A Heart in the Write Place | Episode 28 with Dennis Mathew

Brad HughesBlog, Good News Brad News Podcast

The multi-talented Dennis Mathew is a husband, father, elementary school speech pathologist, singer-songwriter and author, from Mustang, Oklahoma, U.S.A. Dennis has worked with students in schools and through non-profit work for over 20 years. In 2018, he launched his authorship with Bello the Cello, followed by My Wild First Day of School and How Grizzly Found Gratitude. He is also … Read More

Character Development in Schools

Shawn K. ChangBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Character development is necessary. The 7 habits of highly effective people include being proactive, beginning with the end in mind, putting first things first, thinking win-win, seeking first to understand then be understood, synergizing, and sharpening the saw. Character development should be a major part of all schools. As a district special education resource teacher for the past 14 … Read More

Best Intentions: Hungry for Better

Hans AppelBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: A new learning series, Best Intentions, aims to support, connect, and inspire educators’ desire towards self-improvement. It begins on January 31st in the Teach Better Team Private Facebook Group. Best Intentions is designed to help educators explore self-development in the pursuit of living our most intentionally authentic lives in and out of the classroom. The LIVE monthly conversational-style interviews … Read More

Addressing Character, Excellence, and Community Remotely

Hans AppelBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Addressing character, excellence, and community with your students is a necessary part of education that should not be forgotten in a virtual setting. Strategies for addressing character, excellence, and community remotely include modeling appropriate character for our students, providing opportunities for student empowerment, and being there for one another. “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” – Peter Drucker. When wading … Read More