This episode dives into the power and magic of gratitude and includes a beautiful Metta meditation led by Jennifer Wasmer. Please find out more about Jennifer's work right here: https://www.dayspringcommunications.net/
Go to www.teachertlc.com for the daily wellness checklist and leave your email for weekly wellness inspiration in your inbox--no matter what the situation might be in the Fall.
If you have comments or wellness strategies to share--or even if you'd like to share your wellness tips and journey on the podcast--email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the CDC: Dietary supplements aren’t meant to treat or prevent COVID-19. Certain vitamins and minerals (e.g., Vitamins C and D, zinc) may have effects on how our immune system works to fight off infections, as well as inflammation and swelling.
Self-care and Wellness Checklist for Educators during COVID-19
How to Work from Home During the Corona Virus
Free resilience and wellness checklist for educator ease during Covid-19:
Reducing your overall stress:
Soup recipes (no meat needed):
45 speedy, savory soups and stews:
Six Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health
How sleep affects your immune system:
When that little voice of change starts to whisper in your ear, it could be time to take the leap!
What do teachers do when they leave teaching?
Montessori teaching expert Tom Fahsbender, Middle School Director of Curriculum and Supervision at Washington Montessori School in New Preston, Connecticut, joins Julie in a conversation about transforming our teaching. Many elements of the Montessori model support strengthening our classroom community and our own self-care.
Joanne Mumley, veteran ELA teacher at Tyrrell Middle School in Wolcott, Connecticut, joins Julie to talk specifically about how she connects resilience and empathy to young adult literature in her classroom.
It’s 2020! This is your year! It's time to level up! It’s not about how to change your students, it’s about how to transform yourself. With teacher burnout and mental health issues at an all time high, you are the only one who will give yourself the permission to care for yourself and make important changes that will shift your life and your classroom into a space of positivity, resilience and compassion.
Teachers, undo and unschedule to create spaciousness in your December.
Eat simply and intentionally, recipes from Elise Museles:
Mexican spiced quinoa vegetable soup
Most delicious chopped salad:
Julie sets a strong foundation for active learning and then explains the importance of inclusive teaching in the learner-centered classroom.
This is one example of a strengths inventory sheet:
Julie leads listeners through a self-care challenge for mind, body and spirit.
Julie leads listeners through self-care practices to nourish their bodies, minds and spirits throughout December.
Simple, self-care, micro-practices: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/no-time-for-self-care-simple-micro-practices-to-the-rescue-0601154
134 self-care activities
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Dr. Sarah Hart joins Julie to share her wisdom and shift our perspective on special education practices.
Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork by Lee Hale: https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/11/09/436588372/behind-the-shortage-of-special-ed-teachers-long-hours-crushing-paperwork
While teachers need to exhibit strong foundational dispositions, they also need to move beyond these to create classrooms filled with empathy, kindness, and compassion.
Top Qualities of Effective Teachers
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
Julie sets forth foundational self-care practices for teachers.
Recipe for energy balls:
Blog: Three Course Meal in the Classroom:
My favorite soup:
Crock pot chicken soup:
Elena Aguilar’s article:
Getting mindful about breathing:
Julie shares some ideas regarding initiations, closures, routines, and transitions.
For more on initiations/closures:
For more on transitions:
Julie answers the questions: How can we make sense of the practices that our global digital learners--our students--need to be experiencing in the classroom? And how do these practices align to the framework of Bloom’s taxonomy?
More about critical thinking verbs:
More about learning by doing by Ron Berger:
University of Hartford clinical professor Julie Sochacki introduces and welcomes teachers to the Resilient Teacher Project, podcast episodes that serve as on-the-go professional development for busy educators.