A Network at Your Fingertips

Raymond PortenBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Becoming more active on social media starts with one invitation. As you begin to become more invested in your social media accounts, your confidence and connections grow. Growing your networks leads to more possibilities and fosters professional growth. Learning how to harness the power of social media can change your life. There is support out there for you. A … Read More

Schools These Days

Hans AppelBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Hans shares a story about how his puppy, Winnie, was demonstrating deregulated behavior on a  walk. Remembering his recent conversation with Dr. Carrington, she said we need “connection before direction.” 5 keys to reconnecting are listed below. Relationships and reconnection starts and ends with the adults in our schools. Children need adults to show them how to regulate when … Read More

Inspire Serendipity

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Four personal stories point out the importance of making students feel liked, happy, empowered, and important. The small acts of love in our day have the power to make a permanent impression.  The word serendipity is just plain fun to say. The meaning of the word is … Read More

How Higher Standards Fit In Our Students’ Journeys

Taylor ArmstrongBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Stop putting much pressure on yourself. Once you have stopped, then you can truly start. The highest standard we can have is meeting students where they are. When it comes to achieving higher standards, we must know what motivates and encourages students, and how they understand as well as process things. As we know, the past year has been … Read More