Teacher Mindsets that Matter for Multilingual Learners

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The beginning of the school year gives us an opportunity for a fresh start. Instead of a negative mindset, identify student’s passions and interests, and how we utilize those to empower students.  We can have some fresh mindsets about unmotivated students, lack of support at home, and students without a dominant language. Mindsets to embrace are linguistic inclusivity, want … Read More

Defining Moments, Mindset, and Moving Forward

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We are living in a defining moment that will forever change the face of education as we know it. In moments like this, mindset is what matters most. Move through the change continuum more efficiently by attending to your emotions, setting goals, providing support, focusing on self-care, and trusting the plan. Over the past month, countless educators have begun … Read More

Have You Fallen Into the Negativity Trap?

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The brain responds differently to negative stimuli than it does to positive stimuli. Consider the times you have weighed the pros and cons of a situation, only to focus more heavily on the cons. When you are at home, focus on the positive, reframe your inside voice, and flip your point of view. At school, watch your response 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