Teacher Self-Care Manual: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Stressed Teachers by Patrice Palmer, coming soon!
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” — Eleanor Brown
Teachers can’t be all-wise, all-knowing, all-caring, and always positive all the time in the classroom. We can’t go home and prepare 5 lessons a day, grade 50 quizzes, record a video of highlights from class, fill out student progress reports, and then cut out holidays shapes for the bulletin boards. Not every day, and not even though we’d like to.
It is only recently that we’ve realized that our expectations for teachers are just not healthy! We can’t be everything and everyone to all our students, all the time, much as we wish we could. But so many teacher self-care books encourage you to do even more! Now you have to find time for journaling, yoga, coffee dates, and more. Plus you feel guilty the whole time, because you’re not planning lessons or buying pencils to give your students before their big exam Friday!
The Teacher Self-Care Manual: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Stressed Teachers by Patrice Palmer provides simple, easy-to-apply strategies that will help you take care of yourself. Patrice leads you through simple processes, concisely worded (if you don’t have time to relax, you don’t have time to read a 500-page self care book), process of:
- Planning self-care the same way you plan everything you do in your classroom (teachers are planners!)
- Doing less, not more.
This book will be out later this year.