What Do High-Performing School Teams Embrace?

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: High-performing schools use the talents, strengths, and knowledge of their staff to continue to improve and grow. Progress should be monitored with various scoreboards to see if the efforts for improvement are effective. High-performing schools embrace a mindset that focuses on what could or should be different, rather than hoping for improved outcomes. There are two types of schools. School … Read More

Moving From Self-Care to Collective Care

Karen EvansBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: While self-care is important, it has become a way of shifting the responsibility, whilst putting more work on the shoulders of already overwhelmed educators. Mutual aid is collective coordination to meet each other’s needs. Collective care removes the responsibility from the shoulders of individual teachers and shifts the onus to the school, district, and educators as a collective group. … Read More

Inclusive Schools: Does Your Classroom Support Introverts?

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Inclusive classrooms should meet each child where they are and respond to all the different parts of themself they bring to the classroom. Introverts are often overlooked. Reflect on how your school or classroom can be a more welcoming place for all. Thriving As You Are When students enter school they should be able to thrive using their strengths … Read More

#TeachBetter22 Conference Debrief

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teach Better 22 felt like an eerie class reunion as we have connected online for years, but only met in real life at the conference. Teach Better Ambassadors and others volunteered to help the event run smoothly. The opportunity to connect and learn from so many individuals was an amazing experience. Teach Better 22 This blog post will talk … Read More

The Best of Teach Better 2022

Alexis ShepardBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The Teach Better Conference lit the transformational fires of the people who attended. Community is critical in affirming our ‘why,’ instigating collaboration, and inspiring us to celebrate all the ways we show up for students whether we are in classrooms, district offices, or running our own teacher-focused business. Teach Better 22 was inclusive not just by celebrating those with … Read More