I’m a Teacher

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: An ode to teaching and preparing for the upcoming school year. Inspiration to remind you of the lives you may touch. It was the last night of summer and all through my mindRan the thoughts of a teacher, the peculiar kind I picked out my clothes, I knew just what to wearI’d lay them out neat, even my new … Read More

Summer Self-Care

Kristen KoppersBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: After an unprecedented year, the time for self-care is now here! Though it may be difficult, don’t let summer determine how and when we have time for self-care. Summer Self-Care May 29, 2021 marked the end of my twentieth year in education. I first started in education as a substitute teacher, then became a part-time teacher, and then went … Read More

Reflecting on the Year That Was…

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reflecting back and remembering this year allows these challenging times to empower us in the future. View this past year with a growth mindset. Take your new skills into the next school year. A few years back, our principal bought everyone on staff the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. This book is one that many will refer to as … Read More

Write Your Book

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Through the writing process, you can reflect on and discover who you are as an educator. It’s time to write your book! Writing can reveal why you teach and what practices draw students in and push them to their passions.  Write Your Book Let me tell you a little story that comes with a caveat. The caveat is you … Read More

You the Person, You the Teacher

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Discover who you are as a person, then discover who you are as a teacher. To determine what kind of teacher you are, first determine what your passion is. Offer up the gift of being likable. And be vulnerable with your students. I’d like to take a moment or two of your time to reflect on some things that … Read More