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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 Iowa BEST Summit
By Brad Niebling, Ph.D.

Discover why the 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.

Skill Development
Teaching & Learning
Great educators are active listeners: How to make your students feel heard
By Ashley Banta, MA, LPSC

Active listening is a skill that we can all invest more time in developing, especially as educators. Being a better listener means more meaningful relationships with our students. Practice these 3 microskills to up your listening game.

Educator Wellness
How to actually recharge this summer
By Gerta Bardhoshi, Ph.D.

Summer is a perfect time to reflect on what aspect of your own wellness you would like to supercharge, but sometimes for teachers it can be hard to decide what to focus on. Dr. Gerta Bardhoshi, provides three true and tried ways to actually recharge this summer.

Educator Wellness
Prioritizing educator wellness cannot be optional
By Kari Vogelgesang, Ph.D.

As a former elementary school teacher turned professor of teacher education, I’ve often struggled with feelings of guilt, even embarrassment for renouncing my post in the classroom, and abandoning my fellow PreK-12 educators. It’s been a decade since I left my position as an elementary teacher, but rarely a week passes that I don’t think […]