How do you bring nature into your classroom? Or how do you bring your classroom to nature? Do you? More and more research shows the benefits of nature to student health and achievement (and yours, too!). Where should you start? Well, we’ve put together a list of things you can do to help connect with nature (and hint hint-they don’t cost any money).[Read more…] about How to Grow a Healthy Classroom
Are you one of those teachers who has trouble fitting health lessons into your weekly lessons because you already have so much to teach? Stop overlooking the value of health class! You can leverage health lessons to teach reading and writing. You can help students in your class be organized, play safely and get along with each other. So why are you ignoring all these important outcomes?[Read more…] about Stop Overlooking Health Class!
What is about teaching that doesn’t allow a person to fully turn off their teaching brain? Is the chemical composition of a teacher that makes them want to give every last drop of energy in the classroom? Is it the nurturing?
What is it that makes you a great teacher?
Like most teachers, you are a caring, compassionate person who would give the clothes off your back in order to make the lives of your students better. You are willing to give your hard earned money to make sure they have the materials they need to be successful in your classroom. You’re willing to give your time to make sure they have the best possible experiences while they are in your classroom this year.
There is nothing wrong with any of that, but do you know when you’ve crossed the line into being unhealthy?[Read more…] about The Keys to Teacher Wellness