Reflecting on the Year That’s Passed

Dana GoodierBlog, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Reflect on your professional goals and evaluate your impact on students and staff. Express gratitude to those who have positively influenced you. Identify areas for improvement, celebrate your wins, and continue learning and reflecting on your purpose in education. As you read this, you may have recently finished your school year or will soon finish. In retrospect, you may … Read More

A New Perspective: A Collaborative Blog Post

Alex T. ValencicBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: This is a collaboratively written post. Check out the different stories by 7 educational leaders on new perspectives. What causes us to change our perspective? What perspectives do students walk into class with and how do we change their perspective? What’s your why? Has it changed? Keep reminding yourself of your why. Help prepare each student. Make school a … Read More

Educate Like Ants – Be Relentless

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Ants appear to roam anywhere and everywhere outside but when they come inside your home, their purpose becomes more evident. Ants are strong and tenacious. Educators can learn by studying them and being more like them. They know their WHY. Do you? If you haven’t thought about your WHY in a while, it’s time to revisit and rediscover. It … Read More

Spark Your Passion This Summer!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: In order to come back in September feeling excited and happy to return, we need to take time off. There are 10 ways we can spark our passion in the summer: make time for yourself, rethink curriculum, do some planning, learn, be yourself, revisit your why, know you are human, lead and mentor others, build excitement, and maintain trusting … Read More

Lead with HOPE: What is Your Why?

Brandi KellyBlog, Lead Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Know your why, your purpose, and passion as it shapes your mindset and what you do every day. Brandi shares her personal story that started with tragedy that led to leading with HOPE, turning tragedy into triumph. The Leader in Me program helps every student see they have greatness and leadership potential. What is Your Why? We have to … Read More