Strategies for Districts to Support Self-Care for Educators During the COVID-19 Pandemic
REL West; Region 15 Comprehensive Center; Center to Improve Social & Emotional Learning and School Safety
Many lives have been significantly disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of students at home, thousands of educators teaching from home, and entire families and communities on lockdown. In order to support others, however, we must support ourselves first.
This archived webinar offers practical information and guidance backed by research to help school staff cope with the stresses of school closures, service provision, and quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenters define the concept of self-care, and they discuss the importance of self-care for educators to address their own needs so that they are better able to support the needs of students and their school community. Strategies address:
- Healthy mindsets
- Connectedness and belonging
- Healthy, realistic boundaries and interactions
This webinar is the first in a three-part series on supporting the social and emotional needs of educators and students during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second webinar, Strategies for Educators to Support the Social and Emotional Needs of Students Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Demand for Racial Justice: Plans for Reopening Schools, can be found here.
The third webinar, Seizing the Moment: Race Equity Mindsets, Social and Emotional Well-Being, and Outcomes for Students, can be found here.