Toolkit: Wellness + Balance

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We know that extracurricular activities can benefit students in a variety of ways but, as teachers, we are often the ones to take on those additional responsibilities. You leave your classroom and become a coach, club leader, or theater director. This added role may be fulfilling, but it’s often hard to achieve work-life balance. So here… Read More

Stepping off the Scale: Rethinking the Idea of Work-Life Balance

By Tom Armbrecht, PhD August 31, 2018

Editor’s note: In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world, we’re able to work almost anywhere at any time. But how does being so connected affect our lives and the way we view work-life balance? Here to share his insight and expertise is Tom Armbrecht, PhD, a former professor of French studies who is now an online learning… Read More

Mindfulness Training Tips for Teachers

By The Room 241 Team April 4, 2018

You already have a host of mindfulness activities for the classroom in your toolkit, but what about tips for helping you — the educator — be more present in the moment? Have you ever tried to meditate, or practice mindfulness yourself? To learn what it takes (and how to do it), we talked with two mindfulness… Read More

Health Tips for Teachers, by Teachers

By The Room 241 Team March 22, 2018

We all know it’s important to live a healthy, balanced life, but what does that actually look like day-to-day as a teacher? Since March is National Nutrition Month, we asked some of Concordia’s MEd and EdD students and alums to share health tips that work for them in and out of their classrooms. Plan ahead… Read More

Some people go into teaching because it seems like a family-friendly job: almost no travel, vacations at the same time as your kids, hours that match your kids’ school hours. The reality, though, can be very different. Students may be emailing homework questions while your own children need attention. Teachers can spend hours on weekends… Read More

Better Work-Life Balance Tips for Teachers

By The Room 241 Team January 14, 2013

Teachers are stressed. Almost three-quarters of teachers (73 percent) report they often find work stressful. As a result, they’re more likely to leave work physically and emotionally exhausted and to bring work home. A teacher who fails to strike a balance between work and private life risks becoming burned out. Our team is here to… Read More