Teacher Zen! 10 #BacktoSchool Tips

“The best thing a human being can do is to help another human being know more.” – Charlie Munger A new school year is here! You are about to meet many new faces. With so many minds to inspire you need to make sure you are prepared. Learning helps our students break generational cycles, lead […]

Goal: Set Aside Time for Yourself

Welcome to Cycle 7 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Make it Meaningful! “A field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.” – Ovid Goal: For 1 week, dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to rest and relaxation. Accomplish this goal: Part of avoiding burnout is dedicating time to ourselves unrelated to teaching. I’ve struggled with this […]

Goal: Enjoy a Zen Moment

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward!  “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” – Ben Sweetland Goal: Enjoy a zen moment. Accomplish this goal: Spend 15 minutes to an hour less on a stressful task, such as grading, doing paperwork, etc. Use that time you saved to relax […]

Avoid Burn-Out

Goal: Avoid Burn-Out of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”~ Mary Anne Radmacher This year’s theme is, “This is MY Moment.” Each goal will focus on getting educators to believe their plans of action now […]

Goal: Be a Guest Blogger

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 9 One of my long-term goals is to post more guest pieces on other websites or blogs. I love having my writings published on other websites. Writing a guest post improves your writing in numerous ways, because naturally many of us hold ourselves to higher standards when […]

Avoiding the Edtech Burn-out

Recently, a good friend and Edublogs webinar moderator, Phil Hart, shared with me a recent Elluminate presentation I unfortunately missed. Edublogs webinars provide a free online gathering of educators or others interested in transforming the educational arena. Through the Elluminate platform, people are able to chat, talk aloud, share screens, answer polls, and so forth […]