3 Resources to a School Self-Care Routine

I'm mixing it up again this week to share with you THREE different resources about how to create a school self-care routine. I like to differentiate these resources from others you may hear about self-care because they are simple, actionable steps you can start doing in your school day IMMEDIATELY, not self-care that requires an appointment or an expense. Too often we only talk about self-care in grand terms, rather than small actionable, repeatable steps that over time will add up to significant results. So this...

Say no to additional commitments to say yes to you.  

As teachers we all want to bring things home because we are never really finished.  Our days never truly end. As the last student leaves the room screaming goodbye as he or she runs down the hall, we plop into our seat, sigh a heavy breath, look up at the ceiling and wonder where to start.     Do we piece our rooms back together? Check the email we haven’t looked at since morning? Grade the pile of papers we collected throughout the day? Finalize our plans for...

Life Hacks for a Balanced Teacher Schedule

School has recently started for many of us and I know that it may have been a little bumpy getting started, getting into the swing of things, figuring out how to create a schedule that works for all parts of your life and sticking to those things that we want to spend our time doing for our health, well-being and happiness and those things that we feel we have to do.  If you are experiencing (or ever have experienced) this invisible, yet very real pull,...