A Professional Learning Network

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Twenty years ago, teachers had each other’s backs. Their PLN were teachers down the hall. Now, PLNs look different. When you attend national conferences, you have the opportunity to connect with other educators across the U.S. You can learn and grow from others by asking questions. Five benefits of a PLN: learning, sharing, celebrating, reflecting, and growing.  A PLN … Read More

The Time is NOW to Advance Teacher-Leadership

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Advance teacher-leadership by transforming yourself, mentoring, identifying needs, clearing obstacles and distractions, and focusing on self-care. NOW is the time for mentors and school leaders to challenge self-doubt, soothe despair, and invest in our teacher-leaders. The COVID-19 crisis has proven that extraordinary change can happen in a short period of time. Nearly every aspect of educational practice—planning, teaching and … Read More

Love a Little Bit Better Valentine’s Day Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Series Overview Love a little bit better this Valentine’s Day. This series features posts that share strategies for building connections with other educators, building a more positive classroom community, and taking time to appreciate yourself, too. Show kindness to your colleagues, your students, and yourself with simple steps shared in these posts! Links to Posts Building Better Colleague Relationships by … Read More

Building Better Colleague Relationships

Chelsea NicolinoBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Build better colleague relationships by being a good listener, showing appreciation, sharing with others, apologizing, finding a connection outside of work, and expanding your network outside of your district. Remember that relationships are not a competition. Strive for quality over quantity. Relationships take work, but with these simple steps, you’ll build a strong network of connections in no time. … Read More