Finding Your Presence in the Summertime

Lindsay TitusBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Stay Present: Being intentional with your time prevents regrets and maximizes enjoyment. Preparation Matters: Practice mindfulness daily to enhance focus and awareness. Capture Thoughts: Create a system to manage work-related thoughts and redirect focus. Stay Present in the Summertime For many educators, the summer is a time of rejuvenation, rest, and relaxation. And then for many educators, the summer … Read More

Maximizing Learning: Embrace Education Moments

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Intentionally plan and invest in moments that significantly impact students’ lives, rather than leaving them to chance. Design school activities and lessons, from everyday classroom interactions to major events like graduation, to create memorable and transformative experiences. Educators need to balance structured planning with the flexibility to seize unplanned teachable moments, fostering curiosity, adaptability, and reflection in students. “The … Read More

Turning Challenges Into Solutions Through Mindfulness

Janel SebenyBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Introducing mindfulness in the classroom can transform student behavior and teacher-student relationships. Focusing on social and emotional learning helps students manage their emotions and improves classroom climate. Teachers should prioritize self-care and continuously seek new strategies to enhance the learning environment. Picture this. You are incredibly excited to share an activity you think your students are going to love, … Read More

Trying, Failing, and Reflecting in the Classroom

Lisa JonesBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The blog recounts Lisa’s experience when a web filter disrupts a classroom activity. Embracing failures when trying new teaching methods sets a good example for students. It delves into the teacher’s approach to handling mistakes, the impact on students, and the necessity of reflecting for continuous improvement. When I Try Something New “Mrs. Jones, it’s blocked!!!”  “HEY! I can’t … Read More

Mastering Teaching Essentials for Sustainable Growth

Rae HughartBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Addressing the challenges faced by educators in a complex landscape. Mastery learning essentials, including feedback proficiency, progress monitoring, and goal setting, support teacher efficiency and student success. Simple principles help teachers and students thrive, preventing teacher burnout. Let’s embark on a journey of empowerment, exploring essential mastery learning elements that not only bolster teacher efficiency but also foster student … Read More