Planning the Perfect Weekend

Karen EvansBlog, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better, Teacherpreneur Better

TL;DR Schedule cleaning tasks and errands during the week so you can have the full weekend for fun. Every weekend, include 1) something social, 2) something physical, and 3) something spiritual into your schedule. Reflect and tweak your plan as needed. Engaging in self care and having a fun weekend benefits your students too! We Are Busy! This season is … Read More

A Workaholic’s Guide to a Relaxing Summer

Rebecca HuffBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Relaxing and recharging over summer break can look different for everyone. Tips for a relaxing summer include catching up on TV shows and social media, retail therapy, and creating a to-do list. One of the best parts of being a teacher is having the summers off. Most teachers use the summer to relax and recharge by spending time with … 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

Summer S.E.E.D.S.

PJ CaposeyBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better, Manage Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Teachers are in need of a summer break. While we are good at relaxing, we may not be as good at recharging. We can recharge if we commit to follow five steps for self-care: sleep, exercise, efficacy (intentionally build capacity), diet, and social connectedness. I have heard more teachers utter this phrase in the past month than I can … Read More