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

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, [...]

911: How to Douse the Flames of Teacher Burnout with 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 [...]

YA Books for Mental Health Awareness

    This week, October 7-13, is Mental Illness Awareness Week. October also happens to be National Bully Prevention Month with the 11th being National Depression Screening Day. (World Suicide Prevention Day was September 10) To honor this, my Classroom Library display and all my book talks for the month focus on mental illness, wellness, [...]

How Teaching is like Shopping at Aldi

If you’ve ever shopped at Aldi, you know that it is a one-of-a-kind experience.  It’s something that can’t be explained without experiencing it for yourself.  The same is true with teaching.  There are just some things you can’t understand unless you’ve been in the classroom, like: Always come prepared.  You can’t just show up at [...]

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