Treasure Our Teachers Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

Treasure Our Teachers Blog Series Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Let’s treasure our teachers and show our gratitude for the educators who have shaped us! There is no better time to thank a former teacher than right now. This blog series shares letters from 5 current educators addressed to their former teachers, thanking them for the lasting impact they’ve made on … Read More

A Teacher’s Impact Can Transcend Generations

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: A teacher’s impact on the lives of their students can transcend generations. Don’t lose sight of the fact that though they may not be tangible, we are making positive impacts on lives every single day. I wanted to be a teacher my entire life. I have memories as early as kindergarten, coming home from school and teaching my stuffed … Read More

Teaching Collaboration and Communication

Erin StackBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: How do students know if they’re doing a great job collaborating? Directly teach students what collaboration looks like. Share feedback with them throughout their class through glows and grows or a rubric. Embed practice into your lessons. Prized Classroom Possession My most prized classroom possession may not be what you’d assume. It’s not a document camera, SmartBoard, or other … Read More