In the most recent episode of The Teacher Career Coach Podcast, I interview Sarah Forst, teacher self-care expert. Sarah shares her personal story of burning out as a classroom teacher.
She offers some great actionable advice on how to implement self-care into your routine, including how to best schedule so that you keep yourself a priority. We have some candid discussions including our own personal stories battling burnout (and leaving the classroom due to it).
I truly believe every teacher should listen to this episode.
(0:35) Introducing Sarah Forst
(4:03) Your mindset may be setting you up for burnout
(7:29) Self-care is key for longevity in the classroom
(9:59) Accept that not everything will get done
(11:01) Set up a schedule for your self-care
(12:23) Set your priorities and cut out what you need to
(14:11) Ideas for self-care activities
(20:08) Build a daily routine that includes time for self-care
(22:16) Therapy and self-care
(24:58) Boundaries as self-care
(26:08) Environmental factors that contribute to burnout
(28:01) Teacher guilt
(33:08) Teacher Care Crate
Want to connect with Sarah?
Check out Sarah’s self-care subscription box for teachers, Teacher Care Crate. or connect with her on social: IG: @thedesignerteacher and @teachercarecrate
Read Sarah’s Book The Teacher’s Guide to Self-Care
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