Engage and Elevate Better this Testing Season!

Martin SilvermanBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Testing season is real! Be transparent with all stakeholders regarding what testing means for your school. Build relationships with your school team and families to get through this season united. Educators are not like everyone else.  While the rest of the world acknowledges four seasons, we educators add at least one more—testing season.  State testing is upon us, ahead … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better in March: A Time to Grow

Martin SilvermanBlog, Engage Better

TL;DR: As spring is the beginning of the growing season for plants, we should also look at this time as prime time for our students to grow as well.  As you engage this month: stop, look, and listen. Take notice of your staff and be careful about letting your physical environment slide. Elevate your own development by considering your annual … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better with Love

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: St. Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers. Lead with love as you take care of your hive. Compliment staff and students. Get involved in the community your school is part of. Bond with new students. Freshen up your classroom decor. All you need is love! In the immortal words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, “All you … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better as We Begin 2022!

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: The holidays are over, and we head back to school to finish the year despite it being a “New Year.” Find ways to liven up your classroom with new methods and lessons. Keep staff motivated by continuing to have fun events and surprises even though the holidays are over. Stay connected with families by hosting community events to foster … Read More

Engage and Elevate Better This Holiday Season!

Martin SilvermanBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Engage in reflection in December and try not to get overwhelmed by the swirl of activities. Look at your calendar for December NOW. What events will not bring you joy? Decide to skip those. Purposely and purposefully unplug at least one day this month. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…kinda. December is a funny month when you … Read More