Change your mindset. Change your teaching life.
March 5, 2018

Change your mindset. Change your teaching life.

Last post, I talked about how we needed to change our expectations.  Today, I’m going to concede that it’s simply not that easy to do. You aren’t going to follow those steps I ...

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Want to stop hating your job?
February 25, 2018

Want to stop hating your job?

I never thought I would be a teacher. Why? I had seen my mom work with kids my whole life. She talked a lot about how her job was great for a single mom. I agreed with her. So, when I became a ...

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Lessons from running
February 17, 2018

Lessons from running

As the month began, I was in a grove. I was weight lifting, eating well, and meal planning. Then I got injured. I thought if I took a few days off, it would get better.  So I took some time off ...

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You can’t care more than they do.
February 11, 2018

You can’t care more than they do.

I have been listening out there. Teachers are BURNT. Not in like a cool way either. In a very real, I-don’t-know-if-I-can-keep-this-up way.  It lit a fire under me, because something has to ...

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Laundry getting you down? You got this!
February 4, 2018

Laundry getting you down? You got this!

  Ok…by now, you may have noticed that I am all about systems to make life easier! Self-care is not just the beauty of bubblebaths, but it’s making the must do’s very easy, ...

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The 10 minute recharge.
January 27, 2018

The 10 minute recharge.

  Education is an extrovert’s job.  Almost every personality quiz I’ve taken has put me in a quieter profession.  That said, I’m what you might call a social introvert. I ...

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What is self-care? Here’s a tip to save you time…and money…
January 21, 2018

What is self-care? Here’s a tip to save you time…and money…

Self-care comes down to taking time to create systems that make daily, time consuming items more simple. This allows you to have more time to build in habits that help with relaxation. In many ...

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How to save time…and money…
January 14, 2018

How to save time…and money…

As teachers, I know we have a very slim amount of free time, and let’s be honest, money.  However, there have been few times in my life where I have truly felt I had to go without.  ...

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Vulnerability and Authenticity
December 28, 2017

Vulnerability and Authenticity

“Connection is why we’re here. It gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” If that doesn’t knock you on your ass, I don’t know what will. “Shame is the fear of ...

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Stop being a martyr!
December 28, 2017

Stop being a martyr!

Remember that time you got really frustrated that you had to work so much…and you were exhausted…and realized you should have negotiated more for your salary because who wants to be ...

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