Self-Care for Educators
Three Saturdays: February 10th, March 3rd, & March 17th from 9:00-1:00pm
Location: EDCO Collaborative, 36 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730
Happy teachers teach better. It’s that simple. If you want to teach better, you must practice self-care. As a teacher, you have what is arguably one of the most stressful professions. Left alone, a classroom of students is inherently unstable. As the teacher, you are expected to be a constant source of stability. This is virtually impossible if you don’t take care of yourself. Participants in this course will learn about the four primary domains of personal development that require self-care. Participants will learn how applying principles of mindfulness to their teaching can create a happier classroom. Participants will learn about the science of habit creation and how to create healthy lifelong habits.
Topics to be Covered:
- How taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually can benefit your teaching
- How to create habits that last
- How to apply basic mindful awareness skills to your whole day
- Understanding your negative emotions & the power of positivity
- The power of affirmations, intention setting, and gratitude
Target Audience: K – 12 educators
Graduate Credit: At the first class, participants can choose to apply for one graduate through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125.