Educator Resources & Staff Wellness

Resources for Educators and Staff Wellness

Educators, get resources for supporting wellness in your classroom in respectful and culturally appropriate ways. Find resources for staff wellness.

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Staff Wellness

 

Keep Yourself Healthy

Create Your Plan

Answer a wellness questionnaire and identify your own level of health; fill out a self-care worksheet; and create your personal wellness plan; follow links to find out more.

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Questionnaire - Download the Questionnaire in pdf format.

How Do You Define “Good Health” (self-assessment)

 

    • Do you get enough sleep at night? 

      YES / NO 
    • Do you regularly participate in physical activity? 

      YES / NO
    • Do you eat healthy meals with lots of vegetables and fruits on a regular basis?

      YES / NO   
    • Do you have good ways to eliminate stress such as laughing and taking deep breaths?  

      YES / NO   
    • Do you have enough time for friends, family, important fun activities, and/or yourself? 
         
      YES / NO                                                                        
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    Self-Care WorksheetDownload the Worksheet in pdf format.

    De-Stress Your School Day
    Complete the worksheet by including activities you can do for yourself before, during and after work to de-stress your school day. 

    • Take a walk around the block.
    • Have cut up fruit ready for a quick snack.
    • Take a stretch break.
    • Sit down at lunch and check in with a colleague.

    Before School:
    _____________________________________________________________________
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    During School:

    In Class: ______________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

    During Recess: ________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________

    At Lunch: ______________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________


    After work:
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________
    _______________________________________________________________________

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    Action Plan - Download the Planner in pdf format.

     

      1. Look at your completed Self-Care Worksheet for ideas
      2. Review your Wellness Questionnaire and anywhere you have answered No, use that section as a starting point for completing steps 3 – 5.
      3. Select 1 to 7 different places where you can begin to make one small self-care change. 
      4. Be honest with yourself. Pick an activity that you are sincerely willing to try, even if it sounds strange to you. For example:
         
        • After work, I will not turn on the TV as soon as I walk in the door, I will do two minutes of deep breathing exercises.
        • I will park one extra block away.
      5. Commit to a starting date - For example:
         
        • By September 30, each day after work, I will not turn on the TV as soon as I walk in the door, I will do two minutes of deep breathing exercises.
        • By October 15, I will park one extra block away and increase my participation.

    ACTIVITY TIME SECTION

    ACTIVITY GOAL SECTION

    By When

    1. Before Work

     

     

    1. During Work

     

     

    1. After Work

     

     

    1. Before Bedtime

     

     

    1. Weekly

     

     

    1. Monthly

     

     

    1. Yearly

     

     

     

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    Follow these links to Find Out More

    • ChooseMyPlate.gov
      Features an interactive plan to help visitors choose the correct foods and their amounts (from the U.S. Department of Agriculture).
    • Center for Weight and Health
      Presents tools and materials related to weight management, body image, and physical activity. Includes a list of programs for overweight children.
    • American Heart Association
      Provides helpful tracking tools and resources to promote good health.
    • HealthFinder.gov
      Provides a credible source of accurate health-related information (from the Department of Health and Human Services).
    • Mayo Clinic
      Offers reliable nutrition and health information. Under Healthy Living section, there is a section on Working Life.
    • WellPeople.com 
      Begin your journey to a higher level of wellness with the Wellness Inventory: Whole Person Assessment Program.