One Thing: Prioritize Yourself

Robin ShrumBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Make yourself a priority. Find ONE THING you can do for yourself every day. The new year has started. And if you are anything like me, you’ve made a resolution and are excited and focused on it! All too often though, we lose sight of those resolutions—our goals—and let the busyness of our lives get in the way. Sound … Read More

How Does Your School Team Determine Priorities?

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Determine your school’s priorities by having clear collective commitments. Have a plan for the implementation of your goal(s). Determine how you will measure growth. Reflect on what is being omitted in order to focus on your goal(s). Celebrate when you reach your goal(s). Determining School Priorities In schools around the world, a common practice is the development of a … Read More

Can You Care Too Much?

Tim StephensonBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Is teaching tougher because we need to adapt to our new generation of learners? Sometimes “not caring” about small things can lead to more impactful teaching. Focus on the connections and the things that matter! Teaching Is Tough If you’ve read any of my blogs over the last couple of years, then you would have noticed that there is … Read More

Self-Care: Learning to Say “No”

Latrese YoungerBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Self-care isn’t always bubble baths and massages—it’s also learning to say “no.” To improve your quality of life, it’s important to know when to stop activities that do not allow you to fully operate in your gifts. Self-care has to be about clearly defining what is most important in life and prioritizing. When we let go of those things … Read More

How Can Schools Build a Roadmap for the Future?

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: As school teams begin to build a roadmap for the future, they should identify priority standards and learning targets. It is also important that they establish common formative assessments. The strongest instructional plan is based on the needs of the learners and the experience of professional educators.  “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get … Read More