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Self-Care Tips for the New Teacher: The Black Immigrant Perspective

By |2018-12-18T10:51:34+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|

Guest Writer: Jheanell Lumsden I remember leaving my classroom after teaching one of my toughest classes and crying in the bathroom of my placement school during my student teaching practicum. This was something that happened quite often. I constantly felt like I was drowning and I would often question whether teaching, in urban communities, was [...]

San Antonio Teacher Self-Care Conference- One Day Institute

By |2018-11-30T22:51:12+00:00November 29th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|

For the 2018-2019 school year, we've committed to visiting four cities to bring a truncadated version of the Teacher Self-Care Conference to select cities across America. Back in October we visited Chicago and worked with 133 teachers all around their self-care!     Now we're headed to San Antonio on January 26, 2019! We have [...]

911: How to Douse the Flames of Teacher Burnout with Self-care

By |2018-11-02T14:36:07+00:00November 2nd, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Self Care|

By Colleen Schmit from Crisscrossapplesaucebook There were many igniters that fanned my flames of burnout while I was a classroom teacher, but if I were to pick the greatest source of fuel to my fire it would be my lack of self-care while I was teaching. Taking care of everyone else’s needs before my own [...]

[October] Teacher Self-Care Calendar… DOWNLOAD NOW

By |2018-09-24T21:28:21+00:00September 24th, 2018|Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

Whether you started school in August our you go back after Labor Day, teachers must make their own mental health a priority. Starting this month, we'll be releasing our limited September Teacher Self-Care calendar for you to download for free. Email this out to your colleagues who need a little bit more love or post [...]

Teacher Self-Care Conference- We’re Back

By |2018-03-20T19:37:38+00:00February 14th, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Instruction&Curriculum, Teacher Self-Care Conference, The Whole Teacher Movement|

"The kind of teacher you become will become will directly be related to the kind of teachers you associate with. Teaching is a profession where misery does more than just love company, it recruits, seduces, and romances it. Avoid people who are unhappy and disgruntled about the possibilities for transforming education. They are the enemy of [...]

Teacher Self-Care: Great Tips PLUS A Hyperdoc To Share!

By |2018-01-14T12:31:01+00:00January 14th, 2018|Ask a Teacher, Classroom Leadership, education blogging, Teacher Self Care|

How often do you think about self-care? At the beginning of the year? During grading periods when you're stressed out and wondering why you're teaching? When you've had a fabulous weekend/day/month off and you think about how awesome it feels? When you've had enough and decide to take a 'mental health sick day'?s That's what [...]

10 Teacher Resolutions for 2019

By |2019-01-08T11:42:40+00:00January 8th, 2019|Social Justice|

Happy 2019! I know that for most teachers the "new year" begins on the first day of teaching in either August or September.  However, the calendar does not lie--2018 is history--it's January 2019, the midpoint of the teaching year, which offers an opportunity for reflection.  In my school district the year 2020 is the focus year [...]