Teacher Self-Care 101
With how much time they dedicate for the sake of their students, it’s no surprise that teachers often have trouble finding time for themselves. As the occupation remains one of the most consuming in the world, teachers continue to struggle with maintaining their health alongside the output they provide for their students. This is why it’s so important to form healthy habits that can contribute to handling these feelings as they’re encountered. With limited time, the small and large-scale habits that teachers establish and maintain are that much more important. What works for one teacher, may not work for another. So, a walk before and after work may help one teacher with letting go of the stress of the day, while another may need to spend their time meditating. These are both forms of self-care, which are the strategies that teachers can utilize in order to better manage their stress and thus improve their day-to-day lives. With more and more classrooms today proving to be extremely hectic, the importance of self-care in a teacher’s routine is that much more important. In order to maintain a healthy mental and physical state of mind, self-care is necessary. For more information on how self-care is positively contributing to the mental health of those in the teaching profession, spend some time checking out the infographic included alongside this post.
Check out Teacher Self-Care 101, provided by Curriculum Associates; an organization specializing in providing your student a personalized phonics based reading program.