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

Episode #83: Tom Murray

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Tom Murray serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the … 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