School Climate and Culture Affect Relationships

Kristen KoppersBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: A school’s culture impacts its climate. Demonstrate pride in your school. Focus on relationships and modeling positive behavior for students and other staff members. Culture Impacts Climate The terms “culture” and “climate” are used interchangeably. But if you are in education, you know that these terms are more than just words. They are values that affect students, staff, and … Read More

A Powerful Gesture

Angela JerabekBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Make sure to let people know you are grateful for them. A personalized, handwritten note can go a long way. There is so much that we have to be grateful for. How often do we let people know that we are grateful for something they have done or just for who they are? It’s one thing to be grateful, … Read More

Equity and Inclusion in Education

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Classroom management and creating a positive school culture are part of equity and inclusion. Build meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, and the community. Be a role model. Don’t forget you are human and so are your students. Be true to yourself. Be the good for others. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Journaling/Reflection Questions What would you change about your … Read More

Celebrating Our Students

Bridget GenglerBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Build intentional moments into your day to build relationships with students. Make students feel seen, heard, and loved. Find opportunities to celebrate your students. Celebrating Our Students Why is that important?  What benefit comes from it? Is it necessary? Build Relationships with Intentional Moments I spend the whole school year taking the time to connect with my students— learning … Read More

Delighting in Inclusion | Episode 25 with Melinda Arnost

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Melinda Arnost is a witty K-12 Intervention Specialist that is always thinking outside of the box. This curly-haired educator loves everything about teaching minus the paperwork and standardized tests. Melinda has her master’s degree in education, and is a Registered Behavior Therapist (RBT), a personal trainer for students with unique abilities and an autism guru. She has a passion for … Read More