December 20, 2020

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Self-Care for Teachers

As 2020 draws to an end, we hope that you can take some time for YOU. We are thankful for educators and all of the work you do and support you offer students throughout the year. Take time to reflect, refresh, and rejuvenate yourself with these self-care resources. 

Grades K-12

Twitter Chat: Self-Care Tips and Strategies for Educators

Looking for some inspiration for your journey to self-care? Check out this archived Twitter chat where we defined, discussed, and shared strategies and tech tools for educators' self-care.

Grades K-12

Teacher Self-Care: Resources to Help You Make Time for You

View this special section on TeachersFirst to discover 20+ ways to practice self-care. From lists of ideas to help reduce stress to videos for meditation, this list offers an eclectic mix for all educators.

Grades K-12

Honing Your Craft During the Dog Days of Summer

Teachers are tired, worried, and busy—but they're also lifelong learners, so we're sharing this resource to help you find new reading during the break. Take time to unwind and refresh, and peruse these resources when you're ready for something new.

Take Care of Yourself with Healthy Habits

Self-care isn't just emotional—it's physical, too. Use these resources for nutritional and physical fitness inspiration as you begin (or continue) your journey to taking better care of you!

Grades 3-12


Share positive moments and increase your happiness! Describe your happy moment, upload an optional picture, and place it in categories you create, such as working out, family, and more. Read useful tips to help you center on happiness.

Grades 4-12


Click your way to a healthier lifestyle using this extensive food/exercise diary. Simply enter your goal weight and the app will calculate what your daily calorie intake should be and show you nutritional information about the food you eat.

Grades 5-12

One Hundred Push-Ups

Exercise and get fit during the break and into 2021! Find motivation to do one hundred push-ups and other physical challenges. Included on this website are also links for two hundred squats, twenty-five sit-ups, twenty-five pull ups, and more.

Create Your Own Self-Care

As you create your plan for self-care in the new year, check out these resources to find ways to refocus yourself on happiness and to create joy on your self-care journey. 

Grades 4-12

750 Words

750 Words is based on the idea that getting your thoughts on (digital) paper every morning can clear your head, focus your ideas, and organize and energize you for the rest of the day. Discover a private place to write your thoughts and clear your head.

Grades K-12

Sound Sleeping

Create music with soundtracks of drums or flutes and the ambient sounds of nature. This soundboard helps you generate background music perfect for meditation, yoga, napping, writing, or quiet reflection. Create your ideal mix for relaxation during break.

Grades 6-12

Cook it Quick

Healthy nutrition is an important part of a balanced lifestyle. Learn about various foods and tips for eating healthy with this month-by-month collection of recipes, wellness articles, and nutritional links to use now and throughout the year.

This Week at TeachersFirst®

Check out our blog post for more ideas about self-care. We also encourage you to join our upcoming winter book study about blended learning and we kindly ask for your input in our weekly poll. 

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Infusing Technology Blog

10 Self-Care Resources for Educators

Now, more than ever, it is essential to make time to take care of yourself. Read suggestions for ways to improve your state of mind and mental health. Remember to reach out to a friend to support your social well-being!

Find 10+ self-care resources and strategies »

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Join us to learn more about blended learning

Winter Book Study

Learn about blended learning and earn PD hours for free during our winter book study! Participants will read Michelle Eaton’s "The Perfect Blend," investigate various tech tools, and understand how they can be used for blended learning.

Make time for you and your professional development »

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Share your thoughts with our community

Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks: "How do you plan to take care of yourself during the end of the year break?" Share how you plan to unwind in the week(s) ahead and take time to do something that brings you joy.

How do you unwind? »

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