Finding the Right Speaker to Connect with your Staff

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Choosing a speaker for your staff is a big decision. Tips and strategies to choose the right speaker to kick off back to school, and carry the message throughout the year. District leaders often bring in an educational speaker to kick off the year or assist when launching new initiatives. Frankly, I love this stuff. One of my favorite … Read More

3 Ways for Educators to Make the Holiday Break More Meaningful

Jorge ValenzuelaBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: The importance of using our holiday break time to recharge, professionally and personally. Three ways to have a more meaningful holiday break. Let’s face it. Teaching is tough, which can lead to stress — especially for teachers who are constantly striving to teach better. Studies show that burnout and trauma associated with teaching are so emotionally taxing that it … Read More

5 Benefits of EdCamp Professional Development

Whitney ChoateBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

In This Post: An overview of professional development designed to empower educators: EdCamps! The four major benefits of EdCamp professional development. So much is changing in the way that we teach in our classrooms. Teachers are facilitators of learning rather than providing direct instruction all day, every day. Students are encouraged to follow their passions and learn other content and … Read More

Podcasts for Professional Development

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Podcasts as convenient and timely professional development. Personalized your learning with podcasts. Ways to grow as an educator by listening to podcasts. Professional development for educators can take many forms. It can be a conference, an EdCamp, a Twitter chat, and even… a podcast. Effective professional development ignites educators. It sparks their passion for this profession. We … Read More

Reflecting on #TeachBetter19

Jeff GargasBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Teacherpreneur Better

In This Post: A reflection on the first and very successful #TeachBetter19 conference. Jeff’s personal highlights from putting on this incredible event. I’ve been seeing all these posts reflecting on the Teach Better Conference, #TeachBetter19. They’ve been enjoyable to read. No…I have reveled in them. They have reminded me again and again of what we were able to create. It’s … Read More