Staff member Angel Acosta led a workshop on restorative and healing pedagogies to support educators dealing with the stresses of teaching. Creating and sustaining inclusive practices for students who display all kinds of differences is powerful. However, such work can be emotionally and physically taxing to the individuals creating opportunities for access and participation. Given this challenge, Angel offered some strategies for educators to engage in self- and collective care.
To deal with burnout, Angel knows teachers need more than what professional development typically offers: They need support with managing the emotional labor of creating healthy and positive learning environments.