SEL for Educators
Teacher Twitter is always talking about Social Emotional Learning for students, and there is an even higher awareness of their SEL needs as we try to navigate through this seemingly never ending pandemic and the accompanying at home learning...but what about the teachers themselves?
In my training as a health educator and in my work in schools, I fully expected to focus all of my energies on the health and well-being of students, but when I observed the overwhelming pressure that administrators, teachers and staff were dealing with, I started paying closer attention to the adults in the room as well, and this was prior to Covid-19. I was surprised to see how little attention was paid to educators and their SEL needs. As a result, in my spare time I try to find ways to share tips, tricks and resources to help educators practice self-care. In my new role as a member of the SVCUE board, I’m hoping to share these with all of you! (P.S. My goal is to provide you with free resources whenever possible. Self care shouldn’t stress your budget!)
Almost every educator I’ve connected with as we’ve all begun going back to school has shared how exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed we are right now, so this month’s tips, tricks & tools are all geared to help you get back in the groove!
I recently discovered Jabu Mind, which bills itself as a place for teachers “to build, support, and nourish your personal social and emotional development....continue reading the August SEL Tune-Up.