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Supporting Educators' Mental Health 

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Teachers, paraeducators, child care providers, counselors and support staff are among those on the front lines of this pandemic. Whether they are transitioning their classrooms to the virtual learning space or providing in-classroom learning, their dedication and care for their students remains the same. Today we've included links and resources for supporting educators through these difficult times.

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How to Support Teachers’ Emotional Needs Right Now
In the span of just three days, over 5,000 U.S. teachers responded to the survey. We asked them to describe, in their own words, the three most frequent emotions they felt each day. The five most-mentioned feelings among all teachers were anxious, fearful, worried, overwhelmed, and sad. Anxiety, by far, was the most frequently mentioned emotion. Click Here to Read More...

Creative Approaches to Supporting the Emotional Well-Being of Staff

We are hearing it again and again: In the face of the pandemic and the sudden transition to distance learning, even veteran teachers feel pressure as if they’re just starting out. As one teacher recently told me, “My baseline level of stress is so much higher now than before distance learning. It’s wearing me down.” It’s always my job, as a school leader, to support teachers, but given the exhaustion they’re feeling now, their emotional and social well-being is of paramount importance. Click Here to Read More...

Teaching Through a Pandemic: A Mindset for This Moment

The thought ended almost before it started: “This is so overwhelming.” It was all one teacher managed to type before she stopped short, vexed into silence, perhaps, by the sheer size of the problem. In the pregnant pause that followed, undoubtedly, every teacher tracking the unspooling thread—about the dizzying, rapidly escalating viral crisis that was closing schools across the country—recognized the chasm they were all facing as well, and took a deep breath. Click Here to Read More...


Curbing Teacher Burnout During the Pandemic


10 Mental Health Tips for Educators During COVID-19

Stay safe and be well,

Amber Rosewood

Program Coordinator

Cowlitz Community Network
360-442-7089 | 360-430-2991

[email protected]

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