WOOP It Up This Year!

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The post discusses the WOOP goal-setting strategy as a way to transition from a summer state of rest and relaxation to a productive school year. WOOP stands for Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, and Plan. It’s designed to help individuals set and achieve challenging yet feasible goals. The author’s personal example involves planning deliberate rest during the school year to maintain … Read More

Embracing Positivity and Innovation: A New School Year

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

TL;DR: Environment: Teachers are creating inviting classrooms with vibrant decor to foster a sense of belonging and positivity among students. Technology: Educators are integrating technology like tablets and interactive whiteboards to make lessons engaging and interactive, keeping students attentive and interested. Personalized Learning: Teachers are tailoring their teaching methods to meet individual student needs, promoting collaboration, and emphasizing mental health … Read More

I Will Survive: Tips and Tricks for Creating Your Teacher Survival Kit

Colissa JordanBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Prepare for the school year with a teacher survival kit that includes pens, staples, sticky notes, and more for staying organized. Stay energized with water, coffee, and sweet treats like chocolates, while also fostering gratitude with thank-you cards and a gratitude journal. Don’t forget essentials like fidgets and inspirational reminders to stay positive and focused throughout the year. “I’ve … Read More

Unwinding Before the School Year

Colissa JordanBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teachers should use the summer break to reflect on the past year, relax, and recharge their batteries through self-care activities. It’s an opportunity for professional growth through courses, workshops, and seeking feedback from colleagues. Organizing and planning for the upcoming year, as well as staying physically active, contribute to improved job satisfaction and effectiveness as educators. Unwinding Before the … Read More

Kids Do Better When Teachers Relax and Rejuvenate

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teachers deserve their summer break to rest and recharge, as their profession demands immense dedication and effort throughout the year. Using summer vacation to unwind, disconnect from work, engage in professional development, and reflect on teaching practices can improve teacher well-being and effectiveness. Prioritizing self-care and personal growth not only benefits teachers but also sets a positive example for … Read More