How to Get Out of a Slump

Rebecca HuffBlog, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: For a workaholic, finding yourself relaxing can be an alarming realization. Learn ways to get out of a summer slump. Get a change of scenery by leaving your house. Make a short list and tackle it. Put on some music and set a summer routine so you can feel productive. If you read my last post, “A Workaholic’s Guide … Read More

Maintaining a Summertime Social Justice Practice

Cait O'ConnorBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Reflect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Social justice work is about consistent commitment and action. Reflect, disrupt, and teach to maintain a social justice practice this summer. Summer is a time when teachers rest, relax, and catch up on the reading we didn’t get to do during the school year (or is that just me?). Most teachers, even through summer, spend time planning for 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

Engage Until the End: Reflecting on the End of the Year

Bobbie FrenchBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Reflect by creating a visual timeline, class memory book, or slideshow. Culminating projects to show what students learned during the year include a book sales pitch with their favorite books showcased, summer or year-end BINGO cards, or a game of Family Feud. Proper closure to the year is important. Some ideas include writing a letter to their next year’s … Read More

Summer as a New Teacher

Erin HealeyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Summer needs to be a time of rest and an intentional reset yourself for the next school year. Summer as a new teacher can involve working at a summer camp or summer school. You can take professional development. Or you can work seasonally for a local business. Congratulations! You have (almost) made it to the end of the school … Read More