Joyful Connections

Bridget GenglerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Children need to know that you care about them. Find ways to connect and listen to your students. Greeting students, morning meetings, small talk, and laughter are great ways to connect. As educators, I think we all can agree that we want our students to succeed.  We want to see them flourish and thrive.  We want them to leave … 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

Student Relationships: Let Them Connect with You

Kristen KoppersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Forming connections with students can be difficult but is valuable. Be patient. Not all students, especially at the high school level, open up easily. Share a little bit about yourself throughout the year to form those connections. Take interest in your students’ lives. Ever hear of the saying, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”?  George Bernard Shaw’s … Read More

Using Videos To Communicate with Stakeholders

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Using videos to communicate with stakeholders is an underused tool that provides many benefits! You can record and edit videos easily on your smartphone, and share with stakeholders by posting on your LMS, social media, or even sending a letter with a QR code link to the file. Don’t spend too much time making your videos perfect; just be … Read More

How to Become a Connected Educator

Teach Better TeamBlog, Innovate Better


In This Post: Connecting is what has moved humanity forward. Why becoming connected is the best decision you can make as an educator. Becoming a connected educator is not just about connecting on social media. There are many ways to be connected. A Brief History Lesson Whether you realize it or not, you’re lucky to be teaching right now at … Read More