How To Ease Report Card Writing Stress with Mindfulness

How To Ease Report Card Writing Stress with Mindfulness

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. On a crisp November evening, I sat huddled in blankets at my kitchen table, clutching a cup of steaming coffee. Stacks of paper covered every inch of the oak tabletop—I was drowning in a sea of essays, tests, and data. Eyes burning from twelve...
Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? A Teacher’s Guide

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? A Teacher’s Guide

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Supporting my students through trauma was a consistent and heartbreaking part of my teaching career. These stories from my own classroom and those of my colleagues might feel familiar to you: A student showed up to class one morning, seeming...
12 Tips for Strong Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Tips for Strong Teacher-Parent Communication

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Teacher-Caregiver Relationships Matter When you become a teacher, you know you’ll be working closely with students. Likewise, you know you’ll have relationships with their parents and guardians. That said, you might not realize just...
Teacher Self-Care with iRest® and JabuMind

Teacher Self-Care with iRest® and JabuMind

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Why Teachers Need Self-Care Teachers choose their line of work to make a difference in the world. Bright-eyed and full of hope, they open their hearts to their first class. Oftentimes, the positivity they begin with diminishes as they struggle...
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