A Heart in the Write Place

Brad HughesBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care BetterLeave a Comment

TL;DR: This article is an interview with Dennis Mathew—an author, innovator, and speech-language pathologist in Oklahoma. We can’t ignore racism and things that are not right in the world, but we can bring the light. Dennis makes sure healing is infused into all of his works and that they can easily be used in the classroom setting. Self-discovery is a … Read More

Building Professional Connections in Your Network

Kristen KoppersBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Having a professional network and people to connect with is valuable. Even though reaching out can be difficult for some, find ways to connect to people in your school. Make connections with other professionals outside of school, even non-educators. Let’s just be real here for a moment. Having friends definitely makes work —and life, for that matter— better. We … Read More

Before You Throw in the Towel: REASSESS

Latrese YoungerBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Being a teacher is not for the faint of heart. Teaching is a calling. If you ever feel helpless, unappreciated, or want to leave the profession, don’t. Instead, REASSESS: remember, evaluate, affirm, seek, study, eliminate, survey, and shift. By nature, I am highly reflective. As a teacher, I often looked forward to ways to redo a poorly executed lesson … Read More

Classroom Management Then and Now

La-Shanda WestBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Classroom management has changed quite a bit since the days of Harry Wong. Today’s classrooms have shifted physically and philosophically to empower students in their learning. Consider including wellness breaks in an instructional period to allow for meditation, hydration, or socialization. La-Shanda joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about classroom management and including wellness practices with … Read More