The Greatest Sacrifice,

YOU

Isn't an option

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to disrupt the dominate narrative that "burnout" is necessary to be a good teacher and that taking time for self-attention, self-care, and self-restoration is selfish and takes too much time

  • Explore the 3 primary ways burnout shows itself in the life of a teacher, and learn how to protect one's self from going down the 2 paths to burning out, 

  • Learn the 3 core elements of teacher well-being: PURPOSE, PERSPECTIVE, POSITIVITY

  • Establish your personal and professional PURPOSE of making your mental, emotional, and spiritual health a priority 

  • Create a practical Present Teacher Practice Plan for your PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL, and SPIRITUAL Well-Being in your professional and personal life.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

BREATH is your base for your well-being

REFLECTIONS on the

PURPOSE of my BEING Well

When you are feeling well in mind, body, and spirit, what do love most about how you relate to:

  • YOURSELF:

    • I love that I....

  • THOSE IN YOUR INNER CIRCLE:

    • I love that I....

  • YOUR LIFE:

    • I love that I.....

  • YOUR EXTENDED GROUP OF LOVED ONES: 

    • I love that I....​

When you are feeling well in mind, body, and spirit, what do love most about how you relate to:

  • YOUR STUDENTS:

    • I love that I....

  • YOUR PEERS:

    • I love that I....

  • YOUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY/ CAREGIVERS of your STUDENTS:

    • I love that I.....

In what concrete ways is your "well-being" your greatest professional asset?

What are your top 3 core values as a teacher (see below)

When you are healthy and well, how does your well-ness allow you to express your core values? (Spiritual Wellness)

 

 

How do YOU define "impact" as a teacher? 

How does expressing your core values create greater impact as a teacher? 

Self-Care Practice Plan

There is SO much power in JUST ONE THING when it comes to committing to your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

  • Grab a piece of paper or a sticky note.

  • Simply choose ONE element of well-being (e.g., Physical, Mental, or Spiritual).

  • Write down ONE thing you can realistically commit to practicing (and releasing) every single day for the next 7 days.

  • VALUE-BASED Actions are proven to be more effective than goal setting. 

    • Remind yourself "How does my well-being serve both me and my students? ​How do I want to be when feeling stressed? What simple daily practices can I commit to will allow me to practice my well-being when I'm not stressed so that when I get stressed, I have some physical, mental, and spiritual immunity built?

RECEIVE(+)   RELEASE(-)

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What is ONE simple thing you can "receive" or do every day for your physical body this week?

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • drink more water

  • do 10 minutes of movement throughout your day

  • do a body scan meditation every day for the next 7 days (click here to try one out!)

What is ONE simple thing you can "receive" or do every day for your mental health?

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

What is ONE simple thing you can "receive" or do every day for your spiritual health-- that means doing that thing that YOU love to do and makes you happy?

What is ONE thing you can "release" doing that would positively impact your physical health?

What is ONE thought or expectation you have of yourself that you could release for the next week just to see how it feels to NOT BE ABLE TO THINK THAT THOUGHT?

As Teachers Our

WELL-BEING is Collective

If "I" am unwell it creates "Illness" for the self and the collective.

When "WE" are well it creates "WEllness for the self and the collective.

When we realize that our greatest professional impact is our ability to have our Well-Being-ness create spaces of grace where those we teach feel safe to be fully seen in our presence,

we begin to have reverence for the practice of our own self-seeing, self-attention, and self-reverence.

TEACHERS of BASSWOOD

We need you to be well!

We want you to be well! 

We want you to stop every single day to give to yourself ALL the same gifts of presence, thought, and care you extend so graciously to those you lead. 

 

When you give to you, we receive. 

(*Yes! You are that powerful!)

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