Teacher Self-Care

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Back to School Planners, Tools, Lists – Oh My!

By Brisa Ayub September 17, 2020

It might be safe to say that now the rest of the world knows what many teachers have known for a long time – teachers have one of the hardest and time consuming jobs out there. Teaching requires planning, and a lot of it. With time outside of the classroom now blurred more than ever,… Read More

Setting Goals for The School Year During COVID

By Kelly Mendoza September 16, 2020

As a teacher at the start of this school year, you likely feel anxious and out of your comfort zone. Maybe way out of your comfort zone! Most, if not all, classrooms are different right now due to COVID-19, whether it’s distance learning, hybrid learning, or social distancing in the classroom. You’ve already had to… Read More

How to Clean and Sanitize a Computer Keyboard

By The Editorial Team September 14, 2020

Did you know that keyboards are one of the dirtiest accessories in your environment? According to a quick experiment conducted in 2008, it’s dirtier than the average toilet seat! And if you think toilet seats are gross, you wouldn’t want to know how many germs your keyboard holds. (Clue: it’s more than 7,000 microorganisms) So,… Read More

It’s all about perspective

By Brisa Ayub August 14, 2020

You have the capability to change your life all with a simple shift in perspective – Demi Lovato Have you ever met someone that just seems to always look at life through the lens of being half full rather than half empty? Does that individual, although not oblivious to hardship or challenges, still seem to… Read More

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 Kelly Mendoza 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

Bringing heart to the center of COVID

By Brisa Ayub July 14, 2020

Even the littlest acts of kindness can go a long way. When COVID started to shut down schools, educators did what they always do — they stepped it up to help their students and their community better cope with their new norm and they tried to bring some heart to the center of COVID. From… Read More

3 Ways to Thank a Teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

By Darri Stephens April 30, 2020

It’s almost #TeacherAppreciationWeek (May 4-8). Traditionally Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May, and whew, are we appreciative of teachers this spring. 1. Ask your child what they miss most or post about your own memories about your favorite childhood teacher. Simply post @ResilientEdu and use the hashtag #ToMyTeacher. 2. Then, similar… 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

Apps to Guide You Through a Quick Lunch Break Meditation

By Ashley Previte February 5, 2020

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

We See You: Recognizing the Emotional Labor of Educators

By Ashley Previte February 3, 2020

Teaching is the way you have chosen to change the world — and kudos to you for teaching your heart out! But being so deeply invested also means being vulnerable. And that can take a serious emotional toll. Here’s the deal: The emotional labor of teaching is real. And when we don’t talk about it… Read More