How To: Set Better Goals

Jeff GargasBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Survival

TL;DR: Four strategies to set better, more realistic goals that you can actually achieve. A bonus fifth step with a review of SMART goal setting. We hear a lot about setting goals. “It’s important to have goals.” “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re already lost.” And the quotes go on and on. So we set goals. Sometimes we … Read More

Unlocking the Power of Your Ikigai

Neil GuptaBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: An introduction to ikigai, the Japanese notion of living your why. Steps to identify your ikigai. Self-reflection questions to ensure you find and maintain your ikigai. Long before Simon Sinek shared about the importance of “knowing your why”, the Japanese gave birth to a concept that encapsulated a power. This power unlocked the pursuit of the heart.  … Read More

Goal Setting is So 2009

Dan TricaricoBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: The case against setting New Years Resolutions. Approaching goal setting through a different lens… one that will help the chances of success! A guideline to set goals that are clearer and more attainable. Tiny shifts and time result in new habits and great change. Once a month, Dan will be writing pieces for the Teach Better blog that … Read More

The Missing Piece in Your Classroom Management Plan

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Manage Better

The Missing Piece in Your Classroom Management Plan

In This Post: Many teachers, when they hear the term “classroom management,” think of things like rules, procedures, behavior, or tricks they’ve learned over the years. There is one component that is oddly overlooked. When you work WITH students, instead of against them, the entire equation changes. Define roles and expectations for both you and your students, talk about why … Read More