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

Choosing Not to Look Back

Kristen KoppersBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Looking back at the past can change who we are. Hope was the one word chosen for 2022—a message of hope that we can connect with each other. I know that I am not alone when I say good riddance to 2021. This past year and a half, the country was torn apart, other perspectives were not accepted, the … Read More

Tech and Transformation

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect BetterLeave a Comment

TL;DR: Debbie Tannenbaum is the featured guest on The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Debbie’s transformation through technology has been both professional and personal. A growth mindset and willingness to be vulnerable can yield surprising results. There is power in taking small steps towards big accomplishments. Connecting with others is essential to growth and transformation. Hello again, reader! This is … Read More

Episode 57 with Kevin Curtis: Relationship-Centered Learning

Ryan ScottThe Big ED Idea Podcast

Kevin W. Curtis is the Founder and Lead Consultant for National Educators for Restorative Practices and co-author of the book Restorative Discipline Practices: A Journey in Implementation from a Community of Educators. Kevin has developed an educator’s model for restorative practitioners in schools that includes six proactive tools to build and sustain relationships in the classroom, including three tools that … Read More

Whoa-vember: A Month to Celebrate Blog Series Overview

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

Whoa-vember: A Month to Celebrate Blog Series Overview Whoa, it’s November! Despite another uniquely hectic year, it’s a month to celebrate. It’s that time of year where we often pause to reflect on what we are grateful for. This blog series shares all about gratitude from a number of different perspectives. Learn strategies to incorporate gratitude into your classroom. Recognize … Read More