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Educator Wellness
Managing Winter Break Transitions: Promoting Wellness for Self and Students
By Tevin Middleton, Certified Professional School Counselor, NCC

As an educator, winter break can be both a time of worry for your students and a much needed time off for yourself. Tevin Middleton, NCC shares 5 strategies to help your students ease into the long break (and back into the school routine) while still prioritizing your own wellness.

Educator Wellness
Please release the hamster: 8 tips for changing your routine
By Kelly Vinquist, Ph.D., BCBA

Step off the hamster wheel and find those precious moments for self-care. Dr. Kelly Vinquist shares 8 tips to help educators find their happy and be present.

Teaching & Learning
Belonging Begins with You: How to Build Strong Student-Teacher Relationships
By Allison Bruhn, Ph.D.

Building relationships with students is central to helping them feel like they belong. Whether you use formal or informal strategies to get to know your students, the ultimate goal is to make them feel like they matter. Allison Bruhn, Ph.D. shares 5 ways educators can create a positive classroom climate and foster a sense of belonging.

Back to School
Educator Wellness
Caring for Myself While Caring for Others: Back to School Edition
By Barry Schreier, Ph.D.

As an educator, you are worried about the mental health and well-being of your students and possibly your own. How can you feel more confident in your ability to help students? Learn five ways to better care for yourself and your students while working and living in our current world.

Skill Development
Why every K-12 administrator should attend the 2022 Iowa BEST Summit
By Brad Niebling, Ph.D.

Discover why the 2022 Iowa BEST Summit is a can't-miss professional event for K-12 school, district, and AEA administrators. Brad Niebling, Ph.D. shares his own experience at last's year event, and how the Summit will help support your students' social-emotional-behavioral health, build your network, boost your energy, and enhance your leadership skills.

Back to School
Educator Wellness
5 wellness tips to help educators transition back to school
By Alissa Doobay, Ph.D.

For teachers, back-to-school season is particularly poignant. We will likely feel a range of emotions – all of which are natural and valid. Dr. Alissa Doobay shares 5 wellness tips to assist educators in mindfully shifting their focus back to the academic year.