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15 Brené Brown quotes to empower your teacher heart during the darkest of times

While every day gets harder, I get stronger, and I'm thankful the two somewhat balance themselves out.  When I was sitting in a giant circle at an intense and emotional staff meeting last week, I realized just how much Brené's words have transformed the way I lead and my identity as a teacher and ...

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Brené Brown reads

“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”

-Brene Brown

3 self-care rules every teacher should have

                                                     Coffee mug Teaching is heart work + hard work that never seems ends. With public education being a total disaster, secondhand trauma tremendously impacting teachers, and the constant workload increase + demand, it's hard to shut teaching off. It's ...

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Teacher Travels: Austin, Texas

My husband and I ventured down to Austin, Texas this last weekend to celebrate the marriage of two of our good friends. Talk about an eventful and adventurous 48 hours! Sometimes it feels like 48 hours isn't enough time to actually enjoy a city but with the right attitude, anything is possible! ...

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gift guide: teacher self-care

one |  two  |  three  |  four  |  five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight  |  nine  |  ten eleven  |  twelve  |  thirteen  |  fourteen  |  fifteen  |  sixteen  seventeen  |  eighteen  |  nineteen Teacher self-care can come in many forms. One thing I've been trying my hardest to do this year is find ...

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