Well at Work, Well-being

Why teacher self-care is not a thing

Listen to “Why teacher self-care is not a thing ft. Patrice Palmer” on Spreaker.
Stress and burnout led Patrice Palmer to leave the teaching profession after a 20 year-long career. Although she had attempted to return to part-time teaching, Patrice never regained her passion. Why does teacher self-sacrifice appear to be the norm rather than the exception? In this episode, Patrice Palmer explains why it’s critical to avoid burning out in the first place and to find ways to practice self-care amid the demands of the teaching profession.

First published in April 2020

Read the article by Patrice Palmer about Teacher Self-Care

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EdCan Network

The EdCan Network is the independent national organization with over 140,000 members working tirelessly to ensure that all students discover their place, purpose and path.

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Patrice Palmer

Educator (M.Ed., M.A.)

Patrice combines 23 years' of experience as an adult educator, trainer, and writer.

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