3 Tips to Implement Your New Idea

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Trying a new idea can be intimidating when considering all the potential ways it could fail. Implement your new idea by visualizing the lesson, making predictions, finding your people, and being open to challenges and feedback. If you’re anything like me, you are always thinking. Thinking about anything and everything. It’s hard for me to focus at times—or even … Read More

Setting Up the Space to Foster Your New Idea

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Choosing the right work atmosphere can add a beautiful spin on your solution-seeking mindset. Rae shares an activity you can participate in to narrow down your best work environment to foster your new idea. When the topic of “Implementing a New Idea” was recommended as a theme of Daily Drop In for the first week of the Morning Show … Read More

Take Ownership: It’s Leadership!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Take ownership to speak up when there is injustice and make a difference. Equitable practices in education mean change sparked by reflection. Consider our biases and use picture books to introduce the 7 “isms” to start the conversation: ableism, classism, ageism, religion as an ism, racism, homophobia/heterosexism, and sexism. Take ownership: It’s leadership! Leaders speak up when there is … Read More

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

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