We all do it. We put the weight of the world on our shoulders. We have to develop the healthy balance of impacting lives while holding on to our own healthy mindsets.
Every day our students are in the process of memorializing another page to another chapter of their story. When we know who and what they think they are we can empower them to be who they have the potential to be.
Triggers come in all sizes, but unless identified they can be the thread that causes your sanity to unravel.
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