To Work or Not to Work

Lindsay TitusBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: To think better, we have to be willing to think differently. Consider the questions we ask ourselves. Perhaps rather than asking a question, make a statement. Be mindful of the language you use. Shift your mindset to be present every day. This changes your thinking so instead of thinking ahead, you can focus on now. 3 ways to get … Read More

It’s All a Blur: Lessons Learned From Endings & Beginnings

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

TL;DR: Reflect on the lessons learned from the endings and beginnings you experience. To prevent the blur, reflect on the beginning and identify what you learned at the end. Create concrete ways to apply those lessons. How often do you reflect on your life, instructional practice, or progress towards accomplishing goals? Do you wait until it’s time to create resolutions … 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

Making the Shift from “Getting by” to “Getting BETTER”

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Change your mindset from finishing the year by just getting by. Instead, recognize what you learned and how you’ve gotten better. Reflect on how you have improved this year, how you have learned from others, what you’ve learned from PD opportunities offered. Don’t go back to “just surviving” in education. Work together to be better together. Recent interview with … Read More

Life Doesn’t Come with GPS: Will You Sink or Sail?

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Life doesn’t come with a built-in GPS system. Our emotions are what our bodies use to send alerts and signals to our internal world. As you continue to regulate your emotional GPS, will you choose to sink or help students sail? Use your emotional GPS to guide you in the right direction. Around this time last year, I woke … Read More