A Daily Countdown and Guided Journal for Educators
This journal is designed for ALL educators: elementary school teachers, middle and high school teachers, public, private, or charter school teachers, bilingual teachers, school nurses, counselors, and lastly (but certainly not least) a subgroup after my own heart, special educators, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists and school psychologists. Each day, all of you give so much to your students and their families.
This journal is intended to help ensure that you don’t give too much that you lose yourself in the process. With the compassionate nature of educators in general, it is often difficult to prioritize one’s own needs when being so skilled at helping others. This journal is a guide to provide you with a healthy end-of-work routine with the goal of establishing and reinforcing boundaries to optimize work/life balance.
The prompts, affirmations, and mindful moments are intentionally written to help educators choose positivity over negativity and to help process any secondary trauma as a result of the school day. You must put in your oxygen mask first before helping others. School’s Out aims to help you do just that in a small, but meaningful way.
About the Author
Heather Molloy is a Special educator in a Title I high school in Southern California. As a veteran teacher, she mentors and trains new teachers to the profession. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, burnout is now the largest contributer to teacher attrition. She hopes that 'School's Out' will help reduce teacher turnover by providing a quick, but an important end-of-day routine that encourages teachers to physically and emotionally leave their work in the classroom. She is passionate about helping encourage a healthy work/life balance in the field of education. Put your mask on first!
A Public Apology
It has come to my attention that I have been insensitive by bastardizing the holy word, Namaste. The intended use of the phrase was to convey and promote mindfulness, wellness, and spirituality. To rectify this, I'd like to publicly apologize. All references to the phrase used have been removed from both the website as well as the Amazon description. It will also be removed from the journal in its second edition.
Publication August 14, 2021
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