Stay Connected This WINTER!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: This winter, take time for yourself and stay connected with others! Celebrate and embrace the diversity and differences we have as human beings. All teachers know that as we work hard, it is so important for us to take a break from work so we come back refreshed after enjoying some downtime. Our winter break may consist of Christmas … Read More

5 Radical Self-Care Lessons for Educators

Alexis ShepardBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Burnout is not “this is just how it is.” We need to prioritize our own wellness. Self-care isn’t selfish and it’s not about temporary relief. You must put the work in to maintain boundaries and demonstrate self-care. Set office hours for yourself. Embed wellness routines into your classroom to model self-care for students too. Burnout Six years ago, I … Read More

Episode #192: Jennifer Schwester

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Jennifer Schwester, aka Jennyzenyoga, has been providing yoga services and trainings to many underserved populations for over four years, including special needs adults, senior citizens, first responders, and her high school French classes.   Jennifer brings her 24 years’ experience as a French teacher to the mat.  She has been practicing yoga for the past 8 years and expanded her … Read More

Balancing Self-Care and Learning

Rachelle Dené PothBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It’s important to balance self-care and learning. Understand that it’s okay to take a break. Strategies to make your time for yourself include choosing one thing to start, celebrating, having a routine, finding time to relax and recharge, and disconnecting. Balancing self-care and learning: It’s okay to take a break. We’ve all heard about how nice it must be … Read More

STRONG: 10 Ways to Flourish & Reduce Stress This School Year

Pamela HallBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: STRONG is an acronym to help you stay focused on your big rocks, like your health, family, and students’ wellbeing. Flourish by taking a day trip, enjoying a sunset, scheduling time with family and friends, journal your thoughts, and more. STRONG: 10 Ways to Flourish & Reduce Stress This School Year You start the school year fresh and feel … Read More