Zero gravity chairs, yoga, soothing music, foot massagers, essential oils – what on earth is going on at Ward Melville High School?
Caring about students can come with a price. Self-care helps, but schools need to take the lead in helping educators cope with STS.
Why carve time out for your own wellness only during the summer? Why not make it a focus for you this school year as well?
My experience as an out, gender nonconforming, lesbian taught me the importance of being myself as a teacher, but it came at a cost.