Tech Tools and How to Use Them: Distance Learning Edition

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

TL;DR: Distance learning has shifted our focus toward more technology. A curated list of tech tools for recording videos, communicating with stakeholders, and formative assessment. Transitioning from a classroom to distance learning can be quite the change, especially when it feels like it happens overnight. Fortunately, there are many tech tools available to help you make this new transition as … Read More

Resources for Distance Learning

Kevin ButlerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The benefits of pre-planning and having contingency plans. Kevin’s Top 10 digital resources and websites that he uses with his own students. 5 Bonus resources! Wow, what a week! With the increased spread of the COVID-19 and recommendations from the CDC, many schools are temporarily moving to distance, remote, or digital learning. On Thursday, I found out that my … Read More

5 Ways to Adjust Lessons to Promote Creative Thinking

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: The importance of creativity in the classroom. How creative thinking can increase the level of learning in your students. Five ways you can adjust or create lessons that promote creative thinking. Creativity is so valuable in our classrooms. With today’s focus on 21st century skills, thinking creatively is becoming even more important. We all know that the problems our … Read More

Promote Creative Thinking Through Passion Projects

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Mastery Learning Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

In This Post An overview of passion projects in the classroom. Why you should consider doing a passion project with your students. Suggestions to rethink a unit and approach it as a passion project! Creative thinking is a skill we absolutely want to cultivate. We want our students to think critically and analyze. We want them to assess situations, look … Read More

How To: Set Better Goals

Jeff GargasBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Survival

TL;DR: Four strategies to set better, more realistic goals that you can actually achieve. A bonus fifth step with a review of SMART goal setting. We hear a lot about setting goals. “It’s important to have goals.” “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re already lost.” And the quotes go on and on. So we set goals. Sometimes we … Read More