Creating a Path to Success

Bridget GenglerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many things a teacher can do to prepare for Parent-Teacher Conferences that help make them run more smoothly and make a lasting impact. Below you will find 10 tips on what you can do to create a path to success for students: schedule ahead, be prepared to share something positive about each child, prepare your students and … Read More

7 Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference

PJ CaposeyBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: Great teachers use conferences as an opportunity to talk about any changes since the last parent contact. Conferences are an outstanding opportunity to confirm the preferred communication method of the parent. Parents and teachers should partner together to create a plan to help the student. Share who the student is when their parents aren’t around—what is their character? 7 … Read More

Telling vs. Teaching

Martin SilvermanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Telling is the feeding of information without any real background of what students are doing or why. Teaching is giving context, explaining the “why” and “how” of what you want students to know. More learning happens through the process of teaching. An example of telling vs. teaching is explained. In a recent conversation with one of my teachers, I … Read More

Parents as Teachers: Viewing Children through the Lens of the Teacher

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: As teachers, you get the best version of the students. The way you interact with parents greatly affects their home life. While the parent-teacher relationship can be complicated, remember that both parties are acting in the best interest of the student. Communication and compromise are key in order to mutually help the student. Building a strong parent-teacher relationship raises … Read More