Love Better: Connecting Again in Hard Times

Sanam EdwardsBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: While some teachers were excited to be back at school, others loved working from home. A lot of negativity was hidden when people didn’t have to interact with one another in person daily. How do you react to negative experiences at your school? Connect to students and staff members, practice patience, and love better. Back to School After being … Read More

“Tough” Love: The Risks, Rewards, and Resilience of Teaching At-Risk Kids

Andrea BitnerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Working with at-risk students takes a desire to understand who they are. A revelation of working with at-risk students: They don’t mean it. They don’t see it and don’t realize what they are doing. Developmentally, they may not be able to see you. Ruby Payne’s book “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” helps us see “hidden rules” and how they … Read More

Better to Love Better: Valentine’s Day Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Better to Love Better Blog Series This is a time to love, connect, and embrace the kindness in our world. In this Better to Love Better blog series, read an encouraging poem about Valentine’s Day for teachers. Learn strategies to embrace empathy with your staff and colleagues, and discover ways to promote kindness with your students, starting a ripple effect … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better with Love

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers. Lead with love as you take care of your hive. Compliment staff and students. Get involved in the community your school is part of. Bond with new students. Freshen up your classroom decor. All you need is love! In the immortal words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “All you … Read More