I’m learning that there is a limit to what you can do in a given time. I can’t do it all. I’ve watched friends around me slowly try to do more and more as the pressures of teaching during a pandemic continued to add to their list of things To Do. On top of that, they are feeling the pressure of a society that is, at this very moment, very divided and confused. Teachers, and many people, feel abandoned as they try to figure out how to best do their work while lacking personal safety and care. The mental and physical toll has been immense. In order to take care of myself, I have been working to develop habits that will ensure I can do my absolute best each day. I’m now at a point where it feels right to step back into this space.
Often there is a false assumption that 1) play is not important for learning, and 2) play is for younger children. So, including high school students in learning-thru-play enriches teaching-learning process to a new level
Most teachers are drawn to teaching as a calling but, over time, that passion can be lost, not for lack of wanting but from lack of consistent refueling.
I work at so many different places — kitchen table, living room, office, library, coffee shops. Some days I like the quiet while other days I listen to music or just like the sound of conversations around me. It really depends. Not all days are the same.
I want to thrive in all areas of my life. To do that I needed, I needed to reconsider many different things. The first was to rethink about how I was viewing what I was doing.
Often, when people discuss work life & home life they use ‘balance’ as a way to describe how the two are connected. What do you think?
I had spent many a night wondering “What is my calling? What am I here to do?” but hearing only silence. What does it mean to Live The Good Life?
Fun, Happiness, Joy – where do you find these in school?
Developing habits are easy, much easier to develop than to change. It takes persistence and work to make changes, especially if the habit is years/decades in the making.
How do habits form? How do we replace habits? Habits are important but so is being able to change them.