Positive Thinking and Your Health

Brian FaulknerBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Positive thinking has many benefits for your physical and mental health. Challenge yourself to always see the positive, even when it is difficult to do so. The writing below is a letter I sent to my staff because not all things have to be about data in our schools.   I care about our staff and I care about every … Read More

Finding YOU Outside of the Classroom

Amanda BolonBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Connect with who you are outside the classroom by saying no, finding something you love doing, and committing to your relationships. Finding YOU outside of the classroom, and discovering your identity as someone other than an educator, can strengthen your mental health and help you feel empowered. I am a teacher. Whether in a conversation with new professional connections … Read More

Key Tips for Beginning a Virtual School Year

Mandy FroehlichBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Contacting your local mental health community partner is a strategy to start addressing mental heath in your school. Increase the effectiveness of online learning by using learning management systems, personalized learning, creating relationships online, and incorporating social-emotional learning. A technique for transforming your student relationship building activities to a virtual setting is shared. As districts begin to finalize their … Read More

Summer Stillness

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Benefits of “becoming still” to recharge for the upcoming year. Strategies for prioritizing stillness this summer. We have all ended a school year unlike any other.  The energy we expended from March-June was so different, many of us ending the year mentally and emotionally exhausted. Drained. Weary. And now we’re entering a summer unlike any before.  Although our bodies … Read More