Self-Care: Learning to Say “No”

Latrese YoungerBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Self-care isn’t always bubble baths and massages—it’s also learning to say “no.” To improve your quality of life, it’s important to know when to stop activities that do not allow you to fully operate in your gifts. Self-care has to be about clearly defining what is most important in life and prioritizing. When we let go of those things … Read More

How Can Schools Build a Roadmap for the Future?

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: As school teams begin to build a roadmap for the future, they should identify priority standards and learning targets. It is also important that they establish common formative assessments. The strongest instructional plan is based on the needs of the learners and the experience of professional educators.  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get … Read More

The Power of Saying “No”

Christine Ravesi-WeinsteinBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Learning to say “No” as a self-care strategy Engaging in positive communication with others The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all. From students, to teachers, to administrators, to district leaders and families, we’ve all faced challenges we never thought we would see. As educators, it’s our nature to always put the needs of others first. It’s why we got … Read More