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

The Mindset Roller Coaster

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Education this year is like a roller coaster; keep your mindset grounded. Take charge of your mindset. Level your emotions. Change the narrative. At the end of each day, take time to write down three things that went well, two things that you want to improve on the next day, and one thing you will celebrate with students. The … Read More

Toxic Productivity (Yes, it’s real!)

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Toxic productivity is an unhealthy desire to be productive at all times, and at all costs…even when it’s not expected of you. To navigate through toxic productivity, we need to recognize and acknowledge when we are in a state of over-productivity and then we need to discern our next right thing by reframing our thoughts. Then we need to … Read More

Highlights of 2021: In Case You Missed It

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

Highlights of 2021: In Case You Missed It This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2021. Categories for posts include SEL, change and improvement, assessment and reflection, leadership, and social media. SEL The Power of Empathy – Sari Goldberg McKeown Teachers are Essential, You are Essential – Jeff Gargas Ideas to Commemorate World Kindness Day – Dana Goodier Teachers … Read More

Time to Hit the Break Blog Series Overview

Kari PitstickBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Time to Hit the Break Blog Series It’s been quite a year…now it’s time to hit the “break.” This blog series shares how setting up holiday lights is similar to lesson planning, ways you can do things for yourself this break, and a poem going through all the things that cross teachers’ minds every day! Posts in the Series Light … Read More