Simply Novel Blog - Teaching Tips and Ideas for Teachers

  • Beyond “self-care” - powerful tips for practicing resilience as a teacher in the midst of an ongoing crisis

    So many of us have been bombarded with daily self-care strategies - things that include “sing a song,” “eat all the chocolate,” “make yourself smile,” or “have a glass of wine.”  All of these are great—when we are dealing with minor stresses such as a rude parent interaction, or too many papers to grade, the internet going out, or having to take on an extra duty all week.  But what happens when we are literally facing a crisis—like a global pandemic, widespread fear and depression, schools that have moved virtual, and an overall sense that life is never going to be what it once was ever again?  The key is to practice resilience.
  • 4 Tips for Teachers to Manage Anxiety and Worry During the "Unknown"

    We don’t have to like what’s going on.  We don’t have to want it.  Or approve of it.  We get to choose how to be about THIS moment. Simply moment to moment.  We can choose to be stressed, and angry, or frustrated, or we can choose to simply be in surrender and acceptance.  Here are 4 practical tips to help you manage anxiety and worry during the "unknown."