"My child is being bullied". It gets an immediate reaction of shock and sadness, as it should. As an educator, we hear the word bullying on a DAILY basis and 9 times out of 10 it is not bullying. Usually, it is a mean behavior, bad choice, or misunderstanding. The term "bullying" has become the word to describe any mean behavior. The problem with the overuse of the word is that it can desensitize ... Read More about Not everything is Bullying (and why it is important to know the difference).
World Peace Day is on September 21 and during that whole week, we celebrate Peace Week. Since it is towards the beginning of the school year, what a perfect time to highlight a great topic like peace. You can focus on bringing peace to the world, to your community, to your school or class, and/or to yourself. Peaceful behavior can include showing empathy, resolving conflicts, showing kindness, ... Read More about Ideas to celebrate Peace Week
It's back to school time!! You have been planning and pinteresting all summer and now it is here, the new school year. It is exciting and stressful all at the same time. Teachers have soooooo much to do to get ready for students but do not forget to take care of YOU because YOU MATTER TOO! I know your students will be super excited to see all the cool stuff you have in your classroom but they ... Read More about 5 tips to lower your back to school stress (for Teachers)
I like to organize my organizational tools into one organized list. Ha! Okay, so I am a little crazy about organization but I swear it helps reduce my stress. When I organize my office and/or desk I immediately feel better...like Hey I can do these 3,000 tasks now that everything is neat and orderly...alright onto my list of 10 must-haves for your school counseling office or classroom. 1. Cart ... Read More about Must-haves for your School Counseling Office
There is always time in your day to spread a little more kindness in the world. You will notice you feel happier by being kind and helping others. It's a reward for being kind. I love talking about Kindness with my students, especially during Kindness Month (February). I use activities from my Character Education Kindness and Positive Words activity to further promote kindness in my school. Check ... Read More about 101 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas