Addressing the Different Educational Needs of Our Students

Colissa R. BrogdenBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Educators must address the different educational needs of our students by setting high expectations, building relationships, desiring and implementing change, understanding our own biases, and choosing to connect. Teachers, administrators, and parents should establish and maintain supportive roles in this process of learning. Share your expectations with students by using I can statements.  At the beginning of this school … Read More

Bridging the Digital Divide

Jeremy RinkelBlog, Tech Better

TL;DR: Implementing strategies to teach and stay connected with limited technology infrastructure. Bridging the digital divide by working offline, and utilizing microlearning and paper options. While it is 2020 and a large part of the country has adequate internet access, it is important to acknowledge and understand there are still areas without the infrastructure for broadband and fiber internet access. … Read More

Keeping Kids Organized At Home

Becky ThalBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Organizational strategies to keep kids organized and engaged. Creating schedules to share resources within a household. Implementing an at-home reward system. I asked a friend for some help with writing this blog post. I am admittedly not the most organized person, but am realizing what an important skill it is when trying to keep my own kids and myself … Read More

Daily Work Checklist for Kids

Becky ThalBlog, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Managing assignments for online courses. Daily Work Checklist for kids to keep online work organized. My Aha! Moment Most of the ideas I get for blog posts are coming from experiences I’m having with my own children during this remote learning adventure. This latest idea of a daily work checklist is the result of both tears and frustration (from … Read More