3 Ways Mastery Learning Can Fix Learning Loss

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: This post shares 3 ways mastery learning can fix learning loss. Mastery and instructional frameworks allow students to work at their own pace. They help shift the focus to supporting learners wherever they are at. Mastery changes mindset. It accounts for learner differences. And it provides a framework where targeted and tiered instruction is built in. Let’s be honest, … Read More

5 Tips for Infusing SEL

Jennifer AppelBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Character and SEL are not an extra. They are the foundation that all other academic content rests on. Include targets for SEL in lessons. CASEL has an interactive framework wheel to use. When creating expectations for your students, you have to intentionally teach the concept of SEL and re-teach it. Include SEL in daily practice, lessons, and activities throughout … Read More

3 Steps to Close the Math Gap, NOW!

Denis SheeranBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: We must meet students where they are. There is not a math gap, only a distance you must travel to meet your students. First, determine where the students are. Then plan, implement, reflect, adapt, and repeat. Be sure to advocate for your students, your method, and your plan. For many of us, this past calendar year has felt a … Read More

3 Ways to Activate Growth as an Aspiring Leader 

Joshua StamperBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The transformation of a caterpillar to a butterfly is comparable to the development of an aspiring leader. Do not be afraid to ask to experience new and different leadership tasks. Be available to help and support at any moment there is an opportunity. Go beyond and outside of your campus to gain leadership experience. A year ago, we bought … Read More