Combatting Quarantine Fatigue for Teachers & Students: Slowing Down, Prioritization, and Wellness
In this episode Dr. Andra Brill joins the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast for a follow-up conversation on tending to the well being of students, families, and educators as the COVID 19 Pandemic continues to impact our everyday lives. We are now faced with the impact of chronic stress and quarantine fatigue and there are some steps we can take to mitigate the negative effects of managing this challenging time. Tending to human connections, creating a self-care plan that is manageable, making the best decisions with the information we have, recognizing our locus of control, and prioritization of content and routines are all great strategies for teachers to maintain wellness; however, they are not always easy to implement. Listen in as Andra talks us through ways to slow down, make a plan, wrangle the beast of curriculum overload, and take care of ourselves so we have the energy to be our best selves professionally and personally.
This episode is sponsored by Chalkbeat. Chalkbeat is a nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children. Stay up to date on all of the current events in education at www.chalkbeat.org.