Refocus Your Class for Quarter 4!

Dana GoodierBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Spring quarter can be challenging with warmer weather and distractions. Tips: Refocus after break, use problem-based learning, and allow student-led projects. Get outside, link content to themes, and enjoy teaching for better engagement. Navigating Quarter 4 By the time you’re reading this, you’re likely returning from spring break. You are hopefully rested and refreshed and eager to get quarter … Read More

3 Questions For Curriculum Design Teams

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Traditional curriculum focuses on content coverage, but shifts are needed towards prioritizing student learning over teaching. Identifying common misunderstandings aids in adapting instruction, fostering deeper understanding for diverse learners. Ownership of learning must shift from teacher-led activities to student agency, with emphasis on transferable understanding for real-world application. 3 Questions For Curriculum Design Teams Traditional teaching focuses on content, … Read More

Advice for New Educators

Susan JonesBlog, Connect Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: This post welcomes new teachers, emphasizing the importance of support and quality education. It addresses frustrations with discouragement towards the teaching profession and aims to foster a supportive environment for new educators. Tips on work-life balance, seeking financial support, networking with peers, embracing mistakes, prioritizing student relationships, and ongoing professional development are shared. New Educators I am so happy … Read More

The Power of a Collaborative Approach

Stephanie JeretBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: This blog post emphasizes the significance of collaboration in speech therapy success, highlighting the importance of teamwork among speech therapists, students, families, and other professionals. By integrating the unique skills and insights of each team member, a collaborative approach enhances the effectiveness of speech therapy. Families and caregivers play a crucial role in providing support beyond school hours. Involving … Read More

Good Morning. Good Night.

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Morning and evening routines can contribute to your well-being and happiness. In the morning, the routine involves preparing for the day the night before, enjoying alone time in stillness with coffee, exercising, and listening to intellectually or spiritually enriching podcasts. The evening routine includes winding down by indulging in humorous and light-hearted content, minimizing phone usage, expressing gratitude in … Read More