Slowing Down: The Soft Skill that Gets Left Behind

We spend our lives planning and hoping for them yet oftentimes the most beautiful moments happen by accident—when we slow down long enough to take in what was right in front of us along. I had to go to another school to pick up work forwa one of our students. I could have walked. IContinue reading “Slowing Down: The Soft Skill that Gets Left Behind”

Why We Shouldn’t Give 100%

Something has to change. Then again, maybe it’s just me. I am paid a fair salary and my working conditions are good. And yet, it continues to bother me. So, until I make a change, it will continue to happen. What am I talking about? I am referring to the physical and mental state IContinue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Give 100%”

What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Tuesday

So, you got one day under your belt. And depending on how it went, you either feel energized or deflated about the rest of the week. That’s okay and that’s normal. Tuesday is a unique day. You can’t quite see the weekend, but you know it’s there. Furthermore, you’ve got four more days to makeContinue reading “What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Tuesday”

What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Monday

So here we go. Another week. You got this. Today you have the opportunity to get a little momentum going. You don’t need a lot. Just enough so that you head into tomorrow, Tuesday, with a little more swag than you had the day before. It’s possible. In fact, I think it is likely ifContinue reading “What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Monday”

What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Friday

The last bell rang and students are on their way home. It’s Friday afternoon and the weekend is almost here! Some staff members are contemplating happy hour while others just want to rest. But before you pack your bag and head to the parking lot, I want you try the following three things. Trust me,Continue reading “What Teachers Should Be Thinking About on Friday”