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Got disillusionment?

As I downloaded all the current podcasts in my feed over the past week, the overwhelming subject in the educational podcasts was about the very real threat of teacher burnout during this unprecedented time.  This isn’t just a typical year, when we feel stress.  This is a year that has already been full of ups, downs, unknowns, fear, trauma, and we’re in November.  Honestly, it’s probably not so dissimilar as we felt as first year teachers.   This connection to being a first year teacher reminded me of...

It’s okay to feel both…

On this week of Thanksgiving, I want to take the time to first acknowledge that there may be a lot to be grateful for in 2020, but I also want to acknowledge that it’s not always easy to conjure up that feeling. And that’s okay. I also want to put it out there that you can hold two mutually exclusive feelings about life, your classroom, choices, or the world at the same time.   To put it simply...

What do you need to tend to so that you can care for others?

It’s been a week.  Honestly with the Covid numbers increasing.  Our election not getting called until this weekend.  There is still an unsettling teetering and uncertainty to all of it. And that’s why I’m going to just offer you something that I heard this week.  Teacher coach, Elena Aguilar offered this quote in her recent Bright Morning Podcast that really resonated with me, Do what you need to do to tend to your own needs, so that then you can be there for others. That’s it.  Unapologetically.  If...

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