Healthy Teacher

Healthy teacher habits

Healthy Teacher: 9 Tips for Eating Right

Make healthy habits one of your top priorities this school year! Here are nine tips to help you do just that! Your classroom is decorated, supplies are sorted, the Dollar Store has been ravaged, class lists are printed, lockers assigned, books sorted…yes, you feel ready for your students. But something is missing. It’s not the […] Read more…

Tips for preventing teacher burnout and improving your teaching life

Avoid teacher burnout: unwind!

Teacher burnout is real — and it is easy to feel like you’ve used up every bit of your energy and reserve at the end of a stressful semester or school year. Here are some ways to get back your energy. It happens to all of us — we have a stressful year of teaching. […] Read more…

Wonder how to respond to negative feedback? This list of tips will help you respond to principal, parent, and student feedback.

How to handle negative feedback

As teachers, we are used to providing feedback to our students, but what about when we are at the receiving end? Here are some strategies for dealing with feedback. Read on! Who, what & why? Before determining your response, determine three things: Who is giving you the feedback What they are responding to Why? When […] Read more…

Five fun and funky outfit additions for teacher wardrobes.

5 Fun & Funky Outfit Additions for Teachers

Elementary school teachers can get away with wearing all kinds of cute outfits.  What about a middle school teacher’s wardrobe?  We have the sharp-eyed teens checking out what we wear…and didn’t you wear that blouse last week?   Still, we don’t have to wear boring/safe clothes.  Just a few fun pieces added to your basic teacher […] Read more…

Four ways to make your lunch break more meaningful.

Healthy Teacher: Lingering over Lunch

I’ve asked my dear friend Dayle to write a post for this month’s Healthy Teacher installment since she is all about bringing balance, movement, and a joy to people.  I love the insight she offers as an opportunity to transform our crazy lunch schedule into something meaningful and calming.   Adult children, arm-in-arm with parents, […] Read more…