As society continues to shed light on mental health awareness and self-care, more and more professionals are integrating these principles into their professional lives. This is especially true of teachers, who experience some of the highest turnover rates domestically. Teachers, and plenty of other professionals as well, are more aware of their feelings than ever. In turn, they’re just as concerned with learning how to process and deal with these feelings. For teachers specifically, learning how to handle the stress associated with their work is incredibly important. As they’re primarily child facing, in order to ensure they meet their goal of providing the best education possible for their students, they must be prepared to deal with the stress that comes along with doing so. Identifying and taking agency over the time necessary to deal with these feelings is imperative and is considered the basis of self-care. For teachers that are handling classrooms of large quantities of children and going home exhausted, self-care is what can keep these teachers from feeling burnt out of their jobs. To learn more about the ways in which teachers can practice self-care and transform their feelings of stress into something productive, read on to the infographic coupled 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.