Three Lessons from a Storm 

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR Positive mindsets are built over time. Continue to work on strengthening them. Your initial thought isn’t always the truth. How you define your thoughts makes a huge difference. Feel all the feelings. Three Lessons from a Storm I had the opportunity over the Labor Day holiday weekend to spend a few days at my in-laws’ cottage. Over the three … Read More

Being Human Is Not Unprofessional

Katelynn GiordanoBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: The #RelationshipsFirst movement: Students are more likely to learn when they have a positive relationship with you and get to know you too. We connect better with others who we know, value, and respect. Share stories about life experiences and show humanity to students every day. Their experiences may be similar so by sharing, you have become someone else … Read More

The Gift of Opportunity

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

TL;DR: Opportunities are everywhere. It’s up to us to see them and take them.  Know your WHY. Align opportunities with your core values and beliefs. My WHY is all about relationships. There are opportunities everywhere—every interaction, every person, every place to build relationships.  Model to students to see opportunities, and to take and create them to better themselves. There are … Read More

The Art of Relationships

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: There are many ways to establish and maintain relationships. These tips were previously shared on a Daily Drop In on August 17, 2021. Tips: (1) See relationships as GIFTS. (2) GREET warmly and by name daily. (3) Show GRATITUDE. (4) Be GENUINE. Be you. (5) GO beyond by doing small things for others like offering help. (6) Make an … Read More

Educate Like Ants – Be Relentless

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Ants appear to roam anywhere and everywhere outside but when they come inside your home, their purpose becomes more evident. Ants are strong and tenacious. Educators can learn by studying them and being more like them. They know their WHY. Do you? If you haven’t thought about your WHY in a while, it’s time to revisit and rediscover. It … Read More