A Whole New World

Dan TricaricoBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The mixed emotions with coping during quarantine. Rediscovering the “commonplace” with a new view. The truth is, an underlying anxiety has punctuated even my most positive experiences during this quarantine. A quarantine which may, in fact, still be happening by the time you read this. And though it hasn’t been all bad, I (paradoxically) sometimes feel guilty for enjoying … Read More

The Power of Saying “No”

Christine Ravesi-WeinsteinBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Learning to say “No” as a self-care strategy Engaging in positive communication with others The COVID-19 pandemic has tested us all. From students, to teachers, to administrators, to district leaders and families, we’ve all faced challenges we never thought we would see. As educators, it’s our nature to always put the needs of others first. It’s why we got … Read More

Phone Freedom: 5 Tips to Free Yourself

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: What is happiness, really? Tips to free ourselves from the stress and constant connection of our phones. Happiness. Ask 25 people their definition of happiness, and I’d imagine you’d get 25 different definitions.  To me, happiness doesn’t mean being in a constant state of shoulder shrugs, jazz hands, or guffawed laughter.  That’s not what we are chasing because that’s … Read More