New Teacher on the Block

Mary Ellen RileyBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Being in a new teaching or leadership position can feel stressful. New positions offer opportunities to meet new people and have a bigger impact. When starting new, remember to listen, reflect, get involved, learn about others, and have clear boundaries. Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran of twenty years, many of us find ourselves as the … Read More

How I Got Started Podcasting

Dana GoodierBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: During the pandemic, I decided to make my own podcast a reality. I listened to podcasts and discussed with others what I would need to get mine started. Out of the Trenches was born. It features teachers telling their stories about getting out of the trenches. Over the past two years, the podcast has been successful and continues to … Read More

Making Your Mark: Becoming a Teacher-Leader

Erin HealeyBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: Leaders all have different strengths and weaknesses. Reflect on what your personal strengths are. Enroll in the Teach Better Academy course to dive deeper into being a teacher-leader. What does it mean to be a leader?  For most of us, our understanding of leadership is based heavily on our understanding of evolution. We think there are prestigious leaders or … Read More

Let’s Start Now to Finish BETTER!

Brad HughesBlog, Engage Better

TL;DR: “Start Now to Finish Better: Intentional Shifts to End the Year Strong” is a new course in the Teach Better Academy! This course will help you have a meaningful end to your school year. Stay motivated and energized while connecting with your students to end the year strong. Finish Your Year Strong The end of any school year brings … Read More

3 Steps to Execute Your Conference Proposals

Andrea KalchbennerBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: You have amazing ideas to present at a conference. This post shares 3 steps to execute your conference proposals. Figure out what you are most passionate about that you could present. Gather your ideas and get organized. Find conferences that are a good fit for you. 3 Steps to Execute Your Conference Proposals Visualize this conversation with me… “Wow! … Read More