Finding Your PD Niche

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Start by determining what you want to learn this year. Find organizations offering professional development opportunities. Brainstorm various ways to get funding. Reevaluate your professional development plan regularly to make changes as needed. What do you want to learn? Many educators are looking for ways to fulfill their needs for salary advancement, re-licensure, or progress on their professional growth … Read More

ISTE Standards for Educators

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: It’s time to reflect on your use of the ISTE Standards. ISTE standards consist of Learner, Leader, Citizen, Collaborator, Designer, Facilitator, and Analyst. So far this year, we have discussed planning with INTENT and planning to CONNECT.  This month’s post takes those two posts and digs deeper. To begin with, it will strategically introduce you to another way to … Read More

The Answer to Everything

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: It might be true that the answer to everything is 42.  The answer to a long and healthy career in teaching might come from gathering together with some colleagues, pouring a cup of coffee, and sharing ideas, experiences, and memories. Have you ever searched for the answer to everything? You should try it sometime because there is actually an … Read More

3 Ways to Connect with Educators Online

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Connect with other educators online by going to the profile of those you admire, reviewing who interacted with particular posts in your feed, and using hashtags. Becoming a connected educator by choosing to interact with others online can broaden your perspective on all things education. If you’re anything like me, you appreciate finding a like-minded educator who has similar … Read More

It All Matters

Aaron ElseBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Everyone is facing something, and it matters to each one of them. Think about how you think, act, and treat others because it matters. Focus on what’s most important today because it matters. It All Matters The signs are all around us.   A neighbor one street over was in a car crash. A friend of a friend was diagnosed … Read More