I don't know about you, but around 4pm on Sundays, I start a brief period of mourning. I can feel the weekend coming to a close, and I'm bracing myself for the week ahead... teaching lessons that take every bit of my energy, wading through difficult situations with students and their parents, balancing work and … Continue reading The Sunday Night Struggle Bus
Several years ago, I read Barbara Brown Taylor's memoir, Leaving Church. It spoke to me in profound ways that I might delve a bit into over at ellietalley.com one day, but since this is my blog about all things teaching and education, I'll spare you. 😉 One of the practical take-aways from the book was the … Continue reading Things that are saving my life right now.
You're a teacher. You know the immense demands that the profession requires. You are committed to your students as if they were your own flesh and blood. You became a teacher so that you could make a difference, so that you could impart knowledge and life skills to children who will one day rise up … Continue reading 3 Self-Care Tips for Teachers