8 Qualities of People Who Build Great Relationships

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: People who build great relationships listen, make time, are present, admit when they’re wrong, give good advice, are empathetic, commit to trusting others, and think of the other person. Eight Qualities of People Who Build Great Relationships While we enter our second or third month of school, many of us have already well-established relationships with our students to have … Read More

Think Better: Connecting with the Unconnected

Lindsay TitusBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It is important to connect with all students, even the ones who seem like they don’t want to connect with other people. Three steps to connect with students: Love them where they are, not where you think they should be. Keep interactions simple and easy. See and honor the endless possibilities with students. As educators, we continue to hear … Read More

Moving Beyond the Walls of Your Classroom: Why Relationships with Colleagues Matter

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Some teaching days are great and some are hard. Having colleagues to talk to helps. Building relationships with colleagues can give you a network to problem solve with. Short conversations can change your day and plant the seed of a strong relationship. Take the chance to build relationships with colleagues. RINNNGGG! The end of the day is finally here. … Read More

The New Leader on Campus: Importance of Building Relationships

Ashley HubnerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many ways to get to know your team as a new building leader: staff survey, meet and greet time, over lunch, and collaborative planning. Be visible, notice and name the great things you see by being specific in your language. Show appreciation by understanding the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Building relationships with new staff can … Read More

Build Better Relationships: 3 Foundational Mindset Shifts

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Relationships matter. Being connected is important for our overall happiness and well-being. There are foundational 3 mindset shifts that will help you build better relationships: (1) See relationships as gifts. (2) The relationship you have with yourself is also a gift. (3) Treat every interaction as an opportunity to improve your connection as building blocks. We can cultivate our … Read More