159: Listen first. – Joe Sage chats with us about handling the shift to distance learning, trying new things, and the power of listening first.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

Assistant Principal, Joe Sage, chats with us about handling the shift to distance learning, trying new things, and the power of listening first. Episode Highlights 8:20 – Shout out to Alex Oris for being awesome on one of our Daily Drop Ins. Follow Alex @MrOrisTech. 10:14 – Previewing the episode with Joe Sage. 16:02 – Joe introduces himself. 18:29 – … Read More

Maintaining Rigor Through Distance Learning

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Mastery Learning Better

TL;DR: It’s okay to put out activities quickly when first switching to a distance learning model. Once you’ve made the shift, take time to ensure you’re promoting deep thinking and learning. First and foremost… Maintaining rigor is something that’s absolutely important, but may not be the immediate focus or a top priority of your planning. As you shift or begin … Read More

Tech Tools and How to Use Them: Distance Learning Edition

Meghan DeeganBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Distance learning has shifted our focus toward more technology. A curated list of tech tools for recording videos, communicating with stakeholders, and formative assessment. Transitioning from a classroom to distance learning can be quite the change, especially when it feels like it happens overnight. Fortunately, there are many tech tools available to help you make this new transition as … Read More

158: Educational Thrill Seeker – Kelli Coons chats with us about trying new things, taking risks, and finding your people.

Teach Better TeamTeach Better Talk Podcast

 Literacy Coach, Kelli Coons, chats with us about trying new things, taking risks, and finding your people. Episode Highlights 3:35 – Highlighting Dave Schmittou (@DaveSchmittou) NOT David Schwimmer from Friends. Check out Dave on Teach Better Talk Episode 125. 10:12 – Previewing the episode with Kelli Coons. 14:02 – Kelli introduces herself. 15:55 – Kelli shares how she has … Read More

Ways to Stay Well in Times of Uncertainty

Meghan DeeganBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The importance of focusing on our wellness, especially in times of stress. Tips to stay well and focus on yourself right now. We are dealing with so much uncertainty right now.  We have never experienced something like this before.  They do not teach you how to deal with these situations when you sit through college education courses.  As educators, … Read More