Six Tips to Write Your First Book

Kristen NanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: There are 6 tips to write your first book: go digital, start writing, keep organized, know your why and stick to it, move your mindset, and dangle the carrot. Start writing! Whether you have a story of inspiration and determination or a wealth of knowledge and experience to share, writing a book may be the perfect opportunity for you. … Read More

Be You

Jason LimBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Listening to Hamish Brewer or Monica Genta at a conference is inspirational. Be authentic in your relationships with others, especially students, because they will be able to tell when you are not. Demonstrate to students that you care. Recently, I attended a conference where I had the opportunity to observe two amazing presenters, Hamish Brewer and Monica Genta.  Let … Read More

The Role of the Perpetrator, Victim, Bystander, and Upstander

Steven WeberBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teachers and administrators make multiple decisions each day. These decisions can have a long-lasting impact on a student. When making decisions as an administrator or school team, they should ask three questions about access, inclusion, and equity. There needs to be a sense of urgency to ensure we prepare each learner for the next level. We need to be … Read More

Finding Rest During These Times

Susan JachymiakBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: You are making a difference by simply showing up and doing your best each day. It is okay to take a break. We need to take care of ourselves before we take care of others. When your mind takes a break to decompress, creativity flows better. Prior to the pandemic, I was a person who was always on the … Read More

Outward Focused Leadership

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: It is common for educators in newly appointed leadership roles to share more about them than learn about the people they serve. They typically have an “Inward Focus.” As classroom teachers, the beginning of the school year tends to focus on students. They typically have an “Outward Focus.” Educators transitioning from teaching to administration should apply the same leadership … Read More