Video: Prioritizing Self Care for Your Team

Learners will identify 3 key steps they can take to prioritize self care among their school teams and increase the importance of self-care for teachers.

Resource 1: Self Care Matters Part 3 Handout

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Resource 1. Self-Care Matters Part 3: Handout

Activation & Debrief

On a scale of 1-10 how important do you want self-care to be for your teachers?

On a scale of 1-10 how important do your teachers think you want self-care to be for them?

Is there a discrepancy between the two numbers? What do you think the root cause of the discrepancy is?







Video Reflection

What steps did leaders likely have to take to implement this system? What are they choosing to prioritize? What are they choosing to deprioritize?








Some Additional Practices for Prioritizing Teacher Self Care

  • Build positive culture among staff
  • Implement peer mentoring
  • Encourage open communication in which teachers have a voice in school level decision making
  • Promote overall wellness
  • Promote self-care practices among staff
  • Engage in staff Circles
  • Make the breakroom a sacred space of self-care
  • Share self-care resources with staff
  • Work with the Coordinated School Health Supervisor in your district to develop a plan that will work for your school’s needs
  • Partner with local mental health liaisons and remind staff of health insurance benefits
  • Shape America: Support for implementation of employee wellness plan
  • Educator Self-Care Assessment
  • Headspace Meditation App (free access)


Define and Plan 3 Key Steps


What action will you take?

When and how will you do it?

What else do you need to do to make it happen?





























Resource 2: Self Care Strategy in Action in a School Setting