Self-Care Strategies

West Ed: Self-Care Strategies for Educators During the Coronavirus Crisis: Supporting Personal Social and Emotional Well-Being

  • This brief offers practical information and guidance on self-care for educators, recognizing the stresses of the coronavirus pandemic and resulting school closing on educators, building on a growing research base about self-care

ASCD: 5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care

  • These strategies are applicable at any time but especially when managing home and family responsibilities while also planning and delivering learning virtually

National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

  • NAMI’s guide to addressing health concerns and other challenges that are causing anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak, organized in the format of most frequently asked questions

American Psychological Association: Building Your Resilience

  • Specific ways to build resilience in times of stress through building connections, fostering wellness, finding purpose, embracing healthy thoughts, and seeking help

EdSurge: Teachers Are Anxious and Overwhelmed. They Need SEL Now More Than Ever

  • This article posits SEL as central to supporting educator wellness and self-care during COVID-19, offering data on anxiety and burnout, demonstrating connections to the core SEL competencies, and sharing concrete strategies for prioritizing educator self-care

University of Michigan: Trails to Wellness

  • This menu of research-based strategies has been specifically curated for self-care practice during COVID-19

AIR: Educator Resilience and Trauma-Informed Self-Care: Self-Assessment and Planning Tool

  • This research-grounded tool from AIR is for educators looking to engage in deep introspection around their own self-care practice

Circle Forward, via Greater Good Science Center: Self-Care Circle

  • This circle protocol can be used with adults or students to center themselves and reflect on and share ways to practice self-care. Learn more about how to conduct a circle virtually here