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

The Teacher’s Role in the Grid Method

Meghan DeeganBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: One teacher’s experience using the grid method. A focused look at the role of the teacher in the grid method. “So you don’t really teach anymore.”  “The students teach themselves.” “When will I get to see you teach?”  In implementing the grid method, I’ve heard them all and I’ve heard them a lot.  So what is teaching and what … Read More

How Creative are You? Can You Create Better?

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: A reflection from Adobe Creative Educator Day. Lessons on improving creativity for yourself AND your students. At the end of February, I got the opportunity to attend the Adobe Creative Educator Day. I  thought I understood creativity before that day, but it turned out that I only understood a small aspect of it. This was an entire day dedicated to … Read More

Powerful Podcasting at the Hands of Students

Whitney ChoateBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: How podcasting can benefit student engagement AND meet content standards. Basic tips for starting a podcast with your students. Why Podcast with Students According to George Washington University, “Students who said they aren’t that motivated at the beginning of class score higher on tests when they listen to podcasts featuring content.”  Besides being a fun and engaging way for … Read More

Promoting Student Engagement and Collaboration using Breakouts

Meghan DeeganBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: An introduction the many ways breakouts can be used in your classroom. A “how to” for planning and implementing a breakout in your classroom. As a middle school teacher, I’m always looking for fun new ways to engage my students.  Their current favorite? Breakouts!  Planning a breakout can seem overwhelming, time consuming, and daunting.  I’m here to help walk … Read More