Ways to Stay Well in Times of Uncertainty

Meghan DeeganBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: The importance of focusing on our wellness, especially in times of stress. Tips to stay well and focus on yourself right now. We are dealing with so much uncertainty right now.  We have never experienced something like this before.  They do not teach you how to deal with these situations when you sit through college education courses.  As educators, … Read More

Doing My Part to End the Mental Health Stigma

Brian FaulknerBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Survival

In This Post: Ending the stigma surrounding mental health is important, necessary work in our schools. Kindness is a starting point to supporting those struggling with their mental health. A story and a challenge to do your part to end the stigma around mental health. The last few years I’ve been on a mission to end the stigma of talking … Read More

Weekend Happier

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

TL;DR: Our weekends are already happy, but how can we make them happier? Ideas to be purposeful in our recharging over the weekend. A few weeks ago, I ran an after school workshop.  It was a cold February day, and since it was a Thursday, most of us were tired.  Downright weary.  Limping toward the weekend. To rally the group, … Read More

Need More Peace? Start Breathing.

Dan TricaricoBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better

In This Post: Why meditation is so powerful and beneficial. A journey towards your own self care. The simple, proven method to begin a meditation practice. When my father took up meditation in the late 1970’s, my three siblings and I did what any self-respecting children would do when they saw their parent doing something they didn’t quite understand. We … 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