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No one ever told me -- ever knew -- that being a teacher today might require me to kill an active shooter. To triage a suicidal student. To teach amidst a pandemic. Yet this is what we are asked to do.
Imagine you go to a doctor and she asks, "What's wrong?" And then you just reply, “I hurt.” No further information. Just, “I hurt.” Okay, we’ve probably all been there were we do feel like our whole body hurts. But if we didn’t give ANY additional information, the doctor would have no idea how to help. Specificity … Continue reading The 3 Horsemen of the Burnout Apocalypse
This year is like a giant kick to the shins. EVERY educator I know is feeling drained, burned out, and defeated…and it isn’t even winter break yet. The constant change, the unknowns, the weird mutant concoction we are calling “education” in a pandemic — all of it is weighing on us. But there’s still hope. … Continue reading My latest project is for YOU.
During my most recent webinar, I mentioned that one of the best ways I've introduced my students to mindfulness is guiding them through a quick body scan. Why a body scan? It's tangible as a "closed focus" practice -- students can focus in on specific areas and there is a lot of instruction in case … Continue reading A Free 10-Minute Body Scan Meditation
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Where were you just now? I don’t mean that in a creeper way. I don’t even mean geographically. I mean mentally where were you just now? I bet we could flip a coin: Heads, you were present with what you were doing. Tails, you were thinking about something else. Data would back me up on … Continue reading Wandering Minds Find Trouble
Much of how we perceive stress is wrong. We treat stress like an emotion. But it's not. We assume all stress is bad. But it's not. We think the key to a better life is avoiding stress. But it's not. How your mindsets help or hurt you? Take the Stress Mindset Quiz