Educate Like Ants – Be Relentless

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Ants appear to roam anywhere and everywhere outside but when they come inside your home, their purpose becomes more evident. Ants are strong and tenacious. Educators can learn by studying them and being more like them. They know their WHY. Do you? If you haven’t thought about your WHY in a while, it’s time to revisit and rediscover. It … 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

Lead with HOPE: What is Your Why?

Brandi KellyBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Know your why, your purpose, and passion as it shapes your mindset and what you do every day. Brandi shares her personal story that started with tragedy that led to leading with HOPE, turning tragedy into triumph. The Leader in Me program helps every student see they have greatness and leadership potential. What is Your Why? We have to … Read More

When the Growth Mindset Shines Bright

Brandon BeckBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Unlock the unlimited potential within yourself by modeling a growth mindset for students. Despite any setbacks or challenges, we have a say in where we focus our thoughts and energy. This post shares the story of Michael Jordan and how his growth mindset led him to success. Success never comes without obstacles to overcome. Buried deep within any of … Read More

Discovering Your “Why”

Tim StephensonBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teachers provide more value when they stay up to date on current events around our country and world. We should model for our students what it means to be a lifelong learner. As a teacher, it is important to know your why. Finding your why is a necessary part of your teaching career. My journey to finding my why begins … Read More