As more and more teachers are experiencing burnout, the importance of being able to make the most of their time outside of the classroom has never been higher. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to remain productive after the types of days many teachers have on a regular basis. One of the ways in which teachers fail themselves in this regard is their sleeping patterns. For example, it might seem easy to stay up late to grade papers if there wasn’t enough time in the day to do so, but lack of sleep can affect a teacher’s ability to care for themselves and their students. It can also lower serotonin levels, which can worsen anxiety and depression. Getting a good night’s rest is essential for good health. Sticking to a sleep schedule and going to bed at the same time each night, without having to bargain about how that time could be better spent, is one of the best forms of self-care for teachers. For more information on the ways teachers can better prioritize their personal time and wellbeing away from their students, please see the resource coupled alongside this post.

Teacher Self-Care 101

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