Self-Care

Teaching is hard! Educators do vitally important, emotionally draining work for long hours with a smile. Without carving out time to recharge and heal, teachers risk serious burnout and mental health issues. 

Find tips and tricks for squeezing vitally important self-care into your wild teaching schedule below!


5 Ways to Cope with Challenging Students

5 Ways to Cope with Challenging Students

Classroom management is probably not the reason you chose a career in teaching … yet it is a significant part of life as an educator. Whether they are overeager, filled with energy, combative, or struggling with special …

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Feeling Thankful in the Midst of Challenges

Feeling Thankful in the Midst of Challenges

Since my children were young, we’ve practiced the same Thanksgiving tradition. During the first week of November, we sit down together and make our “Thankful Turkeys.” We trace our hands (my youngest daughter’s are now almost a…

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How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Educator

How Self-Care Can Make You a Better Educator

As a professional educator, you know that being a teacher is a demanding job. The rewards are many, but so are the stressors. Whether you are facilitating classroom management, navigating the parent-teacher relationship, dealin…

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5 Ways to Take Care of You During the Holidays

5 Ways to Take Care of You During the Holidays

When you look at the calendar and see the holidays quickly approaching, what’s your initial reaction? While we tend to think of the holidays as a season of peace and goodwill toward all, in reality, it’s often a very stressful …

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Lower Stress Through Mindful Meditation

Lower Stress Through Mindful Meditation

You’ve had a stressful day at work, running errands, or taking care of the kids. The stress keeps building, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. With all of this going on, how can you fit in self-care and manage the st…

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Self Care Spotlight: Nurturing Yourself and Your Spouse

Self Care Spotlight: Nurturing Yourself and Your Spouse

Marriage isn’t easy even under the best of circumstances. A marriage enduring the stress of caring for an ill family member is perhaps one of life’s more difficult challenges. When you have a child experiencing mental illness, …

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When Work and Life Don't Balance

When Work and Life Don't Balance

When Work and Life Don’t Balance Serious life crises can trigger a cascade of employment problems—unless you know how to handle them

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Setting Boundaries — How to Be More ‘Selfish’ at Work

Setting Boundaries — How to Be More ‘Selfish’ at Work

In order to help you recapture the joy of teaching you once had, it can be helpful to take an honest look at how you interpret your role as an educator.

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