Get the Most Out of Your Summer Vacation!

Summer is here: there are no papers to grade, students to wrangle or bells to dictate when you can run to the bathroom and scarf down lunch.  Without all of those obstacles, now is a perfect opportunity to begin building a routine that supports your well-being and helps you get the most out of your summer vacation.  By taking care of yourself and enjoying your summer, you are much more likely to figure out a feasible plan to continue this self care when the school...

Is Your Classroom a Community?

It seems like all I’ve done my entire life is go to school or teach at a school.  I have been either teacher or student.  When I’m not in a school being the teacher, I am the student being taught.  I am either in the classroom learning about the field or in the field applying what I’ve learned.  From this research, I have heard a variety of techniques and methods for being the most effective teacher in the classroom and there is something that continues...

Part 4-Why the **** are We So Stressed?

This is Part 4 in a four part series about why the **** we are so stressed.  Part 1 was about how worrying about things we can’t control causes our stress levels to escalate (and some simple solutions to help us manage this stress). Part 2 was all about how staying connected all the time can amp up our stress.  Part 3 was about how staying busy keeps us stuck in stress.  This week we’re moving on to the final reason…   So moving on to the...