Monday, 4th September 2017

Five Back to School Practices for Educators and Parents

Back to school is a busy time for educators and parents.  And, if you’re like me and live both of these roles the busyness can sometimes feel overwhelming and anxious.

For educators this time is full of planning lessons, setting up classrooms, organizing schedules and getting our heads wrapped back around the busy pace of September.  

For parents, it’s back to school shoppings, early wake-ups, and the promise of an upcoming routine.

September is a time of year that provides a reset – a chance to start again… Continue reading…

Thursday, 1st June 2017

Advice for our Grads

 

When I was a new mom the best piece of advice I ever got was, “the days are long but the years are short” and now, in June,  as my baby girl is finishing Kindergarten, I wonder where all the time has gone.

 

As educators, during this time of year,  we are watching our students transition out of our classes and into summer – sometimes we may never see them again.  This is a nostalgic time.   For me, as I watch another year of “grad babies” finish… Continue reading…

Wednesday, 13th April 2016

My Why…

My Why

 

Two years ago BC teachers were getting ready to go on strike.  We were fighting together for better class composition, smaller class size and increased pay.

 

Teachers were unhappy, overwhelmed and underappreciated.  During this time, I went looking for what made me feel better, and I discovered the science and research behind positive psychology.  Shawn Achor’s TED Talk: “The Happy Secret to Better Work” resonated deeply;  I felt like I found my calling.

 

Immediately after, I was inspired  to share the philosophies of… Continue reading…