Mindful Self-Compassion for Teachers

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teachers

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Under Pressure Teachers—this might ring a bell. Many of us go into the teaching profession because we feel it is our mission in life, or heart’s desire, to help children.  While this is an honorable goal, it can lead to unrealistic, high...
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...
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...
The Nurse’s Note: A School Nurse Speaks Up

The Nurse’s Note: A School Nurse Speaks Up

By: Catie Ensz, BSN, RN, CPN Nurse Catie (as her students and staff refer to her) has spent the last 7 years as a Title 1 school nurse. She works in a predominantly-Latino school and speaks Spanish. She lives with her husband and children in Northern Virginia....
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