Teacher Zen During Distance Learning

“Zen-Relaxed and not worrying about things that you cannot change.” – Cambridge Dictionary Distance learning has transformed the routines and lives of all stakeholders- students, families, and educators. How do we reduce the stress and find some peace and balance? I recently presented for the Minnesota Distance Learning Summit, Teacher Zen During Distance Learning. Below […]

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 […]