Self-Care for Teachers
Using Mindfulness Skills – A FREE Virtual Progam
August 13, 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Why Self-Care for Teachers?
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most challenging and that was true even before COVID -19. Many teachers report that they regularly feel stressed and emotionally exhausted. The idea of self-care is often set aside because teachers chose the profession to care for others. This lack of self-care can lead to burnout. By learning practical mindfulness skills, teachers can feel a sense of fulfillment both inside and outside the classroom. This is so important because, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup.’
According to Dr. Patricia Jennings, author of Mindfulness for Teachers, practicing mindfulness skills can help teachers better understand their own emotions; communicate more effectively with students – especially difficult students; slow down when they need to take a pause; and set up a positive learning environment in their classrooms.
Arlene Herman, Mindfulness Consultant, 1N5
Nancy Eigel-Miller, Executive Director and Founder, 1N5
Thanks to a grant from Interact for Health, Arlene Herman and Nancy Eigel Miller have been training and coaching educators for the past two years in six schools in the Greater Cincinnati Area. As a result of Covid-19, they are offering their training and coaching virtually to all interested educators.