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Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? A Teacher’s Guide

Do You Have Compassion Fatigue? A Teacher’s Guide

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Supporting my students through trauma was a consistent and heartbreaking part of my teaching career. These stories from my own classroom and those of my colleagues might feel familiar to you: A student showed up to class one morning, seeming...

12 Tips for Strong Teacher-Parent Communication

12 Tips for Strong Teacher-Parent Communication

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Teacher-Caregiver Relationships Matter When you become a teacher, you know you'll be working closely with students. Likewise, you know you'll have relationships with their parents and guardians. That said, you might not realize just how much of...

Teacher Self-Care with iRest® and JabuMind

Teacher Self-Care with iRest® and JabuMind

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Why Teachers Need Self-Care Teachers choose their line of work to make a difference in the world. Bright-eyed and full of hope, they open their hearts to their first class. Oftentimes, the positivity they begin with diminishes as they struggle...

The Nurse’s Note: A School Nurse Speaks Up

The Nurse’s Note: A School Nurse Speaks Up

By: Catie Ensz, BSN, RN, CPN Nurse Catie (as her students and staff refer to her) has spent the last 7 years as a Title 1 school nurse. She works in a predominantly-Latino school and speaks Spanish. She lives with her husband and children in Northern Virginia....

How to Teach Your Students About Social Justice

How to Teach Your Students About Social Justice

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Teaching Social Justice Teachers shape their students' worldview. This is both a privilege and a weighty responsibility. A teacher's response, or lack of response, to social injustice throughout history or in present-day life makes an impact....

Resources

Resources

We compiled this list to provide resources for those wanting more information on the methods we use, the benefits of mindfulness, teacher mental health and wellness, and caring for our youth. This is not a comprehensive list and we do not make any claims on the...

Tips for Educators: COVID Communication Solutions

Tips for Educators: COVID Communication Solutions

By: Carolyn Grabiel   Zombie films, like all genres, follow a formula. One of the first elements is the protagonist's lack of awareness that the world has gone dystopian. The actor playing the lead role goes about a routine while missing the dramatic changes all...

Overview of the JabuMind App

Overview of the JabuMind App

Overview of the JabuMind App Teachers, you give everything to your students and community, often putting your classroom and students' needs before your own. You are often our first responders to our children's trauma. Teaching is considered one of the most stressful...

Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Teachers

Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Teachers

By: Erin Swanson, M.Ed. Take a Mindcation Summertime. That blissful time of year when teachers pause. Teachers offer limitless attention to the needs of others; summer provides a welcome change, a chance to practice self-care and self-reflection. Yet, what happens...

10 Mindfulness Tips for Teacher Anxiety

10 Mindfulness Tips for Teacher Anxiety

By: Erin Swanson Teacher Anxiety is On the Rise With fall approaching and COVID cases rising, teachers face an impossible decision: return to the classroom and risk their own health and that of their students or return to complicated virtual learning that leans...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is behind the name JabuMind? JabuMind co-founder Jill Apperson Manly taught elementary children in Eswatini, Africa (formerly Swaziland). Inspired by the rich culture and fueled by her passion for social-emotional learning, Jill wrote the children's book...

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