It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Becky ThalBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Survival

In This Post: The one thing every single person has in common! Schools are neighborhoods & communities. Ideas to build relationships with students & colleagues. Going the Extra Mile To say the weather here in New Jersey has been a roller coaster the past few weeks would be an understatement.  Last weekend it was unseasonably warm, with temps hovering around … Read More

Love Louder: Building Authentic Relationships with Students

Kendall LawsonBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better

In This Post: The importance of making sure our students know they are loved. Building relationships should be more than a buzzword–it should be authentic and meaningful. Why you need to find others who will help you grow. Encouragement to challenge practices and do what’s best for kids. The word love seems to be a bit taboo in education. So … Read More

Love Beyond the Classroom Walls: Creating Memories & Building Bonds

Kevin ButlerBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

In This Post: 5 non-negotiables of a teacher. The value in building memories and bonds with your students. Specific examples of ways to encourage learning and build relationships. The inclusion of families. As a teacher, I have five teaching non-negotiables.  Those are the five things I have pretty much kept sacred for the seventeen years I’ve been a teacher. These include: … Read More