GREAT NEWS: My Mindfulness Mondays with Regional Office of Education #40 are still going strong. Each is worth a PD Hour and you can attend as many as fits your schedule. Feb 28 and March 14, 21, 28 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm (Central) on GMeets. Registration All are welcome, and they're free. If you are from another state and need something else for evidence of completion, please let me know!
"Burnout occurs when you keep riding the upslope of the emotional rollercoaster but never coast back down. " ~Matt Weld
Educator burnout has been on our minds since, well, even before the pandemic. It's a real thing. The big takeaway here is that emotions have a cycle, and your body (yes, that's where your emotions are) needs to complete the cycle or stress builds up and can have side effects like heart problems, sleep issues, digestion challenges, etc.
I wrote an article this week about what burnout is and how to lessen stress before you get to burnout. Some other time, we can explore what to do once you're there.
This week, try this: After school each day do one or more of the following: exercise, laugh, cry, hug, or create. Notice that each one of those is a physical action.
#SELday is Friday, March 11. You can win a $1K grant for your classroom!
Join Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully, SEL4US, Urban Assembly, Inner Explorer, Peace of Mind, MoveMindfully, JabuMind and others as we unite educators in prioritizing well-being in schools with mindfulness-based SEL practices!
Ten minutes is approximately 1% of our waking day. It's a very small time commitment that will make a huge difference in everyone's mental health. If we all take this pledge and keep reminding our community and school leaders that learning skills for lifelong well-being is our priority, we can make a big impact.
As part of our challenge, and to inspire others, we invite educators to share what committing to 1% looks like in your class or school. Those who share a video will be entered to win a $1000 grant to use on the SEL resources of their choice.
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.educatingmindfully.org/commit
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Have a great week!