Teacher Burnout and 2018: 5 Steps to Making 2018 Your Best Year

Think of your energy and what comes with it (happiness, passion, motivation) like a bank account. One of the greatest threats to the American public education system, I think, is the rate of teacher burnout.  Put it into metaphorical terms, it’s the rate of teachers that go energy bankrupt. I’ve been thinking a lot about

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Why Your Self-Care is More Important than Your To-Do List

Most teachers are good at ignoring our own self-care for long stretches of time. 3 hours without peeing? I’ve trained for this. Working through lunch? Please, born to multi-task. Staying up late to grade 100 papers? Part of the lifestyle. After a while though, we start noticing the deficit. The most obvious? You’re tired. You

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