What’s Your Superpower? Mine Is Teaching!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: In 2020, educators had on their “superhero” outfits to bring about an educational revolution. Superpower traits that were discovered last year involve striking a balance, creating empowering lessons with student input, discovering your network, digital learning platforms, technology, learning what you don’t know, connecting, being yourself, gathering feedback, and embracing change. As 2021 starts, a new year with new … Read More

SmallBites Lagniappe: In Good and Bad Times, We Rise

Hedreich NicholsSmall Bites Podcast

Not sure what to tell the students? Play them “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman: I am not a stranger to the dark Hide away, they say ‘Cause we don’t want your broken parts I’ve learned to be ashamed of all my scars Run away, they say No one’ll love you as you are If America were to sing … Read More

SmallBites Lagniappe: #StopTheSteal

Hedreich NicholsSmall Bites Podcast

  #StopTheSteal opens with a personal story about my relationship to the Confederate flag as a Texas born and bred Black kid. It goes from there to explore the words “stop the steal” from the perspective of those who’ve experienced gaslighting in classrooms throughout our nation’s history (spoiler alert, that’s all of us). Want to create more equitable and inclusive … Read More

EP66: Why is it Important to De-center Christmas in our Classrooms?

The Staff Room PodcastStaff Room Podcast

In Episode 66 of The Staffroom Podcast, Chey and Pav talk about their experiences with celebrating holidays – Christmas, in particular – in their classrooms in recent years. The diverse cultures in their classrooms has forced them to be much more mindful of whose culture and traditions are being pushed in our classrooms. They discuss Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy, … Read More

Key Considerations for Educators During Pandemic Teaching

Steven WeberBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Key considerations for educators during pandemic teaching include grading and reporting, connectivity, and ‘Profile of a Graduate.’ The pandemic provides educators with the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of a grade. Connectivity should be considered because every student has a right to learn. Having a clear vision of the type of learners we want to produce will support … Read More