state of the world and … Read More