Category: Work-Life Balance

3 Ways Teachers Can STOP Bringing Work Home

No matter your teaching situation, one thing is universally true: Teachers do not have enough time to get everything done during the day. How would it feel to totally stop bringing work home from school? Pretty amazing, right? It can be done. In fact, I did it! For the last

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Dear Teacher: You are AMAZING!

Dear teacher, I want to talk to you today from my heart. I know how overwhelming it can be when you look at social media and wonder if you’ll be able to measure up to the things you’re seeing other teachers do in their classrooms. I get overwhelmed with it

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Surviving December in the Classroom

December is here. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most trying time of the year for teachers. Between the projects, parties, programs, and general holiday excitement, students are… shall we say… slightly distracted from the learning. Here are some tips for staying

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Reminders for days you want to quit teaching

5 Reminders for when You Want to Quit Teaching

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought I might want to quit teaching. Teaching is HARD. It’s exhausting, mentally, physically, and emotionally. You care for your students like they are a part of your family (because in some ways they are). It’s nearly impossible to “leave work at

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Christmas Spice Cookies {Holiday Cookie Hop}

I’m excited to be teaming up with my friends at Classroom Tested Resources to bring you some of our favorite holiday cookie recipes! We’ve been talking about what recipes we are posting, and I can’t wait to go through the hop today and snag some yummy new holiday treat recipes.

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Learn to enjoy teaching again: Unshakeable

Every summer, I try to read at least one good professional development book. This year has been a tough one, and I ended the school year exhausted – physically, mentally, and emotionally. If I’m being honest, I don’t have it in me to read a heavy, pedagogical book. Instead, I’m

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