Restore Your Rest

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Embrace rest and personalize it for yourself! Strategies for rest include making a list of things you WANT to do, weaving things into your day that bring you JOY, taking deep breaths, putting energy into the positives, and getting outside! You’ve done the hard things and now you simply need rest. But it doesn’t come easy. It requires the … Read More

Spark Your Passion This Summer!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: In order to come back in September feeling excited and happy to return, we need to take time off. There are 10 ways we can spark our passion in the summer: make time for yourself, rethink curriculum, do some planning, learn, be yourself, revisit your why, know you are human, lead and mentor others, build excitement, and maintain trusting … Read More

Summer Self-Care

Kristen KoppersBlog, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: After an unprecedented year, the time for self-care is now here! Though it may be difficult, don’t let summer determine how and when we have time for self-care. Summer Self-Care May 29, 2021 marked the end of my twentieth year in education. I first started in education as a substitute teacher, then became a part-time teacher, and then went … Read More

Self-Care: Learning to Say “No”

Latrese YoungerBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Self-care isn’t always bubble baths and massages—it’s also learning to say “no.” To improve your quality of life, it’s important to know when to stop activities that do not allow you to fully operate in your gifts. Self-care has to be about clearly defining what is most important in life and prioritizing. When we let go of those things … Read More

Summer S.E.E.D.S.

PJ CaposeyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Teachers are in need of a summer break. While we are good at relaxing, we may not be as good at recharging. We can recharge if we commit to follow five steps for self-care: sleep, exercise, efficacy (intentionally build capacity), diet, and social connectedness. I have heard more teachers utter this phrase in the past month than I can … Read More