Classroom Organization Tips From A Professional Organizer

August 17, 2021

Hi, my name is Tara and I love to organize. I have learned so much about organization and children from the teachers in my life, which means teachers have an extra special place in my heart.  This summer here in Birmingham, Alabama, a group of organizers and volunteers wanted to help a school and some…

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Getting Creative with Self-Care – Lesson Ideas & Discussion Starters for the Classroom

August 10, 2021

Even before a global pandemic drove stress levels to new heights, brands and marketers were looking for ways to help the average consumer chill out. From cars to cola, the trend is to design with relaxation in mind. Car companies are quieting the “dings” and “bings” a vehicle makes while crafting seats and finishes that…

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Healthy Summer Sleep Habits for Teachers

July 14, 2021

You did it! You made it through another year! Once summer arrives, exhausted teachers may give in to the temptation to sleep in late or stay up late, letting the summer schedule dictate your waking times and just assuming that you’ll be all caught up and refreshed before the first day of school. But research…

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Finding the Fun in Grading

June 22, 2021

Throughout the year teachers know there’s always a forest’s worth of papers that need to be graded.   Looking for a way to make grading papers ‘fun’ – or at least more bearable? Here’s a pro tip gleaned from a university department chair: After certain times of the school year (midterms, finals, etc.), plan a…

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An Open Letter (We Wish We Could Send) To Parents

May 22, 2021

Dear Parents,    Please don’t read this letter and think “ingratitude.” We really do appreciate the donuts in the teacher’s lounge or the carefully orchestrated notes from students, expressing their thanks. These things are good and appreciated, and will fuel teachers to finish well and finish strong. Keep ‘em comin’.    There’s something else that…

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School Year Doldrums

April 21, 2021

There are several times throughout the school year that can become difficult for teachers and faculty.  Never fear. There are a few things you can do to boost your spirits and keep yourself afloat until the school doldrums pass. Deep Breaths – We barely have time to use the bathroom, let alone sit in silent…

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How To Respond To An Angry Parent

March 23, 2021

How do you respond to an angry parent? You swipe across your phone’s email app one last time before bed and there it is: that disgruntled parent email (DPE) you could have waited a lifetime to see, or at least until after your morning coffee. Whether it’s a stream of consciousness rant or a carefully…

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