Wellness Coaching: How to Increase Positive Teacher Well-being and Retain Staff
Join us in a virtual Teacher Well-being program. Or, reach out to us to help your program implement teacher well-being strategies.
On any given day, the odds are good that each one of us will encounter stressors. In fact, research shows that an average person experiences significant stressors three to four days per week.
However, TEACHERS are even more stressed. In fact, an alarming 46 percent of educators teaching grades K-12 experience daily high levels of stress throughout the school year (Lever, Mathis, & Mayworm, 2017). That's why we decided to offer our well-being program specifically to educators, early childhood educators more specifically. Teachers are definitely a population that deserves special attention. And we are empathetic, of course, because we have all been educators working directly with children and families.
The Uplift Wellness Collective teacher well-being program uses a strengths-based multidimensional approach. It includes strategies and resources that meet individual needs while engaging participants in a nurturing community. It incorporates individual wellness coaching, meditation, and mindful movement. Our NAEYC presentation focused on the wellness coaching aspect of our teacher well-being program. Participants explored a variety of positive psychology interventions and practiced coaching one another. What a buzz! Everyone was engaged, learning, and supporting one another. Karin, Heather, and Annie recorded the wonderful contributions from participants and added them to the Teacher Well-being Toolkit which was made available digitally for all participants
Read more about this energizing day of learning here in the K-12 Dive.