#TeachBetter22 Conference Debrief

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teach Better 22 felt like an eerie class reunion as we have connected online for years, but only met in real life at the conference. Teach Better Ambassadors and others volunteered to help the event run smoothly. The opportunity to connect and learn from so many individuals was an amazing experience. Teach Better 22 This blog post will talk … Read More

A Culture of Learning: Shifting From Teaching to Empowerment

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Schools were designed for both teaching and learning. The top skills kids need to know are analytical thinking and innovation, active learning and learning strategies, complex problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, creativity, originality, and initiative. The difference between teaching and empowerment is when a teacher becomes so focused on the destination that students are not allowed to drive the … Read More

The Uncomfortable Truth About School

Steve Shapiro#TeachBetter Chat, Blog, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lasting Learning Podcast, Lesson Plan Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Students forget most of what they “learn” in school. Acknowledging this gives us the freedom to focus on powerful learning experiences. Wrestling with the impermanence of some school “learning” challenges our core values as educators. What is Learning, Really? Educational thought leader Will Richardson loves to invite teachers to share their definitions of learning. His observation: most of us … Read More

Episode 40: Life Above the Line with Tom Cody

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

How does someone flip from being negative and broken to being the positive influence on kids? Tom Cody, a 40 year educator from Minnesota, made that transition and now trains others in owning their life and leading for positive school culture through his work with Top 20 Training. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show.   MORE … Read More

53 – Reality Check on the “Real World” (w Dr. David Finch)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

For too long, the “real world” has been a mythical place that only exists in schools when teachers are trying to make students do things they don’t want to do. Stories of the real world create a culture of compliance. It begs the question… what’s it really like in the world of work beyond school? Dr. David Finch is a … Read More