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5 Teacher Wardrobe Must Haves

5 Teacher Wardrobe Must Haves

When a soon-to-be college graduate asked me what she should keep stocked in her closet for teaching, I started rattling off a list that probably would have cost her her first year’s salary.  Sure, there are a lot of things that are great to have in your teaching wardrobe, but what do you really need? 
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10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

The darker, snowy days of winter can put a damper on anyone’s spirits, but when you head to work before the sun rises and head home after the sun has set it is especially challenging. Even if you are not prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), you can still feel blue during the winter months.
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Top 10 Signs Your Summer Has Started

Top 10 Signs Your Summer Has Started

Summer may not technically begin until June 21st, but the moment the last bell rings for the school year it is definitely summer time!  By the end of the year relaxation and a day without thinking about anything school related is in order.  While a few months would be ideal, even one single day without a lesson plan
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5 Ways to Beat the Midday Blahs

5 Ways to Beat the Midday Blahs

By 1pm (or sooner!) your energy may be lagging and the final hours until school ends may seem a lifetime away.  How are you going to make it through to the end of the day?   We asked Really Good Teachers across the country how they keep their energy up throughout the day and found
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7 Stress Management Tips for Teachers

7 Stress Management Tips for Teachers

Ask a teacher what the most stressful part of her job is and chances are good that paperwork, testing, and things not related to actual classroom instruction are high on the list.  The piles of paperwork, outside stressors, and ever increasing workload can make even the most dedicated of teachers feel discouraged at times.  The
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10 Inspirational Messages for Teachers

10 Inspirational Messages for Teachers

Finding inspiration during those tough times of the year can be challenging.  Teachers especially need encouragement and support amidst testing and end of the year reporting.  Let the following messages inspire you and remind you of how very special you really are to those whose lives you touch. Join us on Facebook for daily motivational
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Your Life Is An Occasion

Your Life Is An Occasion

There are some movie scenes that stand out and leave an impact on viewers that changes the way they think about life.  Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, the 2007 movie starring Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, chronicles the final days of an eccentric and magical toy store owner.  While there are many moments in the movie
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10 Great Songs to Listen to on the Way Home

10 Great Songs to Listen to on the Way Home

It’s 4:30 in the afternoon and you have just spent another long day in the classroom.  As much as you love your job, adore your students, and feel like teaching is what you were destined to do, by the end of the day you are exhausted.  You have spent the last nine hours answering questions,
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Really Good You: Exercising…for a Cause

Really Good You:  Exercising…for a Cause

Are you one of the 70%?  70% of people who know that they should exercise but don’t, that is.  While exercising can reduce a variety of health problems while increasing strength and flexibility, Dr. Johnny Bowden points out that “the fact is that most people exercise for vanity reasons, not primarily for health.”  So, what
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How Can You Fit Fitness into Your Busy Life? – Really Good You Series

How Can You Fit Fitness into Your Busy Life? – Really Good You Series

by Bex Mawn, Guest Blogger No matter what your job is, it is so tough to stay healthy by eating well and staying active. A few years ago I decided to learn how to eat healthier and recommitted myself to getting more exercise. Like many teachers and others, I could not afford to get a
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