No One Will Schedule Self-Care, but You!

May seemed to be the logical choice for a month of deliberate self-care.  We are rapidly nearing the end of the school year and work will bring enough of its own challenges.  This month lends itself to focus on self-care for many reasons but most importantly, it may help balance the tremendous workload the end of the school year brings.     Furthermore there is a sense of finality at the end of the year where teachers may find it easier to schedule those moments of self...

Tips to Rekindle Your Relationship (with teaching)

This month’s happiness project was all about rediscovering a career as a calling.  My mission was to find ways to help rekindle my relationship with teaching.  The following is not an exhaustive list, but the following activities certainly helped me see my job and role as a teacher with new eyes.  This certainly does not mean that I will never need to explore this job in a new way, but for now I’ve cultivated a real appreciation for the work I am blessed to do...

We Can be the Solution to Our Stress!

  It seems one of the biggest challenges with teaching is that work is not something that is limited to when you enter school to when you leave at the end of the day.  Most of us take the word “teacher” with us wherever we go.  For many of us it’s a badge we wear with pride.     However wearing this badge all the time comes with added stress.  How can we be our most effective yet still not work round the clock?  How do we uphold...