The Power of Purpose

Brandon BeckBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: To overcome the difficulties of teaching in a pandemic, you have to find what works for you. Clearly define your purpose, write it down, and put it somewhere you will see every day. The key to unlocking unlimited potential begins with understanding the power of your purpose.   As you continue to endure and experience the 2020-2021 school year, it … Read More

Reflecting in Times of Uncertainty

Melissa CunninghamBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: As we reach the end of the year, it is time to reflect together, problem-solve together, and try something that makes us uncomfortable. Some questions to facilitate discussion among colleagues include reflecting on professional learning and collaboration, learning targets/instruction, assessment, and social/emotional support. All over social media and throughout schools, we hear phrases right now such as, “Be compassionate,” … Read More

Culture in the New Normal

Hans AppelBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Using your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to inspire positive culture in your classroom. Reimagining your PLN through positivity, authenticity, and modeling appropriate norms. Using the tools, skills, and ideas established with your PLN to maintain valuable relationships with your students. “Learning is finding out what you already know” – Richard Bach. With our new normal quickly approaching this fall, … Read More

Growing Your PLN Through Podcasting

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Tech Better

In This Post: The benefits of having a wide Professional Learning Network, or PLN. Ways podcasts can help build your PLN as a listener, guest, or host! In my work with teachers across the country, something that constantly comes up is how to effectively grow your “PLN” or “Professional Learning Network”. More than ever this has become a staple in … Read More

Social Distancing Brings Teachers Closer Together

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: A warm reminder of the network of educators you’ve built. Positive encouragement to reach out to one another during this uncertain, scary time. There are so many headlines in the news right now surrounding the coronavirus and its implications for our world, our homes, and our classrooms.  These headlines can be scary.  And overwhelming.  And cause such discomfort.  But … Read More