Educating our youth is a calling that draws some of the most hard-working and dedicated people. Teachers are also prone to burnout–in fact, last year, public school teachers quit their jobs at the highest rate on record. Educators, it’s time to start showing yourself care and compassion, right now.
We cannot emphasize enough how important caring for yourself is during this time. Read on to find ways to connect with your community for support along with mind-body practices to promote your own wellbeing. Many educators are finding themselves at home right now with their lives looking very different than they were even just days ago. Throughout this time Breathe for Change is going to be offering live yoga classes, meditations and community conversations.
Parents, teachers, and other caregivers play a critical role in helping children cope with crises, often ignoring their own needs in the process. However, caregivers must take good care of themselves so they are able to take good care of the children in their charge.