The 4th Quarter Is Ours

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: The 4th quarter is ours. In sports, players must remain ALL IN and play their hearts out until the final whistle of the game—it is the same for teachers at the end of the school year. Our students are watching and will remember how we finish this school year.   Scan for the wins, strengthen relationships, and end this … Read More

Inspire Serendipity

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Serendipity is the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Four personal stories point out the importance of making students feel liked, happy, empowered, and important. The small acts of love in our day have the power to make a permanent impression.  The word serendipity is just plain fun to say. The meaning of the word is … Read More

‘Tis the Season

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Try to enjoy every moment as much as you can. If things are difficult, know it will pass eventually. And if it’s good, savor it because it won’t last forever. This has been a year. This has been a season. ‘Tis the season…the sun is coming soon. Raise your hand if you are excited it’s March. Honestly, I don’t love … Read More

Mind Your Business!

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Mind your own business to keep a positive heart space and headspace. Consider whether something is your business, someone else’s, or the universe’s. After you discern that, you can discern the next right thing. Do you find yourself stuck in the land of what-ifs?  Or is there a certain person or situation that continues to take up a significant … Read More

Be Like Beverly – Scan for the Good

Suzanne DaileyBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Beverly is Suzanne’s mom, her favorite teacher, the most loving, kindhearted, generous, and genuine person who now has Alzheimer’s. Beverly lived a life full of gratitude and abundance and exemplified this throughout her life by scanning for the good in every opportunity possible and being grateful for it all. You are challenged to find gratitude, scan for the good, … Read More