Mental Health Awareness Week: Supporting Student Well-Being

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Mental health challenges among K-12 students surged during the pandemic, emphasizing the crucial role of schools in fostering supportive environments. “School connectedness” reduces persistent sadness among students, showing the importance of positive relationships in schools. Mental Health Awareness Week stresses prioritizing student well-being, offering strategies for increasing student connectedness and proactive mental health support in K-12 education. In the … Read More

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

Calendar Non-Negotiables

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

TL;DR: Examining weekly, monthly, and yearly routines for happiness and well-being. Weekly: Carve out time for personal recharge and engage in meaningful activities like church. Yearly: Take a summer Facebook break for mental clarity and prioritize annual gatherings with loved ones for lasting joy. Calendar Non-Negotiables Back in April, we examined a few underwhelming routines I put in place every … Read More

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