Student Relationships: Let Them Connect with You

Kristen KoppersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Forming connections with students can be difficult but is valuable. Be patient. Not all students, especially at the high school level, open up easily. Share a little bit about yourself throughout the year to form those connections. Take interest in your students’ lives. Ever hear of the saying, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”?  George Bernard Shaw’s … Read More

Leveraging Connection with Megan Peppenelli

Deb SoholtInfluential She Podcast

This episode features the High Leverage Practice of Connection with Megan Peppenelli, PhD.  As a scientist following an untraditional path, Megan illuminates how deep connection – both with yourself and others – ultimately requires disconnect.  She shares “Living in the uncomfortable is where you grow.  And it can be a really crappy process.  When have I outgrown this thing that … Read More

3 Ideas to Level Up Learning

Lauren M. KaufmanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Educators have the opportunity to impact and influence every learner by unlocking their unlimited potential. Learners must have a strong connection with their teachers first before they can feel empowered to engage in deep learning. There are 3 ways to level up learning: Tell personal stories that share who you are and your why. Build bridges by asking questions, … Read More

Making the Shift from “Getting by” to “Getting BETTER”

Dana GoodierBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Change your mindset from finishing the year by just getting by. Instead, recognize what you learned and how you’ve gotten better. Reflect on how you have improved this year, how you have learned from others, what you’ve learned from PD opportunities offered. Don’t go back to “just surviving” in education. Work together to be better together. Recent interview with … Read More

LinkedIn for Leadership and Collaboration

Lindsay LyonsBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares how LinkedIn can be used for thought leadership and long-term collaboration. Tips on how to foster connection: create regular content, batch posts, choose one favorite social media platform, seek strategic connections, and have manageable follow up. LinkedIn for Leadership and Collaboration About four years ago, I gave up on social media. I deactivated my Facebook, I … Read More