Time for an Upgrade: Embrace Change

Michael EarnshawBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Embrace changes even when they are not something you initiate. The unknown can be scary, but one can find growth and excitement when adapting to new technology. Change is inevitable and has the potential for positive transformation in professional and personal realms. Time for an Upgrade There’s a line from the song Time Brings Change by MxPx that has … Read More

Embracing My Teaching Journey

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: “Eventually” symbolizes resilience in teaching’s ups and downs. Each challenge is a step toward professional growth and triumph. Embrace the power of perspective shift for a resilient teaching journey. Are you ready for a transformative journey through the ups and downs of the teaching world? Join me as I share key insights, delving into the heart of resilience, growth, … Read More

Edcamp-Style Faculty Meetings

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Originating in 2010, Edcamp flips traditional conferences by allowing attendees to choose session topics, fostering engagement and shared learning. Encourage problem-solving, resource-sharing, and collaboration among educators, elevating teacher voice and promoting ownership of learning. Staff propose and vote on topics, fostering engagement and addressing relevant issues. This participant-driven approach fosters trust and respect, crucial for teacher retention and professional … Read More

Unlocking Learning Potential: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Culturally Responsive Teaching goes beyond diversifying the curriculum. It reshapes education by embracing students’ diverse backgrounds, fostering respect, and celebrating cultural differences. CRT emphasizes authentic connections with students, integrating their cultural backgrounds into learning to foster belonging and ownership of their educational journey. CRT promotes equity in education by bridging gaps and nurturing critical thinking and empathy, preparing students … Read More

Food for Thought: Shrimp Scampi and Standards-Based Grading

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Standards-based grading is like shrimp scampi: great when done right, frustrating when done poorly. It is essential to understand what stands-based grading is if we are going to use it to make a difference. Insist on quality professional learning and ongoing support to make sure SBG is implemented with integrity. One of my wife’s favourite dishes to order whenever … Read More