HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The Teaching Well - GIFT for 15% off PD packages for this spring below!
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December Monthly Newsletter

                  Self-care now means resiliency in the spring - tips below!

A recent article in The Washington Post revealed that "1 in 4 teachers are chronically absent, missing more than 10 days of school every year." Unacknowledged stress, leading to illness and fear-based avoidance of work, were cited as top reasons for the absences. At The Teaching Well, we aim to resolve the root causes of stress and bolster educator well-being. Making your health a priority over break means that January and February are more productive, joyful and easeful. Support your well-being this holiday season by:

1. Deep breathing. The holidays cause stress inside and outside the classroom. Taking five full-bodied breaths during class periods or transitions (or as soon as soon is over) reduces overwhelm.

2. Asking for help. If you've had our Strengths Development PD, remember that part of wellness is asking for clear and specific support when needed. Try this with your families too!

3. Sleeping. Chronic stress and illness are much harder to avoid when we skip sleep. We promise, the grading can wait. 

The Teaching Well is a non-profit teacher wellness organization that believes that the health and well-being of educators make a critical difference in school culture, teacher retention and the lives of students.  Read about our workour team, how to support us, or how to bring us to your school site.


"I have felt for a while now that I have needed to quit. I feel frustrated and tired and overworked and I always just push through it. Listening to this talk made me feel normal. It gave me some much needed light, validation. Maybe I can stay in education and I can do it at the capacity and cadence that I feel most able. I feel that I have the best intentions and half way through the year, I’m only just able to keep my head above water. Today, I learned WHY that is. I feel empowered."
-  Martha, veteran teacher, Los Angeles
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from The Teaching Well! We have a limited number of PD days left in our spring calendar. Book any package for the'16-'17 school year with code TTWGIFT and receive a 15% discount off our normal pricing.
We are THRILLED to have been selected to present a post-conference interactive workshop at the Bridging Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference on February 12, 2017 in San Diego. Click here to learn more and join us!
Forward to a Fellow Teacher!
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