Love a Little Bit Better Valentine’s Day Blog Series

Kari PitstickBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

Series Overview Love a little bit better this Valentine’s Day. This series features posts that share strategies for building connections with other educators, building a more positive classroom community, and taking time to appreciate yourself, too. Show kindness to your colleagues, your students, and yourself with simple steps shared in these posts! Links to Posts Building Better Colleague Relationships by … Read More

A Missing Ingredient

Elijah CarbajalBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: The missing ingredient to strong classroom management is building healthy relationships. Building relationships with students takes time. It won’t happen overnight, so be patient. Create positive relationships is a whole class effort, but it ultimately starts with you. The Worst Advice and the Toughest Year When I was in college I was told by multiple professors in the education department, … Read More

Why I Became a Teacher

Jason LimBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: A teacher can easily have either a positive or negative influence on learners. Choose your words and actions wisely. As an educator, our superpower is to shape and mold today’s learners so they can be valuable members of society. When I was in grade school, I had some amazing teachers.  I remember one time where one teacher, Ms. Inman, … Read More

The Time is NOW to Lead with Love

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Love all members of your community and have the courage to tell them you love them. Leading with love is good for all members of the community including yourself. It provides benefits like less worry, fear, and stress, and increased feelings of support, safety, and comfort. Is it possible to love the people you lead? It absolutely is. You … Read More

Building Relationships Online

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: You can build relationships online just as effectively as you can in person. Online relationships can be formed despite the barriers of time and distance. The relationships you build online can lead to long-lasting friendships. Build meaningful relationships with students in an online learning environment the same way you build connections online with colleagues. Building Relationships Online Started Early … Read More