As the new academic year gets underway, my mind is flooded with images of
the many passionate and knowledgeable teachers that Marcus and I have met throughout the years. We are in awe of how well you have handled the challenges of the past 18 months and know that, with your resilience and dedication, you will create the very best learning environment for your students in this coming school year. We
feel grateful to have the privilege of getting to know you and to be
able to continue to learn with many of you.
Something I read recently reminded me that one of many things that makes you so special is that you each possess a generous spirit of giving to the community, as you care about others even when you sometimes hear few voices of appreciation. The positive difference that you make in the lives of other people’s children is remarkable!
Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety and Burnout: This article describes how to avoid burnout through positive self-talk and self-reflection, managing your workload and embracing the little joys of teaching, among other strategies. (Click this link to read).
Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators: This second of our articles offers a few tips for fueling our bodies with nutritious foods for high-energy teaching. (Click this link to read.)
Know that Marcus and I wish you and your students a joyful and productive year of teaching and learning!