Self-Care for Teachers
Do you feel "fried?"
Emotionally & physically depleted?
Distanced from your work?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, there's a good chance that what you're experiencing is burnout.
Learn from my mistakes!
The first time I experienced burnout was in the 1980s -- before I'd ever even heard the term. Seven years later, and seven years after that, I burned out again. This course is based upon my experiences and what I've learned from them, along with information from the experts. "Battling Burnout" will help you be smarter than I was!
This course will help you understand:
- what burnout is and how it differs from stress;
- what causes burnout and why those in the helping professions are more susceptible to it;
- what you can do to prevent and/or get past burnout; and
- where you can find more help.
Who is this course for?
Although it is aimed primarily at educators (for whom burnout is especially prevalent), I believe there’s much in this course with which people in other
fields -- particularly the helping professions -- can also identify.
GROUP RATES are available! Email Rae at [email protected]
"I took your online course Battling Burnout: Self-Care for Teachers, and I loved it! Hearing your experiences was both comforting and empowering, and the information and insight you shared was thorough. I listened to the podcasts in the resource section and loved them as well! "
- Rebecca A. Weiner, M.Ed., Educational Consultant
"This ... webinar is worth your time and money....Our friend, Rae Pica, has opened up her heart and experiences in this short webinar and speaks directly to what we are all feeling at this time."
- Marilyn Waddell Agnew, Early Childhood Education Consultant/Director
"Rae Pica gives heartfelt insight to the growing pains and emotional upsetting we experience professionally and personally....She shares the importance of becoming better stewards of our emotional health by tuning into the signs of needed change and growth in our lives; as well as the realization, that sometimes nature (without warning) determines and controls our emotional status."
- Kim Barker, Assistant ECE Professor
Rae Pica is an education consultant specializing in the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 21 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives and Acting Out!: Avoid Behavior Challenges with Active Learning Games and Activities. Rae is known for her lively and informative keynotes and professional development trainings and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Bright Horizons, and schools and resource and referral agencies throughout the country.
Since the pandemic struck and all of her speaking engagements were cancelled, she's been scrambling to find new ways, including virtual training, to earn an income! Rae is determined not to experience a fourth burnout!
Frequently Asked Questions
Throughout the course, I suggest reflection activities to help you consider your particular situation and how you might move beyond burnout. I also recommend podcasts to listen to, a video to watch, and books and other materials to read.
I do believe the reflection activities can help, but the course has no required assignments. If you're on the verge of burnout, or already there, you already have more to do than you can handle. I don't want to add to it.