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Teacher Self-Care Conference- We’re Back

By |2018-03-20T19:37:38-04:00February 14th, 2018|How to Fix Education, Instruction & Curriculum, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

"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 |2018-01-14T12:31:01-04:00January 14th, 2018|Ask a Teacher, Teacher Leaders, 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 [...]

Preparing Students For Teacher Absences

By |2019-02-10T23:43:36-04:00February 12th, 2019|Ask a Teacher, Classroom Management, Confessions of a Teacher, Current Events in Education, Elementary, From the Front Lines, High School, Instruction & Curriculum, Instructional Strategies, Kindergarten, Mental Health, Middle School, New Teacher Bootcamp, Opinion, Professional Development, Responsive Classroom, Special Education, Teacher Leaders, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

I was gone two days this week because my fiancé had back surgery. Two. Whole. Days. This may not seem like much to most, but I teach special education with some very routine-oriented students and this was a huge whammy in their little lives. I know we want our classrooms to become autonomous and for [...]

Jealousy has been my Teacher

By |2019-01-29T18:13:56-04:00January 29th, 2019|Featured, Opinion|

by: Jessie Fuller I am a jealous person.  You wouldn’t know it upon early or even prolonged interaction. Closet envier may be the better description. I veil it rather expertly, kind of like the same way I hide the chocolate chip bag in the vegetable crisper - stealthy, I know. The slope that I slide [...]

10 Teacher Resolutions for 2019

By |2019-01-08T11:42:40-04:00January 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 [...]

My Morning Routine As a Teacher

By |2018-11-28T19:02:49-04:00November 28th, 2018|Ask a Teacher, Confessions of a Teacher, fitness, Teacher Self Care, Teacher Self-Care Conference|

I recently read Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander's book My Morning Routine, and I was relatively impressed with the content (and recommend reading it - it's an easy read in a couple of hours). The premise is essentially based upon an interview with many magnates of industry, from General Stanley McChrystal to Arianna Huffington, discussing [...]

Our Favorite Self-Care Things

By |2018-11-22T18:24:42-04:00November 19th, 2018|

"Self-care is an act of revolution."  Did you spend 2018 trying to figure out how to get ahead? Are you dreading Sunday night? If so, you need to make the remainder of 2018 and 2019 the time to get back to you. Take a spa day, go for a run, or read a book- [...]

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

By |2018-11-11T22:19:02-04:00November 11th, 2018|Ask a Teacher, How to Fix Education, 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, [...]