The Importance of Teacher Self Care

Anyone who’s ever taken a flight knows the phrase: “Secure your own oxygen mask first before assisting children,” yet many teachers focus on social-emotional learning for our students but not for themselves. Educators often experience secondary trauma and compassion fatigue and need to be able to process all of this in a healthy way.

Bronwyn Harris, author of Literally Unbelievable: Stories from an East Oakland Classroom, will share her observations, discuss possible solutions to the larger challenges, and offer teachers advice on building long-term self-care into regular routines.

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