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Taking Time for You: Self-care as a teacher

Journaling is meant for you, the teacher, because you deserve to set aside time for yourself.

By giving yourself Permission to Pause and taking a few minutes or more each day to focus on the present, you gain clarity on your priorities and unravel what is worth nurturing and what you need to...

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Teaching with Compassion: Tools for creating magnificent days

Magenta is bold, it’s vibrant, and the color holds noble qualities. 

Teaching in Magenta means creating magnificent days. This post provides a refreshing approach to teaching that puts your joy and well-being first so you can share those attributes with your students.

Veteran...

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Which of These 3 Educator Types Are You?

Ask a friend, "What type of educator are you?" and you'll get an array of answers. Some say, "I'm the type who gets things done," while others claim, "I'm the joker all kids love." The school administrator may contend to be, "The one who makes everyone succeed." 

We spent a few weeks talking...

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Observe, Ask, and Implement: Ways to Support Students in Overcoming Their Own Anxiety

Anxiety is a “quiet” illness; it’s neither physical nor always visible. Additionally, symptoms can be different from student to student, and from day to day. Because of this, anxiety falls victim to perception.

In her book Anxious, Christine Ravesi-Weinstein shares stories and...

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Compassionate Teaching: 5 Ways to Find Joy and Well-being for You and Your Students

 

Compassion is power.

Some associate power with the victors, the ultra-competitive, the publicity seekers, the sarcastic, the masters of Machiavellian tactics … the people we celebrate in contemporary society. Such individuals are often considered virile and heroic, but these...

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5 Journal Prompts to Get You Started

 

Journaling provides the perfect channel for introspection. Writing, even for only a few minutes a day, helps you be more present for the rest of the day. It cultivates a sense of awareness, calmness, and purpose. It boosts creativity. It can help you cope with stress and anxiety. It can...

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Letting Go Of Control And Creating Healthy Habits To Beat Teacher Burnout

Being a perfectionist, people-pleasing, or a control freak has become the routine in some schools, and it’s almost a rite of passage to being a teacher.

Thanks to social media and search engines, you can find many ways to color code, label, and use a custom font for every file, drawer, and...

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8 Ways to End Teacher Burnout

Think back to when you first started teaching. Before you even stepped foot in your first classroom. You knew you wanted to make an impact. You knew you wanted to empower students with the gift of knowledge so they could achieve their goals in life.

But then something happened.

Many things...

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3 Ways Teachers Can Find Balance

In a world that feels pretty unbalanced every day, teachers need ways to find balance--a crucial part of stress management and self-care.

Longtime teacher, presenter, and author James Alan Sturtevant provides numerous ways teachers can pursue balance in his new book, Teaching in Magenta: 100...

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Why Teachers Need Self-Care

Dorothy VanderJagt knows about self-care. She understands the value of mindfulness, reflection, perspective, and emotional therapy, far more than most educators. After a traumatic event, she turned to journaling, which helped her manage suffering and grief. 

In today's world, teachers need...

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