Teacher Self-Care

How to Create a Culture of Self-Care in Your School

By Ashley Watters November 13, 2019

Modern classrooms are a reflection of the fast-paced world we live in. Multiple tasks and students consistently vie for your attention. In this kind of brisk environment, self-care becomes extremely important for educators. Self-care is not synonymous with selfish Teaching is a true balancing act of attending to the needs of many different people. You… Read More

Teachers: The Truth About Waking Up Earlier

By Ashley Previte October 29, 2019

The internet is swimming in advice on how the world can wake up earlier and find more time to lead more productive lives. CEOs brag about their early morning rituals. Celebrities tout crack-of-dawn routines that help them focus throughout the day. Fledgling novelists swear it’s the only time to get writing done. That’s all fine… Read More

Cue Up Your Creativity: 30-Day Challenge

By The Room 241 Team October 25, 2019

Creativity relieves our stress and invigorates our imagination. It’s a route to clarity or an outlet for frustrations. It brings peace and unlimited excitement. So why not dedicate your focus to getting those creative juices pumping through your veins?  Check out our 30 days worth of inspiring activities creative teachers need to power through any… Read More

Teachers: 8 Awesome Ways to Cue Up Your Creativity Today

By Ashley Previte October 23, 2019

Creative teachers aren’t afraid to take risks. They search for inspiration in even the most mundane of places. They ask themselves silly questions and strive to find inventive answers. They play. They experiment. They explore. These teachers flip problems around to see what’s underneath, then hope it’s not chewed gum.  You are so creative in… Read More

Deep Breathing to Calm Your Nerves

By Ashley Previte October 17, 2019

Every teacher has “one of those days.” The kids are okay, but you feel … well, anxious. Stress and anxiety are natural in the life of a teacher, but it can do more than ruin your day. Stress can affect your behavior, thinking ability, and even physical health. It’s important to find your sanity and… Read More

Empower Yourself With a Yes Date

By Ashley Previte October 14, 2019

How many times a day do you think — or even say — these things? I can’t do that; I have too much work to do. I don’t have time to go there right now.  I should be doing something more productive.  No, I can’t — I hadn’t planned on it.   If you’re like the… Read More

Stretch Your Body, Stretch Your Mind

By Ashley Previte October 11, 2019

Let’s say your morning begins with a fresh outlook, unwrinkled papers, and that optimistic feeling of being ready to take on the world. Then the day happens. Stress compounds and soon enough your attitude, like most of those fresh papers, starts to crumple. You can feel the tension claiming the muscles of your body. Your… Read More

The Amazing Benefits of Laughter

By Ashley Previte October 7, 2019

There’s nothing better than a great giggle that snowballs into a guffaw, that results in a snort, that has you doubled over in hysterics. Whether you chuckle, giggle, yuck-it-up, cackle, or crack the heck up, it feels great to laugh and make others laugh with you. But laughter does more than take your breath away… Read More

Date Nights with Yourself

By The Room 241 Team October 4, 2019

You spend your days caring for your students. Maybe you get home and have to care for your own kiddos, or your partner…or your needy puggle puppy who won’t stop shredding all the toilet paper rolls. The point is, as a teacher, caring for others can quickly consume all your time. Before you know it,… Read More

Quiz: What’s Your Perfect Solo Date Night?

By The Room 241 Team October 3, 2019

There it is, right there, written in Sharpie — Date Night. The square box of your calendar contains the words, but the thought of actually dragging yourself out on a solo date is another story. You don’t really want to venture out of your comfort zone  — or spend effort trying to drum up the… Read More

5 Ways to Set Boundaries to Protect Your Peace

By Ashley Previte September 23, 2019

To be the best for your students, you need to be the best you. And that can’t happen without setting some boundaries for yourself. Find your balance and avoid burnout, stress, and that overwhelmed teacher vibe with some time management and self-care. Start with these 5 key boundary-setting tips 1. Stick to a finite grading… Read More

Celebrate Yourself — You Deserve It

By The Room 241 Team August 14, 2019

Whip out the party blowers and confetti because you did it! You committed to nine whole weeks of personal growth. And honestly, it’s not easy to stick with something for nine weeks right out of the gate, but you handled it like a champ. How can you tell? Because you’re still here! You’re reading this… Read More

From Change to Changed: Plan Your Check-Ins

By The Room 241 Team August 13, 2019

Did you know that, on average, it takes 66 days to form a habit? The nine weeks of this Educator Rejuvenation Challenge have brought you through those days, but now it’s on you to keep moving and improving. You already have what you need. You just need to monitor your progress and your motivation and… Read More

Professional Development Goals: How to Set Them & Reach Them

By The Room 241 Team July 29, 2019

Now that you’re a superstar goal-setter with a whole toolbox of actionable tricks for actually reaching said goals, it’s time for another challenge. This week, take a look at everything you’ve learned on the goal front and apply it your career. I know. We’ve been hyper-focused on personal development for the past eight weeks and… Read More

From Micro to Intermediate Goals: Building Your Map

By The Room 241 Team July 26, 2019

How are those micro goals treating you? Have you found that bite-sized achievements work for you? While they absolutely are an awesome way to build up momentum and motivation with ultra-small wins, once you go pro at this, you may want to make the shift to intermediate goals. Intermediate goals are bigger and further away… Read More