When You Are at a Crossroad, Mindset Matters

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: As we continue to adjust to the ever-changing world, it is important for us to work towards achieving synchronization and focus on intentionality. In your pursuit of achieving harmony and flow, use petite purpose, prioritize your time, and routinely give grace. As I sit on this rainy afternoon trying to decide what to write about for this month’s Better … Read More

Grit Growth Progression Journey

Erik YoungmanBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: “Grit Growth” empowers learners to focus on their grit while also being cognizant of their growth. The “Grit Growth Progression Journey” is a sequence of events, opportunities, behaviors, and responses that can empower reflective realization that grit enhances growth.  Grit and growth impact performance.  Grit can be defined as perseverance, courage, bravery, and passion—it can have a positive impact … Read More

Highlights of 2020: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2020. Categories for posts include pandemic teaching, self-care, instructional strategies, conversations, growth mindset, communication, and leadership. Pandemic Teaching 3 Ways to Support Students Virtually by Chelsea Nicolino 5 Ways to Support Students and Teachers Virtually and Maintaining Rigor through Distance Learning by Chad Ostrowski Key Considerations for Educators During … Read More

Growth Mindset Mantra, Model, Motivation, and Matrix

Erik YoungmanBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Use a growth mindset to reflectively persevere. Consider the A.R.E.A. (Attitude, Effort, Reflection, Action) Growth Mindset Model when you make a mistake, encounter an obstacle, or haven’t experienced success yet. Model how to enhance autonomy, agency, ownership, and self-direction. Evaluate continuous learning with a growth mindset matrix. Modeling and empowering a growth mindset while learning in school is just … Read More

Practices That Promote a Growth Mindset

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: We need to identify fixed mindset triggers in order to train our brain to focus on a growth mindset. Embody a growth mindset each day by changing the words you use. There are a number of questions you can use with students to help shift their mindset. Putting Mental Health at the Forefront “Life is like a CAMERA. Just … Read More