Three Lessons from a Storm 

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR Positive mindsets are built over time. Continue to work on strengthening them. Your initial thought isn’t always the truth. How you define your thoughts makes a huge difference. Feel all the feelings. Three Lessons from a Storm I had the opportunity over the Labor Day holiday weekend to spend a few days at my in-laws’ cottage. Over the three … Read More

More Than a Teacher: Getting Involved in Your School

Andrea KalchbennerBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: As a teacher, there are a number of paths you can take towards getting involved in your school. Start small when you’re ready to get more involved outside of your classroom duties. Figure out what brings you joy and what you have the most time to dedicate your talents to. Getting Involved in Your School PBIS Tier 1 coach? … Read More

Bracket Your Day with Consistent Routines

Bryan ZwemkeBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Structure the beginning of your day to have a consistent routine.  Before leaving work, clean up your email inbox by returning all messages from the day. As you end your day, create a system to keep track of items that need to be addressed the following day.  As school leaders begin their school year supporting their students, staff, parents, … Read More

Learning Environments That Exude Joy

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Create a positive learning environment with JOY. Listing things that bring you joy. This is one way to model for students that joy doesn’t have to come from big or expensive things. Intentionally place joy throughout your day. I recently had the chance to join Rae Hughart on the Daily Drop In show where we were chatting about the … Read More

Welcome Forward! Creating an Engaging First Day of School

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Plan your first day of school so that students (and staff) are excited for day two. Increase engagement and excitement on the first day of school with chalk the walk, photo ops, pep rallies, and music & competition. Although some of you may have already returned to school, we’re gearing up for the 2021-2022 school year on the East … Read More