Effective Decision Making: Using Core Values as the Filter

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Professional Development

TL;DR: Reflecting on our core values helps us filter through the decisions we make to ensure they are purposeful and effective. Involving team members in decision making can help to increase the likelihood that all members support the outcome. Using core values to make decisions helps to prevent¬†decision-making fatigue. Research shows that adults make an average of 35,000 decisions per … Read More

Personalized Learning for Professional Development

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Professional Development, Tech Better

In This Post: Ways to improve your professional development days by including personalized teacher learning! The importance of useful, relevant professional development. Specific suggestions on how to include teacher voice and choice in professional learning. Professional development often becomes the running joke when teachers get together. They comment on how the speakers had great ideas, and then the speakers were … Read More

12 Educational Podcasts

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Professional Development, Tech Better

In This Post: The power of learning through educational Podcasts. Rae’s top 12 Podcast recommendations for teaching strategies, technology, and teacher empowerment. Have you heard of The Educational Podcast Directory? It’s my “go-to” anytime I need a new educational listen! The Educational Podcast Directory is designed to be the best way for teachers to search for and discover new educational … Read More

Helpful Reflection Strategies for Teachers (Video)

Rae HughartBlog, Professional Development, Video(s)

Video Highlights: Rae Hughart shares some helpful reflection strategies for teachers. We talk about reflection for our students, but we need to reflect for ourselves as well. Using multiple mediums for reflection can help influence effective reflection. A¬† one-on-one conversation may not be the best way for everyone. A pre-recorded video is another option. Voice memos and typing your reflection … Read More