Combatting Exhaustion and Stress to Promote Teacher Wellness

We've all been there: dragging our feet, scanning the clock, wishing for an opportunity to just sit down and relax for a few solitary minutes. If you're a teacher, you're likely to not have the words, "rest" and "relaxation" in your personal vocabulary. It doesn't matter if it's the first week of school, or several [...]

More Rural Schools Journal: The Sick Day

On a recent Thursday afternoon, I decide to take a sick day. I just called for a sub to cover my duties tomorrow. I'm taking a "sick day." My youngest, (of the three girls I have written so much about in the past) didn’t really want to go to school this morning, was clearly feeling [...]