Increasing Student Engagement During the Holiday Season

All educators know that the classroom can feel chaotic during the holiday season. Everyone is filled with excitement and anxiety, which sometimes reflects in student (and staff) behavior. As a teacher working with an underprivileged demographic, I know that my students experience challenges when they are home an extra 2-3 weeks during the holidays. Some…

10 Ways to Find a Balance Between Home and Work

When I decided to become an educator, I understood that my work week would extend beyond 40 hours and that my day did not end at 5 o’clock. I expected to take baggage home with me- literal and emotional. I knew what I was getting into and I welcomed that lifestyle because I knew I…

18 Self-Care Practices to Start Tomorrow

The driving force of my blog is to help educators recognize their reality and make a genuine effort to not only overcome it, but better themselves in the process. Something I haven’t share with you is that my current teaching reality is tough. I love my kids with my whole heart, but some days I…

This is your reality. Now what?

Educators are problem-solvers in the truest sense of the word. Yet, we fixate on the areas of our profession that are out of our control. We use those as ammo in our darkest hour when we can’t seem to find another logical explanation for our shortcomings. We make peace by complaining about “those” behavior students,…