Sunday, February 10, 2013

Take Care of Yourself

I spent the past three days at an Experienced Teachers Institute with 45 of the best teachers talking about career sustainability, leadership, and caring for students, schools, and ourselves. I loved hearing one of my teaching colleagues (check out his blog 21apples) talk about Tony Schwartz, the CEO of The Energy Project and author of Be Excellent at Anything.

I wasn't surprised when I sat down this morning to read in the NYTimes  Schwartz's article "Relax! You'll Be More Productive" and reinforce how important it is for teachers—actually, everyone—to sleep well and pace oneself throughout the course of a school day. Do yourself a favor and read the article.

1 comment:

rebecca said...

Just finished reading this Op-Ed, as your post showed up on my feeder-reader, Dane!
Get enough sleep; take time to renew your resources. Such simple tenets -- so often set aside & disregarded.
Schwartz's article is the perfect length to be inspiring: I'm totally going to practice this with determination this week--8 hours of sleep a night is my biggest challenge!
(....except for the days I'm on the overnight with middle school. I suspect 8hrs of sleep will be out of reach. ;) )