Workshop Description:

Educators are nurtures, which means they make tremendous sacrifices to empower their students to grow and develop. That is a significant part of why education is commonly considered the noblest profession. Self-sacrifice, though, can become a liability when not considered in proper context; just as a cell phone battery must be recharged regularly so as not to lose all capacity, so too must the life of the educator be recharged so as not to lose the passion for this noble calling. The good news is that not only is personal balance attainable, but as we nurture it, we will find yourself maximizing our impact—both instructionally and relationally—in the classroom and beyond. Based on material from the book The Power of a Teacher, this workshop guides participants through the five areas of wellbeing: physical, occupational, emotional, financial, and spiritual. Not only does the workshop empower educators with a mandate for self-care, it offers practical, actionable strategies to achieve and maintain wellbeing. One of the most loving things we can do for those depending on us is to offer them the best version of ourselves. Let’s get our recharge on!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will understand wellness defined in each of the five core areas
  • Participants will complete the 50-item Wellness Inventory and graph the resulting data to gain a visual representation of how well their life wheel is balanced.
  • Participants will implement practical strategies to grow wellness in each of the five areas of wellbeing.

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