Category: School Employee Wellness

How Busy Educators are Fitting in Fitness

Running helps you stay in shape

Your colleagues chimed in with easy, actionable tips for sneaking fitness into your school day.  Finding the time to hit the gym can be a challenge, especially when you’re a busy educator. Your days, evenings and weekends are already crammed full. And even if you can find the time, sometimes finding the energy to exercise… Read more »

Understanding the Truth About Violence Against Teachers

violence against teachers

This blog originally ran last month on the American Psychological Association’s “Psych Learning Curve: Where Psychology and Education Connect.” APA invited NEA Healthy Futures to comment on the issue of violence against teachers and share their resources and commitment to preventing and addressing violence directed at teachers. We have all heard stories about teachers who… Read more »

6 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

heart health

If you’re like a lot of people, you might take your heart for granted. Heart health is so important, though – after all, it’s what keeps our bodies going day after day! But it’s not necessarily noticeable unless something is wrong. That’s why each of us should take steps to improve or maintain heart health… Read more »

Kindness as a Gateway to…

I think it’s very easy to dismiss things like Random Acts of Kindness as frivolous, too cute or even a bit clichéd.   But I would like to offer an alternative way of thinking about it. In our 24-hour bad news cycle, cyber bullying, fat shaming and increasingly socially isolated society, practicing and teaching kindness… Read more »

7 Habits of a Healthy Educator

Healthy Educator Helping Students

With each school year comes the chance to be proactive about your health. You can fight off chronic low energy, constant sniffles and stress headaches before they pull you under. In fact, not having a plan for maintaining your health while pouring passion into your profession will leave you fried by spring, says Mike Anderson,… Read more »

Build Resilience in 9 Simple Steps

Learn how to get through rough patches and bounce back quickly with proven ways to build your resiliency skills. When you’re an educator, you have to be on your toes 100 percent of the time—even when things don’t go as planned. You may not be able to avoid or prevent setbacks, but you don’t have… Read more »