Three Qualities to Possess as an Educator

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Focus on equity over equality: Treat students equitably and give them what they need to be successful by considering inclusion. Maslow before Bloom’s Taxonomy: Know your students and attend to their needs first. Find your own teaching philosophy. Be yourself. Qualities to Possess #1: See your classroom with EQUITY as a focus. Equity vs. Equality—there is no DEBATE! You … Read More

Key Considerations for Educators During Pandemic Teaching

Steven WeberBlog, Grade Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Key considerations for educators during pandemic teaching include grading and reporting, connectivity, and ‘Profile of a Graduate.’ The pandemic provides educators with the opportunity to reflect on the purpose of a grade. Connectivity should be considered because every student has a right to learn. Having a clear vision of the type of learners we want to produce will support … Read More

Preparing for School with COVID-19 and the Heightened Impact of Racism in Mind

Shamaine BertrandBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Preparing for school with the impacts COVID-19 and racism in mind. Checking your heart and mind, becoming knowledgeable, and taking action are necessary steps to prepare for school this fall. Preparing for school with the impacts of COVID-19¬†and racism in mind is essential. Once students enter their classroom physically or gather virtually this school year, they will have experienced … Read More