Dedication is the name of the game when it comes to teaching. So much so that it can actually negatively impact teachers, as they may be spending all of their time helping others as opposed to addressing their own needs. In these moments, neglecting their needs and refusing to be kind to themselves ultimately leads to burnout. These feelings of burnout are capable of convincing teachers that their work isn’t appreciated across their students, colleagues, family, and friends. When falling into these negatives thoughts, it’s incredibly easy to feel hopeless. Which is why it’s so important to celebrate each of the big and small moments throughout the day, whether in the classroom or out. A beautiful sunrise, the times students make you laugh, or watching as your students grow in front of your eyes. These small things add up and can make a sizeable difference. While appreciation is a great start, there are more elements to self-care that teachers must adhere to in order to avoid burnout. To learn more about them, be sure to continue reading on to the infographic supporting 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.