Remember Love This School Year

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Sometimes we struggle and need to put in greater effort in order to feel aligned, content, and balanced. Happiness is a discipline. We may be feeling nervous about returning to school, but remember love this school year. People remember us for the way we love. So as we begin a new school year, we can love our students, colleagues, … Read More

Building Relationships in the First Weeks of School

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR Strong relationships in the classroom are the foundation for a successful school year. Be intentional with the activities you choose and be willing to be vulnerable with your students. It is important to scaffold relationship building with students. I believe that I am an outstanding teacher because I work hard every day to build relationships with my students to … Read More

A Professional Learning Network

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better

TL;DR: Twenty years ago, teachers had each other’s backs. Their PLN were teachers down the hall. Now, PLNs look different. When you attend national conferences, you have the opportunity to connect with other educators across the U.S. You can learn and grow from others by asking questions. Five benefits of a PLN: learning, sharing, celebrating, reflecting, and growing.  A PLN … Read More

Parents as Teachers: Viewing Children through the Lens of the Teacher

Laura LisienBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: As teachers, you get the best version of the students. The way you interact with parents greatly affects their home life. While the parent-teacher relationship can be complicated, remember that both parties are acting in the best interest of the student. Communication and compromise are key in order to mutually help the student. Building a strong parent-teacher relationship raises … Read More