Management with the Grid: How to Keep Kids Motivated

Andrea KalchbennerBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: The Grid method can seem like a huge change, but there are some consistencies with a traditional approach. A teacher shares some strategies for management and engagement with the Grid. “How do you keep kids motivated?!” This question pops up over and over again for educators.  It does not matter whether you teach elementary or high school, or if … Read More

5 Elements We Learned & We Can Not Forget: Remote & Physical Classrooms

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The five elements to take away from the COVID-19 crisis. Ways to come back stronger when we return to our physical classrooms. Let’s clear the air early on – there are WAY more than just 5 things I hope educators have learned during this since the transition from physical classrooms to remote learning. And if you really thought there … Read More

Teaching Through Classroom Leadership

Michael BloseBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The need for a culture of leadership in your classroom in addition to traditional classroom management practices. The need for more authentic, leadership-oriented professional development. The big differences between managing and leading students. Why creating relationships with students gives you greater influence and ability to lead in your classroom. There are 6 words that will change your … Read More

Top 20 Blog Posts to Start 2020

Katelynn GiordanoDifferentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: A look back at my favorite blog posts from 2019. Want to be on this list? Guest blog with us in 2020! As we embark on 2020, I find myself reflecting back on 2019. There’s been a lot of growth and change, much of it positive. And at Teach Better, that is always our goal. Better today. … Read More

Adjust Your Lens: Student Behavior is Information

Jacqueline GoodburnBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

In This Post: The importance of removing your personal feelings from student behavior issues. Behavior is information, use it to help provide a better learning experience! Ways to adjust your thinking to better meet the needs of your students and colleagues. “I had a hard day today.“ Anytime that I’ve said this as an educator, the translation really should be, … Read More