Learning Environments That Exude Joy

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Create a positive learning environment with JOY. Listing things that bring you joy. This is one way to model for students that joy doesn’t have to come from big or expensive things. Intentionally place joy throughout your day. I recently had the chance to join Rae Hughart on the Daily Drop In show where we were chatting about the … Read More

Engage with Others: Let Them Be Seen!

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Engage with others better by being intentional about how you are acknowledging them. Create a sense of belonging by offering a personal greeting or a compliment. Don’t let anyone feel invisible as you walk by them in the hallway. The cafeteria is a great place to interact with students outside of the classroom. I love a good challenge! Last … Read More

25. Create Your Ideal Week

Michele Schmidt MooreDesign Lessons Podcast

Hey Designers, We talked about what it means to be a thought leader in episode 24. But in thinking about how thought leaders must operate,  it got me thinking about how do you best structure your day to bring you the most joy and the most productivity? I first heard about the concept of an ideal week from Michael Hyatt … Read More

What If…

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: This year, what if we look back at the previous year and use our experiences to reshape and refocus our intentions? This year, we should refocus our approach by striving to keep a healthy model in front of us. We should reimagine our benchmark for success and restore our joy for living. There is something that is quite exhilarating … Read More