Quick Ways You Can Manage Stress and Improve Your Wellbeing

This week's blog post comes from Debbie Woodliffe, an experienced writer currently based in the UK working for Affinity Agency. She works with a range of clients such as Best Price Beds to help others learn and develop through informative content. Everybody gets stressed. It could be work-based, home-based or just feeling overwhelmed in general …

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Disposable Menstrual Products: Impact and Alternatives

Recently, an increased awareness among consumers surrounding the potential health and environmental impacts of “traditional” menstrual products has driven new public discourse in favor of more feasible, affordable, and sustainable alternatives. Examples of these products include reusable menstrual cups/disks, absorbent underwear/swimwear, reusable fabric pads, and disposable pads/tampons that are made with organic and ethically sourced …

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This One Word Might Just Save My Year

The thought of returning to the classroom full time, after 18 months of remote and hybrid teaching filled me with both excitement and anxiety. I'm ALWAYS excited to return to school after a summer of family time, self-care, reading, and personal professional development. The anxiety? That was something new. Not knowing how the school community …

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5 Reasons Why Working Out With Peloton Makes me a Better Teacher

Like many during the pandemic school year, I found myself teaching from multiple rooms in my house and unable to visit my local gym, or generally workout freely and effectively. Also like many, I decided to take the plunge and purchase a Peloton bike, and I haven't looked back ever since. I am now more …

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The Importance of Creating a Full Value Contract with Your Students

In advance of a new school year, is your classroom environment set, with behavioral expectations and social contracts laminated and proudly displayed so that students know exactly what they need to do in order to meet your pre-set expectations? Has your 'classroom cathedral' already been built, ready for new inhabitants? No, mine neither. I don't …

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Teaching Sex Education to Young People With Disabilities

With only three states explicitly including youth with disabilities within their sex education requirements, one can't help but be concerned that we have made little progress since Waxman (1994) stated that "No group in this country faces the sort of sexual and reproductive restrictions disabled people do; we are frequently [prevented from] learning about sexuality, …

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