Growing Your Skills ONE Step at a Time

Lindsay TitusBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Before you take any action on a strategy, check to see if that strategy can be simplified! Growing your skills involves building skill sets of gratitude, celebrations, affirmations. I was asked the other day, what is one thing you didn’t learn in school that looking back you wish you had, and it got me thinking.  And then almost immediately … Read More

Summer Self-Care

Kristen KoppersBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: After an unprecedented year, the time for self-care is now here! Though it may be difficult, don’t let summer determine how and when we have time for self-care. Summer Self-Care May 29, 2021 marked the end of my twentieth year in education. I first started in education as a substitute teacher, then became a part-time teacher, and then went … Read More

Reflecting on the Year That Was…

Tim StephensonBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Reflecting back and remembering this year allows these challenging times to empower us in the future. View this past year with a growth mindset. Take your new skills into the next school year. A few years back, our principal bought everyone on staff the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. This book is one that many will refer to as … Read More

Teaching During a Pandemic: Renewed Hope (Part 2)

Candace MillerBlog, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teaching during a pandemic began with feeling lost. Getting more information and clarity on teacher expectations led to higher confidence for teachers. Experiencing this year has led to a renewed hope for the future. My Purpose My purpose in blogging is to work through and process thoughts, happenings, and feelings throughout my teaching career. I’m hoping that through my … Read More

The Power of Music

Dana GoodierBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Stop by and observe the performing arts department at your school. Music is eternal and music is a great expression of one’s personal identity. The power of music is evident after the last year without live music to enjoy. Preparation for In-Person Performances A few days ago, I had the pleasure to observe a wind orchestra class. This was … Read More