What’s Your Superpower? Mine Is Teaching!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: In 2020, educators had on their “superhero” outfits to bring about an educational revolution. Superpower traits that were discovered last year involve striking a balance, creating empowering lessons with student input, discovering your network, digital learning platforms, technology, learning what you don’t know, connecting, being yourself, gathering feedback, and embracing change. As 2021 starts, a new year with new … 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

3 Ways to Unleash the Most Creative Students Ever

Chris ChappotinBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Unleash the most creative students ever by facilitating intrigue, designing solutions to real problems, and coaching and resourcing. Transform or change your classroom or learning environment to facilitate intrigue. Pay attention to current events and conversations had by students, and involve the community to start designing solutions to real problems. Coaching and resourcing means being prepared with resources and … Read More

5-Minute Hacks for Playing at Home

BreAnn FennellBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: There are many activities that can be done to keep kids entertained without breaking the bank. 5-minute hacks for playing at home include The Floor Is Lava, Cardboard Kingdom, Fort Building, Kitchen Band, and Family Portraits. Have you been wondering what you can do at home without breaking the bank? Want some ideas to send home for the winter … Read More

Have Time to Say Yes!

Tim StephensonBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: Say yes to students by providing them opportunities to explore their interests outside of the classroom. When you say yes to students exploring their interests, you are providing them time to practice and utilize real-world skills. If you came to me with an idea about something you really want to try or do, learn about, or create, the answer … Read More