Pause.

BreAnn FennellBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Traditions were broken all around the world due to the global pandemic. Next year, we can repair the traditions that 2020 took from us, or we can recreate new ones for our families. BreAnn presses pause on her Play Better series this month to share a poem reflecting on the importance of tradition. Pause.  My husband’s grandma passed away. When I … Read More

Highlights of 2020: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2020. Categories for posts include pandemic teaching, self-care, instructional strategies, conversations, growth mindset, communication, and leadership. Pandemic Teaching 3 Ways to Support Students Virtually by Chelsea Nicolino 5 Ways to Support Students and Teachers Virtually and Maintaining Rigor through Distance Learning by Chad Ostrowski Key Considerations for Educators During … Read More

Be Like Beverly – Scan for the Good

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Beverly is Suzanne’s mom, her favorite teacher, the most loving, kindhearted, generous, and genuine person who now has Alzheimer’s. Beverly lived a life full of gratitude and abundance and exemplified this throughout her life by scanning for the good in every opportunity possible and being grateful for it all. You are challenged to find gratitude, scan for the good, … Read More

Ditching Diet Culture at School

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Diet culture is the way a society engages with the pursuit of thinness as a way of life and a value. Diet culture shows up in classrooms through physical classroom layouts. Allowing food during class helps students meet their basic needs before they learn. Ditch diet culture at school by making flexible seating more than a fad and eliminating … Read More

Self-Care Starts With YOU!

Lindsay TitusBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Understand your self-worth by becoming aware of the thoughts you have, accept yourself as you are today, acknowledge where you want to go, and take aligned action. Self-care actions include redefining what self-care looks like, celebrating yourself in the mirror, accepting your thoughts, listening to a podcast, dancing to your favorite song, and more! Over the past couple of … Read More