Happy Teachers Practice Self-Care

Summary:  This article suggests that social emotional competence for teachers is a necessary ingredient for social emotional learning for their students.  The writer talks about a series of activities for teachers that are designed to improve their own SEL while contributing to their happiness.

Source: Madeline Will, Education Week, June 7, 2017

Categories:  SEL Basics, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Satisfaction, Mindfulness


Happy teachers lead to happy students, educators and researchers say. As schools across the country put more of a focus on social-emotional learning for their students, experts have come to realize that teachers’ social-emotional competencies, especially their stress-management skills and their ability to regulate their emotions, are a vital piece of that puzzle.

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