What can you do for your teacher wellness journey?

As many of you know, I’ve been an English teacher for almost 18 years.  During this social distancing experiment, I’ve rediscovered my love for poetry a bit, especially nature poems and poets.   I’ve also been more regular with journaling.  It’s really been helping me to get a little perspective in this crazy time. This week, I simply wanted to share a poem with you and give you a little something to journal about if you’re feeling a little adventurous...

Not enough time? Here’s one more thing to do.

We are stressed.  We are overworked.  We can’t possibly squeeze any more into our day.  We are at maximum capacity.  I know all of this, but I care about you so much that I’m going to ask you to do just one more thing… Not just one more random thing.  I’m going to ask you to do something that may make a difference to your day.  Your sanity.  Your stress.  This one thing will help you as you’re working with students online now and when we hopefully...

What if we are better together than we are apart?

Where will you be in the next 30 days? In 30 days you may still be stuck at home, and the school year will be almost over, but what if you were feeling better than before?  What if it just took a few minutes of practicing a little mindful self-care? Self-care is a dirty word in some circles.  Often people take it to mean an indulgence or something that is met through buying a good or service.  According to Angela Watson of the Truth for Teachers podcast, “Self-care...