It is widely recognised that teaching in the current climate is one of the most pressured and stressful occupations of all, and that some people approaching this course may feel, at first, that there is little chance of having the time, energy or motivation to consider and practice the sound advice it offers.
However, taking a bit of time out from an extremely hectic schedule to focus on yourself and learn more about self-care could help you to build your resilience and put healthy coping mechanisms in place when you need them most.
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of self-care, but the resources available often cover only one aspect of Self-Care, leaving many people having to spend time locating their own resources to learn more about the subject. This course provides a thorough and robust overview of the practice of Self-Care; information about the importance of Self-Care, especially for teaching staff, as well as practical advice for making a Self-Care plan. This course also includes helpful tips to figure out what Self-Care activities will work best for you, and how to build a habit that sticks.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
1. Explain what self-care is, and why it is important
2. Identify your own self-care needs
3. Identify when you need to practice self-care
4. Create an effective and helpful self-care plan
5. Work towards forming a habit of self-care
Upon completion of this course, you will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
- Identifying examples of self-care
- Learning how self-care can be linked to student outcomes
- Planning a program of self-care
- Identifying unhealthy coping mechanisms
- Apply learning appropriately to your own CPD requirements
The course requires self-directed learning. In addition, you do not need to purchase any books or journals to complete this course, but there is a section on recommended reading at the end of the course should you wish to continue learning more.
Upon completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CPD hours.