Good Morning. Good Night.

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

TL;DR: Morning and evening routines can contribute to your well-being and happiness. In the morning, the routine involves preparing for the day the night before, enjoying alone time in stillness with coffee, exercising, and listening to intellectually or spiritually enriching podcasts. The evening routine includes winding down by indulging in humorous and light-hearted content, minimizing phone usage, expressing gratitude in … Read More

Gratitude: It’s a Super Power!

Suzanne RogersBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Gratitude boosts emotional well-being, mental health, and fosters better relationships. Academically, gratitude enhances performance, resilience, and problem-solving skills. Practical methods like journals, kindness acts, role modeling, and discussions can instill gratitude effectively. In a fast-paced, technology-driven world, it can be easy for students to overlook the significance of gratitude. However, teaching students to be grateful is more than just … Read More

Episode 39 – How to Foster a Culture of Thankfulness in the Music Classroom

Jeanette ShoreyHappy Music Teacher

In this episode of “The Happy Music Teacher,” we delve into the transformative power of gratitude for elementary music teachers, both in their personal lives and within the classroom. I think it’s important to emphasize the importance of gratitude, because you can link it to improved outlook, productivity, and overall happiness. I draw on my own experiences as an inherently … Read More

Science Better: Showing Thanks

Teach Better TeamBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: It is important to reflect on who has had a positive impact on your education journey. I want to thank the “giants” who have shaped my views of science and education. Reach out to the people who have helped you become the amazing educator that you are and thank them! Mr. Anthony During the month of November, I tend … Read More

Teaching Gratitude as We Celebrate Thanksgiving

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: This post is about the importance of showing gratitude to the people, experiences, and rewards that we accumulate through life’s journey. Celebrate your students’ cultural celebrations. Find out the “why” of the traditions behind the celebration. Teaching Gratitude It’s Thanksgiving season. I love hosting Thanksgiving meals with family. I have learned over the years that gratitude is one of … Read More