Learning Environments That Exude Joy

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Create a positive learning environment with JOY. Listing things that bring you joy. This is one way to model for students that joy doesn’t have to come from big or expensive things. Intentionally place joy throughout your day. I recently had the chance to join Rae Hughart on the Daily Drop In show where we were chatting about the … Read More

Planning the Perfect Weekend

Karen EvansBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teacherpreneur Better

TL;DR Schedule cleaning tasks and errands during the week so you can have the full weekend for fun. Every weekend, include 1) something social, 2) something physical, and 3) something spiritual into your schedule. Reflect and tweak your plan as needed. Engaging in self care and having a fun weekend benefits your students too! We Are Busy! This season is … Read More

Shifting To Satisfaction

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: There are two versions of ourselves: our summer selves and our school year selves. We can quickly feel unbalanced when we return to school. There is no such thing as work/life balance because it’s not attainable. Instead, it’s work/life satisfaction. Work/Life Satisfaction Welp. Here we are. Some of us are already in the full swing of teaching, and some of us … Read More

Teachers These Days: A Must Read

Catherine MoffattBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Teachers These Days by Dr. Jody Carrington and Laurie McIntosh is a must-read. These authors are follow-worthy on Instagram because of their infectious enthusiasm and inspiration. Building relationships with staff and students are important. We are stronger together, can do more together, and thrive when we connect to others. Find peers that will support you. Being trauma-informed means we … Read More

The Gift of Opportunity

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Opportunities are everywhere. It’s up to us to see them and take them.  Know your WHY. Align opportunities with your core values and beliefs. My WHY is all about relationships. There are opportunities everywhere—every interaction, every person, every place to build relationships.  Model to students to see opportunities, and to take and create them to better themselves. There are … Read More