Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Happy Labor Day, friends! Hopefully, you've spent today lounging around instead of laboring away, especially since it is the last unofficial day of summer. That's right! For so many of you, today is likely the day before school resumes and vacations end. It's likely the last day you'll get to sleep in and spend more… Continue reading Motivational Monday: You Can Handle It

Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

  Happy happy Friday, friends, and what a glorious day it's been! Today I had a chance to stop over at my old school and see some of my favorite former students as they prepare for their first day of school this coming Tuesday. So many bright faces and so much energy filled the halls as… Continue reading Friday Findings: My 10 School Essentials

Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Happy Thursday, friends! It's hard to believe it's been five years since I've been a student, and since graduating from graduate school (the first time around), I've now spent those five years in between on the other side as a teacher. With every new school year there comes a similar level of anxiety and excitement about… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: 6 Tips for a Great School Year

Tuesday Tunesday: Back to School Party

Happy Tunesday, friends! I'm sure we've all heard Alice Cooper's 1972 hit "School's Out," right? Epic guitar riffs combined with Alice Cooper's passionate vocals make us more and more excited to end the school year and enjoy summer break. What about "After Today" from A Goofy Movie? A class Disney tune that truly captures what's… Continue reading Tuesday Tunesday: Back to School Party

Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

What do you do when you have a ton of work to do but are totally and disgustingly sick? Power through--snot-nosed, congested, sore throat and all. I'm a mess right now and would definitely do a cartwheel to celebrate Friday's arrival if I could! So instead of the cartwheel, let's celebrate with a few of… Continue reading Kermit’s Cup of Tea: Friday Findings

Kermit Turns The Big Three!

Dear friends, It's hard to believe I started Kermit Says... three years ago. It seems like just yesterday that I was delivering a speech to newly inducted members of the National Junior Beta Club, an academic honor society I was a part of many many moons ago. Besides my elementary Salutatorian and high school Vice-Presidential addresses, I can't recall… Continue reading Kermit Turns The Big Three!

Motivational Monday: Grades Don’t Define You

    Happy Monday, friends. If you're a student, you've probably had a few days to rest and relax before grades were publicized. If you're a teacher, you've probably been grading and stressing over submitting grades by the looming deadline (forgive my absence, but I was doing the latter). Now, depending on how well you… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Grades Don’t Define You

Wellness Wednesday: Sleep On It

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! We are just six short days away from Spring Break, but there's just one little thing standing in our way: finals. That's right! It's finally finals week, which probably means lots of coffee, studying, and sleepless nights. So often we decide to pull all night study sessions instead of getting a… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Sleep On It

Wellness Wednesday: Here’s to a Healthy Back

  Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! This week has been quite a whirlwind filled with lots of sitting, standing, walking, and heavy lifting. Actually, now that I think about it, there probably isn't a day that goes by when my students and I aren't sitting for long periods of time or lugging around ridiculously heavy and… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Here’s to a Healthy Back

Wellness Wednesday: Goodnight, Moon

Happy Wellness Wednesday, friends! I have always been in love with sleeping. I honestly can't imagine anything more enjoyable than curling up in my big bed, wrapping myself in the coziest blanket, and drifting off into the peaceful night. The thing is, however, it takes me forever to get there, and counting sheep just doesn't… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: Goodnight, Moon