Kids Do Better When They Set Goals

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It’s important to support students in setting their goals. Choose one word or use a vision board to set goals. Develop an interest map and help students understand the steps toward meeting their goals. Help students learn to adjust and reflect. As we put up a new calendar and reflect on what the blank page that 2023 will be, … Read More

Moral Imperative: Is Your School Team Clear About What Must Be Done?

Steven WeberBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: School teams work together and set goals for improvement. A school’s moral imperative should be discussed and clarified as a part of school improvement. School teams often discuss test data, learning targets, standards, lesson plans, and school culture. When was the last time your school team discussed its moral imperative or purpose? In the fall of 2021, the total … Read More

Discover Your Potential: An Educators Guide to 90 Day Goals

Tre GammageBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Setting goals and using journals may seem daunting at first. By establishing this routine with your goals, you can make adjustments and celebrate your successes along the way. The saying goes knowledge is power, but it’s really only potential until it’s applied. To discover your potential, you’ll have to change how you think about and set your goals.  New … Read More

Spring is Here! 4 Tips to End the Year Strong

Kari PitstickBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Spring has arrived! It’s time to brainstorm what we can do as educators to end the year strong. Tips to end the year strong include setting goals, going outside, taking pictures, and reflecting. 4 Tips to End the Year Strong Flowers. Rain. Sunshine. Warmth (with maybe a snow flurry here and there if you’re in the Midwest). All signs … Read More

Lessons Learned from My Less-Than-Optimal Day

Sandra WeirBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Everyone has hard days when nothing seems to go right. What can you learn from those days? How can you flip your perspective? This post shares 6 lessons learned from a less-than-optimal day. Lessons Learned from My Less-Than-Optimal Day Folks, today was less than optimal. I forgot to do attendance. Again. A couple of my lessons flopped, resulting in … Read More