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Teachers, listen. Hear me out.  

I know you and I know how much time and energy you put towards taking care of your classroom and offering the best to your students.  

You worry about seating arrangements. You make sure no one goes hungry. You take care of hurt feelings, boo-boos, and stomach aches caused by anxiety.

But teachers – please listen.  

In order to give your best to your students, you have to take time to give your best to yourself.  


I talk all the time about our Let’s R.O.C.K. message – to Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness.  But in order to RADIATE – there has to be a center point. And that center point comes from within you.  

To transform your classroom, school, and community with students who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness – I urge you to show yourself some of that compassion & kindness.

Here are 21 ideas for you to do that today.

And, as a gift to you, I have a

Self-Care for Teachers Journal

that you can download so you can see the benefits of caring for yourself. 

Click here to Download

Self-Care Tips for Teachers – Five Minute Ideas


These self-care ideas you can do each day – for just five minutes!


  • Spend 5 minutes in the car with a favorite song before walking into the school
  • Hand Scrub/Mask followed by lotion
  • Grab an ice cream cone or an ice coffee
  • Take pictures of things you think are cool
  • Clean out a bag or purse

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”


Self-Care Tips for Teachers – Quick & Easy


When you are on the run or out & about – these self-care tips can be quick & easy.


  • Put on some lip gloss, look in the mirror and smile
  • Put the phone on silent
  • Color or Doodle
  • Hula Hoop, Jump Rope, or a child-like physical activity (hopscotch is my favorite)

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

Anne Lamott

Self-Care Tips for Teachers – Time for Yourself


Finding some time for yourself can be hard – especially if you have a family to care for. But it is essential. So find a couple of minutes to do any of the following.


  • Have an outing just for you. Massage, Manicure, Pedicure
  • Bubble bath
  • Listen to a podcast or an audiobook on your way to work.
  • Sit on a park bench with sunglasses and earbuds.
  • Go to a nice restaurant with a good book.
  • Hang out by a pool or at a beach in a chair.  Don’t worry about the bathing suit. Just enjoy the water.
  • Walk through a bookstore, pick out a book, and sit in a quiet corner to read.

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”

Christopher Germer

Self-Care Tips for Teachers – Celebrate with Gratitude


Expressing gratitude will automatically help you feel more positive and better about your day.


  • Sit at your desk and right now 10 things you are thankful for.
  • Bake a sweet treat and share.
  • Do a craft project and give it as a thank you gift.
  • Pray, Meditate, Reflect on your day
  • Pull out old thank you cards and yearbooks and read the messages.

“People who love themselves come across as very loving, generous and kind; they express their self-confidence through humility, forgiveness and inclusiveness.”

Sanaya Roman

Self-Care Tips for Teachers – BONUS IDEA


This is my FAVORITE tip that I have used. You give so much to others – unwrapping gifts for yourself is a lot of fun and brings that happiness to you.


Go to the Dollar Store and pick out 21 items.  Wrap up each item and open one a day.

Help your teachers feel appreciated and rediscover their passion for teaching!  Transform your classrooms and your school with students who Radiate Outrageous Compassion & Kindness through the Schools that R.O.C.K. program.

Hi! I’m Kim.

I’m a wife, mom, author, speaker, and educator. 

 When my high school counselor asked me what I wanted to do after graduation my only reply was, “make a difference.”  That began a journey of self-discovery through A LOT of trial and error until certain lessons were learned.

I now get to travel around the country to have conversations with educators (and their students) about their own goals to make an impact and how to do it in a way that fits their own talents, skills, and interests.

Teachers are always caring for others and making sure their students have the best classroom projects and assignments. Teachers need to practice more self-care so they can be the best for their students. Here are 21 Self-Care tips for teachers.  Repin, Share and download your own Self-Care for Teachers journal so you can feel more positive and refreshed within 10 days. Self-care for you even with a busy schedule. #selfcare #teachers #teacherappreciationideas #selfcareideas

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