What’s the Focus?

Dave SchmittouBlog, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR: Every school is different and has its own goals. We should be following research, but how do we sift through it to find what will help us meet our goals? Identify your values, focus on your strengths, and determine what will motivate the change. Different Schools, Different Goals I have an amazing job. I get the opportunity to travel … Read More

Finding Your “Phase of Life” to Open Doors

Rae HughartBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Reflect Better, Self Care Better

TL;DR: We are continually going through phases in our life both professionally and personally. Dream big about what you want both personally and professionally. Whatever phase you’re in, be your best self! Phases of Life I feel as though humans are continually entering into and out of “phases of life.” Some phases last weeks while others last years. As we … Read More

The Seeds of Self-Compassion

Brad HughesBlog, Self Care Better, Teach Happier

TL;DR: Brad Hughes interviewed Lisa Baylis, the author of the book Self-Compassion for Educators. Compassion is when we see suffering, stress, and struggle, and we have a desire to alleviate it. You are someone who is important to take care of. The first component of self-compassion is mindfulness—being aware of our thoughts and feelings. The second component is loving-kindness—attending to … Read More

More Than a Teacher: You Outside Education

Karen EvansBlog, Self Care Better

TL;DR: Who are you as a person, outside of education? How can you make time each day to fill yourself up as a human being? Who are you outside education? Spring break is on the horizon and just beyond that, it’s summer. Those of us on the blogger team wanted to fill you up with posts about real self-care because … Read More