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

There Is NO Hacking Life

Aaron ElseBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When working towards success, “hacking life” is not the solution. Many self-help leaders and other successful individuals did not start that way. They had to overcome obstacles and put in the time to get where they are. Perfection can be achieved over time with hard work and persistence. Teachers are demonstrating this with their creativity and determination. There Is … Read More

A Sense of Urgency

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: There is a need for a sense of urgency as students return to school. We can focus on 11 areas by asking key questions mentioned below. Educators must focus on the unique needs of their school and the students they serve. “Transformational leadership starts with a calling, it stands on a cause, and then it breathes with urgency at … Read More

Sub Folder Essentials

Kari PitstickBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: This post includes a number of essential items for your sub folder including a map of the school, bell schedule, rosters with nicknames, accommodations, and health information. Be sure to clarify your restroom, cell phone, computer, flexible seating, and emergency procedures and policies. Keep your sub plans concise but make sure you are addressing any questions the sub may … Read More