Teachers who are emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually healthy can more effectively support learners. If you as a teacher care about children, you must care about your own health. This journal begins by saying “Thank You” for your commitment to learning, and for recognizing the needs of every student. It continues with a 30 day self-care program designed just for teachers. It will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on each day’s successes and opportunities for improvement, engage in self-care activities, reinforce your worth through affirmations to empower self, and more. By setting aside a few moments each day, you will strengthen your ability to help others.
Schools are a microcosm of society. As violence, drugs, and neglect occur in our neighborhoods they are expressed through the behaviors of our children in the classroom. Teachers are expected to successfully address issues that society itself has not been able to resolve, while at the same time creating a setting in which all students can learn. Teaching students in today’s schools requires you to be at your best. Please give yourself the gift of personal time so you can have the fulfillment you deserve and be the best teacher you can be.