The title of this 15-hour course could be “sanity saving techniques.” Even the best teachers can hit their breaking point if they don’t take care of themselves throughout the school year mentally and physically. The activities and videos in this course strive to help busy teachers like you to manage stress and save time. As Serena Pariser writes in her book Real Talk About Classroom Management, by taking care of yourself, you will also be taking care of your students; when your life feels balanced, you will have more time, energy, and enthusiasm to devote to your teaching.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Maximize use of time in order to relieve stress
- Use proactive strategies for stress reduction
- Develop positive relationships with parents
- Create a supportive, collegial culture with co-workers