50 – The First Day of School: Students Perspective

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

During this season, we’re looking at the role story has to play in how we see and interact with education. There are many people and perspectives needed for us to answer this question. Today you are going to hear from students, some at the very beginning of school life, some at the end and some far beyond the hallways of … Read More

Looking Back on 20 Years in K-12 Education

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Read a reflection on some pieces of Dana’s journey in K-12 education. There are many people to thank over the course of 20 years. This week, in early August, I recall it being exactly 20 years since I first came to Colorado and began my journey in K-12 education. World Traveller Context I lived in Quebec City, Canada for … Read More

Teaching Through the Circles: Previewing the Standards

Carrie LaRueBlog, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: A great idea can be transferred to many different applications. Don’t be afraid to put your spin on a great idea. Give credit where credit is due. Teach Better Team I am honored to be part of an incredible community of teachers through the Teach Better team, my own district, and several teaching groups via social media. A little … Read More

Slow Summer Days: Reflect This Summer

Bridget GenglerBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

 TL;DR: Sometimes it is difficult to fully recognize where the dividing line is between work and home.   Summers are meant to rejuvenate, reconnect, and reflect.  When you start to dread going back, reflect on the goodness present in teaching. After finishing another long year of teaching, one of the most challenging since 2020, you may ask yourself:  Is it worth … Read More