The Giving Tree

Nicole KellyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We can learn about giving from Shel Silverstein’s children’s book, “The Giving Tree.” Recognize that you have gifts and tools that will make others happy when you share them. “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein has long been a cherished book of mine. I remember when I first received the book as a gift when I was seven years … Read More

The Power of Reinvention

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The story of the blogger’s dad is shared to demonstrate the power of reinventing oneself. Growth is the heart of reinvention and we won’t fulfill our fullest potential without it. Teach students skills so that each individual can invent and continuously reinvent themselves. The Power of Reinvention: The Story of My Dad My father is one of the most … Read More

The Value of Sharing

Nicole KellyBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: There is so much value in sharing that we can benefit from as educators. When we work together, we can be beacons of change to the educational system.   From our earliest years, we have been taught the value of sharing. Our parents and our teachers have guided us on how to share with one another.  For many of us, … Read More

Finding Fulfillment through Education

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: This post shares a variety of ways we can find fulfillment through education. Education prepares you for life and provides the foundation for competing in today’s competitive job environment. Educators have the power to influence the lives of many students. Learners are only as good as their teachers. Make sure to balance education with your values. Finding Fulfillment through … Read More

Educator Support Networks

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Making connections with and learning from other educators helps lead to growth. Educator support systems are a fundamental part of growth. Make sure to ask for help or seek it out when you need it. As a full-time teacher, a mother of two boys and one more on the way, and a doctoral student preparing for the final defense … Read More