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”

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”

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”