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Why Do You Teach? Six-Word Challenge

By Darri Stephens July 30, 2020

As a former teacher, my New Year didn’t start on January 1st. Rather, it would begin at the start of the school year come August or September. And even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, I still find myself buying a new pack of pencils or scented markers each fall to mark the occasion. … Read More

Giving Permission for YOU Time

By The Editorial Team July 23, 2020

Taking care of yourself is a valid goal on its own, and it helps you support the people you love. – National Alliance on Mental Illness As an educator, your profession involves teaching children or teens, supporting your school and parent community, and basically giving it your all! Sometimes embodying your role as an educator… Read More

The Art of Downtime

By Brisa Ayub

Going through life too fast The amount of information that is at our disposal through modern technology is more than we could have ever imagined even 10 years ago. There is so much stimulation that our brains have yet to evolve in an effective way to handle it all. And with COVID-19, our world has… Read More

Download These Journaling Templates

By Darri Stephens July 22, 2020

Sometimes, the hardest part of reflecting is taking the time to do so. Habits can take up to three months to form, so to help with the pursuit of goal setting and journaling, we wanted to share some templates that you can use. In this downloadable packet are four different formats — find the one… Read More

As educators, you are often creating new experiences for your students and trying to encourage them to try something new. But when was the last time YOU tried something new? Why not try and step outside of your comfort level and see where it takes you?  Look, there are a lot of reasons why you… Read More

Educators – An Unbroken Spirit

By Brisa Ayub July 15, 2020

In a time of crisis, amazing things can happen. You don’t have to look far back into history to see how individuals can respond with innovation and resilience instead of subsiding to what could have been a perilous ending.  During World War II, the world saw innovations that changed the world as we knew it… Read More

Reflecting by Journaling

By Kelly Mendoza July 8, 2020

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart – William Wordsworth We’ve all had a lot happen in the past several months. Emphasis: A LOT. Think about the changes we’ve all endured in such a short amount of time. Have you been able to process it all? Now that it’s summer and you have… Read More

The Small Things are Worth Celebrating

By Brisa Ayub July 6, 2020

Charles W. Chestnutt, the late eighteen century author and political activist wrote, “We sometimes underestimate the influence of little things.” It is easy to do it — underestimate something due to its size. We set these big goals or expectations for ourselves and for others, and when they aren’t met or when things come short… Read More

How to Plan a Perfect Staycation at Home

By Nicole Garrison June 30, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, many teachers have been forced into something most of them never practiced before – remote work. It took a while for educators around the world to figure out, how to make distance learning work for their students, and they had to put all their effort into it. They were… Read More

How To Stop Bullying (Yourself)

By Ashley Previte February 12, 2020

We voraciously work to stomp out bullying at school. We do not accept harsh words, criticism, or taunting in our classrooms. We have a zero-tolerance policy for cruelty and harmful behavior. But guys, the truth is, we allow all of it into our own internal dialogue. That’s right. The negative self-talk, the self-criticism…we’re bullying ourselves…. Read More

Teachers: Tips to Boost Your Immune System This Cold & Flu Season

By The Editorial Team February 10, 2020

Sneezes, sniffles, and coughs, OH MY! The classroom can be a scary place during cold and flu season — but it doesn’t have to be. The truth is, your immune system is as strong as you make it. And, armed with the right information and the willingness to focus on boosting your body’s infection-fighting abilities,… Read More

4 Ways for Frazzled Teachers to Fend Off Stress and Burnout

By The Editorial Team February 7, 2020

Are all the supplies ready for tomorrow’s art project? How should I answer the email from the parent concerned about the friends her daughter is making? When will I prepare my presentation for the math curriculum committee? Will my contract be renewed for next year? And if it isn’t, how will I pay the bills?… Read More

Educator Wellness: Self-Care in a Selfless Field

By Lilla Dale McManis, PhD February 5, 2020

If you fly with any regularity, you’re likely very familiar with the flight attendant’s instructions to place the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting children. The reason, of course, is that you can’t do a very good job if you don’t take care of yourself first. Particularly in challenging situations, this is absolutely vital. Teaching… Read More

Entering a new school year can be stressful and daunting. The long summer days are winding down and back-to-school anxiety starts to creep in. But with a little mindfulness and intention—and some great advice from fellow educators—you can start off the new school year right! The Power of Intention “Our intention creates our reality,” says… Read More

A day in the life of a teacher can be pretty darn jam-packed. So it’s important to make the most of the moments you do have by fostering some inner peace and tapping into the Zen. Check out these eight meditation apps perfect to guide you through some relaxation and rejuvenate your soul for the… Read More