Everyone knows you don’t read the comments on Twitter. An adorable video of a dog skateboarding can instantly turn sour when unleashed on the internet. Facebook lets users publish a staggering amount of misinformation, which is especially frightening in a contentious election season. And every teacher knows that, like Yelp reviews, students only evaluate in [...]
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On August 1st, 2020, the Teacher Self-Care Conference is coming back for a day of self-care focused around the theme, "The Radicalization of Telling the Truth". In the last three months, teachers have felt an insurmountable amount of stress around not only the COVID-19 pandemic, but the thrust into virtual learning, the idea that [...]
We're almost two months into 2020 and our Teacher Self-Care Calendars have been a HIT! We've currently restocked so here's your chance to get yours TODAY! LARGE, DESIGNER DESK PAD calendar perfect for desktop decor and monthly planning around teacher self-care. STUNNING, STATEMENT PIECE, with 12 vibrant colors, a different one for each month. PRETTY & PRACTICAL [...]
The Self Care Trap There was a time (I suppose we’re still in it) when an endless stream of “trauma-informed” initiatives passed through my Facebook feed, e-mail inbox, and classroom. A lot of these offered some variation of mindfulness training for teachers or students. Whether it was through yoga or meditation, numerous programs promised safer, [...]
The third annual Teacher Self-Care Conference was held in Atlanta on Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22. Educators from across the United States and Canada were present. Although I was one of the presenters at the conference, I learned much from other presenters and educators in attendance. Below, I have included five gems I learned during [...]