The Time is NOW to Reframe ‘Misbehavior’

Brad HughesBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better

TL;DR: Reframe misbehavior by understanding behaviors may actually be attempts to adapt to stressful situations. We should identify and reduce stressors instead of waiting for them to occur and reacting to them. Gain trust by first demonstrating that YOU are trustworthy. Companioning others through stressful times helps us grow trust, strengthen relationships, and better serve families and communities. Educators devote … Read More

Meeting the Needs of a Stressed Generation

Jennifer Haston-MaciejewskiBlog, Connect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Students of all ages face many stressors in their daily lives. Mindfulness is just one approach we can take to address the needs of a stressed generation. Emotional regulation uses strategies to guide anxiety, worry, and distress to harness those feelings and achieve specific goals in life, and in the classroom. “Our children are our greatest treasure. They are … Read More

4 Keys to Coping With Stress in Education

Dan TricaricoBlog, Lead Better, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Teacher stress leads to teacher burnout… and sometimes, leaving the profession. Four elements to help you cope with stress you’re facing. Words of wisdom and inspiration as you engage in important self care. Teacher burnout is real. And to be totally honest, it isn’t getting any better. According to one study, only 7% of surveyed teachers felt they had … Read More