Many of us, teachers and students especially, are in countdown mode for summer! For our little ones, that can mean a summer of fun will soon be upon us. And for our older kids, it is the exciting time of looking for their first summer jobs. While this can be a thrilling time, it can also be a … [Read more...] about Getting Teens Ready for a Summer Job
Growth mindset is a topic that I have attended professional development sessions on and researched when I am wearing my teacher hat. But I realized, if I was a parent would I know how to engage in a growth mindset for my kids at home? Honestly, probably not. But I think it’s so important to share so … [Read more...] about What is a Growth Mindset and Why is it Important?
It’s nearly spring and the buzz of the new year has faded. But what about all those goals you set for yourself at the beginning of January? Last November, I realized I was having trouble keeping track of the habits I was trying to build and change. I wanted to eat healthier, exercise … [Read more...] about Keystone Habits
We have heard it eoched in all parts of the educational system this year, there are shortages. People are leaving. Filling positions is hard and near impossible in some areas. This leads to additional pressures put on those who remain in the field. But what are some ways to avoid teacher burnout? … [Read more...] about Teacher Burnout
It’s a new year and a lot of people are making resolutions. Let’s resolve to spend less time on devices, more time interacting, and let’s do it outside. In fact, I have the perfect challenge for you...1,000 hours outside in 2022! I know you are thinking I sound crazy but hear me out first—many … [Read more...] about 1,000 Hours Outside Challenge
If it seems like every day your child comes home cranky and irritable after school, you’re not alone. Many parents struggle to understand why their child behaves well during school hours but doesn’t continue this behavior in the evenings. Experts say this emotional exertion is called “after-school … [Read more...] about Why Children Fall Apart After School