Educators work hard to bring their best selves to the classroom ever day while juggling individual student needs, set ambitious goals, and often work long hours. Many teachers face escalating job demands with few resources and, at times, work with students who face complex trauma, behavioral difficulties, and learning challenges. These stressors combine to make teaching one of the most stressful occupations in the U.S. (Gallup, 2014).
Studies found these stressors affect teachers’ health and well-being, job satisfaction, turnover, and even student outcomes (Greenberg, Brown, & Abenavoli, 2016). For this reason, experts say, it’s essential that educators take time to prevent burnout, promote health, and protect themselves from the negative effects of stress. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AlaQuest Collaborative for Education, (ACE), has a team of volunteers who work closely with classroom teachers. We see how hard you work to empower students everyday. As a reminder, we want you to practice self-care to re-energize youself. Use the links below to assess your current self-care, then use the mindful resources to create a plan you can follow. You are important. We appreciate you. Take care.