Tell Me A Bedtime Story

Every once in a while, a student will come into my classroom, scrunch up his nose, and say, "Ewwww! It smells like coffee in here!" I pick up the steaming cup of coffee on my desk and reply (sometimes in my head, sometimes out loud), "Better get used to it, little friend. You don't want [...]


Let me introduce you to a new word that I have come to love. It’s “overcare”. I now know that I am capable of experiencing overcare rather frequently in many areas in my life. Here’s a perfect example of overcare: It’s 3:32am and I am wide awake. All I can think about is school. I’m [...]

The Matter of Email…

Happy Monday! Today, I’d like to discuss the matter of EMAIL.  At the start of this school year, I made the conscious decision to remove my work email from my phone. I had tried to make this happen in previous years, but would always end up pressing "add account" within a couple of days and [...]

Happy Friday!

Congratulations, teachers, on making it to Friday of Halloween week! With Halloween having been on a Tuesday this week, I hope you teachers have some serious self-care planned for this weekend. I have booked a Thai massage at a lovely, inexpensive massage place near me! 🙂 And if you powered through the week eating leftover [...]


Thank you for visiting Teaching Well! My intention behind this blog is to inspire and encourage wellness, balance, and joy in teachers and non-teachers alike. A couple of years ago, I sat in front of a nutritionist complaining about my habit of mindlessly snacking on anything and everything at night (popcorn in particular!). I couldn't [...]