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Self-Care Training for Staff
If you have a professional development day coming up, then you seriously need to do have a session over self-care!! This time of the year is super stressful!! Everyone is talking data, the kids are getting antsy for spring break, and patience is running thin. I mean we’re past the 100 day mark and still repeating the same instructions as day one, it’s exhausting!! Use this PD day to remind teachers to take a little break, recharge their batteries, and relax a little. This one hour session discusses the importance of self-care, provides teachers with a list of positive coping strategies, provides multiple stations for teachers to practice self-care, and helps participants create a self-care action plan for the next month.
My amazing coworker and I put this whole thing together pretty quickly. It really doesn’t take much prep work. We created the PowerPoint (provided for you below), printed copies of the activities, created cute signs for the stations, turned on some music, turned on the essential oil diffuser, and provided healthy snacks (fruit, veggies, and nuts).
The main task is setting up the stations, here are the stations we created (feel free to come up with your own though): coloring station, writing station, photo scavenger hunt station, art station, positive talk station, uno station, and puzzle station.
Here are all of the resources you’ll need to download:
Art Ideas for the Art Station
Gratitude List for the Writing Station
Honestly, I would recommend everyone review the list of positive coping strategies and create their own action plan (even if you’re not a teacher). We could all use a little reminder to take care of ourselves. You can never have too much self-care!!