Mindfulness has become a buzzword in recent years with more and more adults turning to the practice as a way to reduce stress, improve mental clarity, and help us become more connected with ourselves and our environment.
In today's world, the focus on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is growing, and for good reason. SEL is an important part of helping us reach our full potential and lead healthy, successful lives.
While we all know we should take care of ourselves, and we are all aware that it’s hard to help others when we are personally overwhelmed and depleted, as educators we often continue pushing ourselves to give it our all while allowing our own needs to go unmet.
At one point or another, we've all experienced a challenging situation that sent our anxiety levels soaring. Although there is no magic cure all for stress and anxiety, with a little effort, it's possible to get a handle on it before it gets the best of you. Here are four things you can do today.
Winter break is here. It’s time to engage in some much needed rest, relaxation, and downtime. You’ve earned it! Here are some ways you can recharge over break to help you prioritize your personal well-being.
The focus of education has shifted from a strictly academic one to, instead, teaching the whole child. This means educators are approaching teaching with a pivot of nurturing all areas of student learning to foster healthy social, emotional, and academic development.
It is so important for educators to focus on maintaining personal well-being over the cold, and dark way too early, winter months. This article touches on a few easy tricks for educators to implement to help them get started on keeping the winter blahs at bay.
A short article exploring the necessities and how-tos of self-care for educators.
A Strategy that Works! Reading aloud to your students has a powerful impact on their comprehension and learning. A read-aloud is a short yet powerful way to demonstrate effective reading techniques to move your students beyond a superficial reading level.
A poem of revelation, change and growth.
Coal Garden Recipe
Poem, rivers of Hades, revenge, old souls
A poem inspired by Eliot's infamous "Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Coming to terms with age and experience.
A poem about the unconditional love of a father.
An article for teachers of high school students—it's all about your approach.
Advice for parents when the Tooth Fairy doesn't make it to your house.