Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators
Method: Online course
Duration: 4 weeks
Graduate application: Not required
Credits: See note below
Self-care for Teachers and Others in Education
Practicing self-care can “fill your cup” and enhance your overall well-being, which can make you more effective in your professional life. The purpose of this course is to create a synergy between participants’ self-care practices while considering their ongoing personal and professional demands. As part of this course, participants will be exposed to the latest research on self-care, complete reflective activities to explore their current self-care practices, consider stress triggers and rate their potential for professional burnout. Participants will complete the course by creating a personalized self-care plan that will help fill their cup.
- Summarize the importance of making time for self-care
- Identify current self-care practices, stress triggers and potential for professional burnout
- Create a self-care plan
Participants will receive reading materials and video lectures throughout the course. Class discussions will be held online and are asynchronous (no designated, required meeting times).
A Note on Course Credit
This course is not being offered for credit on its own. However, individuals who successfully complete two of the course offerings listed below and then enroll in one of the master’s programs indicated may also be eligible for up to three hours of awarded credit toward their degree.
Complete two courses:
- Restorative Justice in Schools
- All Learning is Social Emotional Learning
- Student-Centered Coaching
- The Resilient Educator: Preventing Teacher Burnout
- Happy Teacher, Happy Classroom: Exploring Happiness for a Life Well Lived
- Educators Can’t Pour from an Empty Cup: Creating a Self-Care Plan
Enroll in one of these programs:
- Educational Leadership (Master of Science)
- Integrative Health and Wellness (Master of Science)
- Educational Specialist (Master of Science)
Meet the Instructor
This online course is led by Vicki Bautista, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at Creighton University. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to facilitate wellness programming at both the individual and community level in a variety of settings ranging from high schools to worksites to prisons. Through these experiences, she has come to believe self-care is the foundation to maintaining well-being.
Student interactions and viewpoints are a vital part of our rich learning environment. For this reason, Creighton reserves the right to cancel courses and issue refunds in the case of low registration numbers.