Finding Your “Phase of Life” to Open Doors

Rae HughartBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: We are continually going through phases in our life both professionally and personally. Dream big about what you want both personally and professionally. Whatever phase you’re in, be your best self! Phases of Life I feel as though humans are continually entering into and out of “phases of life.” Some phases last weeks while others last years. As we … Read More

Why I Love Being A Teach Better Ambassador

Mark HornerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Read Mark’s personal account of what inspired him to apply to be a Teach Better Ambassador. Applying and becoming an ambassador has been a game changer. The power of ambassadorship is explained: (1) feeling of belonging to a family (2) pursuit of excellence alongside colleagues leads to accountability to grow (3) inspired by fellow ambassadors to live with passion … Read More

Being Intentional About Wellness

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Take on teaching in 2022. Teach what you love. Spend time looking at the stars and wondering about the universe. Get out in the open and surround yourself with green. Be active and take care of yourself. Let’s give some thought to teaching in 2022. It seems that it might be a worthwhile way to spend a bit of time. … Read More

Feeling Like You’re Valued

Dana GoodierBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Accept appreciation from others no matter the time of year. Do what is best for you. Recognize your own value and remind yourself that YOU MATTER. This blog post will focus on accepting Random Acts of Kindness (RAKS). Read more about RAKS you can encourage your students to perform in my blog post from February: Random Acts of Kindness … Read More

The Best Way to Challenge Gifted Students (and all students, for that matter)

Todd StanleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: To challenge gifted students, you can accelerate learning or go into more depth. We must engage their minds in higher levels of thinking. Consider Bloom’s Taxonomy when asking students questions. How to Challenge Gifted Students There are all sorts of strategies for challenging gifted students. Sometimes we accelerate or go fast. Other times we go more in-depth meaning rather … Read More