Leading Through Instructional Practices

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: While educators with formal leadership roles are often seen as the leaders, teachers who lead through instructional practices they initiate themselves have the most impact. Innovation in the classroom leads to change and a model of success in your classroom that others take notice of. Proudly share your successes and failures with others through discussions to affect change. We … Read More

Sick and Tired

Marie McCumberBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Last year, fewer people were sick because of people following COVID safety plans. This year, our bodies were fighting hard, but now in summer, some have become sick. Right now, we need to listen to our bodies. Rest and recover. In all honesty, I had a different blog post planned. Two, actually, talking about more issues with disability. But … Read More

The Power of Reinvention

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The story of the blogger’s dad is shared to demonstrate the power of reinventing oneself. Growth is the heart of reinvention and we won’t fulfill our fullest potential without it. Teach students skills so that each individual can invent and continuously reinvent themselves. The Power of Reinvention: The Story of My Dad My father is one of the most … Read More

Maintaining a Summertime Social Justice Practice

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Social justice work is about consistent commitment and action. Reflect, disrupt, and teach to maintain a social justice practice this summer. Summer is a time when teachers rest, relax, and catch up on the reading we didn’t get to do during the school year (or is that just me?). Most teachers, even through summer, spend time planning for the … Read More

What’s Your Sound Quality?

Mickey Smith Jr.Blog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Internal “sound-quality” = the way you make students feel through your words, actions, and deeds by the way you engage, educate, and elevate every learner towards excellence. It’s important to stay passionate and purpose-driven because YOU are the essential element to every classroom experience and every learner’s excellence. We need to take the time to recognize and understand what … Read More