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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 [...]

I Was Running Myself Into the Ground: My Self-Care Story

By |2018-11-11T22:19:02+00:00November 11th, 2018|10 Ways to Fix Education, Ask a Teacher, New Teacher Bootcamp, Teacher Self Care|

Guest Writer: Alexis Shepard I experienced major burn out my 4th year teaching. Tears and rants about how much I hated teaching were regular occurrences for my, then, boyfriend.  Emotionally, I was a wreck most days---almost always angry and annoyed. The only things that kept me composed each day were the kindest grade level partner, [...]

FIVE Ways Modern Teachers Are Being Set Up For Failure

By |2018-11-08T21:08:53+00:00November 8th, 2018|Instruction&Curriculum|

Why are so many American teachers being set up to fail? As a mid-career classroom teacher, my hopes are relatively simple. Really. I want to teach my subject to receptive, well-behaved students in schools with a clear and consistent academic mandate that are safe, well-funded, and nestled within a broader culture that respects the professionalism [...]

Watch Your Demonstrative Adjectives: Culturally Responsive Teacher Talk

By |2018-09-24T17:15:50+00:00September 25th, 2018|Featured, From the Front Lines, Opinion|

Guest Writer By LaToya Morrison The Adjectives Demonstrative adjectives are simply adjectives that are used to modify or describe a noun. Grammatically, they are necessary so that one knows which specific person, place or thing is mentioned. In the context of language and grammar study, demonstrative adjectives are important; however, in the context of teacher [...]