Teaching During a Pandemic: We are #BETTER! (Part 3)

Candace MillerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teaching during a pandemic began with feeling lost. Experiencing this year has led to a renewed hope for the future. Transitioning back to in-person learning after virtual learning for so long was a challenge at first. We are better after having taught during the pandemic. Lessons learned from this time are shared. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to … Read More

Teaching During a Pandemic: Renewed Hope (Part 2)

Candace MillerBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teaching during a pandemic began with feeling lost. Getting more information and clarity on teacher expectations led to higher confidence for teachers. Experiencing this year has led to a renewed hope for the future. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to work through and process thoughts, happenings, and feelings throughout my teaching career. I’m hoping that through my … Read More

Teaching During a Pandemic: Feeling Lost (Part 1)

Candace MillerBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When the pandemic started, educators around the globe were thrown into unchartered territory. Educators had to quickly learn how to adapt lessons to be online, and students had to adapt to the use of new technology as well. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to work through and process thoughts, happenings, and feelings throughout my teaching career. I’m … Read More

Episode 19 | Featuring Chey Cheney & Pav Wander

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Chey Cheney is a middle school teacher with 20 years of experience, originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He currently teaches Grade 8 in Toronto, Ontario and engages in coaching and leadership work with students in the school beyond instructional time. Passionate about ELA, Chey’s teaching philosophy centers around student agency, student voice and a strong commitment to social justice. Chey … Read More

Psychology Is Greater Than Pedagogy

Ryan ScottBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Generational poverty and general helplessness are very real. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), poverty, mental health, and learned helplessness all connect. Educators should embed hope in their lesson plans and schools should make it a part of the culture. Educators know that to truly overhaul our educational system, we must overhaul our focus: psychology is greater than pedagogy.  Psychology Is … Read More