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Back to School Classroom Set Up Holidays and Seasonal Seasonal/Holiday Teacher Wellness

Host a Walking Set-Up Bus

Classroom Set Up It’s the first day we’ve been allowed to reenter the school after a major renovation. It’s a disaster. Nothing we carefully packed up and labeled before summer break has been returned to the rooms they once belonged and school starts in ONE day! Yup! You heard that right.

What a nightmare! But fortunately we worked with the most amazing staff on the planet and came up with a solution to bring everyone’s anxiety level down to a manageable level. We hosted a walking set-up bus.

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Back to School Holidays and Seasonal Just For Fun Teacher Humour Teacher Wellness

Sniff the Crayon

Sniff the CrayonTeachers out there know that smell…the new crayon. It’s still perfect. It still has all its paper wrapping and is perfectly pointy. It hasn’t rubbed up against other crayons and gotten dirty. It hasn’t been dropped on the floor, or broken in half or left in the lost and found bin with a bunch of broken crayons. And if you close your eyes and take a whiff of that new crayon, you can still transport yourself back to your childhood. For teachers, the crayon smell is a high. For students, not so much.

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Back to School Holidays and Seasonal Professional Learning Teacher Wellness

Five Things You Should Do On Your Break to Be Ready for Back to School

SummerTitleTeachers are notorious for never really taking a break. We’re super teachers! We never need sleep or down time or family. Somehow we feel guilty if we don’t spend our whole summers getting ready for the new school year.

It’s true-we could spend every waking moment working on our classrooms or planning amazing lessons for our students. Should we feel guilty for not spending every weekend slaving over marking or making resources?

Absolutely not. After all these years of teaching, we’ve managed to figure out that it will still work out whether we spend a thousand hours or three. Continue Reading

Ninja Tips Teacher Wellness

Home Office Ideas?

OfficeTitleThe ninjas are always thinking of new things to create and spending lots of time working on ideas and resources at home (yes, we know, after a full day of work we should be unplugging but we just can’t help it). One ninja has taken over the dining room table to work while the other has been struggling with setting up good office Continue Reading

Teacher Wellness

Less Is More

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Sometimes it feels like teachers are stretched so thin. It’s impossible to do it all. That is when the guilt sets in. It feels like we should be able to do more, but maybe the trick is to do less? Of course, in a perfect world teachers would have input into making these decisions, but a girl can dream, right? Continue Reading

Teacher Wellness

A Teacher Never Rests

Teacher WellnessThe Ninjas have been on holidays, enjoying new adventures to new places. But are teachers ever really off? As one Ninja travels overseas, the other explores the great Canadian west coast.

Day 7:  Walking along the beach, in the early morning mist and fog, the beauty of the ocean is overwhelming and the rocky beach is a rock collectors paradise. Inspired, the rock collecting begins, after all you can never have too many rocks. Continue Reading