Reflecting on #TeachBetter19

Jeff GargasBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Teacherpreneur Better

In This Post: A reflection on the first and very successful #TeachBetter19 conference. Jeff’s personal highlights from putting on this incredible event. I’ve been seeing all these posts reflecting on the Teach Better Conference, #TeachBetter19. They’ve been enjoyable to read. No…I have reveled in them. They have reminded me again and again of what we were able to create. It’s … Read More

12 Educational Podcasts

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Professional Development, Tech Better

In This Post: The power of learning through educational Podcasts. Rae’s top 12 Podcast recommendations for teaching strategies, technology, and teacher empowerment. Have you heard of The Educational Podcast Directory? It’s my “go-to” anytime I need a new educational listen! The Educational Podcast Directory is designed to be the best way for teachers to search for and discover new educational … Read More

9 Tips for Mentoring

Whitney ChoateBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better

In This Post: The importance of mentoring for both student teachers and first year teachers. Practical tips compiled from years of mentoring experience. Helpful ways to mentor new teachers and student teachers, based on mentee feedback! Mentoring is an art, much like teaching; there’s no other way to describe it.  One must find a way to hone in on their … Read More

3 Questioning Strategies For Student Teachers

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

In This Post: Teacher mentors have a responsibility to facilitate reflective discussions. Consider utilizing Webb’s DOK to scaffold your reflective questioning. Questions to consider asking related to curriculum. Questions to consider asking related to creativity. Questions to consider asking related to connections. Questioning is an essential element of learning. Mentors have a responsibility – an obligation – to facilitate reflective … Read More

The Balance

Aubrey JonesBlog, Engage Better

In this Post: Creating balance between structure and student freedom. Reflection from stepping back to facilitate and guide. The beauty of freeing yourself from constant classroom regulation! Back to School Reflection As I go back to school, I have been enjoying my reflection on the drastically different teaching experiences I am encountering. I have been thinking about what I am … Read More