Research the importance of self-care for teachers as it relates to teacher retention, job satisfaction, and decrease in teacher burnout. Use knowledge of self-care to plan and implement a self-care routine for educators. Reflect on the experience of engaging in self-care as it relates to overall job satisfaction. Earn one credit while researching self-care, as well as implementing a self-care routine.

Social connection is one of the most important factors of well-being. Social support is an essential for positive work functioning. Learn the psychology behind social connection and social support at work. Discover ways to foster better work relationships in school and online.

Instructor: Christina Costa  ccosta@dominicancaonline.com

Explore the science of gratitude and the benefits gratitude has on our personal well-being. Learn how to implement gratitude into your daily life and your classroom. Discover how the psychology of gratitude can initiate the use of simple, research-based strategies that, when shared with your school and your students, will inspire a positive learning space.

Instructor: Christina Costa  ccosta@dominicancaonline.com

Is work-life balance a myth? This is a question that many are asking as we continue to work more and more hours. Learn about the current state of work-life balance and strategies for seeking balance in your teacher life. Critically examine your current schedule and use strategies to improve the way your time is used to truly align with your core values both at work and at home.

Instructor: Christina Costa  ccosta@dominicancaonline.com