Overwhelmed teachers, this book is for you. The truth is that you can be remarkable without burning out. Drawing from the latest research and her own teaching experiences, author Morgane Michael delivers doable strategies to reignite your passion and replenish your well-being. Make a commitment today to begin a new chapter--one where you continue to make a difference while maintaining a deep sense of wellness, worthiness, and wholeheartedness.
So a couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Seth Godin (New York Times Bestselling Author, TED speaker, blogger, podcast host, and marketing guru) to discuss creativity and his new book, The Practice. Here's the interview link for your commute or walk...it's worth a listen: Here's what I learned about creative ventures: You have … Continue reading My 2nd Podcast Episode with Seth Godin
Creativity is accessible to all folks! Here are some teachers who are embracing their creative tendencies both in and out of the classroom: Megan Chow has been teaching for over a decade at her local high-school and is the mother of two young, busy boys in a small West Coast town in British Columbia. When … Continue reading Creativity and Our Teachers…
It's February...love month. Loving others, loving neighbors, loving our students, loving our children, and yes, you guessed it, loving ourselves. Photo by Maksim Romashkin on Pexels.com Here are 7 Spectacular ways you can incorporate kindness lessons and activities with your classroom, school, or your very own children:1. Kindness Rocks - How to start this inclusive project in … Continue reading Seven Super Ideas for Celebrating Kindness in February
This year has been tough. No doubt about it. The more this pandemic continues, the more unsure things seem to be getting. Nerves are shot. Frustrations are high. Anxiety can be crippling. All of the uncertainty comes with big emotions, highs and lows. Burnout is looming for many of us educators, parents, and anyone on … Continue reading Self-Care: An Invitation for Your Workplace
I don't know about you, but I think if ever there was a time for a little extra kindness, this is IT! Kindness boosts our connection to one another, helps soothe our anxiety, and brings about a sense of psychological safety. Let's mobilize kindness and make a big impact, together, one small act at a time!
It’s no surprise that the Covid-19 Pandemic has left educators more stressed than ever. According to a recent study (Blintiff et al., 2020), teacher wellness has decreased and overall stress has increased dramatically throughout the Pandemic. Educators are worried about the well-being of their students, they are experiencing stress as they scramble to meet the … Continue reading Overwhelmed in 2020? Small Steps Towards Educator Replenishment
Self-Regulation: How to Minimize Stimuli to Increase Mindful Presence Part of what contributes to burnout is the stress cycle and our inability to manage the effects of external stress on our moods and bodies. Our moods are often affected by external stimuli. Dr. Stuart Shanker and I once talked on KindSight101 about the 5 domains … Continue reading Self-Regulation for Educators
Kayla Dornfeld is the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. West Fargo International. Kayla is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States". She has … Continue reading Ep. 89: How to be “Teacher of the Year” (With Kayla Dornfeld)
As we make preparations to move back into the classroom in British Columbia, tensions are high and people across sectors are scrambling to accommodate back-to-work orders in a physically-distanced, Covid-pandemic era. I've been scouring the internet for ideas that will enable me to continue supporting my students' online learning and Social Emotional Learning, while attempting … Continue reading 21-Days of (Physically-Distanced) Kindness