Revamping Your Communication Plan: Are You Communicating to Connect?

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Check in with others by focusing on connection rather than action.  Reach out to your colleagues and lean on each other. Revamp your communication plan by considering new ways to reach out to your stakeholders to connect.   I was thrilled to be a guest on the Daily Drop In with Rae Hughart. We discussed ways that we can revamp … Read More

Introducing Tech Better

Debbie TannenbaumBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Educators went from using technology for everything in remote learning to using it less when they returned to face-to-face. As we return back to school, we need to be intentional about how we integrate technology back into our classrooms. Learn 6 ways how to be intentional with the integration of technology. (1) Identify learning targets. (2) Notice where handles … Read More

It’s All a Blur: Lessons Learned From Endings & Beginnings

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Reflect on the lessons learned from the endings and beginnings you experience. To prevent the blur, reflect on the beginning and identify what you learned at the end. Create concrete ways to apply those lessons. How often do you reflect on your life, instructional practice, or progress towards accomplishing goals? Do you wait until it’s time to create resolutions … Read More

Evaluating EdTech, Content, and Other Classroom Tools

Douglas KonopelkoBlog, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Assessing Content in Education Systems (ACES) is a strategy for evaluating educational content created by the author of this post. ACES is based on four key spectrums: active or anchored, creation or consumption, educational or entertainment, and social or solo. Knowing how to assess content is a foundational skill, especially because the technical aspects change often in our fast-paced … Read More

Avoid Tech Burnout with Strategic Ed-Tech Integration

Darcy BakkegardBlog, Tech Better

TL;DR: To make sure we avoid tech burnout, we need to rethink how many ed-tech tools we use. And we need to refocus on how we deploy ed-tech to address problems. Pick ed-tech tools that help you do your job better, that make teaching and learning more fun, and are engaging. Shift your focus to what will be easiest for … Read More