Busting Two Myths About Restorative Practices

Jeffrey AustinBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

In this Post : Myth #1: Restorative Practices Take Away from Academics The circle, sometimes known as a class meeting, maybe the most well-known restorative practice, can be implemented quickly and used proactively to build the people-first classroom culture Myth #2: Implementing Restorative Practices is Overwhelming Starting small, revising and improving my skills, and generating success with students provided me … Read More

How to Build Valuable Relationships with Your Colleagues

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better

In this Post : Valuable relationships with colleagues is a must – but how do we use our time effectively? 5 Suggestions for quick ways to build relationships – set a timer, pop into a classroom, & attend a school event all make the list of options. We never feel like we have time, but relationships are worth it! Just … Read More

Teaching Is A Journey, Not A Destination

Aubrey JonesBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

In This Post: Teaching is not a destination. It is a journey of growth. Reflect on what your life as a student was like. Change in the classroom won’t happen all  at once. Learning should be student-centered. The Beginning Lately, I have been reflecting on my school experience. As a student, I experienced the rigid rules of Catholic school. The … Read More

5 Out of the Box Ways to Engage TEACHERS in Professional Development

Lauren SalsingerBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Professional Development

In This Post: As a Student Learning Coach, providing meaningful professional development for my teachers is so important. There are 5 out of the box ways to engage teachers in PD. What better way to guide discussions than by leading with the students? Inviting students in and having teachers watch drives engagement. Google Classroom isn’t limited to your class, it … Read More

Student Teacher Mentoring 101

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better

In This Post: Student teacher mentoring is an ART Anytime you have a new student teacher, the first priority is learning about your mentee. It is essential to build a trust-filled relationship with your mentee. After understanding your mentee, and building a strong relationship, you need to provide tactical next steps for them to continue to grow. Student teacher mentoring … Read More