Leading Through Instructional Practices

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: While educators with formal leadership roles are often seen as the leaders, teachers who lead through instructional practices they initiate themselves have the most impact. Innovation in the classroom leads to change and a model of success in your classroom that others take notice of. Proudly share your successes and failures with others through discussions to affect change. We … Read More

Designing Assessments According to Learning Styles

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: Assessments should be conveyed in various forms appropriate for each student. Getting to know your students is imperative before beginning to design assessments. Designing Assessments According to Learning Styles We are witnessing an age of radical education where teachers are collectively raising their voices to advocate for our students’ benefit. They cry out for transformation, hungry for more autonomy … Read More

What’s Your Sound Quality?

Mickey Smith Jr.Blog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Internal “sound-quality” = the way you make students feel through your words, actions, and deeds by the way you engage, educate, and elevate every learner towards excellence. It’s important to stay passionate and purpose-driven because YOU are the essential element to every classroom experience and every learner’s excellence. We need to take the time to recognize and understand what … Read More

What is Translanguaging?

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: As educators, we must be strategic and intentional in our language instruction. It is crucial to strengthening our students’ language development. The beauty of translanguaging is honoring and elevating the languages of those we serve. QUICK! We’re going to do a quick experiment! Go grab a clear glass of water. Now put in 2 drops of red food coloring. … Read More