A Simple Way to Create Healthy Habits

Being classroom teachers, we’ve all had experience in trying to create large scale behavior that will allow us to do our jobs a little more easily and allow the class to function as a whole, doing the activities the way we need them done.  We don’t refer to it in this way, but we’re creating whole class habits.  We create these routines or habits with our students and when they enter our classroom, they know exactly what to do (after some initial learning).  Most students...

Seasonal Stress Reducers

As teachers we are master jugglers, we have been trained in the art of keeping a lot of things in the air.  During holiday season (which in some stores started before October 31!), there is definite potential for many things to be added to the activities we are already juggling, making for a very stressful scenario.  Now, we all probably approach this potential stress in different ways: some of us are planners, scheduling tasks in advance and checking off mountainous to do lists.  Those of...

Why Our Jobs Just Became More Important than Ever

I woke up this morning and the world is now different.  Sure something shifts every day, but today marks the advent of something that will inevitably go down as a historic time in our nation’s history.  The results are in and now we all need to go back to our pre-2016 presidential election lives.  By the way, I read somewhere that this election officially started about 600 days ago, so many of us have spent the better part of two years focused on this one...