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

Expect the Unexpected

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Substitute teachers need access to materials and detailed plans. Every teacher should have emergency plans prepared. Administrators can best help by being visible throughout the day. On February 3, 2011, I experienced a substitute teacher’s worst nightmare. I had accepted a two-day assignment at a new-to-me school. At first, things seemed to go well. I was greeted by the … Read More

Tech and Transformation

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Debbie Tannenbaum is the featured guest on The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Debbie’s transformation through technology has been both professional and personal. A growth mindset and willingness to be vulnerable can yield surprising results. There is power in taking small steps towards big accomplishments. Connecting with others is essential to growth and transformation. Hello again, reader! This is … Read More

Take Ownership: It’s Leadership!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Take ownership to speak up when there is injustice and make a difference. Equitable practices in education mean change sparked by reflection. Consider our biases and use picture books to introduce the 7 “isms” to start the conversation: ableism, classism, ageism, religion as an ism, racism, homophobia/heterosexism, and sexism. Take ownership: It’s leadership! Leaders speak up when there is … Read More