What is Translanguaging?

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: As educators, we must be strategic and intentional in our language instruction. It is crucial to strengthening our students’ language development. The beauty of translanguaging is honoring and elevating the languages of those we serve. QUICK! We’re going to do a quick experiment! Go grab a clear glass of water. Now put in 2 drops of red food coloring. … Read More

Restore Your Rest

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Embrace rest and personalize it for yourself! Strategies for rest include making a list of things you WANT to do, weaving things into your day that bring you JOY, taking deep breaths, putting energy into the positives, and getting outside! You’ve done the hard things and now you simply need rest. But it doesn’t come easy. It requires the … Read More

Spark Your Passion This Summer!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: In order to come back in September feeling excited and happy to return, we need to take time off. There are 10 ways we can spark our passion in the summer: make time for yourself, rethink curriculum, do some planning, learn, be yourself, revisit your why, know you are human, lead and mentor others, build excitement, and maintain trusting … Read More

Growing Your Skills ONE Step at a Time

Lindsay TitusBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Before you take any action on a strategy, check to see if that strategy can be simplified! Growing your skills involves building skill sets of gratitude, celebrations, affirmations. I was asked the other day, what is one thing you didn’t learn in school that looking back you wish you had, and it got me thinking.  And then almost immediately … Read More

Summer Self-Care

Kristen KoppersBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: After an unprecedented year, the time for self-care is now here! Though it may be difficult, don’t let summer determine how and when we have time for self-care. Summer Self-Care May 29, 2021 marked the end of my twentieth year in education. I first started in education as a substitute teacher, then became a part-time teacher, and then went … Read More