The Gift of Your Words: Share Your Story

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: You have a gift of words to share by telling your stories.  There are five reasons why writing is a passion: dive into deeper thought to better understand yourself, practice self-care, sharing is caring, create new connections or deepen existing relationships, and make an impact by amplifying your voice. See the Writing Strategies & Marketing Your Work course overview … Read More

3 Ways to Connect with Educators Online

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Connect with other educators online by going to the profile of those you admire, reviewing who interacted with particular posts in your feed, and using hashtags. Becoming a connected educator by choosing to interact with others online can broaden your perspective on all things education. If you’re anything like me, you appreciate finding a like-minded educator who has similar … Read More

Improving Stakeholder Communication

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Remember to offer in-person, live, virtual, and recorded access to events so everyone has access. Make sure your school website is up to date. Consider the use of video messages as a form of communication. Consider different modalities of communication and participation for families and the community to get involved with the school. Every beginning to a new school … Read More

Expanding Your Teacher Role

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR There are many opportunities to get involved in your school community. Clear your plate enough to support students and staff members outside of the classroom. Build relationships with your students by supporting their other interests. Your purpose goes beyond the walls of your classroom. Katie joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to chat about ways to get more … Read More

Great Leaders Know When to Get Off Their Soapbox

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: We all have a soapbox. It may be more important to get off the soapbox than to constantly stand on the soapbox and announce our good intentions.  The “Knowing-Doing Gap” is created when school staff know the jargon, but fail to change their practice. Eduspeak is one of the main barriers to supporting more students and transforming teaching and … Read More