The average teacher makes roughly 1,500 decisions per day. With the overwhelming weight of these decisions and lack of training on how to process them, there’s no wonder that teachers are citing stress as one of the major decisions to leave education. But what if things could be different? What if teachers had a safe space to collaborate with others around mental health? Through structured programming, self-care resources and research, the Teacher Self-Care Conference equips educators with strategies and resources to navigate through the highs and lows of the classroom, while ensuring that their mental health remains at the forefront of not only their careers, but their lives.
The goal for The Teacher Self-Care Conference is to engage in honest dialogue about all topics involved in the discussion of the mental health of teachers. At times, these conversations may be difficult, but they are essential in truly supporting not only teachers but students and caregivers.
In the last three years, we have had three annual conferences and numerous one-day institutes with over 2,000+ educators impacted by our events.
In 2019, The Teacher Self-Care Conference looks forward to producing more events focused on teacher self-care, debuting our Teacher Self-Care Podcast, creating a resource page for research around teacher and principal wellness, and creating content that teachers want to read.