Session D: 4:00pm - 5:05pm

Location: Meeting Rooms 1-4


It has been said that educator burnout is one of the most important social justice and economic issues of our time. Between 40% to 50% of new educators will leave the profession within the first 5 years. In order for our educators to effectively deal with the challenges they face and take care of our children, they must first know how to take care of themselves. Research shows proactively and intentionally practicing self-care and self-compassion leads to improvements in physical and emotional well-being and the ability to persevere. In this light, self-care truly becomes a radical act that we must prioritize. In this session, we will examine our responses to stress, build capacity in self-care and self-compassion and explore ways to use circles to support resiliency-building.

Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Audience: Campus Leaders, Classroom Teachers, Teacher Leaders/Coaches, and Turnaround Specialists
Grade Levels: Elementary, High School, and Middle School
Learning Strand: Elementary School Implementation and Secondary School Implementation
Interest Categories: Mental Health, Mentoring for Teachers, and SEL