Even If…

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We have control of two things: how we prepare and how we respond. Have a better mindset by changing your “what if” thoughts to “even if” thoughts. How great is that quote? Anyone else feeling great discomfort because everything seems out of our control? Yep. Me too. It’s nearly impossible to feel like we have a firm grasp on … Read More

Have You Fallen Into the Negativity Trap?

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The brain responds differently to negative stimuli than it does to positive stimuli. Consider the times you have weighed the pros and cons of a situation, only to focus more heavily on the cons. When you are at home, focus on the positive, reframe your inside voice, and flip your point of view. At school, watch your response to … Read More

It’s Time to Try Something Better

Elijah CarbajalBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Now is the time to try something better than what you have done before. Each day, try something better, and over time, you will notice big changes. As I sat in this brilliant student’s IEP meeting, I couldn’t believe what I heard. I had to consciously control my facial expressions. I was shocked and frustrated. Not at the student … Read More

Practices That Promote a Growth Mindset

Jami Fowler-WhiteBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: We need to identify fixed mindset triggers in order to train our brain to focus on a growth mindset. Embody a growth mindset each day by changing the words you use. There are a number of questions you can use with students to help shift their mindset. Putting Mental Health at the Forefront “Life is like a CAMERA. Just … Read More