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These guys worked SO stinking hard on their Esperanza Rising essays! The amount of text evidence I’ve read so far in their essays has made my teacher heart so happy 😍😍 #proudteacher #ela #duallanguage #5thgrade #writing
These guys worked SO stinking hard on their Esperanza Rising essays! The amount of text evidence I’ve read so far in their essays has made my teacher heart so happy 😍😍 #proudteacher  #ela  #duallanguage  #5thgrade  #writing 
Where are my #brooklyn teachers? Check out @BK teachers .BK Teachers is a social network collaboration and fun outside the classroom. Jan 20, 2019 celebrate with Brunch & Kickback. A pre MLK celebration! Make sure to follow them on @instagram 
#brooklynteacher #brooklynevents
Where are my #brooklyn  teachers? Check out @BK teachers .BK Teachers is a social network collaboration and fun outside the classroom. Jan 20, 2019 celebrate with Brunch & Kickback. A pre MLK celebration! Make sure to follow them on @instagram #brooklynteacher  #brooklynevents 
‘Tis the season for a classroom culture reboot! Tomorrow, we’ll be working as a community to re-establish healthy boundaries and productive classroom behaviors. This will lead to the formulation of a new classroom contract.
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #classroommanagement #classroomculture #classroomcommunity
‘Tis the season for a classroom culture reboot! Tomorrow, we’ll be working as a community to re-establish healthy boundaries and productive classroom behaviors. This will lead to the formulation of a new classroom contract. #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #classroommanagement  #classroomculture  #classroomcommunity 
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#nyschool #njschool #bronxschool #manhattanschool #brooklynschool #chicagoschool #LAschool #nyteacher #njteacher #bronxteacher#manhattanteacher #brooklynteacher #chicagoteacher #LAteacher
This month, our #EducatorOfTheMonth recognition goes to Kavon Baker, a Brooklyn teacher who has been hosting a basketball tournament “Loyal to the Game”. Baker dreamed about starting his own summer basketball tournament for young people in his community since his days in Kingsborough College. Now, while working as a public school teacher, he has made his dream come true. The tournament has been taking place in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, for the last five years.
This month, our #EducatorOfTheMonth  recognition goes to Kavon Baker, a Brooklyn teacher who has been hosting a basketball tournament “Loyal to the Game”. Baker dreamed about starting his own summer basketball tournament for young people in his community since his days in Kingsborough College. Now, while working as a public school teacher, he has made his dream come true. The tournament has been taking place in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, for the last five years.
I’ve been seriously slacking on my Instagram posts lately, but this was last week’s #quoteoftheweek 
Honestly, this is feeling like the motto for my parenting lately. My boys seem to have misplaced their ears, so listening to mommy and daddy is not really a thing at the moment. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #teachermom #teachermomstruggles
I’ve been seriously slacking on my Instagram posts lately, but this was last week’s #quoteoftheweek  Honestly, this is feeling like the motto for my parenting lately. My boys seem to have misplaced their ears, so listening to mommy and daddy is not really a thing at the moment. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #teachermom  #teachermomstruggles 
If I hadn’t been a teacher, I might have been a chef. I LOVE to cook—it’s sort of a meditative and therapeutic experience for me. I had to pull together a last minute feast when my cousin, our original host, fell ill very suddenly earlier this week. I’m thankful for food, family, and friends, and I’m praying that my cousin will pull through. Happy thanksgiving, teacher-friends!  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle
If I hadn’t been a teacher, I might have been a chef. I LOVE to cook—it’s sort of a meditative and therapeutic experience for me. I had to pull together a last minute feast when my cousin, our original host, fell ill very suddenly earlier this week. I’m thankful for food, family, and friends, and I’m praying that my cousin will pull through. Happy thanksgiving, teacher-friends! #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle 
Today was hard. Recently, most of my days have been hard, but today was especially so. On days like this, I owe it to myself and my loved ones to remember that I am not a mess. I will make it through this difficult time like I’ve made it through every other one that came before. As @glennondoyle reminds us, “We can do hard things.” #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #teacherinspiration #teacherreality #teacherstruggles
Today was hard. Recently, most of my days have been hard, but today was especially so. On days like this, I owe it to myself and my loved ones to remember that I am not a mess. I will make it through this difficult time like I’ve made it through every other one that came before. As @glennondoyle reminds us, “We can do hard things.” #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #teacherinspiration  #teacherreality  #teacherstruggles 
Restaurant week at “Casa Camacho’s”...we have a book tasting on early civilizations to launch our non fiction unit and the kids LOVED it! #booktasting #nonfiction #teacher #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teach #loveteaching #students #classroom #restaurantweek #brooklynteacher
If you haven’t tried #onepagers yet, do yourself and your students a favor and incorporate this into your next novel unit! Zoom in for the gorgeous details my kiddos added to their work.
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #theireyeswerewatchinggod #literaryanalysis #bulletinboard
If you haven’t tried #onepagers  yet, do yourself and your students a favor and incorporate this into your next novel unit! Zoom in for the gorgeous details my kiddos added to their work. #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #theireyeswerewatchinggod  #literaryanalysis  #bulletinboard 
Let’s have a little fun: Use the center button of your predictive text to complete the sentence. .
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The best students in this class are so much better in school.
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Comment yours and feel free to share! 😊
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #predictivetext #teachermemes #studentmemes
Let’s have a little fun: Use the center button of your predictive text to complete the sentence. . . . Here’s mine... The best students in this class are so much better in school. . . . Comment yours and feel free to share! 😊 #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #predictivetext  #teachermemes  #studentmemes 
Day 13 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge is supposed to be a favorite thank you card from a student, but I’m going to cheat a little. When I found out last April that my teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed for this school year, I was blind-sided and devastated to say the least. I wasn’t at liberty to be transparent with my students about what was happening, but I had to return to my classroom to teach through the end of June, knowing all along that I wouldn’t be coming back to the school in September. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time crying about this sudden change in my life, and a few times, I couldn’t hide my tears and students saw me visibly upset. Since they didn’t know what was happening, they assumed that someone close to me had passed away. So days after I found out that I would no longer be their teacher, a group of my girls from homeroom brought me this sweet gift basket with a note that read “We love you ❤️.” This gesture of compassion and generosity singlehandedly changed my attitude toward the circumstances I had been dealt—in that moment I decided to remain fully present for my students while also searching relentlessly for the best possible school for me to transition to. By early June, I had secured two strong job offers, but I accepted my current position and have not regretted it for a second. I miss these kiddos, but they are in my heart and memory forever!  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #teacherstruggles #teacherreality #studentgifts
Day 13 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  is supposed to be a favorite thank you card from a student, but I’m going to cheat a little. When I found out last April that my teaching contract wouldn’t be renewed for this school year, I was blind-sided and devastated to say the least. I wasn’t at liberty to be transparent with my students about what was happening, but I had to return to my classroom to teach through the end of June, knowing all along that I wouldn’t be coming back to the school in September. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time crying about this sudden change in my life, and a few times, I couldn’t hide my tears and students saw me visibly upset. Since they didn’t know what was happening, they assumed that someone close to me had passed away. So days after I found out that I would no longer be their teacher, a group of my girls from homeroom brought me this sweet gift basket with a note that read “We love you ❤️.” This gesture of compassion and generosity singlehandedly changed my attitude toward the circumstances I had been dealt—in that moment I decided to remain fully present for my students while also searching relentlessly for the best possible school for me to transition to. By early June, I had secured two strong job offers, but I accepted my current position and have not regretted it for a second. I miss these kiddos, but they are in my heart and memory forever! #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #teacherstruggles  #teacherreality  #studentgifts 
For day 12 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge I want to give a HUGE shoutout to my dear friend Mei! Although we’ve never been co-workers, Mei and I have been friends since we came through the same grad program at Pace University as part of the #NYCTF. We were the only two Brooklynites in our class, and we spent countless hours commiserating about the early days of teaching while riding the D train home together from class. In true Mei fashion, when I found out I’d have to find a new teaching position last April, she came to my rescue, helping me to navigate the job search process, sending me great leads, and even handing over my resume to schools. I have her to thank for my current teaching position—which I absolutely love! And she did all of this for me while being a full-time mom, a public school teacher, and while searching for a new job for herself. Simply put, my friend Mei is amazing in so many ways, and I am deeply grateful for her! ❤️ #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #teacherfriends
For day 12 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  I want to give a HUGE shoutout to my dear friend Mei! Although we’ve never been co-workers, Mei and I have been friends since we came through the same grad program at Pace University as part of the #NYCTF . We were the only two Brooklynites in our class, and we spent countless hours commiserating about the early days of teaching while riding the D train home together from class. In true Mei fashion, when I found out I’d have to find a new teaching position last April, she came to my rescue, helping me to navigate the job search process, sending me great leads, and even handing over my resume to schools. I have her to thank for my current teaching position—which I absolutely love! And she did all of this for me while being a full-time mom, a public school teacher, and while searching for a new job for herself. Simply put, my friend Mei is amazing in so many ways, and I am deeply grateful for her! ❤️ #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #teacherfriends 
I am woefully behind on the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge so I’m going to try to catch up a bit here...Day 11: compliment someone. As a full-time teacher and Mom of two boys, life is insanely busy and stressful all the time. This guy right here, through thick and thin, has remained by my side and devoted to our relationship. Joel and I are both what some might call “difficult” people—set in our ways, stubborn to a fault, and always right! We have had to learn and grow together, and every day we have to make a choice to continue this challenging journey together. Anyway, I want Joel to know that I appreciate how present he has been for our family lately, spending extra time with our boys so I can have alone time to decompress, or so I can work extra hours on lesson planning or grading. He makes lunch for the kids every morning, helps with the dishes, mops the floors, does laundry, and takes me out on beautiful dates. On top of all of that, he works harder than most people as a federal correctional officer. I really love my fiancé!  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle
I am woefully behind on the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  so I’m going to try to catch up a bit here...Day 11: compliment someone. As a full-time teacher and Mom of two boys, life is insanely busy and stressful all the time. This guy right here, through thick and thin, has remained by my side and devoted to our relationship. Joel and I are both what some might call “difficult” people—set in our ways, stubborn to a fault, and always right! We have had to learn and grow together, and every day we have to make a choice to continue this challenging journey together. Anyway, I want Joel to know that I appreciate how present he has been for our family lately, spending extra time with our boys so I can have alone time to decompress, or so I can work extra hours on lesson planning or grading. He makes lunch for the kids every morning, helps with the dishes, mops the floors, does laundry, and takes me out on beautiful dates. On top of all of that, he works harder than most people as a federal correctional officer. I really love my fiancé! #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle 
✨ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS: Shaktiyoga NY 200 hr Teacher Training begins February 2019✨
Early Registration pricing only till 11/15✨GET IT !
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For me, Teacher Training is a culmination of nearly 20 years of dedicated practice, study, teaching, and continued learning about all facets of yoga. I really aim to leave no stone unturned for the 200 hour level✨There’s plenty of deepening of your personal practice along with conversation, laughter, breaking away from limitations, and bonding with amazing people✨The students that organically arrange around these trainings continue to astound me, and I have profound gratitude for each and every one for saying YES
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You will learn to create effective, intelligent, and empowering classes
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Learn anatomy, fundamental bio mechanics, functional movement, and responsive cues
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Learn to design sequences: purposefully, progressively, and safely
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Amp up your confidence in learning how to lead others, be an example for others, and understand the deep meaning of community
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“This training gave me the spiritual, psychological, historical and anatomical depth of understanding that defines a “practice” versus an activity or a hobby” - @marna_chester ❤️
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✨ENTHUSIASTIC STUDENTS: Shaktiyoga NY 200 hr Teacher Training begins February 2019✨ Early Registration pricing only till 11/15✨GET IT ! • For me, Teacher Training is a culmination of nearly 20 years of dedicated practice, study, teaching, and continued learning about all facets of yoga. I really aim to leave no stone unturned for the 200 hour level✨There’s plenty of deepening of your personal practice along with conversation, laughter, breaking away from limitations, and bonding with amazing people✨The students that organically arrange around these trainings continue to astound me, and I have profound gratitude for each and every one for saying YES • You will learn to create effective, intelligent, and empowering classes • Learn anatomy, fundamental bio mechanics, functional movement, and responsive cues • Learn to design sequences: purposefully, progressively, and safely • Amp up your confidence in learning how to lead others, be an example for others, and understand the deep meaning of community ✨ “This training gave me the spiritual, psychological, historical and anatomical depth of understanding that defines a “practice” versus an activity or a hobby” - @marna_chester ❤️ • Like I said, GET IT! Before 11/15 to save $$ • www.bendandbloom.com ✨
Been busy af but still and will always do this (body)work. If the cold weather has made you stiff and your energy low, if you have body pain or need to be centered and grounded, come thru for some Thai Yoga Bodywork with me at @narayanayogaproject I gotchu. .

EDUCATORS/SCHOOL TEACHERS, I have joined your crew and now more than ever understand how taxing your work is. Please hit me for a discounted rate for Bodywork. I would love to serve our community. .

#thaiyogabodywork #selfpreservation #educators #servetheunderserved
Been busy af but still and will always do this (body)work. If the cold weather has made you stiff and your energy low, if you have body pain or need to be centered and grounded, come thru for some Thai Yoga Bodywork with me at @narayanayogaproject I gotchu. . EDUCATORS/SCHOOL TEACHERS, I have joined your crew and now more than ever understand how taxing your work is. Please hit me for a discounted rate for Bodywork. I would love to serve our community. . #thaiyogabodywork  #selfpreservation  #educators  #servetheunderserved 
On day 10 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge I am thankful for struggle. Nothing in my life has come easy, and I sort of pride myself on the fact that I’ve worked my butt off for everything I currently have. I keep the proof on my left forearm: “certavi et vici” is the motto on my family crest, meaning “I have fought and conquered.” And the #semicolon on my wrist reminds me that I’ve survived 100% of my bad days, and I’m stronger and more grateful for it. Happiness and love are sweeter when shining in opposition to sadness and conflict. Teacher friends—all friends—let your strength outweigh your struggle.  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #thestruggleisreal #teacherstruggles
On day 10 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  I am thankful for struggle. Nothing in my life has come easy, and I sort of pride myself on the fact that I’ve worked my butt off for everything I currently have. I keep the proof on my left forearm: “certavi et vici” is the motto on my family crest, meaning “I have fought and conquered.” And the #semicolon  on my wrist reminds me that I’ve survived 100% of my bad days, and I’m stronger and more grateful for it. Happiness and love are sweeter when shining in opposition to sadness and conflict. Teacher friends—all friends—let your strength outweigh your struggle. #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #thestruggleisreal  #teacherstruggles 
Day 9 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge asks us to #volunteer. It just so happens that today was my Rainbow Club’s first official meeting with new members! I’m so honored that my kiddos asked me to be their moderator and I jumped at the opportunity to establish our school’s first ever #GSA! These wonderful young people want to make our school a safe space for all students, regardless of how they identify. 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #GSAadvisor #teacherally #lgbtqstudents #rainbowclub @exceptionalela
Day 9 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  asks us to #volunteer . It just so happens that today was my Rainbow Club’s first official meeting with new members! I’m so honored that my kiddos asked me to be their moderator and I jumped at the opportunity to establish our school’s first ever #GSA ! These wonderful young people want to make our school a safe space for all students, regardless of how they identify. 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🌈 #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #GSAadvisor  #teacherally  #lgbtqstudents  #rainbowclub  @exceptionalela
For day 8 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge I wanted to write an open #thankyounote to ALL of my fellow teachers—from my kindergarten teacher who sat me on her lap to turn the pages of our giant read-aloud book, to my college professors, and from the colleagues who have shown me what not to do in my classroom to the ones who I value as co-planners and my emotional support system. But most especially, I want to thank YOU my #instateachers, because your wonderful ideas and positivity inspire me every day...literally, EVERY DAY! When anyone compliments me on my creativity or innovation in my classroom, 99.9% of the time respond with, “Oh, I saw this on Instagram!” This is such an amazing community of professionals and I am so grateful to be counted among you! ❤️💜❤️💜 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle
For day 8 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  I wanted to write an open #thankyounote  to ALL of my fellow teachers—from my kindergarten teacher who sat me on her lap to turn the pages of our giant read-aloud book, to my college professors, and from the colleagues who have shown me what not to do in my classroom to the ones who I value as co-planners and my emotional support system. But most especially, I want to thank YOU my #instateachers , because your wonderful ideas and positivity inspire me every day...literally, EVERY DAY! When anyone compliments me on my creativity or innovation in my classroom, 99.9% of the time respond with, “Oh, I saw this on Instagram!” This is such an amazing community of professionals and I am so grateful to be counted among you! ❤️💜❤️💜 #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle 
My day 7 #selfiesmile for the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge is courtesy of my two sweet boys who are always by my side. I am so thankful for them, even when they drive me cuckoo-bananas (which is most of the time). #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #momofboys #boymom #teachermom #teachermomlife
My day 7 #selfiesmile  for the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  is courtesy of my two sweet boys who are always by my side. I am so thankful for them, even when they drive me cuckoo-bananas (which is most of the time). #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #momofboys  #boymom  #teachermom  #teachermomlife 
For day 6 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge I want to share with you a book I’ve turned to for inspiration time and time again since college. LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET by Rainer Maria Rilke is filled with words of wisdom, not just about writing, but about life in general—reminding readers to be patient with the unknowns. This book makes me feel thankful every time I open it.
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle @exceptionalela
For day 6 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  I want to share with you a book I’ve turned to for inspiration time and time again since college. LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET by Rainer Maria Rilke is filled with words of wisdom, not just about writing, but about life in general—reminding readers to be patient with the unknowns. This book makes me feel thankful every time I open it. #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  @exceptionalela
Here’s the last Transformation Tuesday photo from this time last year before I started my health and fitness journey: (BIG post coming next week) 😭
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I took this picture with my friend last year at work during Election Day PD and I was so ashamed of how I looked, I untagged myself on Facebook and didn’t post it on my on page because I was feeling:
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~ ashamed 🙅🏻‍♀️
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The shirt I bought was an XL and I was wearing a size 18 jeans!!! All my  clothes were not fitting me anymore and I had ENOUGH of feeling like I was defeated. .
Shortly after this, I finally said YES to my coach @morgan.elliotttt and joined my fitness community for accountability a week later and never looked back! .
Today I wore the same shirt (which is now way too big on me) and I’m wearing a size 10 jeans (and they are getting too big also!) 🤯
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Change is possible,
Change is hard,
Change is scary.
But it’s SO worth it 💪🏻💜 .
#iteachfirst #teachersofig
#beforeandafter #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #motivationmonday
#transformationtuesday 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
#50poundsdown #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher  #transformationpost #transformation #weightloss  #brooklynteacher #firstgradeteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Here’s the last Transformation Tuesday photo from this time last year before I started my health and fitness journey: (BIG post coming next week) 😭 . I took this picture with my friend last year at work during Election Day PD and I was so ashamed of how I looked, I untagged myself on Facebook and didn’t post it on my on page because I was feeling: ~ embarrassed 🤦🏻‍♀️ ~ ashamed 🙅🏻‍♀️ ~ LOST🤷🏻‍♀️ . The shirt I bought was an XL and I was wearing a size 18 jeans!!! All my clothes were not fitting me anymore and I had ENOUGH of feeling like I was defeated. . Shortly after this, I finally said YES to my coach @morgan.elliotttt and joined my fitness community for accountability a week later and never looked back! . Today I wore the same shirt (which is now way too big on me) and I’m wearing a size 10 jeans (and they are getting too big also!) 🤯 . Change is possible, Change is hard, Change is scary. But it’s SO worth it 💪🏻💜 . #iteachfirst  #teachersofig  #beforeandafter  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #motivationmonday  #transformationtuesday  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #50poundsdown  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #transformationpost  #transformation  #weightloss  #brooklynteacher  #firstgradeteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
Day 5 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge is all about gratitude for my school! I’ve only been at BSI for two months now, but it’s been a distinct pleasure to teach in such a tight-knit, supportive, and intellectual community. Not only am I thankful for my school, but I LOVE my school. And what I love the most are all of my students who make my job so interesting, fun, and deeply rewarding. .
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Btw, this was a “silent discussion” from a couple of Fridays ago, when students circulated from one table to the next to respond to critical questions about #theireyeswerewatchinggod on sticky notes. At the end of the activity, each student collected up their notes, attached them neatly to a sheet of card stock, and turned them in to me for accountability. Even my chattiest kiddos did a great job of maintaining a sense of (mostly 😆) quiet focus.
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 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle @exceptionalela
Day 5 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  is all about gratitude for my school! I’ve only been at BSI for two months now, but it’s been a distinct pleasure to teach in such a tight-knit, supportive, and intellectual community. Not only am I thankful for my school, but I LOVE my school. And what I love the most are all of my students who make my job so interesting, fun, and deeply rewarding. . . . . Btw, this was a “silent discussion” from a couple of Fridays ago, when students circulated from one table to the next to respond to critical questions about #theireyeswerewatchinggod  on sticky notes. At the end of the activity, each student collected up their notes, attached them neatly to a sheet of card stock, and turned them in to me for accountability. Even my chattiest kiddos did a great job of maintaining a sense of (mostly 😆) quiet focus. . . . #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  @exceptionalela
It’s been such a joy to be a part of the teacher Instagram community for these past two months, and I am so grateful to all of you who have been following my journey! ❤️ #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle
On day 4 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge I am thankful for the “me time” I’m able to enjoy on weekends, thanks to a loving family who will entertain my boys while I get to just chill! I’m trying to savor this relaxation time on my parents’ couch because I’ve got essays to grade later today... #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #teacherlife #teacheroffduty #gradingpapers
On day 4 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  I am thankful for the “me time” I’m able to enjoy on weekends, thanks to a loving family who will entertain my boys while I get to just chill! I’m trying to savor this relaxation time on my parents’ couch because I’ve got essays to grade later today... #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #teacherlife  #teacheroffduty  #gradingpapers 
Day 3 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge is a list of what I’m thankful for. This is only a partial list, because the real one wouldn’t even fit within my entire feed! 😊 What are you grateful for?

#teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #givingthanks #countingblessings #brooklynteacher #nyteacher
Day 3 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  is a list of what I’m thankful for. This is only a partial list, because the real one wouldn’t even fit within my entire feed! 😊 What are you grateful for? #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #givingthanks  #countingblessings  #brooklynteacher  #nyteacher 
For day 2 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge, I had an impossible time trying to fit all the people I love in one array of photos. These are just some of the amazing family and friends I’m grateful for. I’m a lucky lady!

Thanks to @exceptionalela for putting this challenge together!  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #brooklynteacher #nyteacher
For day 2 of the #thankfulteacherphotochallenge , I had an impossible time trying to fit all the people I love in one array of photos. These are just some of the amazing family and friends I’m grateful for. I’m a lucky lady! Thanks to @exceptionalela for putting this challenge together! #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #brooklynteacher  #nyteacher 
It’s Friday! Inhale deeply, exhale deeply. You’ve got this!
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Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching yoga to the cheerleaders at my school. At first they were not about the breath. Not at all! They wanted to change the music, they were finding comments about the poses (Cat cow have some interesting cues from teens!). But I just kept saying breathe, just breathe. And then they did. The change was palpable. 💫
After I asked them how it felt to breathe. These young women are moms, suffered trauma, often act out to seek love. Their response was beautiful. “Miss, that actually helped to breathe.” “My body feels so peaceful now.” “I’m coming back next week.” “I was balancing on my toes!” But what struck me most was they were breathing, something they had never thought about. 💫
When today becomes a moment for me to disengage, whether from a student or coworker, I will come back to my breath and remember I’m doing just fine. So are you ❤️Happy Friday my friends! 💫
Reposting @spoonie_village
#breatheinbreatheout #breatheforchange #breathe #justbreathe #yoga #yogaed #teenyoga #yogaforkids #yogaforteens #yogafoster #nycyoga #yoganyc #teachnyc #nycteacher #yogabrooklyn #brooklynteacher #mindfulnessinschools #mindfulnessmatters #teachmindfulness #selfcareforteens #selfcareforteachers #teachwellthy
It’s Friday! Inhale deeply, exhale deeply. You’ve got this! 💫 Yesterday I had the privilege of teaching yoga to the cheerleaders at my school. At first they were not about the breath. Not at all! They wanted to change the music, they were finding comments about the poses (Cat cow have some interesting cues from teens!). But I just kept saying breathe, just breathe. And then they did. The change was palpable. 💫 After I asked them how it felt to breathe. These young women are moms, suffered trauma, often act out to seek love. Their response was beautiful. “Miss, that actually helped to breathe.” “My body feels so peaceful now.” “I’m coming back next week.” “I was balancing on my toes!” But what struck me most was they were breathing, something they had never thought about. 💫 When today becomes a moment for me to disengage, whether from a student or coworker, I will come back to my breath and remember I’m doing just fine. So are you ❤️Happy Friday my friends! 💫 Reposting @spoonie_village #breatheinbreatheout  #breatheforchange  #breathe  #justbreathe  #yoga  #yogaed  #teenyoga  #yogaforkids  #yogaforteens  #yogafoster  #nycyoga  #yoganyc  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #yogabrooklyn  #brooklynteacher  #mindfulnessinschools  #mindfulnessmatters  #teachmindfulness  #selfcareforteens  #selfcareforteachers  #teachwellthy 
Thankful Teacher Photo Challenge Day 1: Teacher Intro
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Hey teacher friends! My name is Jenn Flanagan, aka Miss Mindful Middle. Here are five fast facts about me...
1. I started teaching in Brooklyn in 2006 through the NYC Teaching Fellows program.👩🏻‍🏫📓📚📖📝
2. I’m born and raised here in Brooklyn, but I’ve also lived in various towns and cities in New York State. I even did a short stint in Atlanta, GA. 🍏🍎🍑
3. I’m the youngest of six children! Three brothers and two sisters.🙎🏼‍♂️🙎🏼‍♀️🙎🏻‍♂️🙎🏼‍♀️🙎🏼‍♂️🙎🏻‍♀️
4. I drink a lot of coffee...like A LOT! I’ve loved the taste of it since I was about six years old, and my day simply isn’t complete without it.❤️☕️❤️
5. I have two amazing sons, 4-year-old Brandon Xavier, and 2-year-old Logan Pierce. They are my greatest joy and my greatest challenge all at once! 💙👦🏻👦🏻💙 Tell me about you in the comments below, or join @exceptionalela’s challenge!
#thankfulteacherphotochallenge  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #brooklynteacher #nyteacher #teacherselfie #teacherintro
Thankful Teacher Photo Challenge Day 1: Teacher Intro . . . Hey teacher friends! My name is Jenn Flanagan, aka Miss Mindful Middle. Here are five fast facts about me... 1. I started teaching in Brooklyn in 2006 through the NYC Teaching Fellows program.👩🏻‍🏫📓📚📖📝 2. I’m born and raised here in Brooklyn, but I’ve also lived in various towns and cities in New York State. I even did a short stint in Atlanta, GA. 🍏🍎🍑 3. I’m the youngest of six children! Three brothers and two sisters.🙎🏼‍♂️🙎🏼‍♀️🙎🏻‍♂️🙎🏼‍♀️🙎🏼‍♂️🙎🏻‍♀️ 4. I drink a lot of coffee...like A LOT! I’ve loved the taste of it since I was about six years old, and my day simply isn’t complete without it.❤️☕️❤️ 5. I have two amazing sons, 4-year-old Brandon Xavier, and 2-year-old Logan Pierce. They are my greatest joy and my greatest challenge all at once! 💙👦🏻👦🏻💙 Tell me about you in the comments below, or join @exceptionalela’s challenge! #thankfulteacherphotochallenge  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #brooklynteacher  #nyteacher  #teacherselfie  #teacherintro 
If my students chose to dress up as me for Halloween, they’d definitely come equipped with some elephant themed items and my signature, comically large cup of iced coffee! What are your #signatureteacheritems that would show up in a costume? Tell me in the comments below!
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #halloween2018 #teachertrademarks
If my students chose to dress up as me for Halloween, they’d definitely come equipped with some elephant themed items and my signature, comically large cup of iced coffee! What are your #signatureteacheritems  that would show up in a costume? Tell me in the comments below! #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #halloween2018  #teachertrademarks 
Transformation Tuesday Story:

It was this time last year when I decided that I desperately needed to change my lifestyle and become healthier. 💪🏻
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365 days separate these photos and the girl on the left is someone whom I love dearly, and admire her for being SO brave and taking matters into her own hands and DO SOMETHING to make a positive change! 💜
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Guys, this has NOT been an easy 11 months and although I may make it seem fun and easy and waking up at 5am is my favorite part of the day.... but it’s not 😝
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The next Bootcamp I am helping to run will focus on being thankful for everything you have and making mindful choices leading up to the holiday season! If you’re interested in learning more info, drop a 🙌🏻 emoji or message me to get started! 🤗
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#iteachfirst #teachersofig
#beforeandafter #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #motivationmonday
#transformationtuesday 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
#50poundsdown #halloween #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher  #transformationpost #transformation #weightloss  #brooklynteacher #firstgradeteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Transformation Tuesday Story: It was this time last year when I decided that I desperately needed to change my lifestyle and become healthier. 💪🏻 . 365 days separate these photos and the girl on the left is someone whom I love dearly, and admire her for being SO brave and taking matters into her own hands and DO SOMETHING to make a positive change! 💜 . Guys, this has NOT been an easy 11 months and although I may make it seem fun and easy and waking up at 5am is my favorite part of the day.... but it’s not 😝 . The next Bootcamp I am helping to run will focus on being thankful for everything you have and making mindful choices leading up to the holiday season! If you’re interested in learning more info, drop a 🙌🏻 emoji or message me to get started! 🤗 . #iteachfirst  #teachersofig  #beforeandafter  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #motivationmonday  #transformationtuesday  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #50poundsdown  #halloween  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #transformationpost  #transformation  #weightloss  #brooklynteacher  #firstgradeteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
I’m finally getting around to posting last week’s quote of the week! I’ve been so busy these past few weeks, and I’ve really hit that October wall. It’s time for me to take a step back and take care of  #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #mindfulness #middleschoolmeditation #deepbreaths #stressrelief
I’m finally getting around to posting last week’s quote of the week! I’ve been so busy these past few weeks, and I’ve really hit that October wall. It’s time for me to take a step back and take care of #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #mindfulness  #middleschoolmeditation  #deepbreaths  #stressrelief 
Happy almost Halloween! .
To get in the holiday spirit (besides my shirt and earrings and headband 😂) I decided to make my healthy sweet protein cookies and added some fun Halloween/fall sprinkles! 🤗🍪🎃
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Bringing them to work tomorrow!
(I made 10 but there’s only 9 now because Spyro ate one 🙈)
Comment below if you still don’t have this amazing recipe but want it! 😋
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#iteachk #teachersofig
#teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #motivationmonday
#cookierecipe 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
#fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms  #brooklynteacher #kinderteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Happy almost Halloween! . To get in the holiday spirit (besides my shirt and earrings and headband 😂) I decided to make my healthy sweet protein cookies and added some fun Halloween/fall sprinkles! 🤗🍪🎃 . Bringing them to work tomorrow! (I made 10 but there’s only 9 now because Spyro ate one 🙈) Comment below if you still don’t have this amazing recipe but want it! 😋 . #iteachk  #teachersofig  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #motivationmonday  #cookierecipe  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #brooklynteacher  #kinderteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
What is the best professional development you have been to?
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Last week I went to one about hip hop and ELA. It was very good and reminded me that not all PD is meant to bore you. In fact, PD should inspire. I left with inspiration and a recognition that I can teach more than what I’m told to. I can teach what I need to. 💫
Share a PD below that you enjoyed below! #teachertalk #mentorteacher #teachnyc #nycteachers #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #hiphopliterature #teacherpd #teacherprofessionaldevelopment #teachwellthy
What is the best professional development you have been to? 💫 Last week I went to one about hip hop and ELA. It was very good and reminded me that not all PD is meant to bore you. In fact, PD should inspire. I left with inspiration and a recognition that I can teach more than what I’m told to. I can teach what I need to. 💫 Share a PD below that you enjoyed below! #teachertalk  #mentorteacher  #teachnyc  #nycteachers  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #hiphopliterature  #teacherpd  #teacherprofessionaldevelopment  #teachwellthy 
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, for the celebration, and for the cake! While my wish is secret, I know that it will come true. This past year gave me so many blessings that I know the next will be even better. 🙌🏼🙏🏼 .
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Missed seeing me in person? Join me on a mat tomorrow at 5pm at @athletanyc for yoga (free!) or dance with me at @theyesstudio at 8pm (I have one guest pass...dm for it!). .
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#birthdaycake🎂 #scorpioseason #heartfull #mywish #yoganyc #dancenyc #teacherselfcare #teacherfun #teachersofinstagram #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #thisis41 #teachwellthy
Thank you for all the birthday wishes, for the celebration, and for the cake! While my wish is secret, I know that it will come true. This past year gave me so many blessings that I know the next will be even better. 🙌🏼🙏🏼 . . Missed seeing me in person? Join me on a mat tomorrow at 5pm at @athletanyc for yoga (free!) or dance with me at @theyesstudio at 8pm (I have one guest pass...dm for it!). . . #birthdaycake 🎂 #scorpioseason  #heartfull  #mywish  #yoganyc  #dancenyc  #teacherselfcare  #teacherfun  #teachersofinstagram  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #thisis41  #teachwellthy 
Today I’m starting my next 365 days of self-love. I hope you join me! 💫
I’ve decided to honor 41 by doing the following:
1. Starting @nutritionschool I’m excited to dive into something I’ve considered for years. I’ve already learned so much by just signing up!
2. Traveling more. My first trip is home to see my sister. Then who knows...but it will be warm and have sand. Watching #partsunknown for ideas. 
3. Develop my coaching and mentoring programs to find more freedom in my work. Visit @teachwellthy to learn more. 
4. Set aside a time each week to meditate, listen to self, to just be. I’m excited for what this will look like ❤️
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Here’s to 41! 🥂 
Reposting @selfcareisforeveryone ☺️ #selfcare #selflove #selfcareisforeveryone #happybirthdaytome #scorpioseason #selfcarematters #integrativenutrition #healthcoach #mentorteacher #teachermentor #yogateacher #teachnyc #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #teachwellthy #livewellthy #bewellthy
Today I’m starting my next 365 days of self-love. I hope you join me! 💫 I’ve decided to honor 41 by doing the following: 1. Starting @nutritionschool I’m excited to dive into something I’ve considered for years. I’ve already learned so much by just signing up! 2. Traveling more. My first trip is home to see my sister. Then who knows...but it will be warm and have sand. Watching #partsunknown  for ideas. 3. Develop my coaching and mentoring programs to find more freedom in my work. Visit @teachwellthy to learn more. 4. Set aside a time each week to meditate, listen to self, to just be. I’m excited for what this will look like ❤️ 💫 Here’s to 41! 🥂 Reposting @selfcareisforeveryone ☺️ #selfcare  #selflove  #selfcareisforeveryone  #happybirthdaytome  #scorpioseason  #selfcarematters  #integrativenutrition  #healthcoach  #mentorteacher  #teachermentor  #yogateacher  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #teachwellthy  #livewellthy  #bewellthy 
Flora Ezeiza, candidata a la presidencia de Argentina en Un Escándalo en Buenos Aires, una historia escrita por mí para mis estudiantes de Castellano en Brooklyn Waldorf School. 
#maestra #spanishteacher #brooklynteacher #waldorf #waldorfeducation #tprs #comprehensibleinput #stories #languageteacher #creativeclassroom @brooklynwaldorf
Photographic evidence that 8th graders can still be adorable! I caught this sweet moment of collaboration today and I just had to capture it for posterity.
 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #elateacherloop #readingtime #theireyeswerewatchinggod
Most of my students will be sitting for the #SHSAT exam this weekend to try to get into one of NYC’s prestigious specialized high schools. We spent most of our class time yesterday learning some mindfulness practices to help reduce anxiety before the big test, so I sent them this follow-up email to remind them of these tools. I also wanted to remind them that everything they need for this exam is already within them. ⠀⠀
How do you encourage your students? ⠀⠀ #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #mindfulness #middleschoolmeditation #deepbreaths #stressrelief #ipreview @preview.app
Most of my students will be sitting for the #SHSAT  exam this weekend to try to get into one of NYC’s prestigious specialized high schools. We spent most of our class time yesterday learning some mindfulness practices to help reduce anxiety before the big test, so I sent them this follow-up email to remind them of these tools. I also wanted to remind them that everything they need for this exam is already within them. ⠀⠀ How do you encourage your students? ⠀⠀ #teachersofinstagram  #teachersfollowteachers  #elateacher  #humanitiesteacher  #tftpickme  #iteachtoo  #iteachmiddleschool  #iteach8th  #iteacheighth  #brooklynteacher  #nctevillage  #teacherinspiration  #teachertips  #missmindfulmiddle  #mindfulness  #middleschoolmeditation  #deepbreaths  #stressrelief  #ipreview  @preview.app
Because for me, my new year starts at the beginning of every school year. So far, I've been learning so much about myself that i am so ready for the "New" in me. I'm going Fierce. I'm so excited!!!! Taking back the year that i lost from anxiety & depression. God is good. #brooklynteacher #nycteachers #teachersfollowteachers
Because for me, my new year starts at the beginning of every school year. So far, I've been learning so much about myself that i am so ready for the "New" in me. I'm going Fierce. I'm so excited!!!! Taking back the year that i lost from anxiety & depression. God is good. #brooklynteacher  #nycteachers  #teachersfollowteachers 
Today a former co teacher and I had the opportunity & honor to accompany a selected group of 7th & 8th grade latina girls to visit American Express Headquarters in New York City and have a panel speak to them about being proud of they are and not to let anything discourage them from reaching their dreams. Then other employees of #AMEX volunteered their time to have group sessions and share their experiences and journey to the girls. I loved it! Praying that a plan happens to continue this new relationship. #HOLA #AMEX #nyc #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #iteach7th #iteach8th #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig
Today a former co teacher and I had the opportunity & honor to accompany a selected group of 7th & 8th grade latina girls to visit American Express Headquarters in New York City and have a panel speak to them about being proud of they are and not to let anything discourage them from reaching their dreams. Then other employees of #AMEX  volunteered their time to have group sessions and share their experiences and journey to the girls. I loved it! Praying that a plan happens to continue this new relationship. #HOLA  #AMEX  #nyc  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #iteach7th  #iteach8th  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teachersofig 
This #teacherfeetupfriday is brought to you by recliner snuggles with my big boy and one of his favorite shows Ben 10. On a side note, I desperately need a pedicure! 👣💅🏻 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #elateacher #humanitiesteacher #tftpickme #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #iteacheighth #brooklynteacher #nctevillage #teacherinspiration #teachertips #missmindfulmiddle #friyay #elateacherloop
What do you do? .
This question is a networking opener. As a teacher, I sometimes drop my head, almost in embarrassment. “I’m a teacher.” Lately though I’ve been working to raise my head. Because I’m not just a teacher. And neither are you. Here are some examples of what I do as a teacher:
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1. I explain how the English language works so that language can be less discriminatory (subject verb agreement is still a way to discriminate). 2. I encourage and support students who are marginalized even when they tell me to eff off. It’s worked for them before, but I can help them see that people do care. 
3. I open doors for communication. My classroom is safe to ask questions and to share ideas. A student’s voice matters; a teacher’s voice matters. 
4. I create new ways to work with materials. Teaching is hard. It’s exhausting. And I can’t always use what’s created. But I can look at my students, adjust what’s out there, and stay with them in the work. They are our future; they deserve the best. 
5. I am an adult who has high expectations but lots of love. Teaching in a school is difficult. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking. But what it can’t be is permissive and excuse making. This is where teachers are parents, social workers, caretakers, etc. but not friends. Not yet. .
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I am not just a teacher; I AM a teacher. What about you?

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#nycteachers #nycteacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teachersfollowteachers #teacherstatus #teachertalk #teacherlife #mentorteacher #iteach #iamateacher #teacherpower #teachwellthy #brooklynteacher #teacherlove #teachnyc #iseeyoushining #teacherssupportteachers
What do you do? . This question is a networking opener. As a teacher, I sometimes drop my head, almost in embarrassment. “I’m a teacher.” Lately though I’ve been working to raise my head. Because I’m not just a teacher. And neither are you. Here are some examples of what I do as a teacher: . 1. I explain how the English language works so that language can be less discriminatory (subject verb agreement is still a way to discriminate). 2. I encourage and support students who are marginalized even when they tell me to eff off. It’s worked for them before, but I can help them see that people do care. 3. I open doors for communication. My classroom is safe to ask questions and to share ideas. A student’s voice matters; a teacher’s voice matters. 4. I create new ways to work with materials. Teaching is hard. It’s exhausting. And I can’t always use what’s created. But I can look at my students, adjust what’s out there, and stay with them in the work. They are our future; they deserve the best. 5. I am an adult who has high expectations but lots of love. Teaching in a school is difficult. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking. But what it can’t be is permissive and excuse making. This is where teachers are parents, social workers, caretakers, etc. but not friends. Not yet. . . . I am not just a teacher; I AM a teacher. What about you? repost @teachwell_ #nycteachers  #nycteacher  #teachersofinstagram  #teacherlife  #teachersfollowteachers  #teacherstatus  #teachertalk  #teacherlife  #mentorteacher  #iteach  #iamateacher  #teacherpower  #teachwellthy  #brooklynteacher  #teacherlove  #teachnyc  #iseeyoushining  #teacherssupportteachers 
This week’s #quoteoftheweek had us talking about whether morality is universal or relative. Try this one out for a discussion starter and you won’t be disappointed!
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Happy Monday. Send coffee. Please and thank you. ☕️☕️☕️
I could tell you that I learned so much this weekend and I’m going to avoid coffee and only drink tea. But that would be a lie. So I’m making some pumpkin spice coffee as today is a long but lovely day. Teacher life is often that. To combat the stress, I hope I see you later at a yoga class. Check my stories for updates on the classes and events for the week. 💫
In the meantime I gotta run. I smell the coffee. What about you? Coffee today? Or nah?
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#coffeeplease #teacherlife #teachnyc #nycteacher #nycteachers #coffeetea #teachertalk #mentorteacher #coffeetime☕ #brooklynteacher #pumpkinspicecoffee #inspireme #coffeefirst #yogateacher #danceteacher #wealldrinkcoffee #bossbabe #teacherpreneur #coffeevibes #teachwellthy #livewellthy #bewellthy
Happy Monday. Send coffee. Please and thank you. ☕️☕️☕️ I could tell you that I learned so much this weekend and I’m going to avoid coffee and only drink tea. But that would be a lie. So I’m making some pumpkin spice coffee as today is a long but lovely day. Teacher life is often that. To combat the stress, I hope I see you later at a yoga class. Check my stories for updates on the classes and events for the week. 💫 In the meantime I gotta run. I smell the coffee. What about you? Coffee today? Or nah? . . . #coffeeplease  #teacherlife  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #nycteachers  #coffeetea  #teachertalk  #mentorteacher  #coffeetime ☕ #brooklynteacher  #pumpkinspicecoffee  #inspireme  #coffeefirst  #yogateacher  #danceteacher  #wealldrinkcoffee  #bossbabe  #teacherpreneur  #coffeevibes  #teachwellthy  #livewellthy  #bewellthy 
Happy Friday!!! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in NYC 🍁
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Today I paired my outfit with these amazing shoes hand painted by the fabulous @lifebymisstoto ! 
They were cute and comfy on a Friday and all the kids (and teachers) loved them! 😍👟✏️ .
#iteachk #teachersofig
#fridayfun #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
#teacherfashion #fridaymood 
#feetupfriday #friyayvibes #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher #50poundsdown #weightlossinspiration #brooklynteacher #kindergartenteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher #happinessisfree #classroomlibrary
Happy Friday!!! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in NYC 🍁 . Today I paired my outfit with these amazing shoes hand painted by the fabulous @lifebymisstoto ! They were cute and comfy on a Friday and all the kids (and teachers) loved them! 😍👟✏️ . #iteachk  #teachersofig  #fridayfun  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #teacherfashion  #fridaymood  #feetupfriday  #friyayvibes  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #50poundsdown  #weightlossinspiration  #brooklynteacher  #kindergartenteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher  #happinessisfree  #classroomlibrary 
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🇷🇺 Когда у меня плохое настроение, я надеваю косуху, сажусь на байк 🏍 и еду, еду, куда глаза глядят 😎....(в моих мечтах это именно так)😄
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....ну почти 😄 По правде говоря, все происходит совсем не так...🙈 На самом деле, я звоню одному очень хорошему человечку, которая забирает меня покататься на байке... Потому что она знает что я это люблю! А еще она 10 раз может переспросить всё ли мне нравится. 🤗😍
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Спасибо @_spicy_s за твой подход к поднятию настроения! 🤗❤💋 😅 И за твоё внимание😚 Это был крутой день, Светуль!!
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Очень важно, когда в твоей жизни есть такие люди, которые с полувзгляда или с полуслова, без лишних телодвижений, знают чем могут тебе помочь! ❤ У меня таких человечка в жизни ТРОЕ ❤ (кроме семьи)
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А у вас есть такой человек, которому позвонишь в любой момент и он знает как поднять тебе настроение? 😁
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🇺🇸 When I'm in a bad mood, I put on a leather jacket, sit on the bike 🏍 and go, go where my eyes are taking me 😎 ....
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.... well, almost 😄 In reality it’s not like that at all... 🙈 I am actually calling one very nice person, who takes me to ride a bike... Because she knows that I love it! And she asks me 10 times if I’m ok. 🤗😍
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Thank you @_spicy_s for your approach in raising my mood! 🤗❤💋 😅 It was such a cool day, Svetulya!
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It is very important when there are people in your life who know how to help you from a half-glance or half-word, without unnecessary gestures ❤ I have only THREE people in my life❤ (except my family), who I can trust in this!
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Do you have a person to call any time and who always knows how to cheer you up? 😁
(English 🔻) 🇷🇺 Когда у меня плохое настроение, я надеваю косуху, сажусь на байк 🏍 и еду, еду, куда глаза глядят 😎....(в моих мечтах это именно так)😄 ⠀ ....ну почти 😄 По правде говоря, все происходит совсем не так...🙈 На самом деле, я звоню одному очень хорошему человечку, которая забирает меня покататься на байке... Потому что она знает что я это люблю! А еще она 10 раз может переспросить всё ли мне нравится. 🤗😍 ⠀ Спасибо @_spicy_s за твой подход к поднятию настроения! 🤗❤💋 😅 И за твоё внимание😚 Это был крутой день, Светуль!! ⠀ Очень важно, когда в твоей жизни есть такие люди, которые с полувзгляда или с полуслова, без лишних телодвижений, знают чем могут тебе помочь! ❤ У меня таких человечка в жизни ТРОЕ ❤ (кроме семьи) ⠀ А у вас есть такой человек, которому позвонишь в любой момент и он знает как поднять тебе настроение? 😁 ..................................... 🇺🇸 When I'm in a bad mood, I put on a leather jacket, sit on the bike 🏍 and go, go where my eyes are taking me 😎 .... ⠀ .... well, almost 😄 In reality it’s not like that at all... 🙈 I am actually calling one very nice person, who takes me to ride a bike... Because she knows that I love it! And she asks me 10 times if I’m ok. 🤗😍 ⠀ Thank you @_spicy_s for your approach in raising my mood! 🤗❤💋 😅 It was such a cool day, Svetulya! ⠀ It is very important when there are people in your life who know how to help you from a half-glance or half-word, without unnecessary gestures ❤ I have only THREE people in my life❤ (except my family), who I can trust in this! ⠀ Do you have a person to call any time and who always knows how to cheer you up? 😁
Let’s see if I have a green thumb 🤞🏽#brooklynbotanicalgarden #tropicalplants #teacherlife #teacherpd
How often do you sit back and enjoy the view? And I mean really take a moment to enjoy the view. 💫
If I’m honest I rarely do. I’m spoiled living in NYC and Brooklyn. Growing up in Wisconsin, I only ever dreamed of the city. And yet almost 18 years after moving to the city I call it home. So when I sit back I often think of the city as a small place. A neighborhood where everyone knows my name. I rarely put on the glasses that remind me of where I grew up and who I was. I often forget that the taxis and the traffic make our city. Mostly because when I’m behind the wheel I’m honking and cursing out the driver in front of me. When the train runs late I forget how it was to first swipe for a 9 train downtown (y’all I gotta take it back). Sometimes I forget to look up or to look out. To notice the architecture and the skyline that once reminded me that NYC was where I could chase my dreams. Where I could fall in love. Where I could be me. 💫
Sitting on the @bklynlibrary steps I’m reminded that I can stop and see. That I need to stop and see. That without this moment the others, frantically racing to be on time, don’t matter. So for today, this Wednesday, I’m going to stop and look. I hope you do as well. 💫
📷 @luisanna.tejada Pants @athletanyc Top @theyesstudio
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#yoga #mantra #brooklyn #brooklynlibrary #mentorteacher #elateacher #yogateacher #nycyoga #yoganyc #highschoolteacher #teachnyc #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #athletanyc #theyesstudio #stopandlookaround #breatheinbreatheout #brooklynnewyork #teacherdreams #dreamscomealive #thewellthyteacher
How often do you sit back and enjoy the view? And I mean really take a moment to enjoy the view. 💫 If I’m honest I rarely do. I’m spoiled living in NYC and Brooklyn. Growing up in Wisconsin, I only ever dreamed of the city. And yet almost 18 years after moving to the city I call it home. So when I sit back I often think of the city as a small place. A neighborhood where everyone knows my name. I rarely put on the glasses that remind me of where I grew up and who I was. I often forget that the taxis and the traffic make our city. Mostly because when I’m behind the wheel I’m honking and cursing out the driver in front of me. When the train runs late I forget how it was to first swipe for a 9 train downtown (y’all I gotta take it back). Sometimes I forget to look up or to look out. To notice the architecture and the skyline that once reminded me that NYC was where I could chase my dreams. Where I could fall in love. Where I could be me. 💫 Sitting on the @bklynlibrary steps I’m reminded that I can stop and see. That I need to stop and see. That without this moment the others, frantically racing to be on time, don’t matter. So for today, this Wednesday, I’m going to stop and look. I hope you do as well. 💫 📷 @luisanna.tejada Pants @athletanyc Top @theyesstudio . . . #yoga  #mantra  #brooklyn  #brooklynlibrary  #mentorteacher  #elateacher  #yogateacher  #nycyoga  #yoganyc  #highschoolteacher  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #athletanyc  #theyesstudio  #stopandlookaround  #breatheinbreatheout  #brooklynnewyork  #teacherdreams  #dreamscomealive  #thewellthyteacher 
As a teacher how do you love passionately? What do you do when you aren’t educating the future leaders of our world? .
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#livepassionately #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachnyc #nycteacher #nycteachers #brooklynteacher #teachwellthy
What do you want to reach to the stars for?
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I’ve been thinking about this for a few days. In fact, it’s part of why I didn’t post this weekend. I was saddened and frustrated by the recent political actions. I felt discouraged by the people who are leaders, even if I disagree with them. I struggled to stay positive in my classroom, wondering how I could keep positive at all. I needed to step back. So I did. 💫
Today I’m off from school. But I’m not really off. I’m going to spend the day looking at my students work and remember what inspires me to keep reaching for the stars. And then I’m going to plan my October because to be honest, I just haven’t taken time to do what I need to do to be present for you and for myself. 💫
So what am I planning? First, I’m joining @barbaradigangi and @liveyinsa for a #healingcircle Wednesday. Then I’m going to work on @teachwellthy events, especially one for #teacherselfcare. After all, we have been teaching for 6 weeks and so much has happened. We need time to #restandrejuvenate 💫
I’m reaching for the stars to serve my students and my fellow #nycteachers. What about you? Let me know below 💜
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📷 @luisanna.tejada .
Top @sweatybetty Pants @athletanyc .
Artwork @underhillwalls .
#reachforthestars #teacherlife #yoga #teachertalk #nycyoga #yogateacher #teachnyc #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #handtofootpose #uttithahastapadangustasana #drishti #athletanyc #highschoolteacher #elateacher #iteach #mentorteacher #teachwellthy
What do you want to reach to the stars for? 💫 I’ve been thinking about this for a few days. In fact, it’s part of why I didn’t post this weekend. I was saddened and frustrated by the recent political actions. I felt discouraged by the people who are leaders, even if I disagree with them. I struggled to stay positive in my classroom, wondering how I could keep positive at all. I needed to step back. So I did. 💫 Today I’m off from school. But I’m not really off. I’m going to spend the day looking at my students work and remember what inspires me to keep reaching for the stars. And then I’m going to plan my October because to be honest, I just haven’t taken time to do what I need to do to be present for you and for myself. 💫 So what am I planning? First, I’m joining @barbaradigangi and @liveyinsa for a #healingcircle  Wednesday. Then I’m going to work on @teachwellthy events, especially one for #teacherselfcare . After all, we have been teaching for 6 weeks and so much has happened. We need time to #restandrejuvenate  💫 I’m reaching for the stars to serve my students and my fellow #nycteachers . What about you? Let me know below 💜 . . 📷 @luisanna.tejada . Top @sweatybetty Pants @athletanyc . Artwork @underhillwalls . #reachforthestars  #teacherlife  #yoga  #teachertalk  #nycyoga  #yogateacher  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #handtofootpose  #uttithahastapadangustasana  #drishti  #athletanyc  #highschoolteacher  #elateacher  #iteach  #mentorteacher  #teachwellthy 
Thank you to @allthingsalgebra for this station activity on like terms. The kids used their inner competition spirit to get it done and really try to solve these answers. It was our back to school activity. #teachersofthegram #teachersfollowteachers #iteach7th #iteachmath #iteach8th #iteachmiddleschool #brooklynteacher
Happy Fri-YAY from me, Miss G!
Woke up early to workout at 4:30am and felt like wearing this dress for the first time today.... just because! 💃🏻
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Some teachers asked “Why are you so dressed up/who are you dressed up for?” My response was that I dress up for myself and it’s not to intentionally impress anyone! 🙅🏻‍♀️
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My October BOOtcamp starts October 15th! There’s still time to join and crush your goals before the year ends! Comment a 🎃 to learn more about how to join! 🤗💪🏻
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And thanks again to @callmepiz for the dress! ❤️👗
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#iteachfirst #teachersofig
#beforeandafter #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #friyayvibes 
#funfriday 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
 #3dayweekend #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher  #50poundsdown #transformation #classroomdecor #brooklynteacher #firstgradeteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Happy Fri-YAY from me, Miss G! Woke up early to workout at 4:30am and felt like wearing this dress for the first time today.... just because! 💃🏻 . Some teachers asked “Why are you so dressed up/who are you dressed up for?” My response was that I dress up for myself and it’s not to intentionally impress anyone! 🙅🏻‍♀️ . My October BOOtcamp starts October 15th! There’s still time to join and crush your goals before the year ends! Comment a 🎃 to learn more about how to join! 🤗💪🏻 . And thanks again to @callmepiz for the dress! ❤️👗 . #iteachfirst  #teachersofig  #beforeandafter  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #friyayvibes  #funfriday  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #3dayweekend  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #50poundsdown  #transformation  #classroomdecor  #brooklynteacher  #firstgradeteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
Transformation Tuesday:
The physical transformation has been making me have all the feels lately! 😭
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On days when I think I’m not doing enough, or when I feel like I’m too hard on myself.... it’s good to reflect on how much I’ve changed in a positive way in the past 10 months since starting this journey. And it was NOT easy! 😝
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The best part of the transformation is...... I finally am becoming the woman I always wanted to be and realizing my self worth 🙌🏻💜
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#iteachfirst #teachersofig
#beforeandafter #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #motivationmonday
#transformationtuesday 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
#50poundsdown #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher  #transformationpost #transformation #weightloss  #brooklynteacher #firstgradeteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Transformation Tuesday: The physical transformation has been making me have all the feels lately! 😭 . On days when I think I’m not doing enough, or when I feel like I’m too hard on myself.... it’s good to reflect on how much I’ve changed in a positive way in the past 10 months since starting this journey. And it was NOT easy! 😝 . The best part of the transformation is...... I finally am becoming the woman I always wanted to be and realizing my self worth 🙌🏻💜 . #iteachfirst  #teachersofig  #beforeandafter  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #motivationmonday  #transformationtuesday  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #50poundsdown  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #transformationpost  #transformation  #weightloss  #brooklynteacher  #firstgradeteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
The kids are working hard on learning the different articles from the Universal Declaration of Human rights! They’re doing amazing understanding the document and showing how someone would be “keeping the promise” or “breaking it”  Soon we will be moving on to various narratives and applying what we’ve learned  to them! Should be interesting 🗽🤓📚 #expeditionarylearning #udhr #ela #literacy #jigsawactivity #groupwork #brooklynteacher
The kids are working hard on learning the different articles from the Universal Declaration of Human rights! They’re doing amazing understanding the document and showing how someone would be “keeping the promise” or “breaking it” Soon we will be moving on to various narratives and applying what we’ve learned to them! Should be interesting 🗽🤓📚 #expeditionarylearning  #udhr  #ela  #literacy  #jigsawactivity  #groupwork  #brooklynteacher 
It’s never too late to start. It’s always too late to wait.
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Don’t wait another second to live the life you want to live or to feel the way you want to feel!
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October group forming now!! Message me for details!
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#nevertoolate #october #liveitup #takecareofyou #brooklynteacher #teacherlife #homeworkouts #fitasfuck
Strange to see New York from a teaching room - where am I?!
Strange to see New York from a teaching room - where am I?!
My supply cart! Been dying to post these but life gets in the way. This things honestly brings a smile to everyone that sees it. It's so bright,  crazy looking and loud that people,  smile, giggle comment and they go beyond their day. That's my goal this year to make every teacher & student smile on the 3rd floor (another goal is to raise kids confidence, reading levels and identify number connections of course!). It has my data binder, snacks, figits, supplies, rewards, chanchlas (slippers), water bottles, holds my laptop, planner, other paper and Teachery decorations! I'm taking this year and putting my all into my kids. Last year i battled depression and anxiety. This year, i just need rainbows, pencil decorations and getting back to feeling like the great teacher that I am! This was part of my #selfcare strategy this year

#spedteacher #teacher #brooklynteacher #nycteacher #momofboys #momblog #sped #iteach7th #iteach8th #publicschool #iteachmiddleschool #anxiety #depression you will overcome it.
My supply cart! Been dying to post these but life gets in the way. This things honestly brings a smile to everyone that sees it. It's so bright, crazy looking and loud that people, smile, giggle comment and they go beyond their day. That's my goal this year to make every teacher & student smile on the 3rd floor (another goal is to raise kids confidence, reading levels and identify number connections of course!). It has my data binder, snacks, figits, supplies, rewards, chanchlas (slippers), water bottles, holds my laptop, planner, other paper and Teachery decorations! I'm taking this year and putting my all into my kids. Last year i battled depression and anxiety. This year, i just need rainbows, pencil decorations and getting back to feeling like the great teacher that I am! This was part of my #selfcare  strategy this year #spedteacher  #teacher  #brooklynteacher  #nycteacher  #momofboys  #momblog  #sped  #iteach7th  #iteach8th  #publicschool  #iteachmiddleschool  #anxiety  #depression  you will overcome it.
Even when the dog is barking, television is on loud in the other room, parents eating dinner, cell phone ringing with notifications and you’re feeling exhausted after a long day at work...... you still show up for YOU and get the sweat sesh DONE 🙌🏻🏃🏻‍♀️
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#iteachkindergarten #teachersofig
#beforeandafter #teachersfollowteachers #strongwomen #motivationmonday
#transformationtuesday 
#healthyteacher #worklifebalance
 #friyayvibes #fitandhappy #newteacher #findyourtribe #fitteachers #happyclassrooms #nyteacher  #transformationpost #transformation #weightloss  #brooklynteacher #firstgradeteacher 
#brooklynfitness #italiangirl #iteachtoo #targetteacher #teacherstruggle #lifeofateacher
Even when the dog is barking, television is on loud in the other room, parents eating dinner, cell phone ringing with notifications and you’re feeling exhausted after a long day at work...... you still show up for YOU and get the sweat sesh DONE 🙌🏻🏃🏻‍♀️ . #iteachkindergarten  #teachersofig  #beforeandafter  #teachersfollowteachers  #strongwomen  #motivationmonday  #transformationtuesday  #healthyteacher  #worklifebalance  #friyayvibes  #fitandhappy  #newteacher  #findyourtribe  #fitteachers  #happyclassrooms  #nyteacher  #transformationpost  #transformation  #weightloss  #brooklynteacher  #firstgradeteacher  #brooklynfitness  #italiangirl  #iteachtoo  #targetteacher  #teacherstruggle  #lifeofateacher 
What is your message to your students about living life?
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For over 11 years my message was always live to go to college. It was about the tests and the scores. I felt confident that I was doing good. And maybe I was. But then I realized that my message can’t just be the tests. It has to be the life. The message has to connect to my students lives and honestly, college doesn’t always. But we all have a dream and maybe living colorfully is the best dream. 💫
Langston Hughes asked us what happens to a dream deferred? All of his examples changed the dream to a negative. From now on I’m asking the students what happens to a dream lived colorfully? What happens when you live your dream? 💫
Also, I still love the poem “Harlem” 😜 #nycteachers #elateacher #liveyourlifecolorfully #liveyourlife #chaseyourdreams #highschoolteacher #teachertalk #brooklynteacher #teacherpreneur #teacherquestions #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachwellthy
What is your message to your students about living life? 💫 For over 11 years my message was always live to go to college. It was about the tests and the scores. I felt confident that I was doing good. And maybe I was. But then I realized that my message can’t just be the tests. It has to be the life. The message has to connect to my students lives and honestly, college doesn’t always. But we all have a dream and maybe living colorfully is the best dream. 💫 Langston Hughes asked us what happens to a dream deferred? All of his examples changed the dream to a negative. From now on I’m asking the students what happens to a dream lived colorfully? What happens when you live your dream? 💫 Also, I still love the poem “Harlem” 😜 #nycteachers  #elateacher  #liveyourlifecolorfully  #liveyourlife  #chaseyourdreams  #highschoolteacher  #teachertalk  #brooklynteacher  #teacherpreneur  #teacherquestions  #teachersfollowteachers  #teachersofinstagram  #teachwellthy 
I'll sit criss cross applesauce all DAY if I can do it in sweatpants with a big mug of tea...
This week has already been nutso. Tuesday was one of my absolute toughest days, and today followed as one of my absolute best. We rocked out with Chicken on a Fence Post in 4th today, Sansa Kroma in 3rd, Bee Bee Bumblebee in K, Jim Along Josie in 1st, and my Pre-Ks REFUSED to be spooked by Pete Seeger's Abiyoyo. Bad days happen, and great days happen. Very proud of my kiddos and myself for our hard work today.
*cue The Climb by @mileycyrus *

#musicclassroom #musiced #musicteacher #musiceducation #music #brooklyn #brooklynteacher #nycteachers #iteachtoo #elementaryteacher #elementarymusic #elementary #fourthgrade #firstgrade #prek #kindergarten #thirdgrade #prek5 #sing #kodalyinspiredclassroom #kodaly #crisscross #crisscrossapplesauce #sweatpants #humpday #tea #chamomile #theclimb #miley
I'll sit criss cross applesauce all DAY if I can do it in sweatpants with a big mug of tea... This week has already been nutso. Tuesday was one of my absolute toughest days, and today followed as one of my absolute best. We rocked out with Chicken on a Fence Post in 4th today, Sansa Kroma in 3rd, Bee Bee Bumblebee in K, Jim Along Josie in 1st, and my Pre-Ks REFUSED to be spooked by Pete Seeger's Abiyoyo. Bad days happen, and great days happen. Very proud of my kiddos and myself for our hard work today. *cue The Climb by @mileycyrus * #musicclassroom  #musiced  #musicteacher  #musiceducation  #music  #brooklyn  #brooklynteacher  #nycteachers  #iteachtoo  #elementaryteacher  #elementarymusic  #elementary  #fourthgrade  #firstgrade  #prek  #kindergarten  #thirdgrade  #prek5  #sing  #kodalyinspiredclassroom  #kodaly  #crisscross  #crisscrossapplesauce  #sweatpants  #humpday  #tea  #chamomile  #theclimb  #miley 
Truth. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
When we are calm we are powerful. Calm in the face of storms, whether literal or metaphorical. Nothing can phase us because we know that we are powerful. But how to find the calm? Breathe. It’s the only thing I’ve found. Try this:
1. Breathe in through the nose and feel the body get larger. 
2. At the top of the breath take one more small sip of air and hold for a count. 
3. Exhale out through the mouth with a deep sigh. 
Repeat as necessary. 
Let me know how it goes 🙏🏼
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#calmisasuperpower #calmiscontagious #breatheinbreatheout #pranayama #yoga #superpower #coredesiredfeeling #teachertalk #nycteacher #teachnyc #highschoolteacher #elateacher #brooklynteacher #yogateacher #youarepowerful #mentorteacher
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Truth. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 When we are calm we are powerful. Calm in the face of storms, whether literal or metaphorical. Nothing can phase us because we know that we are powerful. But how to find the calm? Breathe. It’s the only thing I’ve found. Try this: 1. Breathe in through the nose and feel the body get larger. 2. At the top of the breath take one more small sip of air and hold for a count. 3. Exhale out through the mouth with a deep sigh. Repeat as necessary. Let me know how it goes 🙏🏼 . . #calmisasuperpower  #calmiscontagious  #breatheinbreatheout  #pranayama  #yoga  #superpower  #coredesiredfeeling  #teachertalk  #nycteacher  #teachnyc  #highschoolteacher  #elateacher  #brooklynteacher  #yogateacher  #youarepowerful  #mentorteacher  . . Repost @republicofyogacary
Copy machine woes. As teachers we all have them. How do you deal with them? I try to plan ahead but today I ran out of copies and had to run to the main office. Share your strategies below!
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Also sometimes I feel like I should work at Staples 😜
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Outfit from @renttherunway (the best for #teacherootd ) #teacherstyle #teacherlife #teachertalk #teacheroutfit #teacherlife #teachermonday #brooklynteacher #nycteacher #teachnyc #teacherfashion #teachwellthy
#bitmoji Ms. Flanagan vs. #IRL Ms. Flanagan...do I have a new calling as a realistic bitmoji designer? 🤔
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#iteach #tftpickme #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #iteachmiddleschool #iteach8th #humanties #humanitiesed #elateacher #nycteacher #brooklynteacher
Teacher beverages! Which of these would fill your teacher fridge? I’m mostly a @chameleoncoldbrew vanilla fan myself. But after 2pm @lacroixwater sounds perfect! Let me know below...maybe some news coming soon! #teacherbeverages #teacherdrinks #chameleoncoldbrew #lacroix #teachersnacks #teacherslounge #teachwellthy #bewellthy
We made a road!!! Red, yellow and green lights!!!! #grossmotorplay #learningthroughplay #brooklynteacher
What do you see when look out? As a New Yorker I often find myself looking out but not really seeing. It can be hard to find the time to really see, to really notice what surrounds me. But lately I’ve been working on taking time to actually see. Yesterday I walked around at lunch time in my neighborhood. I took a moment to look around, with not a care about time. I felt so much love in my heart. I’m so grateful for this chance to be, right here in this moment. .
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Taking a moment to truly see while on the @bklynlibrary steps. 📷 @luisanna.tejada .
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#teachertalk #mentorteacher #teacherselfcare #brooklynpubliclibrary #prospectheights #yogateacher #highschoolteacher #brooklynteacher #nycteacher #teachnyc #meditation #coredesiredfeelings #desiremapfacilitator #teachercoach #lifecoach #thewellthyteacher
What do you see when look out? As a New Yorker I often find myself looking out but not really seeing. It can be hard to find the time to really see, to really notice what surrounds me. But lately I’ve been working on taking time to actually see. Yesterday I walked around at lunch time in my neighborhood. I took a moment to look around, with not a care about time. I felt so much love in my heart. I’m so grateful for this chance to be, right here in this moment. . . . Taking a moment to truly see while on the @bklynlibrary steps. 📷 @luisanna.tejada . . . #teachertalk  #mentorteacher  #teacherselfcare  #brooklynpubliclibrary  #prospectheights  #yogateacher  #highschoolteacher  #brooklynteacher  #nycteacher  #teachnyc  #meditation  #coredesiredfeelings  #desiremapfacilitator  #teachercoach  #lifecoach  #thewellthyteacher 
Teacher friends! Where would we be without them!! This week I want to highlight @frannycru She is a #nycteacher working with students in District 75. For as long as I’ve known her she has the biggest smile and the kindest heart. She supports all events and has put her health as a priority. She’s a #tiugirl and an inspiration to so many! Thank you @frannycru for being a part of @teachwellthy ❤️ #toneitup #tiunyc #nycteachers #teacherfriends #weteach #spedteacher #teacherselfcare #teacherpreneur #brooklynteacher #teacherssupportteachers #teacherlove #teamteachers
Teacher friends! Where would we be without them!! This week I want to highlight @frannycru She is a #nycteacher  working with students in District 75. For as long as I’ve known her she has the biggest smile and the kindest heart. She supports all events and has put her health as a priority. She’s a #tiugirl  and an inspiration to so many! Thank you @frannycru for being a part of @teachwellthy ❤️ #toneitup  #tiunyc  #nycteachers  #teacherfriends  #weteach  #spedteacher  #teacherselfcare  #teacherpreneur  #brooklynteacher  #teacherssupportteachers  #teacherlove  #teamteachers 
The sun inspires me to reach up. To lengthen. To grow. Surrounded by art my heart fills with energy and love. I inhale. I am love. I exhale. I am alive. 📷 by @luisanna.tejada mural by @chinonmaria located at @underhillwalls .
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#bossbabe #brooklynart #brooklynteacher #sunsalutation #urdhvahastasana #upwardsalute #heartfull #love #streetart #yoga #teacherlife #iteachhighschool
Today was an exhausting teacher day. Reading inventory. Department chair meeting. Teaching a yoga class. Teaching a dance class. For a moment I wondered why I was doing all of it. Or any of it. And then I remembered...I get to choose where I put my energy. I choose to put energy to empowering my students to embrace their reading scores. I choose to be prepared to lead my ELA teachers. I choose to offer a yoga and a dance class that allows for people to experience their body in motion. I choose to be me. .
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What do you choose to be? Where do you choose your energy to go? Repost @totallifecarecoaching #energyhealing #teacherselfcare #teachermentor #yogateacher #elateacher #teachnyc #nycteacher #brooklynteacher #teacherpreneur #teachertalk #teacherssupportteachers #breatheforchange #thewellthyteacher #teachwellthy
Today was an exhausting teacher day. Reading inventory. Department chair meeting. Teaching a yoga class. Teaching a dance class. For a moment I wondered why I was doing all of it. Or any of it. And then I remembered...I get to choose where I put my energy. I choose to put energy to empowering my students to embrace their reading scores. I choose to be prepared to lead my ELA teachers. I choose to offer a yoga and a dance class that allows for people to experience their body in motion. I choose to be me. . . . What do you choose to be? Where do you choose your energy to go? Repost @totallifecarecoaching #energyhealing  #teacherselfcare  #teachermentor  #yogateacher  #elateacher  #teachnyc  #nycteacher  #brooklynteacher  #teacherpreneur  #teachertalk  #teacherssupportteachers  #breatheforchange  #thewellthyteacher  #teachwellthy