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

Spread Love to Your Colleagues

Zachary KorthBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: The dullness that is the month of February. 13 great ideas to spread joy to your colleagues during this dreary time of year. The value of spreading love in your school community. Oh, February February can be a tough time for a lot of people. This is even more true for teachers because, well, students bring all … Read More

Self-Love: 4 Quick Ways to Take Better Care of You

Melissa CunninghamBlog, Self Care Better

In This Post: Taking small steps is a more effective way to achieve goals. Four ways to build habits that promote self care. As we start the new year, many of us are thinking of our New Year’s resolutions or what big goals we want to accomplish in 2020.  But somehow, February comes along. We either feel like we’re already … Read More

Want to be Happier? Start With Gratitude

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

In This Post: The first tip to teach happier: Gratitude! Suggestions to focus on the positive and stay grateful. Ideas to bring gratitude practice in to your classroom or school. We all want to be happy.  In a perfect world, happiness would greet us each morning, usher us around, and surround our days with lovely things, moments, and people.  But … Read More

Unlocking the Power of Your Ikigai

Neil GuptaBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: An introduction to ikigai, the Japanese notion of living your why. Steps to identify your ikigai. Self-reflection questions to ensure you find and maintain your ikigai. Long before Simon Sinek shared about the importance of “knowing your why”, the Japanese gave birth to a concept that encapsulated a power. This power unlocked the pursuit of the heart.  … Read More