Love a Little Bit Better Valentine’s Day Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Series Overview Love a little bit better this Valentine’s Day. This series features posts that share strategies for building connections with other educators, building a more positive classroom community, and taking time to appreciate yourself, too. Show kindness to your colleagues, your students, and yourself with simple steps shared in these posts! Links to Posts Building Better Colleague Relationships by … Read More

A Missing Ingredient

Elijah CarbajalBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: The missing ingredient to strong classroom management is building healthy relationships. Building relationships with students takes time. It won’t happen overnight, so be patient. Create positive relationships is a whole class effort, but it ultimately starts with you. The Worst Advice and the Toughest Year When I was in college I was told by multiple professors in the education department, … Read More

Building Better Colleague Relationships

Chelsea NicolinoBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Build better colleague relationships by being a good listener, showing appreciation, sharing with others, apologizing, finding a connection outside of work, and expanding your network outside of your district. Remember that relationships are not a competition. Strive for quality over quantity. Relationships take work, but with these simple steps, you’ll build a strong network of connections in no time. … Read More

Appreciate YOU

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Each day, choose to appreciate YOU. Choose YOU by loving yourself unapologetically, doing something nice for yourself, and being insanely grateful for yourself. Imagine this scenario for a moment.  You have just pulled into your garage after a rather long and taxing day at work. You gather your heavy bag full of papers to grade, reports to read, and … Read More

Are you just surviving Valentine’s Day?

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better

Are you just surviving Valentine's Day?

It may be Valentine’s Day, but what does that actually mean for an educator? In This Post: Valentine’s Day, like any holiday, brings its own special set of challenges for teachers. You can choose to simply survive Valentine’s Day, or focus on still connecting your content and engaging your students. Providing opportunities to share happiness is one way of connecting … Read More