One Simple Way to Promote Mental Health: Smile!

Brian FaulknerBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

In This Post: The necessity of addressing mental health in our schools. One strategy to instantly improve our mental state. I’m often asked what is one of the biggest challenges we are currently facing in education.  Narrowing it down to just one challenge is difficult, but our biggest challenge, in my opinion, is how to support the mental health and … Read More

Supporting Student Productive Struggle

Matthew JosephBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

In This Post: The definition of student productive struggle. Why productive struggle is important for students. Ways to promote productive struggle in your classroom, from planning to implementation. This week some of our school leaders and intervention professionals held a fall data meeting. One of the discussions, besides progress or increased needs, focused on the productive struggle of learners. Productive … Read More

Teach Happier! Tips for Teaching Happier

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

In This Post: Introducing a new monthly piece: Teach Happier! An overview of what Suzanne will be sharing each month to help educators teach happier. We are all a part of the Teach Better Family because we want to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we were today. We are ALL IN. Being a part … Read More

Top 20 Blog Posts to Start 2020

Katelynn GiordanoDifferentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: A look back at my favorite blog posts from 2019. Want to be on this list? Guest blog with us in 2020! As we embark on 2020, I find myself reflecting back on 2019. There’s been a lot of growth and change, much of it positive. And at Teach Better, that is always our goal. Better today. … Read More

Adjust Your Lens: Student Behavior is Information

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The importance of removing your personal feelings from student behavior issues. Behavior is information, use it to help provide a better learning experience! Ways to adjust your thinking to better meet the needs of your students and colleagues. “I had a hard day today.“ Anytime that I’ve said this as an educator, the translation really should be, … Read More