Category: Teacher Self Care

Ah, the New Year! That magical time when we convince ourselves that this year, yes, THIS year, we’ll actually stick to our resolutions. And we don’t. And we beat ourselves up. The New Year is cruel. Let’s ditch those resolutions, teachers, and do this 1 thing instead. Hear me out.

Teachers, Ditch Those Resolutions and Do This 1 Thing

Ah, the New Year! That magical time when we convince ourselves that this year, yes, THIS year, we’ll actually stick to our resolutions. And we don’t. And we beat ourselves up. The New Year is cruel. Let’s ditch those resolutions, teachers, and do this 1 thing instead. Hear me out.

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Year of Wonders: Lessons from Teaching in a Pandemic

I drove to work every day during the 2020-2021 school year (except for the total of 10 days that my family spent in quarantine). Something was different in the first semester. A small thing. I listened to music every morning in my car. That’s something I haven’t done in the 20 years that I’ve been

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There is a lot of pressure on teachers -- pressure we put on ourselves and pressure from outside sources. Moreover, there is a lot of pressure to be perfect. But, perfection isn't always attainable in the classroom! Click through to read this blog post about why it's healthier for teachers to start focusing more on being good teachers and less on being perfect teachers.

Teachers, We Need to Scrap Perfection And Go for Good

There’s something about me that you may not know–I am an extremely high strung introvert. I often come across as laid back, but that’s only if you don’t know me. If you walk into my classroom on a given day, I am calm and smiling, and my desk looks like Einstein’s (that would be fine

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On this, the very last week of school before summer vacation, there's one thing you need to keep in mind: Just know you're not alone. Every teacher deals with squirrely students who are done with school and ready for summer. I'm giving three tips for how I remind myself I'm not alone, so click through to read them inside.

Spring Survival Tip #1: Just Know You’re Not Alone

This is officially the last Monday of the 2014-2015 school year for me. Four more days, a week of post planning, and then summer break–glorious summer break. But what do you do with that last week? The students have checked out, and the administration has sent a “friendly reminder” warning us away from movies. Sure,

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