Relationships Matter

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: When you hold a leadership position, not only do relationships matter, but they are the most important thing. When we are stressed, we lean on those we trust. This is the first post in a new series: Better Coaching. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw. In … Read More

Building Relationships Online

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: You can build relationships online just as effectively as you can in person. Online relationships can be formed despite the barriers of time and distance. The relationships you build online can lead to long-lasting friendships. Build meaningful relationships with students in an online learning environment the same way you build connections online with colleagues. Building Relationships Online Started Early … Read More

The Dream Team: Finding Your People In Education

Amanda BolonBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: 10 tips to finding your people in education, including doing what is best for students, taking risks, being positive, planning and following through, and respecting others’ ideas. Having the support of colleagues can help encourage you to take more risks. The absolute last thing that someone wants is be involuntarily moved to a new grade level. Trust me, I … Read More

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Teach Better TeamBlog, 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