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Dealing with difficult people

We all encounter difficult people in our lives. Whether it’s a family member, a co-worker or a supervisor, difficult people can turn a good day into a bad one if you don’t have strategies for dealing with the challenge.

Setting yourself up for a great year

Maybe it’s your first year of teaching, maybe it’s your 21st, but there are always ways to set yourself up for a great school year ahead.

Managing transitions

As another school year ends, students and educators face transitions. And while summer may be eagerly anticipated, transitions are not easy for everyone. But there are ways to help ensure a healthy transition to summer.

Creating schools that welcome LGBTQ kids

There is a lot that educators can do to make the school environment more welcoming for these students — and a more inclusive environment for all students and staff.

Meditation and mindfulness can help relieve stress

Teaching can be stressful, and meditation and mindfulness can help alleviate the stress and bring a greater sense of calm and purpose to your life at work and at home. Research has shown that meditation can reduce burnout, improve self-confidence,...

Stop teacher burnout

Teaching can be an extraordinary career and a calling. But it can be very stressful. If you feel as though there are not enough hours in the day and your workload extends into nights, weekends and holidays, you are heading for burnout.

Your well-being

Tips for developing cultural competence

To do their jobs well, educators need to understand their students’ lives and cultures. This involves listening and asking questions with humility. Being open-minded and attentive to individual students and their circumstances are key to cultural...

360-degree wellness

School professionals have challenging jobs. Our work includes taking care of the needs of students, colleagues and community members, as well as taking care of ourselves and our families. A 360-degree approach to wellness can help.

Resolving conflicts

Workplace conflicts are hard to avoid. The key is learning how to manage and even gain from them.