Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Paper

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Advice we give our students that we should take ourselves: keep your eyes on your own paper. In this time of uncertainty, our best is absolutely amazing. Today I went for a run.  It’s one of the things that keeps me mentally and physically healthy during this time of social distancing.  It was a beautiful, somewhat foggy morning – … Read More

Happiness is a Discipline

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We must dedicate ourselves to happiness like we dedicate ourselves to anything: with discipline. An activity to help you define and discipline your happiness. How are you always so happy? I get asked this often.  Maybe 3 times a week.  Well dear reader, let me pull back the curtain and let you in on a little secret.  I’m not … Read More

Social Distancing Brings Teachers Closer Together

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: A warm reminder of the network of educators you’ve built. Positive encouragement to reach out to one another during this uncertain, scary time. There are so many headlines in the news right now surrounding the coronavirus and its implications for our world, our homes, and our classrooms.  These headlines can be scary.  And overwhelming.  And cause such discomfort.  But … Read More

Weekend Happier

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Our weekends are already happy, but how can we make them happier? Ideas to be purposeful in our recharging over the weekend. A few weeks ago, I ran an after school workshop.  It was a cold February day, and since it was a Thursday, most of us were tired.  Downright weary.  Limping toward the weekend. To rally the group, … Read More

Want to be Happier? Start With Gratitude

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

In This Post: The first tip to teach happier: Gratitude! Suggestions to focus on the positive and stay grateful. Ideas to bring gratitude practice in to your classroom or school. We all want to be happy.  In a perfect world, happiness would greet us each morning, usher us around, and surround our days with lovely things, moments, and people.  But … Read More