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Water for Teachers: The World and Us with guest Tara Benitez

This week, Shamari is joined by Tara Benitez as they talk about our complicated identities as humans in education.  (continue reading)

Water for Teachers: Setting the Stage with guest Holly Jordan

This week, Shamari is joined by Holly Jordan, as they explore the power of vulnerability and being honest about our imperfect humanity.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Risk. Fail. Rise. Read Aloud with Colleen Cruz

Today on the podcast, we’re bringing you a special preview chapter from Colleen Cruz’s new audiobook, Risk. Fail. Rise.: A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakes.   (continue reading)

Coping With Teacher Burnout During a Pandemic

Are you flirting with burnout? Overwhelmed by what it takes to teach in a pandemic? Join the conversation around finding ways to cope and even thrive during these challenging times.  (continue reading)

Battling The Blahs Part 3: When Silence is Serious

If you, like me, suffer from bouts of the Blahs, I encourage you to develop your own plan too. To take care of our students, to do our part in ensuring Leticia and other young people like her don’t fall into the Abyss, we must first stay clear of it ourselves.  (continue reading)

Battling The Blahs Part 2: Helping Students Manage Stress and Stagnation

Last fall, I wrote about the Blahs, a predictable time of year when I struggle with energy, motivation, and self-doubt. A friend pointed out that our students battle their own Blahs as well.  (continue reading)

Anchor Yourself In Your Beliefs

We aren’t in the business of telling you what to believe, but we do want to share some beliefs that have guided our practice over the years...  (continue reading)

Heinemann Fellow Kate Flowers on Battling the Blahs

I know why so many teachers leave the profession in their first five years. The Blahs. For me, the Blahs come in October.  (continue reading)

How to (Re)Integrate Your Beliefs Into Your Curriculum

What were your hopes and dreams before school started? Have they gotten buried? Let’s dust them off and bring them back!!  (continue reading)

Maintaining Motivation To Teach

The more that you strive to bring these three factors under your control, the more likely you are to have the strong internal motivation that you need to drive your work.  (continue reading)

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