Words to Use and Words to Lose in 2023

Lindsay TitusBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reflect on your current habits so you can identify what you want to change for the upcoming year. Lose words like just, should, and have to. Instead, choose statements like I get to, I love to, I choose to, and I desire to. As we enter into a new year, I always love reflecting on my current habits so … Read More

Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier, Teacherpreneur Better

Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2022. Categories for posts include SEL, Management, Instructional practices, Connections & Collaboration, Development & Improvement, Leadership, Self-Care, Reflection, and monthly series. SEL Carrying Heavy Things: Support Our Students by Matthew J. Bowerman The Secret of Building Resilient Kids by Pamela Hall Random Acts … Read More

Hike New Experiences with Confidence

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: New experiences shape who we are and who we become. Struggles push you to grow. Treasure the memories and life adventures. New Experiences A long hike in the woods, following paths of yellow blazes on tall evergreens, and passing through nature in rural spaces provide everything I need to restore my weary soul.  There is something to be said … Read More

Buy-In vs Collective Commitments

Steven WeberBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Sometimes school leadership teams wait to get buy-in before completing an action. Waiting for buy-in can cause delays in implementation. Collective commitment means putting the kids first rather than forming an adult-centric school. Waiting for Buy-In When principals or school improvement teams attempt to implement a new program or initiative, it is common to hear the phrase, “We will … Read More