One Simple Strategy to Teach Better: Ask for Feedback

Steve ShapiroBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teenagers are not bored, disengaged, and unhappy by nature. Teachers can improve rapidly if we ask students to give us feedback. It can be scary to ask; we need to train ourselves to depersonalize the feedback. A healthy feedback loop produces happier students AND a happier teacher. One Simple Strategy to Teach Better: Ask for Feedback One of our … Read More

Student Empowered Conferences

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Students feel empowered as they share their goals, learning, and growth in all different areas of the curriculum. You can include voice and choice in student-led conferences. Being intentional about what you do before, during, and after conferences leads to finding success in the goals for the conferences. A link to resources can be found below for a notice … Read More

The Power of Empowerment

Sebastian SandersBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: Teachers need to take a step into their students’ reality to truly understand them and see the world from their perspective. All students have the capability of being leaders in the classroom. The power of empowerment means encouraging our students to love themselves and be whatever they seek out to be. What does empowerment look like in your classroom? … Read More

Model, Empower and Analyze a Growth Mindset

Erik YoungmanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better

TL;DR: Strategies to model and empower a growth mindset among your students. An attached student graphic to help develop a growth mindset in your class. Now more than ever, we must model and empower a growth mindset amongst educators and students. Teachers can empower a growth mindset by discussing examples, modeling the language in questions and feedback, and by doing … Read More

6 Ways to Promote Authentic Reflection

Teach Better TeamBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Mastery Done Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: The vitality of authentic, real reflection in our classroom. 6 ways to ensure your students’ reflection is authentic. Reflection is a vital part of the learning process. When we encourage our students to look back on their growth and reflect, we are inviting them to see clearly the progress they have made. We are helping develop their metacognition and … Read More