4 Rules for Communicating With Your Staff

Tiffany OttAdministration, Blog

4 Rules for Communicating With Your Staff

How do you communicate with your staff? If you spend any significant amount of time with educators, you know that we value relationships. Building strong relationships with students is critical for creating a learning environment that is positive, effective, and impactful. In real estate, location is everything, right? Location, location, location! In education, relationships are everything. Relationships, relationships, relationships! Just … Read More

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Next District PD Is Valuable (video)

Chad OstrowskiAdministration, Blog, Video

4 Ways to Make Sure Your Next District PD Is Valuable (video)

Was your last PD valuable for your staff? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys, it’s Chad from teachbetter.com. Today I want to talk about how you can make sure that the PD that’s provided for your staff gets the most value, relevance, and impact for the rest of the year. The first thing you need to do when … Read More

Standards-Based Grading and Behavior Characteristics: Connecting the Pieces.

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Teach Further

https://teachbetter.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Standards-Based-Grading-and-Behavior-Characteristics_.png

How do standards-based grading and behavior characteristics work together? Standards-based grading requires students to be evaluated based on their understanding level of each standard. While this continues to address gaps in the traditional grade book format, it draws a harsh line between student academic success and student behavior characteristics. More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to … Read More

5 Mistakes Districts Make When Rolling Out a New Initiative

Jeff GargasAdministration, Blog

5 Mistakes School Districts Make When Rolling Out a New Initiative

How did your last district initiative implementation go? If we’re being honest, probably not as well as you had hoped, right? It’s okay…it’s not you. The truth is, most new initiatives don’t go all that well. We see it all the time, working with districts across the country. A new idea comes along, it seems to be the perfect tool … Read More

Getting Started with Twitter Chats for Teachers

Jeff GargasAdministration, Blog, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Teacherpreneur

Getting Started with Twitter Chats for Teachers

Are you missing out on Twitter chats for teachers? With over 500 million tweets being sent every day, it’s no wonder Twitter is quickly becoming a favorite hangout spot for educators all over the world. Wait…what? I thought Twitter was just for the kids..or the Kardashians… A lot of people have a very misconstrued view of Twitter. While yes, there … Read More