We’re Gonna Keep On Talking Reflections

Lindsay LyonsBlog, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Matthew R. Kay and Jennifer Orr’s book, “We’re Gonna Keep on Talking,” focuses on leading meaningful race conversations in elementary classrooms. This post emphasizes the importance of fostering important mindsets like understanding that race discussions are ongoing and cannot be a one-time conversation. The book also highlights co-creating discussions with students, building their discussion skills, providing effective prompts for … Read More

What Now?

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Over the summer, it is common for educators to want to relax while avoiding wasting time. Inspired by author Ann Patchett, you can ask two questions: “What Now?” and “What Not Now?” to prioritize activities and commitments. Spending time with loved ones, reading, decluttering, and avoiding excessive social media use are good ways to spend your time. Reflect on … Read More

Behavior Management vs. Behavior Leadership

Lindsay TitusBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Behavior management is not the ultimate answer to solving all challenges teachers face. Shift your perspective from behavior management to behavior leadership, and emphasize the importance of being a leader who guides behavior change and fosters growth. Language is powerful and changing the way we speak about behavior can have a positive impact on classroom and school environments. For … 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