You Can’t Be Prepared for This

Jeff GargasBlog, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Go into this school year knowing you can’t be prepared for every possible scenario. Plan to change your plan, and prepare to be unprepared. Now is the time to take risks and try new things—even if you fail. You learn and grow from every failure and put yourself in a position to succeed the next time. Hey, how’s your … Read More

Remembering YOU in Times of Uncertainty and Change

Maggie GiffordBlog, Connect Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Embrace the disruption to your routines. Reconnect with yourself by starting a journal, creating fun videos and songs for your students, finding a way to laugh everyday, or using your talents to help someone else. You are important.  I don’t know if anyone has told you that today.  Or yesterday.  Or even in the last week.  But you are, … Read More

Prioritizing Your Self-Care

Kari PitstickBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reminders for prioritizing your self-care over the summer. Focusing on what you need as a person and as an educator. Depending on where you teach, you’re probably in the midst of your summer break. In case no one has told you: make sure to take time for yourself. Whatever form of self-care you decide this summer, I want you … Read More

Get Moving! Maintaining a Healthy Body for a Healthy Mind

Amanda PostBlog, Self Care Better, Survival

TL;DR: Staying active is important, during a shelter in place order, and always! Tips to get (and stay) active. One of the most important things for educators is to maintain their mental health. With so many states issuing stay at home orders during the pandemic, it may have been a struggle for you to stay healthy mentally. One thing that … Read More