Change Because You Want To, Not Because You Have To…

Marshal HurstBlog, Lead Better

TL;DR: This post shares a story that demonstrates the importance of making a change because you want to, not because you have to. Be proactive, plan, and make decisions based on what is best for students. Several years ago in a school that I grew up in and was teaching at, a long-time school board member was running for re-election.  … Read More

Recipe for Renewal

Brandi KellyBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Educators need renewal this summer more than ever! Renew your mind, body, and spirit for the upcoming school year! Summertime is upon us! After this past school year, educators need a time of renewal more now than ever. As I am wrapping up summer school, I am reflecting on how I will intentionally use the month of July for … Read More

Ditch the Guilt: Strategies to Make Time For Yourself

Michelle BlanchetBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Productivity guilt refers to feeling bad about not getting things done. It’s not easy to turn it all off and put yourself first. Strategies to make time for yourself include taking your own advice, playing your own game, getting real, remembering why you’re behind, and taking it slow. The Reality: It’s Not Easy To ‘Switch Off’ You see a … Read More

Refresh, Renew, Replenish: Taking Care of Yourself

Carrie LaRueBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Taking care of yourself has multiple levels; these levels aren’t exclusive and work together. Self-care looks different for everyone. This summer, take time to refresh, renew, and replenish. Life’s a Drain Teaching is my second career. In my first, I had the standard two weeks off. We always took one week and did something away from home; the remaining … Read More