The 4th Quarter Is Ours

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The 4th quarter is ours. In sports, players must remain ALL IN and play their hearts out until the final whistle of the game—it is the same for teachers at the end of the school year. Our students are watching and will remember how we finish this school year.   Scan for the wins, strengthen relationships, and end this … Read More

Ham It Up to Build Relationships with Your Students

Jason LimBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Build relationships with students by not being afraid to look goofy or silly in front of them. Some strategies to build relationships with students include using movie quotes or current popular songs, telling jokes, dancing, and more. When I graduated from college, I did not know what I was going to do.  To be honest, I wanted to be … Read More

Students Want Adults Who Care

Blaine AlexanderBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Students don’t want adults who dispense information. They want adults who care. Create thought-provoking learning experiences for students and avoid lecture-style teaching. Make learning relevant for students by connecting what they are learning to the real-world. If building relationships with students is difficult for you, start by talking to students about their lives. I sat speechless in a grade-level … Read More