Let Me Teach Like A Normal @$$ Human
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.
The 3 Horsemen of the Burnout Apocalypse
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…
My latest project is for YOU.
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.…
A Free 10-Minute Body Scan Meditation
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…
Disputing Negative Thoughts
Need a quick way to dispute some negative thoughts? Try these out.
Wandering Minds Find Trouble
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…
Life is Hard Right Now: Normalize Before You Optimize
It’s hard being cooped up for weeks at a time. It’s hard not seeing my students. It’s hard having so much out of my control — and not knowing when it will end. We need to normalize being human before we can optimize being human — owning that this is hard.
5 De-stress Strategies – Free Resource!
People are great and listing their strategies, averaging 10+ things stressing them out. But the average amount of coping strategies? 4. Even more surprising is the reliance on one strategy: distraction. Here’s how to diversify your destressing.