Color Outside the Lines Blog Series Overview

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

Color Outside the Lines Blog Series Overview Everyone has their own teacher leadership style. Discover and own your unique teaching and leadership style early in your career to help you thrive in this challenging profession. Make your mark on your students, throughout your building, and in your community! Posts in the Series Making Your Mark: Becoming a Teacher Leader by … Read More

The Insights of a Writing Life

Melanie MeehanBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Many of us write for different reasons. Therefore, you are a writer! Think about your writing life by starting with a writing timeline. What was your experience as a writer throughout your life? There are steps to the writing process: generating, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Each person may spend different amounts of time at different stages. Writers have … Read More

3 Key Beliefs to Guide Your Instructional Practices

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR:  3 key beliefs to guide your instructional practices include differentiation, accommodation, and modification. Build in structures to your instructional practices so students can have more opportunities for voice and choice. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Blog Reflection Questions: What is the one thing you will try to do in your classroom to make it inclusive? How does being … Read More

Parent Communication

Jessica ReedBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are various ways to communicate with parents: set expectations and use technology. Set expectations and parameters around response times. Tip: Have positive interactions with parents. There are various ways parent communication can be enhanced through technology: Remind, FlipGrid, email, and Google Voice. Jessica joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about Parent Communication Refresh. Click here … Read More