5 Ways for Teachers to Cope with Holiday Stress

5 strategies teachers can use to cope with holiday stress

Welcome to the season of joy! The holidays can actually be pretty stressful, uniquely so for teachers. “Stress,” as a term, originates from the engineering field, defined as the amount of pressure that can be placed on a structure before it collapses. Here are five strategies for preventing your own holiday collapse.

1. Source of holiday stress: Personal expectations and keeping up traditions.

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for the Gift Giving Season

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for the Gift Giving Season

Don’t stress if your holiday gifts aren’t wrapped and ready to go. There’s still plenty of time to find the perfect gift! Whether you’re looking for something special for a friend or family member, or you finally realize it’s time to treat yo self, TeacherPop has found the best deals to help round out your holiday shopping.

Ralph Lauren: Save $25 on purchases of $125 or more with coupon code DEC15 through Sunday.

Madewell: 20% off your entire purchase with coupon code SPLURGE through Monday.

By |December 11th, 2015|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|

3 Affordable Holiday Looks for Teachers

3 Affordable Holiday Looks for Teachers

Teachers, let’s take a quick pause from our busy schedules and recognize that we are a mere two weeks away from winter break! It’s almost time to kick back and enjoy uninterrupted days with friends and family. Whether you’re spending the break in sunny or wintry climes, one thing is certain: you’ll want to look good and stay comfortable. That’s why we’ve put together some of our favorite pieces of clothing for men and women from our good friends at American Eagle Outfitters (AEO).

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Recipe: Kale, Mushroom, and Sausage Squash

Kale, Mushroom, and Sausage Delicata Squash Boats

Image via Pinterest

This is one of our favorite meals for winter: yummy roasted squash stuffed with braised greens and loads of veggies. The best part? There are always plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 large delicata squash
  • 3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 1 cup of diced mixed bell pepper
  • 1 diced and deseeded jalapeno (feel free to omit if you don’t like spice!)

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for Holiday Shopping Season

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for Holiday Shopping Season

If Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s salesapalooza left you cold, don’t fret—the season of sales is still here. Tons of stores held over their deep discounts from last week, so it’s time to get serious, people. Scoop up some of the best of the best on winter gear and holiday gifts with the 10 hot deals below.

J.Crew Factory: Up to 60% off plus extra 40% off clearance items with coupon code EXTRA40 through Monday. (And don’t forget J.Crew’s Teach For America tee; it makes a great gift and 100% of the proceeds go directly to TFA.)

By |December 4th, 2015|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|

Cyber Monday 2015: The Best Deals for Teachers

Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Cyber Monday! The holiday shopping season is here, and whether you’re scouring the interwebs for gifts for friends and family, work attire to look sharp at school, or cozy home goods (winter is coming), we’ve got you covered. Check out TeacherPop’s annual list of Cyber Monday sales below.


American Eagle Outfitters: 40% off the holiday collection. (Plus, 100% of proceeds from AEO gift box sales in-store will be donated to Teach For America (up to $100,000) to sponsor 18 classrooms for one year.)

By |November 30th, 2015|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|

Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Recipe: Cooked Sweet Potatoes

We’re counting down the hours at this point until we can toss aside our cares and embrace delicious holiday foods. This recipe for maple roasted sweet potatoes is a hit any time of the year, but it’s an especially pleasing side for your Thanksgiving feast.

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes (we use 2 white and 2 regular to mix up the color)
  • 2 Honeycrisp apples
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg

Weekend Sales: 10 Countdown to Black Friday Deals

10 Early Deals for the Week Before Black Friday

Sure, it’s merely the Friday before Black Friday, but retailers are already getting in full sale mode with steep discounts and deals leading up to the biggest shopping day of the year. Ease into the shopping madness—and cross some much-needed items off your list early—with these deals below.

H&M: Save up to 60% on select styles with Black Friday Deal Days through November 26.

Amazon: Up to 70% with Countdown to Black Friday deals through November 27.

Wine Library: Up to 20% and free shipping with coupon code RMN50WINES through Monday.

By |November 20th, 2015|General Pop, Take a Break|0 Comments|