Upstream Thinking: A Book Study Reflection

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Reflections on a book study of Upstream: How to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath. This book provided insights to institutionalized problems and how they can be solved. Each member of the book study shares their favorite quote from the book with their biggest takeaways. In April, I had the pleasure of hosting a virtual book study … Read More

Emails from Educators

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, The Grid Method

TL;DR: At Teach Better, we get emails from educators all over the U.S. Usually, these teachers are looking for assistance, guidance, advice, or even just someone to listen! See a few of our responses to some of the emails we’ve received about engaging students virtually, tech tools, and The Grid Method. Emails from Educators: #1  Hey –  I am a … Read More

Keeping Kids Organized At Home

Becky ThalBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Organizational strategies to keep kids organized and engaged. Creating schedules to share resources within a household. Implementing an at-home reward system. I asked a friend for some help with writing this blog post. I am admittedly not the most organized person, but am realizing what an important skill it is when trying to keep my own kids and myself … Read More

Model, Empower and Analyze a Growth Mindset

Erik YoungmanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: Strategies to model and empower a growth mindset among your students. An attached student graphic to help develop a growth mindset in your class. Now more than ever, we must model and empower a growth mindset amongst educators and students. Teachers can empower a growth mindset by discussing examples, modeling the language in questions and feedback, and by doing … Read More