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

Everlasting Time

Megan AndersonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Writing is a time to inspire others, and it can serve as a tool for reflection. Consider what timeless, thought-provoking message of passion, vision, and love you can engrave in the hearts of your students. “For some, ‘time’ passes slowly. An hour can seem like an eternity. For others, there was never enough. For Jesse Tuck, it didn’t exist.” … 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

Resources for Difficult Conversations with Students

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

There is never an easy answer. Never a single answer. No easy way to prepare for the conversations in your classrooms and schools over the next few days. But we are here for you. We are working to curate resources to help, organize opportunities for conversations, and focusing on how we can better support you during these unprecedented times. We … Read More

An Optimistic Outlook on Your Classroom

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: The tenets of an optimistic outlook on your classroom include having a positive climate and culture. Reflect on the level of morale, productivity, and student satisfaction in your classroom. Develop actions to optimistically impact students’ views on teaching and learning in your classroom. Climate and culture are often referred to as the “feel” of the school. Essentially, this feel … Read More