Starting the Year on the Right Foot

All educators know how important it is to establish class culture and expectations or agreements at the very beginning of the school year. Relationships come first, always, but building on those to make sure everyone feels safe in the classroom is essential. We want students […]

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Hold on to the Good

I’ve had a lot of ugly in my life lately, and the stress it’s created has been almost unbearable. Camping has been an important escape and has provided a break from carrying that stress day in and day out. I’m also grateful that the situation […]

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Hopefully May Will Be Better

I came across this tweet by my friend Thaddeus Bourassa last night and it hit home. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been struggling for the last…. oh say… 13 months. There have been ups and downs through the pandemic, although I feel like […]

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Wellness and Self-Care Calories

I had just finished my 4th round of a pretty intense workout with my personal trainer, and I was feeling strong! I was amazed that I could do the exercises he had given me, including deadlifts, one arm planks in push-up position, hip thrusters with […]

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Kids Are Superheroes

As we are about to hit the one year mark of the pandemic here in North America, there has been a lot of focus on the incredibly important and selfless job that health care workers have done. There has been emphasis placed on the struggles […]

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Space & Goals

It is January 12th, 2021. How are you doing with your New Year’s resolution? After only 12 days, some might be thriving, some might have thrown in the towel already, and others might have falling off the rails but are committed to continue trying. Maybe […]

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Finding Joy Amidst the Struggles

It’s no secret that I am struggling… that most teachers are struggling right now. I shared in my last post, Will We, Though? that I’m not so certain that we will come out of this stronger, as most people say when talking about the hardships […]

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Will We, Though?

A note before you read this post… I have been finding comfort lately in reading about teachers’ realities and talking with educators who are experiencing and feeling the same things as I am. This post is simply meant to validate feelings. I am not looking […]

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