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Easy Mindfulness Activities to Implement in the Classroom

With a New Year comes resolutions and fresh starts. You might be starting 2023 by implementing new routines and fresh starts in your classroom. If you aren't already incorporating mindfulness practices, we encourage you to give them a try!

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, mindfulness, Student Engagement

4 Podcasts to Center Your Mindset

Our world as teachers becomes more stressful than usual when we enter the holiday season. Additional events make their way onto our calendars, students become less engaged academically, and our personal “to do” lists expand.  Overwhelm and exhaustion creep their way into our mental state.

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Just For Fun, Podcasts

Creating a Gratitude Habit With Your Students [+ Free Downloadable Calendar]

If you’ve led a gratitude exercise with your students before, you know that the typical gratitude list consists of family, friends and maybe a favorite possession. While these responses can be developmentally appropriate, it’s beneficial to stretch students’ thinking about all of the wonderful things they are grateful for. Brain research tells us that the practice of gratitude releases “feel good” chemicals in the brain that reduce stress and build empathy. Scientists have even suggested that the practice of gratitude changes the brain, making us feel happier and more content. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, mindfulness, Student Engagement, Digital Resources, Games & Downloadables, Just For Fun

5 New Courses to Expand Your Teacher Toolbelt

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Teaching with Technology, Literacy, Technology, educator wellness, Courses, Mental Health Awareness, Fast Track, Social Media

A Back to School Letter for 2022

With pajama pants and a sleep shirt on, you grab coffee and walk your unshowered self to your laptop. The cat follows you and sits on your feet. You’re scrolling through email, hitting “unsubscribe” at any chance you get (“Why does it take them so long to actually unsubscribe me?”) to create some sense of accomplishment (you have big plans later to finally watch Stranger Things Season 4). You scroll on, see some notices from the school district, and you stop. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Courses, Teacher Appreciation, Back-to-School

"Fall Forward" With 4 Blended Learning Courses

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Courses, Blended Learning, Student Engagement

Your Music Playlist for Fun in the Summertime

Hot fun in the summertime! This is what we hope you are striving for as you relax, restore and refresh over the summer months! To add to your “hot fun,” we’ve put together a list of 10 summer songs to get you movin’ and groovin’! Teachers and students are music lovers too, so, enjoy the melodies and even see some of the artists in action as you listen and watch ourSongs of Summer screencast! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Summer Vacation, Happiness

Dive into Summer Learning with Our Upskilling Ideas

Ahh, summer! It’s perfect for the pool, barbecues, and upskilling! What’s upskilling, you may ask? It’s building knowledge and skills to take your practice to the next level. During the school year, teachers are often too busy to try that cool new tech tool, learn about the latest research in a content area, or revamp planning, assessment, or classroom management processes. You likely have a few skills in mind that you’ve been meaning to develop. Why not squeeze in some learning over the summer so you can start the school year energized and ready to dive in?! 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, Summer Vacation

And Now…the End (of the School Year) is Here!

The students have said their goodbyes, you’ve cleaned out or organized your classroom materials, and readied your space for summer cleaning. You’ve made it through this school year, and although the song, “My Way” has the connotations of finality, you know the next year will be here before you know it. You might be jumping into more professional development and learning opportunities for the summer, or perhaps, you are moving into a different career. But right now, in this specific time and space, you deserve an opportunity to stop for a few minutes, rest, and reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of this year. 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, mindfulness, Summer Vacation

Health Education for Students’ Lifelong Wellness

More than ever before, we understand the impact health has on our livelihood and our capacity to learn. This recognition inspired us to design a course that explores the physical, mental, and social-emotional health of students called, Health Education for Students’ Lifelong Wellness 

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Topics: Teaching Wellness & Inspiration, educator wellness, Courses

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