The Art of Relationships

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: There are many ways to establish and maintain relationships. These tips were previously shared on a Daily Drop In on August 17, 2021. Tips: (1) See relationships as GIFTS. (2) GREET warmly and by name daily. (3) Show GRATITUDE. (4) Be GENUINE. Be you. (5) GO beyond by doing small things for others like offering help. (6) Make an … Read More

Episode #100

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Lindsay Deacon: Co-author of The EduCoach Survival Guide (2020), Coaching & Visible Learning Consultant @ Corwin Press. She lives in Portland, OR. She works in Portland Public Schools. Follow her on Twitter @thereallindsay2 Joe Pizzo: a teacher, professor, writer, poet, PD moderator, AMLE Educator of the year along with NJCTE Teacher of the Year in NJ, 7th grade Language Arts teacher. … Read More

The Gift of Gratitude

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: There is a difference between gratitude and thankfulness in both English and Chinese languages. Gratitude can be cultivated. Practice mindful gratitude moments to help nurture a grateful mindset and heartset. Take the Gift Better Challenge to practice gratitude.  There is great power in words. Read tips on how to show deeper gratitude with our words. Gratitude is meant to … Read More

An Open Letter to Teachers: You Are a Hero

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Prior to the pandemic, people did not put as much thought into what a teacher did every day. People began to recognize the work of teachers when they had to teach their own children at home. A hero is a legendary figure endowed with great strength and agility. They have special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities. They are idealized … Read More

Special Appreciation for Educators

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, leaders from our Administrator Mastermind express their gratitude. We have a special appreciation for educators from our very own Teach Better Team’s Administrator Mastermind. We meet every Tuesday at 9 am EST and again at 7 pm EST. If you consider yourself to be a school leader, join us by clicking this link. … Read More