Category: Well-being

The Dark Side of a Teacher’s Sunny Summer Vacation

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
We’ve heard it all before…how lucky we are to be teachers.  We get so much time off. We don’t have to work over the summer….blah, blah, blah, blah.   This

Practice curiosity to let go of perfectionism…

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“Sit down before facts as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.” ―

What happens if we decide to stop being busy?

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True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness.The only thing that can give us true refuge is the awareness and love

Resolutions? How about ONE WORD…

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We live in a changing world, but we need to be reminded that the important things have not changed, and the important things will not change if we keep our

It’s okay to feel both…

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On this week of Thanksgiving, I want to take the time to first acknowledge that there may be a lot to be grateful for in 2020, but I also want

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

Find your mindful breath this summer

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Teacher mindfulness starts with deep breathing.

What can “weeds” teach us about teacher burnout?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ 2 comments
Teacher burnout will be less likely when the people in power begin to acknowledge the benefit teachers bring to the school's ecosystem.

What can floundering strawberries teach us about our own wellbeing?

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One thing that I have come to believe is that nature knows what we should do, if we only pay attention. Nature can serve as a guide for how to

Listen to learn. Learn to listen…

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I’m not sure what has stopped me in my tracks more: the Covid-19 crisis that literally stopped me in my tracks or the protests for George Floyd and ending police violence in

Are you the Oak or the Willow?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
This whole month has been devoted to taking care of ourselves throughout these last few weeks of the school year.  Hopefully you’ve been able to find some moments to find

What can you do for your teacher wellness journey?

By Danielle Nuhfer/ no comments
As many of you know, I’ve been an English teacher for almost 18 years.  During this social distancing experiment, I’ve rediscovered my love for poetry a bit, especially nature poems