Talking Teaching: Promoting (and Practicing) Self-Care for Teaching and Learning
Thursday, April 13, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Belk Pavilion 208 (snacks provided)
Research suggests that “psychological well-being is positively associated with student engagement, persistence, and performance” (Moses et al, 2016).
It’s not just students for whom this message matters. We know that self-care behaviors, such as healthy eating, sleeping, exercising, and socializing, help us as faculty maintain our own health, and can also promote our sense of professional vitality and effectiveness. At busy times, however, it can feel harder to act on this knowledge, such as, for example, when we are deciding how much sleep deprivation we should endure to prepare to help our students. (Skovholt & Trotter-Mathison, 2011, p. 7)
Join colleagues for a discussion on ways we do (and can) practice and promote self-care for ourselves as teachers and model it for our students, even at busy times of the semester.