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. ‚ÄúTransformational 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

Helping Students Make Connections to 9/11

Becky ThalBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Historical events impact everyone a little differently. Teaching students history through firsthand accounts can help them to see different perspectives and lets them decide how they will understand the event. History educator, Cheryl Krol, shares her inspiration to collect testimonials from 9/11 to share with her students, as well as the value in teaching through firsthand accounts.¬† I know … Read More