A Simple Exercise Program For Teachers – Education Article

We’re all aware of the many health benefits of exercise, which include improvements in: cardiovascular fitness. blood pressure. muscular strength. weight management. bone density. blood sugar and insulin levels. mental health. sleep quality. physical appearance. biological age. But exercise can also make you a better teacher by improving your cognitive ability, energy level, and the amount of stress you experience. It gives you greater confidence and comfort in your own skin, which translates to your ability to build behavior-changing rapport…

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A Super Easy Way To Lower Your Stress – Education Article

There are techniques that can help you maintain a calm disposition throughout each teaching day. Even if chaos is swirling around you. We’ve covered several in the past, both in our books and here on the website. But today I want to share with you a super easy method that is scientifically proven to put you in a more relaxed state. And keep you there. It’s used by archers, golfers, surgeons, yoga teachers, and others whose performance is so directly…

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Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than You Probably Think – Education Article

 When I was just a new teacher, I remember my doctor asking me if I had a high stress job.   I said that I taught middle school, as if that answered his question. But he took it to mean that I had it easy. After all – as he put it – I just played with children all day.   Now after 16 years in the classroom and a series of chronic medical conditions including heart disease, Crohn’s Disease…

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How To Not Quit Teaching – Education Article

Four of every ten new teachers leave the profession within five years. That is a staggering number. It’s made all the more alarming given that teacher shortages in the US are expected to exceed 300,000 by 2020. Although low starting pay, large class sizes, and lack of autonomy are certainly factors . . . Most of the reasons for dissatisfaction are within the teacher’s control. That isn’t to say that it’s their fault. Teacher ed. programs do a terrible job…

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5 Things I Learned From Quitting Teaching – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes What did I learn from quitting my teaching job? There’s a great sense of pride among those who teach, particularly those that have just a few years under their belt. They’ve made the bold move to become a teacher, perhaps having to justify their decision to friends and family, and that’s why it can be gut-wrenching to admit to yourself that you are considering quitting teaching. I know this because I did just that. Two schools…

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My To-Do List: A Peek Into a Teacher Leader’s Week – Education Article

The simple fact that this is my second “list” blog post in a row should tell you something. No matter how many hours I am putting in at home right now, there do not seem to be enough. Teaching is always busy, and balance elusive, but between designing and implementing new programs at school, and managing extra projects (both meant to supplement income as well as realize pet ideas of mine), this was my teacher-leader to-do list as of last…

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