It’s all about BALANCE!
There are days where I can spend *hours* diving into lesson planning, creating, and challenging myself so I can create the best learning experience for my students. I lay awake at night thinking about each kiddo and what I can do to meet their needs. And then there are days where I can barely get out of bed because I am so #teachertired and I’m exhausted.
I think that’s perfectly okay to be excited about a lesson, or unit, and dive head first but also need to take a step back to recharge ourselves.
We are strong. We are educators, creators, cultivators, collaborators, counselors, friends, cheerleaders, enforcers, mentors, designers, and so much more app wrapped into one. Our mental health is so important because it enables us to show up present, healthy, and available for our kiddos.