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Take Time for You

Self-Care Action Plans for Educators

By: Tina H. Boogren

Create an individualized self-care plan based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. This book provides doable wellness and self-assessment activities and reflection questions for teachers and educators.

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Self-Care Activities and Action Plans for Teachers and Educators Using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Positive Psychology

The key to thriving, as both a human and an educator, rests in mindfulness, reflection, and daily self-care activities. With Take Time for You, you will discover a clear path to well-being by working through Maslow's hierarchy of needs: (1) physiological, (2) safety, (3) belonging, (4) esteem, (5) self-actualization, and (6) transcendence. The author offers a range of manageable research-based strategies, self-care surveys, and reflective teaching questions that will guide you in developing an individualized self-care plan.

Embrace imperfection as you develop your own self-care plan:

  • Understand the challenges to mindfulness for teachers and how Maslow's hierarchy of needs comes into play in your personal and professional life.
  • Design action plans so you can meet your own physiological, safety, belonging, esteem, and self-actualization needs and, finally, transcend and connect with something greater than yourself.
  • Take surveys and perform a daily time audit to determine how well you are meeting each of your needs.
  • Use the journaling space and self-reflection questions provided throughout the book to reflect on your implementation efforts.

Related Topics

InstructionSchool CultureTeacher Efficacy


Additional Information

Product Code: BKF813, EKF406

ISBN: 9781945349713

Published By: Solution Tree

Page Count: 152

Take Time for You recognizes that research-based educational strategies and pedagogy depend on the teacher’s wellness. . . . This essential resource helps teachers take care of themselves so they can take care of their students.”

Jonathan Weinstein, clinical psychologist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

“Tina Boogren has written a useful and effective workbook, based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, to help teachers reduce stress and promote self-growth. Incorporating the author’s personal experiences, it will benefit all who take time to do the helpful activities.”

Edward Hoffman, author, Paths to Happiness: 50 Ways to Add Joy to Your Life Every Day

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