Tips for the Start of an Unusual School Year

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The new school year is usually full of different thoughts and emotions because of the change. It’s like switching teams every year with different learners. This post shares a number of tips for the beginning of the school year. Set up a reflection bench to allow students to talk in the corridors. Set up recharge zones filled with books, … Read More

4 Ways to Cultivate School Spirit and Culture

Meghan WellsBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Here are four ways to establish positive traditions and communication to cultivate culture. (1) Decorate your room and school with school colors so students identify as being a part of the community. (2) Explicitly teach school traditions like learning the Alma Mater words. (3) Celebrate students by creating a “Wall of Fame,” which is a collection of student pictures … Read More

How to Get Out of a Slump

Rebecca HuffBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: For a workaholic, finding yourself relaxing can be an alarming realization. Learn ways to get out of a summer slump. Get a change of scenery by leaving your house. Make a short list and tackle it. Put on some music and set a summer routine so you can feel productive. If you read my last post, “A Workaholic’s Guide … Read More