The Insights of a Writing Life

Melanie MeehanBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Many of us write for different reasons. Therefore, you are a writer! Think about your writing life by starting with a writing timeline. What was your experience as a writer throughout your life? There are steps to the writing process: generating, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. Each person may spend different amounts of time at different stages. Writers have … Read More

Using the Expertise of Your School Team

Erik YoungmanBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Maximize the impact of school decisions. Have clear communication, an open mind, and a shared vision. Collaborate with others to solve problems, and involve staff, stakeholders, and students. Reach beyond your school for additional ideas and support. Erik joined Dave Schmittou on the Daily Drop In to talk about using the expertise of your school team. Click here to … Read More

Making Every Day Part of My Resume

Teach Better TeamBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: There is no instruction manual for handling situations as they arise in the teaching world. Know that everything you encounter, whether negative or positive, becomes a part of your resume. Maria Montroni-Currais joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to talk about refreshing routines.  Click here to watch! Recently, I participated in an arbitration hearing between the board of education and … Read More

EdTech Refresh

Danae AckerBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: Spring is a great time to think about ways to refresh your classroom. Consider using Google Forms to help with grading. Google Sites can be used to create a testing hub. Flipgrid is a great way to see what students know. Danae joined Rae on the Daily Drop In to talk about tech resources to refresh your teaching. Click … Read More

Learn From My 5 Mistakes When Presenting at an Event

Todd StanleyBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Mistakes are opportunities for growth if you learn from them. Have a backup presentation saved and/or bring notes in case something happens to your presentation plans. Invest in an adaptor that can allow your presentation to work with Mac or PC equipment. Use the microphone! You don’t want to lose your voice. Embed any video clips into the actual … Read More