Educators Are Saving the Day: 4 Ways to Fill Their Cup

Jennifer WaldvogelBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It’s easy to get lost in the daily grind and forget to see one another. Personalized small talk breaks the cycle of obligatory conversation. Small, personal tokens go further to create value than mass appreciation. Small Gestures to Show Appreciation  The smallest gesture can be powerful when it shows us we’re seen—not as teachers, specialists, or principals, but as … Read More

#TeachBetter22 Conference Debrief

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teach Better 22 felt like an eerie class reunion as we have connected online for years, but only met in real life at the conference. Teach Better Ambassadors and others volunteered to help the event run smoothly. The opportunity to connect and learn from so many individuals was an amazing experience. Teach Better 22 This blog post will talk … Read More

The Best of Teach Better 2022

Alexis ShepardBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The Teach Better Conference lit the transformational fires of the people who attended. Community is critical in affirming our ‘why,’ instigating collaboration, and inspiring us to celebrate all the ways we show up for students whether we are in classrooms, district offices, or running our own teacher-focused business. Teach Better 22 was inclusive not just by celebrating those with … Read More

Connecting with Students Experiencing Summer “Loss”

Andrea BitnerBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: While many experience feelings of joy and freedom when summer arrives, other students dread it. What are ways you can maintain connections with students over the summer months? Peace Out? Maintaining Summer Connections  It was the last day of school!  As I gathered my take-home treasures and sprinted with satisfaction toward the school parking lot, I couldn’t help but … Read More