My graduate school professor always quoted Stephen Covey from his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “You have to sharpen the saw.” As educators, we often forget the importance of taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The daily demands of teaching, preparing lesson plans, reviewing curriculum, managing the classroom, testing and all of the other work-related requirements can consume all of your waking hours, leaving very little time for yourself. It is essential that you make time to renew yourself in order to be able to give the best of yourself to your students and continue to find joy in what you do.
Please join Selena and me on DENvice this coming week to discuss ways you can renew and recharge your body, mind and soul before the start of the school year. If you have not already done so, it is time to work on your “Teacher Wellness Plan”.