What Inspires You to Write?

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

TL;DR: Teach Better bloggers belong to a community where they support each other and learn from each other during quarterly exclusive events just for bloggers! Read our reflection on our latest event and get a glimpse into our previous ones! We all have a story to tell. Every educator does things a little differently than others. The effective strategy or … Read More

De-escalation Strategies During a Tough Conversation

Joshua StamperBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: There are a number of de-escalation strategies one can use to diffuse any tough conversation: (1) Move to a private area. (2) Be empathetic and non-judgmental. (3) Keep your tone and body language neutral. (4) Provide choices. The Teach Better Academy course, Addressing Tough Topics in Schools, shares communication strategies for challenging topics in your school community. As an … Read More

Creating an Effective Professional Networking Plan

Rae HughartBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: When creating a professional networking plan, consider what you want from others and what you can offer to others. Develop a growth plan, strategically set a filtration system for reflection, and manage realistic goals. Time is your most precious form of currency. Each moment you dedicate to a person, concept, or activity strips you of your 86,400-second daily allotment … Read More

Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier, Teacherpreneur Better

Highlights of 2022: In Case You Missed It This post shares highlights of┬áTeach Better blog posts in 2022. Categories for posts include SEL, Management, Instructional practices, Connections & Collaboration, Development & Improvement, Leadership, Self-Care, Reflection, and monthly series. SEL Carrying Heavy Things: Support Our Students by Matthew J. Bowerman The Secret of Building Resilient Kids by Pamela Hall Random Acts … Read More

Moving From Self-Care to Collective Care

Karen EvansBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: While self-care is important, it has become a way of shifting the responsibility, whilst putting more work on the shoulders of already overwhelmed educators. Mutual aid is collective coordination to meet each other’s needs. Collective care removes the responsibility from the shoulders of individual teachers and shifts the onus to the school, district, and educators as a collective group. … Read More