We are tired, burned out, and angry.

Late yesterday, Alberta’s Minister of Finance, Travis Toews, announced the province is looking to roll back the wages of nurses.

Yes. Nurses. Like the people who have been putting their life in danger, working around the clock during the pandemic to keep us…

A few months ago my 4 year old said to me the words that every mother dreads, “I can’t draw.”

(Okay, maybe the words that every Mom with a background in fine arts who secretly dreams of their kids becoming artists dreads.)

My 4YO was entering the stage where he…

I — like many of us — would like to leave the past year firmly behind in a drawer, never to be opened again.

However, in education, we know that the most durable learning — that is, learning that is long lasting and easily applied to new situations — is…

the mental health challenges that aren’t being discussed

My first year of teaching in the public school system, I was 23 years old, living in the Old Fourth Ward neighbourhood of Atlanta, GA in a one bedroom apartment. I was relatively new to a city of 4.6 million people.

I received a position as a middle school art…

Last week, I was speaking with a friend on the phone. I love her dearly and would do anything for her.

Almost.

She asked me for wellness advice. My response was a hard and fast, “No.”

You see, now is not the time.

I have watched with fascination as people…

Lisa Bush

Writer, educator, and author of Teaching Well: How Healthy, Empowered Teachers Lead to Thriving, Successful Classrooms. Creator of http://workingmomwellness.ca

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