How Do You Differentiate Up?

Todd StanleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When you differentiate, what are you doing for students who need more of a challenge? You must differentiate up as well. When we hear the term differentiate, we often think this means differentiating to support kids who are struggling. It might mean taking a complex task and chunking it into more easy-to-digest pieces. It could be scaffolding a lesson … Read More

Better Leadership: Setting Up Camp

Raymond PortenBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Stepping into a leadership position is more than just completing tasks. Good leaders listen to others. Leaders stay calm and slow down during stressful moments. Good leaders remember they are working with people. Better Leadership: Setting Up Camp I have taken some time off from this blog.  I didn’t want to become redundant or waste readers’ time.  Owen recently … Read More

Equity & Inclusion: Diving Deep Into Understanding Classism

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Differentiate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Create opportunities to “level the playing field” for your students. Address classism; it benefits everyone by us doing so. Educators hold the key to making a difference when it comes to addressing classism. Deep Diving Into Understanding Classism: Equity & Inclusion Out of all the blogs I have ever yet written, this topic holds the closest spot to my … Read More

Enjoy the View: Embrace the Journey

Bridget GenglerBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: As teachers, we focus a lot on end results. Take the time to notice the small wins. Remember to enjoy the journey along the way. Do you sometimes spend your time focused on the end result of a particular task rather than the process to get there? I think it is part of human nature to focus on the end … Read More