Let Your Summer Soul Shine! – Education Article

Be Your Best YOU This Summer! It is finally here! You made it! Summer, sunshine, and freedom! It’s time to celebrate the end of a successful school year and the beginning of a well-deserved break. You now have the opportunity to stop, breathe and rejuvenate. Doing so decreases the likelihood of burnout and increases your educator resilience so you can continue to make a difference in the lives of your students!  Lucky for you, summer is my favorite season, so here are my top…

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How Did I Overcome Teacher Burnout? – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What does it mean to practice a pedagogy of love? I love teaching, but partway through my third year in the classroom I was heading towards burnout. I didn’t know it at the time but a chance encounter with Gert Biesta saved me. A practice of love can transform our classrooms and school communities and lead to happier teachers and students… A chance encounter … My journey began in Biesta’s graduate course where he asked each…

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7 Simple Steps for a Digital Detox – Education Article

(This is the full original version of the article I wrote for NEA Today Magazine – So, if your quote or mention doesn’t make the mag or their webpage, you know it wasn’t me! LOL) Do you sleep with the phone next to your bed? Or worse, on or under your pillow with it pinging or vibrating with every text, Tweet, or notification?  Do you feel insecure if your device isn’t nearby or on your person?  If you say yes, to any…

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It’s Never “It Is What It Is” When It Comes To Kids – The Teacher And The Admin – Education Article

I have never been one who gets excited for New Year’s Resolutions. It is not that I do not think it is valuable to start anew, develop a new habit, or to break an old one; it is more that I try to commit to resolutions each week and, sometimes, each day.   The key word here is try. I will try to eat healthy, learn Spanish, disconnect from my phone, be less moody, avoid flipping the bird to that…

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