Prioritizing Your Self-Care

Kari PitstickBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reminders for prioritizing your self-care over the summer. Focusing on what you need as a person and as an educator. Depending on where you teach, you’re probably in the midst of your summer break. In case no one has told you: make sure to take time for yourself. Whatever form of self-care you decide this summer, I want you … Read More

New Leader, New School

Kathleen DeckerBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The impact school leaders have on the entire school community. Troubling impacts of new leaders and inconsistency in leadership positions. A possible solution to the high turnover and trouble it causes. Each school has a unique culture of teachers and leaders who work to create a relationship of trust. When a leader changes, it can completely disrupt the culture … Read More

Grading SAMR Model

Erik YoungmanBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Grading is undergoing changes, and many schools or districts need guidance. A comprehensive overview of the grading SAMR model, created by Erik Youngman. Grading should be fair, accurate, meaningful, and clearly communicated.  I created the “Grading SAMR Model” to provide a framework for defining indicators within four distinct dimensions. They can be compared, separately or simultaneously, to guide grading … Read More