Letting Go & Moving On

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Giving up isn’t synonymous with failure; we should think of it as letting go, rather than giving up. When we use the phrase letting go instead of giving up, we allow ourselves to consider the possibilities and pivot in another direction in our reality. If it’s not 90s rock or country music playing in my earbuds, it’s a podcast. … Read More

It’s Grow Time

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Educators are dealing with adversity and challenges like never before. After dealing with trauma, there is an opportunity for educators to grow. This challenging time can lead to positive, long-term changes in education. Our educational journey during this time is compared to the transformation of a seed to a tree. Finish the sentence: post-traumatic ____. Did you say stress … Read More

Finding the Magic

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Finding the magic in education means realizing the impact you are making as an educator, even if it’s not visible right away. The story of how one teacher changed a student’s life by believing in him and empowering him. Anyone else feel like it’s all just too much right now? The uncertainty? The polarizing viewpoints? The concerns of our families … Read More

Kick Off the New School Year Happier!

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: It is important for teachers to remember that we have what it takes to help our students grow, no matter what their starting point is. A Teach Happier act of kindness challenge is shared. Remember back in March when we thought that getting to the end of the 19-20 school year would be like completing a marathon? We had … Read More

Summer Stillness

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Benefits of “becoming still” to recharge for the upcoming year. Strategies for prioritizing stillness this summer. We have all ended a school year unlike any other.  The energy we expended from March-June was so different, many of us ending the year mentally and emotionally exhausted. Drained. Weary. And now we’re entering a summer unlike any before.  Although our bodies … Read More