Teach Happier! Tips for Teaching Happier

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In This Post:

  • Introducing a new monthly piece: Teach Happier!
  • An overview of what Suzanne will be sharing each month to help educators teach happier.

We are all a part of the Teach Better Family because we want to be better tomorrow than we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we were today.

We are ALL IN.

Being a part of the Teach Better 2019 Conference was incredibly validating, energizing, and just plain fun.  I felt like we all “found our people” amidst the balloons, breakout sessions, networking events, 5AM runs, book signings, keynote presentations, and podcast recordings.

I am honored to introduce you to the newest addition to the Teach Better brand – Teach Happier!

Oftentimes it is the smallest shifts that bring the biggest gifts. Click To Tweet

What is Teach Happier?

This is a space where we will share small practices that, over time, make a positive impact in our lives.  These subtle shifts will help us be a better version of ourselves for our classroom families and for our families at home.

Spoiler alert: These entries will not be about 10 minute massage chairs in the faculty room or a dress down Friday.  It’s also not all sunshine and rainbows.

Instead, we will learn more about the practices that contribute to our overall happiness, success, and balance, backed by positive psychology.

I will get this Teach Happier party started by writing the first few blog entries and elaborating a bit on some of what I was able to share with my new friends at the Teach Better 2019 Conference.

Then we’ll explore how we can infuse a bit of joy into some of our routine teacher tasks:

  • Plan Happier
  • Collaborate Happier
  • Communicate Happier
  • Conference Happier
  • PD Happier

As this space evolves, we will feature educators all over the country who prioritize their wellness and happiness, so we can learn from and connect with colleagues near and far.  We hope that you are pleasantly underwhelmed by what is shared – oftentimes it is the smallest shifts that bring the biggest gifts.

The glass is not half full.  It’s also not half empty.

It’s refillable.

Here’s to being better.  And happier.  And ALL IN together.

Keep Happy,


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Suzanne Dailey is proud member of the Teach Better Family! She is an instructional coach in the Central Bucks School District where she has the honor and joy of working with elementary teachers and students in 15 buildings. Suzanne is Nationally Board Certified, a Fellow of the National Writing Project, and has a Masters Degree in Reading. She is dedicated to nurturing and developing the whole child and teacher. Suzanne lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.