Self-care isn’t a selfish act – it’s an integral part of building a community. We can’t be available for others, or begin to address the challenges we face, if we are feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, or freaked out ourselves.
We have collected here a range of approaches and activities that will support you and your students (or children) in practicing self-care and community care.
The guidelines and lessons in this bundle are not intended to be a cure for burnout, but they may help you develop a sustainable self-care practice that works for you – and help your students find their own best strategies. Teaching self-care to students is a natural (and helpful) offshoot of teaching social and emotional skills and competencies in the classroom. View PDF.
The lessons include:
- Self-Care for Educators & Caregivers
- C is for Communal Care
- A Little Teapot
- About Self-care with Students
FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
- Teaching Self-Care for Grades K-2: Music
- Teaching Self-Care for Grades 3-5: Music
- Teaching Self-Care for Pre-K-5: Breathing
- Self-Care: Self-Talk for Elementary School
FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
- Teaching Self-Care for Middle & High School: Music
- Teaching Self-Care for Middle & High School: Breathing
- Self-Care: Self-Talk for Secondary School
- Two Quick Techniques for Calming Down
- Fostering Joy & Building Strength in Today’s Moments
- Music as Fuel for the Struggle