FROM THE ARCHIVES: Planning Series #2: All the Tips

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

Welcome to part 2 of the Planning Series! Today I am sharing all the tips with you on how to set and accomplish your goals using some tried and true strategies. If you’ve set action steps before and haven’t been able to keep up with it, don’t despair because it is possible to get things done without feeling overwhelmed. There … Read More

Vision Board 2.0

Karen EvansBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teach Better editors get to read and learn from posts before they’re even published. A recent post from Dr. Martinez discusses using vision boards to help achieve goals in 2022. Consider creating an electronic vision board, such as using a photo watch face on your Apple Watch, to inspire you each and every time you check the watch. Life … Read More

Transformational Six: Ignite Student Understanding

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: It is crucial for instructional leaders to put the focus on student understanding. Ignite student understanding by developing common formative assessments, analyzing current levels of achievement, setting achievement goals, and sharing strategies. Igniting student understanding will happen when teacher teams create lessons to address the needs of learners. Instructional leaders focus on student understanding. Schmoker (2005) wrote, “It starts … Read More

The Art of Reflection

Steven WeberBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Reflection informs our thinking and supports continuous growth. Reflect on your priorities, core values, personal and professional goals, and determine your next steps. Tools for reflection include journaling, meditating, walking/hiking, art, sticky notes, exercise, blogging, and more. Fifteen weekly reflection questions for educators are shared. When teachers and students transitioned to remote learning, social distancing, and working from home, … Read More