The Gift of Cultivating Joy: It’s Like a Boomerang!

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We CAN cultivate more joy in our lives. A CORE belief is that relationships are gifts to value and treasure. Uplifting others brings joy to ourselves and others. Learn how to notice, name, and nuture AND how words are gifts. Your joy can grow and thrive from others too. Learn how to throw your joy boomerang out and how … Read More

The Gift of Celebrating Creativity

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: We celebrate creativity because content creators give us a gift of knowledge, ideas, thoughts, and stories…a part of who they are.¬†Creativity is a gift so we should thank content creators for sharing. Gratitude is meant to be shared. There are three reasons why celebrating creativity is an important gift: (1) uplift, encourage, and appreciate content creators (2) amplify voices … Read More

Connections with Intention

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better

Relationships are at the heart of what we are blessed to do every day regardless of our roles. We can nurture and deepen connections with intention. How? There are SO many ways so read on to find out! Posts in the Series The New Leader on Campus: Importance of Building Relationships by Ashley Hubner Moving Beyond the Walls of Your … Read More

Moving Beyond the Walls of Your Classroom: Why Relationships with Colleagues Matter

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Some teaching days are great and some are hard. Having colleagues to talk to helps. Building relationships with colleagues can give you a network to problem solve with. Short conversations can change your day and plant the seed of a strong relationship. Take the chance to build relationships with colleagues. RINNNGGG! The end of the day is finally here. … Read More

The New Leader on Campus: Importance of Building Relationships

Ashley HubnerBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: There are many ways to get to know your team as a new building leader: staff survey, meet and greet time, over lunch, and collaborative planning. Be visible, notice and name the great things you see by being specific in your language. Show appreciation by understanding the 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Building relationships with new staff can … Read More