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

Summer Math Boosts Achievement

Suzanne RogersBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Engaging in summer math programs improves students’ math achievement outcomes. Summer math helps prevent the “summer slide” and reinforces critical thinking skills. Math programs bridge the achievement gap and equip students with essential skills for academic success. Summer Math According to an Annenberg/Brown University meta-analysis study (Lynch, An, & Mancenido, 2021), engaging in summer programs incorporating mathematics activities significantly … Read More

Rejuvenate and Educate With a Yogcation!

Suzanne RogersBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teachers can prioritize self-care and rejuvenate by incorporating yoga into their summer breaks, creating a “Yogcation.” Revisiting yoga throughout the school year helps educators manage stress, foster personal growth, and create a positive learning environment. Combining yoga and vacation provides year-round opportunities for teachers to rejuvenate their bodies and minds, improve fitness and focus, and enhance their teaching practices. … Read More

Reading Engagement Tips

Suzanne RogersBlog, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Be a reading role model: Inspire and create a reading-friendly environment at home. Keep it fun: Let them choose books, create cozy reading spaces, and make reading an enjoyable experience. Talk about what they’re reading: Encourage discussions and book-related conversations to enrich their experience. Give them a chance to read aloud: Foster their reading skills and let their passions … Read More