Mastering The Grid Method in 7 Steps

Rae HughartBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Master Grid Method basics for teaching success. Plan, engage, set expectations, and differentiate. Use assessments, reflect, and refine for classroom mastery. Can you feel the excitement in the air as we dive into the new year? This is the perfect time to shake things up in your classroom. And what better way to do it than with Mastery Learning … Read More

Recharge, Reflect, and Rejuvenate

Suzanne RogersBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Unplug from work and set boundaries for personal time. Recharge with hobbies and reflect on the past semester. Rejuvenate with mindfulness, healthy habits, and quality time with loved ones. It is time to recharge, reflect, and rejuvenate! Teaching is a rewarding yet demanding profession that often leaves educators mentally and physically exhausted when the holidays roll around. The break … Read More

How Self-Aware Are YOU?

Brandi KellyBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Self-reflection leads to self-awareness, a crucial foundation for wisdom and effective leadership. It’s a continuous process that requires intentional practice and time. Methods like journaling, meditation, and nature walks are powerful tools for self-reflection, helping to recognize emotions, strengths, weaknesses, biases, and blind spots. Self-awareness leads to self-efficacy, essential for personal and collective growth. Through mastery and vicarious experiences, … Read More

Reflecting on the Year That’s Passed

Dana GoodierBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Reflect on your professional goals and evaluate your impact on students and staff. Express gratitude to those who have positively influenced you. Identify areas for improvement, celebrate your wins, and continue learning and reflecting on your purpose in education. As you read this, you may have recently finished your school year or will soon finish. In retrospect, you may … Read More

21 Questions for the End of the School Year

Steven WeberBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The final weeks of the school year are filled with a range of emotions as students and staff say goodbye and reflect on their growth together. Reflecting on the instructional design, learning culture, academic interventions, relationships, equity, professional growth, and self-care can support personal and professional development. The importance of asking the right questions, embracing uncertainty, and celebrating the … Read More