A recent story was made public about a teacher who was caught intoxicated while at her school. Yes, we’ve all seen the memes that say things like, “I teach therefore I drink.” But perhaps the teacher who was caught was going through something. This is just another lesson in teacher self care.
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In my video below, I discuss a little bit about the story involving the teacher caught drinking at work. When I first heard about this story, I attempted to look a little bit deeper than just a crazy story about an intoxicated teacher.
There is a great, positive push right now for teachers to practice better self-care. I have seen this campaign very prominently on Instagram, and I think that it is a much-needed thing amidst the increasing tension in education. The idea is that teachers need to take better care of themselves in order to be amazing teachers for their students. That means taking a mental day every now and then, not working on school work during every holiday, and reserving weekends for more than just grading papers.
It is something that is hard for teachers to do, but not doing it results in burn outs. Trust me! I was a victim of teacher burnout and I regret not practicing proper teacher self-care. So, I surmised that perhaps this teacher was going through something, maybe the stress of her job, that caused her to drink.
Watch the video and think to yourself about how you practice teacher self-care. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the Tame the Classroom Youtube channel.
What are your thoughts on teacher self-care? Are you practicing teacher self-care? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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