Teachers, we know you have been working harder than ever – a lot of it was using up a lot of energy with worry and feeling stressed, because you were unsure about school starting this year. Soon you will need to communicate with parents, adapting your curriculum, and following ever-changing guidelines. It is important though to carve out time for self-care, even when it seems impossible. Returning to the classroom can leave you feeling tired and burnt out, for both you and your students. Here we have compiled some resources. Virtual teachers can gain some insights here to for virtual learners at home.
Found on the Web: Teachers Pay Teachers has shared this interesting resource to use for your classroom. Get some inspiration for keeping your students energized with these brain break and activity prompts. Adapt for your classroom, use for online learning, or get families involved at home! Download here
Mindfulness and Meditation: Not sure where to start? These resources from Happify can help.
Talk to each other!
Sharing your own experiences and ideas with other educators builds a more collaborative atmosphere in your schools. Communicate with each other to connect, and ultimately to improve the quality of instruction you can offer to your students. You would be surprised how many others are faced with the same challenges.
Do ANYTHING you enjoy!
When you’re not in the classroom, the choices are limitless! Dance. Run. Draw. Sing. Take a walk. Look at the clouds. Read a book or magazine. Do something kind for someone. Colour. Bake. Create something! Call someone. Do whatever makes YOU happy.