As another year kicks off, some teachers may feel burned out or overwhelmed from the past eighteen months of teaching during a global pandemic. And here we go again! No matter how big or small the milestone, CELEBRATE!

The Teaching Channel site provided a free download to the eBook: Self Care for Educators and a self-care plan template to remind teachers of goals, resources, support systems/people, and how to celebrate when reaching a goal.

One of my favorite suggestions is mindfulness.  According to, mindfulness is “maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment with openness and curiosity.” The following are a few free meditation apps:


  • Available for iOS, Android, and the Web
  • Entry Price: ALL content is **free**
  • Most meditations are in the 5 – 15 minutes range
  • Organized into structured programs, for example Digital Detox, Stress Management, and Sleep


  • Available for iOS and Android
  • Entry Price: ALL content is **free**
  • Most meditations are in the 3 – 19 minutes range | Half-hour podcasts meditations are also offered
  • The app has a timer to practice meditating on your own


  • For kids
  • Get moving and practicing mindfulness
  • Access to the primary library of videos is free

We hope you have a wonderful school year! Please make sure you take some time for self-care.

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