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....

4 Steps to Find Your Lost Time

As teachers, there is a lot of competition for our time.  At a very basic level, we have lessons to plan, content to teach, students to connect with, papers to grade, relationships to nurture, scrapes to bandage, hearts to mend.  Beyond school, we have all of our other personal responsibilities.  These vary among us but one thing is for sure...

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.   Yes, I’m going to suggest that the way to make more time is to add one more...