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 [...]
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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the first time. My boys really love aquariums, so we had planned to travel to Atlanta at some point to visit the Georgia Aquarium. When I heard about the Teacher Self Care Conference taking place in Atlanta, it was an opportunity to [...]
"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 [...]
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 [...]
Teacher burnout is a phrase that we hear all too often in the field of education, and it's no wonder with all that teachers must juggle day in and day out. Most teachers take their work home: planning, grading and brainstorming well into the evening and on the weekend. Add those tasks to extra-curricular activities [...]
Like most people who attended school in the '90s and early 2000s, I fully brought into the college = success, no college = failure ideology. I came to teaching as an aide at the age of 22 and expected to encourage students that they must attend college, no other paths. I learned a hard lesson [...]
If you’re anything like me, then you LOVE learning new things. I’ve partnered with ChildCare Education Institute, the industry leader for online professional development, to bring you information about online coursework certifications for center-based preschool teachers, Head Start, afterschool programs, family child care providers, and more. CCEI’s high-quality, flexible, self-paced and affordable courses are great [...]
In 1991, I graduated at the top of my high school class. I could have majored in a myriad of topics. I chose the teaching profession. First in my nuclear family to graduate high school with a traditional diploma and one of the few in my extended family to pursue a college degree, I forged [...]
This year, I started locking my door during my plan period. The stress and exhaustion of being a theatre teacher is starting to get to me more than before. I have four preps, teach a variance, and direct the shows after school. I need that time to be quiet. I don’t refuse to open the [...]
Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. Teachers are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals who mold our children’s lives in a positive direction. Are you looking for a creative way to celebrate that special teacher in your life for Teacher Appreciation Week? Are [...]