Reflections on Relational Diversity

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Relational diversity refers to the variety of social interactions we have regularly. Interacting with more people from different groups in your life leads to a higher level of relational diversity. Examining and increasing our relational diversity helps us feel better physically, emotionally, and mentally. You can go ahead and file this under “Things I Already Know.” According to positive … Read More

The Special One

Nicole KellyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We can’t reach the mind before we touch the heart.  Focus on relationship building while still holding high expectations for students. It’s important to make each student feel special. The Favorite My grandma is 98 years old. She has 6 children, 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Of her grandchildren, I am her only granddaughter, automatically making me the favorite. … Read More

Overwhelmed to Organized: Time Management

Katie MiglinBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: How to move from feelings of overwhelm to being organized? Create a system of productivity that works for you. Time management strategies include categorizing your list, blocking off time, and setting goals. Overwhelmed to Organized: Time Management Alarm goes off. I roll out of bed and hit the ground running. Work out, get kids and myself ready, pack lunches, … Read More

5 Tips for Cultivating Atomic Love & Joy

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We can experience and cultivate atomic love and joy throughout our day and every day using the 5 tips suggested. Invest in getting to know yourself better. This helps when dealing with adversity. Know what brings you joy and cultivate it! Share love and appreciation. Don’t be afraid to say, “I love you.” Teach Better together. Lean on each … Read More

Teaching Children to Meditate Makes Sense

Ipek WilliamsonBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Meditation helps students develop emotional regulation. It helps them improve their ability to handle stress or cope with difficult situations and develop empathy and compassion. Regular practice can also help students increase their level of self-awareness. Bring meditation to your students by starting simple. Use visualization techniques, make it a part of your routine, use props to help students … Read More