Back to Basics

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: After teaching for many years, I’ve realized I need to get back to the basics. The basics are realizing the impact I have on the students in my classroom. My relationships and connections with students will be my first priority. The world feels so complicated at the moment. With a constant barrage of information coming at us at every … Read More

The Power of Connection

Nicole KellyBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: “The Good Neighbor Project” encourages students to find someone, living or deceased, who is considered a “good neighbor.” They then research and tell their story.  This post shares the power of connection. Growing Up in the Neighborhood Growing up, I was a daily viewer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I remember interacting with Mr. Rogers, singing along with him, learning … Read More

Creating a Maker Mindset in May

Bridget BelardiBlog, Engage Better

TL;DR: Having a maker mindset can encourage students to be creative and explore. A maker space is not necessary for providing these opportunities for students. Curated materials and time are all students need. It can be the perfect activity to end the year. State testing is over. We’ve covered the curriculum. Students are unruly and impatient for summer.  How do … Read More

No Teacher Left Behind: Educator Collaboration

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: We have to use our brilliant brains and technology to be able to collaborate better. Educators need a free, collaborative, ongoing digital ecosystem. This will help them bring the best opportunities to students. No Teacher Left Behind: Educator Collaboration We write our ideas on blogs hoping they will make it—somewhere out there. Somewhere over the rainbow. Somewhere that lands … Read More