Teachers have had to change their way of teaching and impacting students during this strange time of a pandemic and a change to life as we know it. Although our lives seem strange right now, it is still vital that we take care of ourselves. Teachers, this is for you and I hope you find the blog this week helpful for you to destress and embrace the changes that are happening.
During these stressful and crazy times, we must understand that taking care of ourselves should be an essential part of our everyday life. Self care will keep you healthy and sane during these times of this pandemic.
Teachers, take some time each day to do something for yourself, we will get through this!
Yoga and Meditation
Participating in yoga and/ or meditation can help with many things. Some of these benefits include:
- Improves overall mental well-being
- Relieves stress
- Sharpens concentration
- Creates calmness and clarity in the mind
- Increases awareness
- Many more
Participating in this activity is a great way to prepare youself for stress and help with your well being. You can practice yoga and meditation for as little or long as you like; you can begin your day with it, end your day with it or practice it in between other activities. Below is a short example of a morning yoga session that is 15 minutes long and will set you up for success for the rest of the day.
Good morning yogi! This 15 minute morning yoga routine is a full body yoga flow that will wake you up and get you moving for the day. Modifications in screen…
During the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is very important we take time to care for ourselves. We can do this in many ways and for every person it will be different. Things we can do to show ourself care and love:
- Exercise (one of my favorite ways to de-stress, refocus and recharge) we can do this by yoga, walking, biking, running, lifting weights, jump rope, etc.
- Take a bath or do a face mask
- Eat nutritious foods to energize you! (some of my favorites to incorporate into meals include: kale, vegtables, avocado, seeds/ nuts, protein, berries/ fruit)
- Do a puzzle or play a board game
- Watch a movie or read a book
- Get fresh air and sunlight
- Listen to music or a podcast
- Take a nap or sleep in
- Paint, draw, color or any crafts you enjoy
Stay in Contact With Students and Families
During this time, it is important to stay close to our students and our students families. We can do this in many ways, and it is essential in order to continue our teaching so our students can continue to learn and develop. We can do this through:
- Phone calls
- News letters
- Blog post/ Moodle
- Zoom- remote learning
- Seesaw- remote learning
- Class websites
Zoom is a program that many teachers and schools are using, and is a great way to have the chance to connect with all students. Zoom gives students a classroom experience where they can see their classmates and teachers. Teachers can also use this program to set up individual meetings where they can give specific help to students on a individual basis.
During this time we must support eachother and give eachother the help we need. We will get through this and we are all in this together. Hope this blog gave you ideas of how to take care of yourself and stay safe during this strange time.