One of the most time-intensive professions in the world is teaching. Teachers sacrifice almost all of their time for the sake of the children they’re educating. Unfortunately, while noble, this leaves teachers with virtually no time to personally process the feelings and stress necessary to ensure this level of care for their students. For many teachers, it can be easier to put their own mental and physical feelings to the side, but this in turn can cause feelings of burnout and thus contribute to the turnover rates impacting this industry. Understanding this, teachers need to make accommodations for themselves to process the feelings associated with work. This is known as self-care, which sometimes requires sacrificing the inclination to develop a lesson plan or activity for the classroom and instead dedicate some time to processing and healing throughout the on-going chaos of the school year. Interested in learning more about these self-care strategies and how to utilize them? Continue reading to the resource highlighted alongside this post for more proactive self-care information.
Check out Teacher Self-Care 101, provided by Curriculum Associates; an organization specializing in providing your student a personalized phonics based reading program.