We can't take care of anyone if we don't take care of ourselves.
Teachers are responsible for the wellbeing of so many students on a daily basis.
For many, this responsibility carries over into after school when teachers are spending precious mental energy worrying about the students they are serving.
It's difficult to understand and then act on this basic, but extremely important, notion that we are only as good as we've treated ourselves.
Please. Take care of yourself so you can take care of your students.
You'll feel better and your students will see you modeling this for them.
We all could take care of ourselves a little better, couldn't we?