On Monday, March 8th, 1N5 presented its RECHARGE + RECONNECT training to Cincinnati Public School’s Health & Physical Education teachers. Over 20 educators attended the session, which focused on compassion fatigue and prioritizing self-care. Self-care is more important than ever, especially for educators who give so much of themselves to their students.
Participants had the opportunity to practice self-care activities like gratitude, breathing, and the importance of acknowledging stressors and feelings. They also brainstormed ways the school could come together as a community in this time of uncertainty.
The teachers expressed the challenges of connecting with students over a virtual format and balancing the demands of work and home-life. They expressed appreciation for strong, effective leaders and the resiliency of their students. One participant wrote, “Thank you. It was needed very much.”