Time Management 101 for the New Year

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Managing your time better leads to enjoying teaching and life more. Setting goals can help you be productive and avoid burnout. This New Year, I wanted to encourage you to manage your time. Your busy time, your spare time, and your alone time. I can’t think of a better time to blog about this topic than now as we … Read More

Long Standing Traditions at School

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Creating school-wide experiences for students beyond the classroom makes school an enriched place to be. When you have an idea, have the courage to follow through with the idea. Enjoy reading a poem written for the whole school as part of a performance. The first year I did this was 2005. The staff at school was wondering about whether … Read More

Bring in the New Year With More Curiosity and Less Judgment

Alyssa JonesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Being curious rather than judgmental leads to better understanding and compassion toward others. Shifting your mindset and helping others can create a positive safe space for all. Bring in the New Year With More Curiosity and Less Judgment  Most people have heard of the hit TV series, Ted Lasso, in which an American football coach is exported to the … Read More

Reconnect Happier

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We can try many things to reach our struggling students, but have you tried asking them what they need? Provide students with an opportunity to give you feedback, like a Teacher Report Card, so you can better respond to their needs. Being open to receiving feedback and making changes in response leads to improved connection and belonging. Reconnect Happier … Read More