To Work or Not to Work

Lindsay TitusBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: To think better, we have to be willing to think differently. Consider the questions we ask ourselves. Perhaps rather than asking a question, make a statement. Be mindful of the language you use. Shift your mindset to be present every day. This changes your thinking so instead of thinking ahead, you can focus on now. 3 ways to get … Read More

Creating & Nurturing Linguistically Inclusive Spaces 

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Dig into your own language identity and reflect on the ways in which language is weaponized. This post shares a number of ways we can create and nurture linguistically inclusive and linguistically safe spaces in our classrooms, schools, and communities. Consider your instructional materials, start a campaign, and engage with your local agencies or businesses. “You’re in America. Speak … Read More

The Power of Reinvention

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The story of the blogger’s dad is shared to demonstrate the power of reinventing oneself. Growth is the heart of reinvention and we won’t fulfill our fullest potential without it. Teach students skills so that each individual can invent and continuously reinvent themselves. The Power of Reinvention: The Story of My Dad My father is one of the most … Read More

Just a Teacher

Kari PitstickBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: In education, there can be a lot of pressure to take roles outside of the classroom. But it is okay to be “just a teacher.” Trust your feelings and follow a path that you desire, not what you think other people want you to do. The first memory I have of wanting to be a teacher was probably in … Read More

Maintaining a Summertime Social Justice Practice

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Social justice work is about consistent commitment and action. Reflect, disrupt, and teach to maintain a social justice practice this summer. Summer is a time when teachers rest, relax, and catch up on the reading we didn’t get to do during the school year (or is that just me?). Most teachers, even through summer, spend time planning for the … Read More