We’re All a Part of the Bigger Picture: Support Each Other

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Having meaningful relationships with your coworkers is important. Co-teachers should find time to collaborate and support one another. Build relationships with your department or grade-level teams. Reach out to your administration with any questions or needs. Administrators, check in with your teachers and offer encouragement. We are all in this together and have a common goal. There are many … Read More

Teach Better Ambassadors: Like Radio Shack, But Still Relevant

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Alex Valencic shares his journey from substitute teacher to Professional Learning Coordinator. The Teach Better Ambassador program is here to help everyone be better. The Ambassadors bring a vast array of experiences to support the Teach Better community. New Role After three years as a substitute teacher and seven years as a fourth-grade teacher in East Central Illinois, I … Read More

Tech and Transformation

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Debbie Tannenbaum is the featured guest on The Good News, Brad News Podcast. Debbie’s transformation through technology has been both professional and personal. A growth mindset and willingness to be vulnerable can yield surprising results. There is power in taking small steps towards big accomplishments. Connecting with others is essential to growth and transformation. Hello again, reader! This is … Read More

Redefining Personalization as a Pedagogy for Humanization

Paul FranceBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: Personalized learning can ensure equitable learning in classrooms. We must reframe personalization not as a pedagogy of individualization, but as a pedagogy for humanization and connectedness. If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that the primary purpose of personalization is to ensure equitable learning in our classrooms. We know full well that students come into our classrooms as unique … Read More