The Power of Purpose

Brandon BeckBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: To overcome the difficulties of teaching in a pandemic, you have to find what works for you. Clearly define your purpose, write it down, and put it somewhere you will see every day. The key to unlocking unlimited potential begins with understanding the power of your purpose.   As you continue to endure and experience the 2020-2021 school year, it … Read More

The Impact of Standardized Assessments

Brandon BeckBlog, Grade Better

TL;DR: Measuring student achievement using standardized assessments is inequitable. The story of Parks Middle School exemplifies the inequities of standardized assessments. Cheating on standardized tests led to teachers and administration guilty in court for racketeering. There’s a great opportunity now to reconsider and determine the best method to assess student progress to unlock unlimited potential. Standardized assessments is a “one … Read More

When the Growth Mindset Shines Bright

Brandon BeckBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Unlock the unlimited potential within yourself by modeling a growth mindset for students. Despite any setbacks or challenges, we have a say in where we focus our thoughts and energy. This post shares the story of Michael Jordan and how his growth mindset led him to success. Success never comes without obstacles to overcome. Buried deep within any of … Read More