5 Classroom Strategies for Social Emotional Learning Support

Michele HaikenBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Social emotional learning is already integrated into everyday teaching, helping students develop essential life skills alongside academic knowledge. Teachers can enhance SEL by implementing intentional strategies, such as reflection for self-awareness, authentic assessments for social awareness, choice boards for responsible decision making, checklists for self-management, and promoting collaboration and cooperation for building relationship skills. These practices align with CASEL’s … Read More

Overcoming Setbacks

Suzanne RogersBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Clear Vision: A strategic plan acts as a roadmap to success, providing clarity on goals and purpose. It helps maintain focus during setbacks, ensuring you don’t lose sight of your ultimate destination. Learning from Setbacks: Setbacks are valuable learning opportunities. Embrace them, reflect on what went wrong, and use these experiences to improve your strategies for continuous growth. Building … Read More

WOOP It Up This Year!

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

TL;DR: The post discusses the WOOP goal-setting strategy as a way to transition from a summer state of rest and relaxation to a productive school year. WOOP stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan. It’s designed to help individuals set and achieve challenging yet feasible goals. The author’s personal example involves planning deliberate rest during the school year to maintain … Read More

Embracing Positivity and Innovation: A New School Year

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Environment: Teachers are creating inviting classrooms with vibrant decor to foster a sense of belonging and positivity among students. Technology: Educators are integrating technology like tablets and interactive whiteboards to make lessons engaging and interactive, keeping students attentive and interested. Personalized Learning: Teachers are tailoring their teaching methods to meet individual student needs, promoting collaboration, and emphasizing mental health … Read More

Empowering Education: Unraveling the Magic of Ron Clark Academy!

Cheryl GraffBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Connect broadly: Engage with the entire RCA staff for diverse insights and networking opportunities, beyond just the founders. Bond with students: Interact with RCA students, share experiences, and join in-house activities for a deeper connection. Embrace the culture: Explore Atlanta’s culture, participate in RCA events, and prioritize being fully present during the visit for a meaningful experience. This summer, … Read More