Why Teachers Should Travel During Their Summer

June 6, 2023

As a teacher, your own mind, body, and soul are often set aside or even buried under taking care of everyone else’s. You are often told to “remember self-care,” and it’s easy to roll your eyes when it comes from people who just don’t get it. It’s not that easy for teachers to take time…

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Memorial Day Activities

May 23, 2023

Memorial Day Weekend is coming up quick – and it unofficially begins the summer season across the U.S. For many school districts, it’s literally the official first weekend of summer vacation! For other teachers, it’s one final long weekend to give a little boost into the last couple weeks of school.   But Memorial Day…

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Teaching Digital Citizenship

May 16, 2023

There’s no doubt we live in a highly digital world. Over the years, each generation has gained more and more digital tools and information at the click of a few buttons. It’s equal parts amazing and alarming, to be honest.   As teachers, you naturally adapt to the changing times, and teaching digital citizenship has…

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The Benefits of Outdoor Learning

May 9, 2023

You may have read our recent post on the impact of nature on your own well-being.   Research has proven countless benefits to your physical and emotional health with even just a little time outdoors.   These same benefits can be enjoyed by your students as well. And moving outdoors can also have a positive…

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Disconnect and Reconnect with Nature

February 21, 2023

If you’re looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature, you’re not alone. Technology has transformed the way we teach and learn, making our lives easier and more efficient in countless ways. But it’s important to remember that there are negative effects associated with too much screen time. Consequently, anxiety, depression, and decreased cognitive skills can…

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Exercise Your Body, Exercise Your Mind

January 3, 2023

Disclaimer, please consult a doctor/health professional before starting any exercise program. This article is for entertainment purposes only.    If you ask around, chances are most people have added a resolution somehow relating to exercise for 2023.    And with good reason; the science is hard to ignore. Exercise is proven to significantly decrease the…

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New Year, New Mindset

December 27, 2022

Classroom teaching is, in a word, overwhelming. There’s just nothing else like it out there. You are constantly inundated with individual and class-wide needs, administrative demands, parent concerns, and daily to-do lists that grow and grow. The plans you so carefully craft are more often than not adjusted, amended, or even tossed aside to make…

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What We’re Wishing For During 2022-2023 School Year

July 18, 2022

If you could be granted one wish for the 2022-23 school year, what would it be? Manageable class sizes? Parents who instinctively trust you? More contracted planning time? Perfectly-behaved students? Each of these things would bring multiple benefits cascading down onto teachers–and ultimately their students. But they are unlikely to come about due to the…

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The Teacher As Parent Dilemma

April 13, 2022

They say having a kid changes everything.  They are right.  Priorities change, perspectives change, and relationships change. Your core identity shifts in ways you could never imagine. Everything you thought you knew tilts on its axis, throwing you off-kilter as you navigate your new life in an unfamiliar role. As a teacher-parent, your career also…

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Keeping a Healthy Mindset In a World That Feels Out of Control

February 2, 2022

If reading our Teaching Through the Pandemic series has taught us anything, it’s that 1. Teachers are amazing and 2. This is a hard, emotional job that can follow teachers home. So we asked one of our teachers to come back and tell us how to develop a healthy mindset – and how to model…

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