The Gift of Celebrating Creativity

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: We celebrate creativity because content creators give us a gift of knowledge, ideas, thoughts, and stories…a part of who they are.¬†Creativity is a gift so we should thank content creators for sharing. Gratitude is meant to be shared. There are three reasons why celebrating creativity is an important gift: (1) uplift, encourage, and appreciate content creators (2) amplify voices … Read More

Thanking a Teacher

Susan JachymiakBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: A teacher can reignite a passion for teaching and learning by believing in you and caring about you. Read an appreciation letter to Dr. Cullen for making such an impact on Susan’s life. You are strongly encouraged to thank a teacher this week to let them know of their impact. Growing up, I was fortunate to have amazing teachers … Read More

Engage in Appreciation

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Everyone likes to feel appreciated for the work they do. Surprise gratitude can brighten up someone’s day. Find ways to show specific gratitude towards coworkers and students. Everyone working in schools right now is working as hard as they possibly can. Our transportation staff is up bright and early to get our students safely to and from school. The … Read More

The Gift of Gratitude

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: There is a difference between gratitude and thankfulness in both English and Chinese languages. Gratitude can be cultivated. Practice mindful gratitude moments to help nurture a grateful mindset and heartset. Take the Gift Better Challenge to practice gratitude.¬† There is great power in words. Read tips on how to show deeper gratitude with our words. Gratitude is meant to … Read More

An Open Letter to Teachers: You Are a Hero

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Prior to the pandemic, people did not put as much thought into what a teacher did every day. People began to recognize the work of teachers when they had to teach their own children at home. A hero is a legendary figure endowed with great strength and agility. They have special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities. They are idealized … Read More