Simple Classroom Community Building Activities

As the new school year is about to start and we are getting our class rosters, we are inevitably going to begin thinking about the first day of school.  How do we start our year off right?  What are we going to do differently this year?  What do we like about our first day routines?  How am I going to take teach this lovely bunch of students each day? How are we going to coexist peacefully and actually learn from each other in this tiny...

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...