Focus On What You Can Control

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Understand your locus of control to make positive changes in education. Build a case for resource and training improvements in your school. Avoid negativity and find supportive colleagues for a successful teaching career. What Is Within Your Locus of Control? Often in schools, if you’re in a teacher position, you’re often in a position of feeling like you don’t … 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

Social Media Network Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

Social Media Network Series Overview In the Social Media Network Blog Series, you’ll learn simple tips and tricks to ensure you are sharing the right message with your network. You will learn ways to grow your network and make connections with others in the world of education! Make sure to check out the course in the Teach Better Academy to … Read More

Social Media: The Pillars of Your Profile

Rae HughartBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post includes an activity to help you set up your profile on social media. Break down the list of 3-5 things you want your network to know about you. The list becomes the pillars of your profile. Let’s get it right out in the open: I have a love-hate relationship with social media. Twitter. Instagram. LinkedIn – oh my! … Read More

Building Connections on Social Media to Combat Loneliness

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Build connections on social media to combat the loneliness you may be feeling. This post shares 7 tips for connecting online, including joining Twitter chats, using hashtags to find like-minded educators, engaging in conversations, being vulnerable, and being mindful of what you consume. Have you ever had a teacher bestie? I have. I used to have teachers who worked … Read More