Post-Pandemic Mental Health: Is Stigma Staying in 2020?

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Teach Happier

TL;DR: To end the mental health stigma, we must provide space to talk about ALL mental health/mental illness without judgment. Mindfulness is only one of the many tools teachers and students can use as a way of fostering emotional regulation. We must recognize the various types of mental illness and normalize the treatment process. Since March 2020, anxiety has become … Read More

Highlights of 2020: In Case You Missed It

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Further, Teach Happier, Tech Better

TL;DR: This post shares highlights of Teach Better blog posts in 2020. Categories for posts include pandemic teaching, self-care, instructional strategies, conversations, growth mindset, communication, and leadership. Pandemic Teaching 3 Ways to Support Students Virtually by Chelsea Nicolino 5 Ways to Support Students and Teachers Virtually and Maintaining Rigor through Distance Learning by Chad Ostrowski Key Considerations for Educators During … Read More

Be Like Beverly – Scan for the Good

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Beverly is Suzanne’s mom, her favorite teacher, the most loving, kindhearted, generous, and genuine person who now has Alzheimer’s. Beverly lived a life full of gratitude and abundance and exemplified this throughout her life by scanning for the good in every opportunity possible and being grateful for it all. You are challenged to find gratitude, scan for the good, … Read More

The Value of Giving

Kelly PascarellaBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Giving and sharing resources with other educators will inspire joy and success in the classroom. Educators are facing many challenges, but finding educational resources shouldn’t be one of them. Education Blueprint is a platform that allows all teachers the ability to upload and download content, connect to fellow educators, and identify and share supporting classroom resources in all K-12 … Read More

Ditching Diet Culture at School

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Diet culture is the way a society engages with the pursuit of thinness as a way of life and a value. Diet culture shows up in classrooms through physical classroom layouts. Allowing food during class helps students meet their basic needs before they learn. Ditch diet culture at school by making flexible seating more than a fad and eliminating … Read More