Minimize Your Classroom to Maximize Your Time

The topic of minimalism has been popping up all around me the past few weeks.  I have listened to people talking about applying this concept to their homes, lifestyles, and businesses.  I have heard the dramatic impact this movement has had on people, allowing them to get rid of clutter and bring in more of what is important in their lives.  According to the website, The Minimalists (www.theminimalists.com), “Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you...

4 Steps to Finding Your Lost Time

Last week we talked about giving ourselves permission to start prioritizing ourselves so that we can be our best both inside and outside of the classroom.   You may be thinking why give myself permission?  I don’t have time to do anything about how I feel?  I’m busy damnit.”  But if you’ve made a commitment to prioritize yourself, one of the first things you can do is to try to reclaim some of your time.  Are you REALLY busy or do you just feel REALLY busy?   Our...

You have permission: the time for self-care is now!

There are definite seasons of a teacher's school year.  This time of year always seems to be to be a little tough.  We're over the half way point, but not so close to finish line that there's a feeling of elation quite yet.  In this season, I also am feeling pretty comfortable about my schedule and about the rhythm of the school days.  However, during this time I may also realize have taken on some habits that I'd like to keep in check or eliminate for...