The Simplest, Easiest Way To Relax Your Mind & Body Before Bed

You know that feeling when you’re so extremely tired but lay wide awake staring at the ceiling? This is an experience that I used to encounter way too often, and I believe it had to do with the fact that my body was so incredibly tired from being on my feet all day, but myContinue reading “The Simplest, Easiest Way To Relax Your Mind & Body Before Bed”

How & Why You Can & Should Incorporate Exercise Into Your Classroom

An honest truth is that I really wish I were one of those insanely fit people who goes to the gym and does a killer workout every single day. Another honest truth is that I am not one of those people, and I know well that I most likely never will be. I can sayContinue reading “How & Why You Can & Should Incorporate Exercise Into Your Classroom”

Put Down Your Phone & Pick Up A Book

As an elementary school teacher, I preach the importance of reading all day long. I teach a reading strategy lesson every day, facilitate conversations about books with students, and assign reading every single night for homework. I can’t tell you the amount of times I remind my students that they should be reading each dayContinue reading “Put Down Your Phone & Pick Up A Book”

Be Nice To Your Hands

When I teach math, I use a document camera, which projects what I’m writing or doing with math manipulatives onto the classroom’s SmartBoard. This is absolutely awesome as a teaching tool, but it also provides an up-close-and-personal view of the things that endure a tremendous amount of wear-and-tear during the day, my hands. Sometimes IContinue reading “Be Nice To Your Hands”

Teacher Babe-on-a-Budget Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves

There is something about walking into the makeup section of my local drugstore that gets me really hyped. The colors… the enormous amount of product… the PRICES! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good high-end makeup product once in a while (I have an obsession with Sephora), but living in New York City onContinue reading “Teacher Babe-on-a-Budget Drugstore Makeup Must-Haves”

Why I Travel (& feel good about it) During School Breaks

The most frequent comment that I hear when I tell people that I’m a teacher is something along the lines of, “Wow! It must be so nice to have the summers off!” I used to get really defensive and almost angry when faced with these words, and would come back by saying something like, “WellContinue reading “Why I Travel (& feel good about it) During School Breaks”