Mindfulness Apps to Try This Summer

  Summer can mean many different things to different teachers.  It can mean catching up on sleep, taking longer than twenty minutes to eat lunch or going to the bathroom when nature calls not just when a bell rings.  Regardless of how you choose to spend your summer, one thing that is definitely unarguable is that summer vacation looks drastically different than the school year.     In the event you would like to try some new things this summer, create some new habits or take care of...

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...