Angel in Blue Jeans

Michael EarnshawBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: A voiceover in an Instagram Reel made the author realize how special it feels to wear something new, like running shoes or jeans. The author noticed they are a more effective leader when wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and a hoodie. Try to incorporate as many “Dress Down” days as possible to help staff be their best selves, including calling … Read More

Centering Culture in Learning

Becky SchnekserBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Centering culture in learning experiences is important and should be a priority for all educators. The book “Unpack Your Impact” by Naomi O’Brien and LaNesha Tabb is a great resource for learning and implementing cultural inclusion in the classroom. Centering culture goes beyond surface-level activities and should be seamlessly integrated into practices. Culture is an integral part of identity … Read More

Keeping Engagement High Through the End of the Year

Kristen MooreBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are natural energy surges in the classroom. Learning to work with them keeps your classroom engaged, not chaotic. Lessons that are grounded in the real world, relevant to students’ interests or aspirations, and raise the rigor and expectations of students provide a naturally more engaging stage for students to learn. Teachers can use AI to help identify real-world … Read More

School Nurses Play Vital Role in Supporting Teachers

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: School nurses play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for students and staff in educational settings. They promote a healthy learning environment by addressing contagious illnesses, managing chronic conditions, providing first aid and emergency preparedness, and offering mental health support. School nurses also collaborate with teachers to deliver health education programs that empower students to … Read More

What Are You Feeling?

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Asking someone, “How are you feeling?” can sometimes be overwhelming to answer. Try asking, “What are you feeling?” instead. How are you feeling? When someone asks you, “How are you feeling?” does that sometimes feel complicated or hard? I sure think it does. When things are going really well, sometimes it’s challenging to go past a response more specific … Read More