Pause.Breathe.REFLECT.Relax.Repeat

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I read an article this week about the dangers of toxic positivity on teachers’ health and well being, and it really resonated with me.  So often (too often) teachers put

Stressed? Set a Self-Care Intention.

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I know you’re in the middle of making great things happen, juggling tons of tasks, or are taking a quick break in the midst of virtual/in person/hybrid teacher duties, so I’ll

Quiet time for teachers? It’s very possible and absolutely necessary…

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I’ve been talking for a few weeks about a teacher self-care framework, and I wanted to share it with you: bite by bite, instead of all at once.  Some of these

Creating the Space for Teacher Self-Care

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Dear fellow teachers in the trenches…. Is that salutation a little hyperbolic?  Perhaps on most weeks, but this week it definitely felt like we were preparing for the unknown, maybe

Flip your self-care scripts

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This morning my husband looked at me and said, “Whatever your raise is this year, you can decide what you want to do with it.” With complete honesty, he paused

This is the year to experiment with creating a teacher self-care routine

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This week marked the 19th anniversary of September 11th.  Although every year I try to honor the day with some kind of remembrance exercise, this year it hit me like a

4 Simple Self-Care Solutions for Teachers

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I know we all probably have off tomorrow; although, let’s be honest I’m a teacher and I know I’ve worked part of a Labor Day holiday or gone in over

Teaching during Covid-19: classroom constraints can equal classroom creativity (eventually)

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This week we officially started the next phase of teaching during Covid-19. Opening our 20-21 school year…hybrid style.  Teaching during Covid-19 means that students are essentially virtual three days and

20 Tips for a C.A.L.M. Classroom Using Mindfulness & Social-Emotional Learning

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In the midst of back to school (or whatever that means to you) I just wanted to offer you a little sneak peek into last week’s workshop on mindfulness and

Building Teacher Resilience: Mindfulness for Teachers

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I don’t know about you, but these last few weeks have been overwhelming to say the least.  To put it mildly my teacher resilience is already being challenged– going back

Give yourself permission…

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This week we’re taking a much needed family getaway. In that vein, I thought I’d leave you just a little invitation…to give yourself permission to _________________ (you can fill in

The 4 Agreements for Building Classroom Relationships

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Can we agree that it’s all about relationships in a classroom? As much as the outside observer (i.e. most people who have never stepped foot in a classroom, but make