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…