LEAD with HOPE Series: H is for Habits

Brandi KellyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: It is important to establish healthy habits and model them for our students. Be proactive: Focus on the things in your circle of control in an effort to be the best you can be. Begin with the end in mind: Set a mission, goals, and priorities. Put first things first & sharpen the saw: Manage your time. Practice good … Read More

Psychology Is Greater Than Pedagogy

Ryan ScottBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Generational poverty and general helplessness are very real. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), poverty, mental health, and learned helplessness all connect. Educators should embed hope in their lesson plans and schools should make it a part of the culture. Educators know that to truly overhaul our educational system, we must overhaul our focus: psychology is greater than pedagogy.  Psychology Is … Read More

5 Game Changers in Education

Steven WeberBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Each day, when we enter schools, we have the opportunity to create a game-changing moment for students. 5 game changers in education include formative assessments, learning targets, personalized learning, writing, and student-led questions. When school staff focus on these five game changers, they will begin to see self-directed learners, contributors, and problem solvers. Have you ever witnessed a game-changing … Read More

Differentiating Project Based Learning!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Project based learning can engage students with the research process. It also keeps student voice at the center of how we teach. Project based learning can help engage students with their community and see how their actions can make a difference. Why Project Based Learning? As an educator, I believe we can engage students with learning with the research … Read More

Supporting New Teachers

Donnetta NorrisBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Supporting new teachers is essential during this time when everyone feels like a new teacher. Some of the best support new teachers can get is from other teachers or team members. When I Was a New Teacher I have been teaching for 11 years. During my first year of teaching, I wanted to do everything perfectly. In fact, I … Read More