Episode 20 | Featuring Alix Maffin-Pirie

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Alix Maffin-Pirie is an enthusiastic English Language Arts teacher in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She is a proud firefighter’s wife, rescue-dog mama, lover of the outdoors, board games, corny jokes, and a life long learner. Alix knew from a young age she wanted to be a teacher. Perhaps playing “classroom” in her basement was the first clue she’d found her calling! … Read More

Ten Books About Mental Health for Your Classroom

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Talking about mental health is important all year beyond Mental Health Awareness Month in May. Hearing people share their own voice about their personal experiences may be hard to find but there are sources out there. In this post, you will discover 10 books about mental health for your classroom. Consider content warnings and avoiding tropes and stereotypes. Consider … Read More

Books to Love: A Focus on Cultivating Kindness

Jacie MaslykBlog, Self Care Better

In This Post: An educator’s review of a book about kindness and a suggestion to focus on the kindness that exists in your day-to-day. Three children’s book suggestions to cultivate kindness among your students, whatever your role in education. As an avid reader, I enjoy reading all types of books.  I grab professional development books when I am interested in … Read More