Moving From Self-Care to Collective Care

Karen EvansBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: While self-care is important, it has become a way of shifting the responsibility, whilst putting more work on the shoulders of already overwhelmed educators. Mutual aid is collective coordination to meet each other’s needs. Collective care removes the responsibility from the shoulders of individual teachers and shifts the onus to the school, district, and educators as a collective group. … Read More

The Power of We

Sara JesseeBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Working together as a team, being a “we” is incredibly powerful. We can find creative ways to problem-solve and inspire our students. Finding ways we can collaborate to create interdisciplinary units can have a profound impact. I’m a middle school teacher, so I’m always a “we.” The team of teachers I’m a “we” with ebbs and flows from five to … Read More

The Gift of Cultivating Joy: It’s Like a Boomerang!

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: We CAN cultivate more joy in our lives. A CORE belief is that relationships are gifts to value and treasure. Uplifting others brings joy to ourselves and others. Learn how to notice, name, and nuture AND how words are gifts. Your joy can grow and thrive from others too. Learn how to throw your joy boomerang out and how … Read More

Plan the Perfect School Year

Karen EvansBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The perfect weekend for me includes a mix of fresh air, friends, and faith. What does yours include? Expand your formula for the perfect weekend to long weekends and longer school holidays so you truly enjoy them and reap the benefits. Plan your year ahead of time to include fresh air, friends, faith, and exploring (or whatever is in … Read More

Moving Beyond the Walls of Your Classroom: Why Relationships with Colleagues Matter

Katie MiglinBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Some teaching days are great and some are hard. Having colleagues to talk to helps. Building relationships with colleagues can give you a network to problem solve with. Short conversations can change your day and plant the seed of a strong relationship. Take the chance to build relationships with colleagues. RINNNGGG! The end of the day is finally here. … Read More