Expanding Your Teacher Role

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR There are many opportunities to get involved in your school community. Clear your plate enough to support students and staff members outside of the classroom. Build relationships with your students by supporting their other interests. Your purpose goes beyond the walls of your classroom. Katie joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about ways to get more … Read More

What Are Book Deserts?

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: A book desert is defined as a “geographic area with limited access to age-appropriate books, print materials and reading culture.”  Reading requires time and access to materials. Students have a right to quality, diverse, and robust selections of books. Consider representation in reading materials. Readers who can see themselves in books are more likely to pick up more books. What is … Read More

EP85: Is There Value of Having Music in the Classroom?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 84 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk Music in the classroom, and how it connects to us as teachers to the students we teach. Chey and Pav revisit several conversations over the past few weeks, as well as reflect on their love of Music which they bring. to the conversation on a weekly basis on The … Read More

EP84: Vision and Mission: The Student Connection

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 84 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk Vision & Mission, and how it connects us as teachers to the students we teach. Chey and Pav revisit a conversation they had 70 episodes ago, during Episode 15, only this time, from the teacher perspective – how does having a mission and a vision as a teacher impact … Read More

Episode 22 | Featuring Craig Randall

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Craig Randall‘s experience as a counselor, coach, teacher, and principal set him up perfectly to develop a model of teacher observation focused on building trusting relationships that spark teaching and learning growth. As the author of Trust-Based Observations, Craig is on a mission to change the world of teacher observations to a model of support that fosters risk-taking, innovation, and … Read More