The Time for Self Care is Now!

Not many teachers put themselves first when it comes to self care and this fact may be one of the major reasons for teacher burnout running rampant throughout the country.  Now, you may argue that burnout is caused by the rising amount of work, the incessant lack of support, the growing demands, the rising expectations and the lack of funding.  It would seem that all of those things also have an impact on many teachers not even entering the profession and almost half leaving the...

Finding Mindful Moments

How many of your days and weeks seem to run together?  You start fresh on a Monday morning and then by Friday you have no idea what happened to your week.  It all becomes one big blur to the finish and then you start all over again after a brief weekend reprieve.  Does any of that consistent running sound familiar?   If you’re sick of the running and remembering your weeks as one big blur, there may be a solution that could work for you...

Add Some Gratitude to Your Lesson Plans

It’s easy to find the bad and to the feel the stress of being an educator in today’s world.  Our students are held to impossibly high standards that we are expected to teach to, our class sizes are getting increasingly larger and our support is getting amazingly smaller.  It’s no wonder we spend most of our free time commiserating to fellow teachers, not talking about these realities at all, bottling up our frustration or just counting the days to the next weekend, break or vacation....