Before You Throw in the Towel: REASSESS

Latrese YoungerBlog, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Being a teacher is not for the faint of heart. Teaching is a calling. If you ever feel helpless, unappreciated, or want to leave the profession, don’t. Instead, REASSESS: remember, evaluate, affirm, seek, study, eliminate, survey, and shift. By nature, I am highly reflective. As a teacher, I often looked forward to ways to redo a poorly executed lesson … Read More

9 Practices to Boost Your Happiness

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Learn practices that experts have shown to positively impact happiness. Identify what additional practice brings you joy. Reevaluate your schedule to see how you can incorporate some of these healthy habits into your day. How can we stay grounded? Esther Perel, psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author, posed a brilliant question: How can we stay grounded when the … Read More

Learning Environments That Exude Joy

Carly SpinaBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Create a positive learning environment with JOY. Listing things that bring you joy. This is one way to model for students that joy doesn’t have to come from big or expensive things. Intentionally place joy throughout your day. I recently had the chance to join Rae Hughart on the Daily Drop In show where we were chatting about the … Read More

Planning the Perfect Weekend

Karen EvansBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teacherpreneur Better

TL;DR Schedule cleaning tasks and errands during the week so you can have the full weekend for fun. Every weekend, include 1) something social, 2) something physical, and 3) something spiritual into your schedule. Reflect and tweak your plan as needed. Engaging in self care and having a fun weekend benefits your students too! We Are Busy! This season is … Read More