The Unconventional Form of Self-Care For Teachers That Actually Makes You Better

If you’re anything like me, when you hear the words “self-care” as a teacher, you probably roll your eyes. 

This message that we need to be taking care of ourselves to avoid burnout, blasting at us from all directions, is only a half-truth. 

Try googling...

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How to Level Up Your Teaching Using the Ultimate Digital Teacher Planner

I don't know about you, but this school year has been hard. Like, a dumpster fire hot mess. Every. Single. Day.

For the first several weeks of school, I was driving the struggle bus and I can honestly say that all of the fellow teachers I knew were right on board.

Is “teacher tired” a...

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3 Strategies to Avoid Teacher Burnout Right From the Start

It’s the start of a new school year. [Already? How does that even happen, right?!]

This year, I made a sort of promise to myself. And that was to take better [more intentional] care of my mental health and make my own well-being a priority.

Last year I finished the school year with more...

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3 Key Elements For Designing a Student Planning System That Works

How many times have we handed our students a planner or agenda at the beginning of the school year, required them to copy their homework and reminders that we write for them on the board, but failed to actually teach the skill of what it means to plan… sound about right? 

When faced...

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How You Can Brand Yourself as a Teacher (and Why It's Necessary)

Let me just start right off the bat and say, when I say “brand yourself as a teacher” I’m not talking to just you teacherpreneurs out there (although this certainly can apply to you as well!).

This isn’t a post to help you create a teacher brand for your blog or website or...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Prioritize Your Classroom Design

I don’t know about you, but I can honestly say that I don’t remember the majority of my college professors.

Now let me just say, it hasn’t been THAT long since I was in the undergraduate classroom, but as with most things in life, memories just seem to fade over time. I could...

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How to Teach Tolerance (and stimulate more curiosity!) Using Virtual Classrooms

What does it mean to teach tolerance in the classroom?

I think everyone probably has their own experiences that shape their approach to this and I’m no different. I come from a small-ish town in Kentucky. I grew up right outside of Louisville [you can say Lewa-vull or Looo-vull never...

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The Life-Changing Secret I Wish I Knew as a First-Year Teacher

Think back with me for a second on what it was like for you as a first year teacher. 

Is it the excitement you are remembering? The anticipation? Or maybe it’s the overwhelm? The feeling lost and confused part that comes to mind? 

If we’re being honest, for most of us...

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