Stacie Lawler is the 2020 Idaho Teacher of the Year and is dedicated to supporting students' and teachers' mental health. We have to take care of ourselves in order to take care of our students. We need to dedicate time to think about our values and build our life around it. Beyond mental health, we dive into the conversation of social and emotional learning and how that fits into the classroom.
In This Episode We Cover
Self-care is much more than "getting a manicure". It is creating sustainable opportunities for us to take care of our own physical and mental health.
Be authentic and recognize why we are struggling and where we fall on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.
Reflect on your own values and be sure to intentionally dedicate time towards this.
We need to have these conversations with students and get them to reflect themselves.
When we have challenging conversations with students, you need to draw the line in the sand. You can say "that's a good question, but as your teacher I can't answer it. Please ask ______".
Lean on your PLN for support and a listening ear.
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