The Hustle for Balance

Jillian DuBoisBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: When there is so much to do every day, it is crucial to find a balance between work and home life. Find a balance between work and home life by letting go of perfectionism, giving yourself a rest, and setting personal boundaries. Recently, it has been widely understood among educator circles that teaching is a highly stressful profession. Teaching … Read More

Working During “Work Hours” Is Important for Self-Care

Kristen KoppersBlog, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL:DR: Face-to face, hybrid, and remote teaching all have their respective challenges. Bringing work home seems to be a part of the job as an educator. Set boundaries for yourself and dedicate time for yourself and your self-care. Prioritizing self-care is a necessary component of your time management plan. When the option to choose remote teaching versus in person, I … Read More

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