Celebrate Love. Celebrate YOU.

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We often focus on love during the month of February. One cute idea is to make a big heart out of paper for someone you love and each day write one thing you love about them on it. Consider journaling about something you love about yourself each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. Everybody Loves Love Here we are … Read More

The Gift of Happiness: 6 Keys to Cultivating Happiness

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Happiness can be cultivated in simple ways in the classroom. There are 6 keys to cultivating happiness. Happiness is a mindset and a heartset. It is a gift you can give to yourself and others. Happiness is something you can protect. In my experience, when I ask young children how they feel, many will say “happy.” When I ask the … Read More

#Love Is the Source: The Schools of the New Century

Efraín MartinezBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Nobody signed up to be a modern educator. We have to throw away the concept of measuring students and educators by numbers and instead, support them in healing first. We cannot positively impact a child’s intellect if the child does not believe we care for them. It is our duty to redesign the schools of the new century with … Read More

Tiny Teachers | Episode 24 with Roots of Empathy

Brad HughesBlog, Good News Brad News Podcast

Roots of Empathy (ROE) is a unique and impactful social-emotional literacy program reaching over 1 million young people globally. Created by Canadian educator and child advocate Mary Gordon, Roots of Empathy leverages the influence of a local family and their baby, who is four months old at the start of the program. Parent and baby visit an elementary classroom once … Read More

Tiny Teachers: Roots of Empathy

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Love builds brains and bridges, as well as grows emotional literacy. This post is the first of a new blog series – Better News. The post features @RootsofEmpathy! Roots of Empathy (ROE) is a classroom-focused social and emotional literacy program. It leverages the influence of local families and their babies. Children also have an immeasurable influence in the lives … Read More