3 Myths that Keep Us From Talking About Racial and Gender Justice in Schools 

Lindsay LyonsBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Consider the 3 myths that keep us from talking about racial and gender justice in schools. It is important for all students to discuss racial and gender justice by acknowledging the impact and by taking action. There are opportunities to talk about racial and gender justice in younger grades and in various subject areas beyond Social Studies and Ethnic … Read More

Positive School Culture Starts from the Top! 

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Make new hires feel welcome and make sure you have them added to school resources. Review expectations and make sure the school is set up for success second semester. Evaluate the school culture and get feedback from others. As we prepare for and begin the second half of the school year, this is a perfect time as a school … Read More

Asking for Help

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Having clear expectations doesn’t mean you won’t need help. Be willing to ask students, teachers, and leaders for help. Know when to resolve issues on your own and when to reach out for support. Establishing expectations in a classroom is an incredibly important first step in building a community of learners. Whether that community will be together for the … Read More

Creating an Effective Professional Networking Plan

Rae HughartBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: When creating a professional networking plan, consider what you want from others and what you can offer to others. Develop a growth plan, strategically set a filtration system for reflection, and manage realistic goals. Time is your most precious form of currency. Each moment you dedicate to a person, concept, or activity strips you of your 86,400-second daily allotment … Read More

How Does Your School Team Determine Priorities?

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

TL;DR: Determine your school’s priorities by having clear collective commitments. Have a plan for the implementation of your goal(s). Determine how you will measure growth. Reflect on what is being omitted in order to focus on your goal(s). Celebrate when you reach your goal(s). Determining School Priorities In schools around the world, a common practice is the development of a … Read More