This week on the podcast I am talking about teacher self care because I think it is so important that we take care of ourselves before we take care of our students! This podcast episode shares what I learned about teacher self care a little too late.
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I’ve talked a lot about self care on the podcast and on my blog. I’ve even had a few guests on to talk about it as well. I’ve even had Sarah Forst on from Teacher Care Crate to talk about the importance of taking care of ourselves. You can check out Teacher Care Crate by heading to her website! If shipping wasn’t so gosh dang expensive over here to Germany I would for sure be on that subscription list!
On this week’s episode I shared an email that I sent to my email subscribers last April. If you have been around since then, you may have already read this. But even if you have, it’s worth a read again because sometimes we forget about the importance of teacher self care.
Teacher Self Care Letter
By nature, we are givers. That’s why we became teachers. We want to give. And sometimes we give too much of ourselves and it results in burn out. (HELLO! That’s me!)
I read an article a while back about how the education system takes advantage of teachers being predominately women. I won’t go into all the details because to be quite honest, it makes me angry. I agree a lot with what this former teacher is saying.
As women we give, give, give and keeping saying yes because, as nurturers and care takers, we feel it is out responsibility.
You can read the article here. Or you can keep moving right a long with me!
I don’t think there is anything wrong with giving of yourself as a teacher. The danger lies in the inability to know when to take a break. To not draw boundary lines.
But what I am offering today is a shift in mindset. I want to share with you an email I sent my subscribers back in April. I hope it will challenge you to think differently about your self care.
I’d love for you to listen HERE!! I would also love it if you shared it with a teacher friend by sending it to them, positing it on your social media accounts, or saving it to Pinterest!
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Until next time,
If you found this helpful, make sure to pin it to your Pinterest board so you can refer back to it or so other teachers can find it!