8 Qualities of People Who Build Great Relationships

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: People who build great relationships listen, make time, are present, admit when they’re wrong, give good advice, are empathetic, commit to trusting others, and think of the other person. Eight Qualities of People Who Build Great Relationships While we enter our second or third month of school, many of us have already well-established relationships with our students to have … Read More

Think Better: Connecting with the Unconnected

Lindsay TitusBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It is important to connect with all students, even the ones who seem like they don’t want to connect with other people. Three steps to connect with students: Love them where they are, not where you think they should be. Keep interactions simple and easy. See and honor the endless possibilities with students. As educators, we continue to hear … Read More

Carrying Heavy Things: Support Students

Matthew BowermanBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We all have a lot going on and are carrying a lot of heavy things. What does that look like at your school with your students? Communicate with stakeholders to help carry the weight. Provide school-based support for students. Assist staff with self-care by practicing collective care and supporting boundaries. Carrying Heavy Things: Support Students “I’m afraid I won’t … Read More

Pack Those Bags! Explore Teaching Internationally

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Top considerations for teaching internationally include making accommodations, networking, collaborating, building your portfolio, and more. Give back to the world in a way that you never did before or never thought of doing before. I never considered applying to teach at an International School…up until now. If you are considering International Education, here are your top considerations to reflect … Read More