From ways to avoid the teacher hustle to how to make a big shift in your evaluation conversation, we've covered a few novel ways to prioritize teacher health in this series. My sincerest hope is that in these five posts, which are concluding with this one, you've found nuggets of information or easy techniques to implement in order to put yourself first for a change without sacrificing your effectiveness in the classroom.
Perhaps your biggest allies in ensuring your teacher health are also the ones who might just threaten it the most... your students.
I mean that last statement in the most positive way possible - your students are who you show up for everyday. Supporting them is the reason you entered this career field, right? So let's support them in ways that allow you to better support more of them. And we do that by empowering students inside the walls of your classroom.
When I think about and picture what causes teacher stress, I see the...