Kick Off the New School Year Happier!

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It is important for teachers to remember that we have what it takes to help our students grow, no matter what their starting point is. A Teach Happier act of kindness challenge is shared. Remember back in March when we thought that getting to the end of the 19-20 school year would be like completing a marathon? We had … Read More

Reflect Better: My Great Driving Passion

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Introduction to a new series: Reflect Better. Reflect on your practices by focusing on the why, considering where you started, and valuing relationships. Reflecting can help inspire greatness and lead to personal growth. In the years between 1994 and 1997, I began listening to some powerful content.  I think it was my mother who got me onto these audiotapes; … Read More

Data Collection: The Simple + Easy Way

Lindsay TitusBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Data collection helps us make informed decisions for our students. Collaborating with a team to use data effectively is a powerful tool to guide our decisions. The steps for data collection include: understanding the why, collecting the data, checking in with the team, then analyzing and sharing the results. Data, as I’ve come to learn, is one of those … Read More

Preparing for School with COVID-19 and the Heightened Impact of Racism in Mind

Shamaine BertrandBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Preparing for school with the impacts COVID-19 and racism in mind. Checking your heart and mind, becoming knowledgeable, and taking action are necessary steps to prepare for school this fall. Preparing for school with the impacts of COVID-19 and racism in mind is essential. Once students enter their classroom physically or gather virtually this school year, they will have experienced … Read More

Key Tips for Beginning a Virtual School Year

Mandy FroehlichBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Contacting your local mental health community partner is a strategy to start addressing mental heath in your school. Increase the effectiveness of online learning by using learning management systems, personalized learning, creating relationships online, and incorporating social-emotional learning. A technique for transforming your student relationship building activities to a virtual setting is shared. As districts begin to finalize their … Read More