Friday Reflections: Laughter, the Antidote to Burnout I’m going to make this week’s reflection a short one, but do not for one minute think that this topic is not important. In fact, it is so important it is life saving. Life is hard. Pair that with being a teacher, and it is a whole other … Continue reading Friday Reflections: Life Saving Laughter
Not only are teachers wrapping up this year, but they are also knee deep in planning schedules for the upcoming year. Scheduling may seem like a look at numbers with “blocks” and “periods” to manipulate, but really it is a practice of commitment to shared values. Time is a finite resource that we cannot make … Continue reading Friday Reflections: Schedule your Priorities
It is not a teacher alone that makes a school great!
Failure: What if we refused to run from it, but rather we sat in its discomfort? What if we allowed ourselves to feel the sting because we know we are strong enough to survive it? What if we allowed it to shape the image we have of ourselves because we have faith in our ability to overcome our struggles?
Sacrifice comes when we have to do what is uncomfortable to be our best selves for the purpose of serving others. It is when we are authentic and treat everyone as we would want to be treated.
Teachers are sending out an S.O.S to anyone who will listen. Educators everywhere are tired. If we know it takes a village to raise kids, we must be a village!
This week I am reminded that one of the hardest things for humans to master is effectively communicating. This one skill impacts every nuance of our lives. It impacts the quality of our relationships. It impacts our ability to apply our knowledge and gifts at work. It impacts how others perceive us. At home or … Continue reading Friday Reflections: Communication
Dedicated to the many who are questioning their next steps. Have faith. Your resilience allowed you to continually bounce back from difficulty. Your endurance will push you forward with purpose. It is the muscle within the mission. It is fed by your heart, not your mind. Lead, learn, and love no matter where your journey takes you.
The older I get the more I realize my biggest critic in this life has been myself. The opposition in my life has merely been an illusion of self-inflicted doubt, judgment, and criticism. The fact is that though many can be credited with using hurtful words against me, no other person has put me down more than the voice within my very own head.
Now more than ever, teachers are battling to save their sanity and manage increasingly difficult classrooms. There are many companies out there that have professional development and resources to assist us, yet behavior continues to be the Achilles’ heel for many educators. The truth is that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to classroom management woes. … Continue reading Habits for Masterfully Handling Behavior