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How have you coped with depression and teaching? Have you talked with supervisors? Kept it to yourself? Has it affected your ability to do your job?

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Planning our next meet up! What topics would you like to discuss with other teachers? So far, we have talked about Self Care and Student Motivation. What's on your mind that we can discuss?

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I am on a stress leave. Every time I look at emails from work, the less encouraged I am to return. It is so overwhelming! I want to finish out the year, but will definitely not be making it back nex… more

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Has anyone ever resigned citing mental health and been able to secure unemployment while searching for a new opportunity?

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Would any of you be willing to share your worst experiences in education in terms of administrative/staff treatment? I wonder if I am alone in this.

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I am so overwhelmed this year.... I feel like I'm not a good enough teacher for my students and at the same time not a good mom to my 4 year old and baby. There are days when I feel like I'm b… more

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Our family has been navigating all of the ups and downs of these times by unplugging more and spending more time in prayer. It has helped greatly! I have young kids in addition to being a teacher, and… more

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What are some fun things your school has been doing to boost morale and/or help families?

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When you know a student does not have a supportive or healthy home life, but he is not receiving the attention he needs at school despite discussions with admin etc, what do you do?

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Despite everything that's been going on recently, I'm so grateful to be an educator. These kids have been through so much these past two years, I am glad that we can have some kind of positive… more

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The teacher shortages everywhere are just mind-blowing. I just saw an article that they're bringing police officers in as substitutes in some places! What is the world coming to. Are you dealing w… more

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I am really struggling to balance everything. How did you know when it was time to ask for help?

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Hey Everyone! I’m on the Community Team here at Fishbowl and just wanted to drop in to see how we can possibly support your community. We love this bowl and want to see it thrive! Are there threads,… more

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Something that has really helped me lately has been creating dedicated time in the morning to consider things I'm grateful for, and also to write them in a journal. I know it could seem silly, but… more

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💪Do you have a resolution for this year? Drop it below! Inspire another teacher.

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🎇What’s your biggest win from 2021? Drop it below, let’s celebrate 🥳

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🎄How do you plan to recharge over the holiday break? Do you plan to reset or rest at all before the New Year? Drop your plans or ideas below! 👇

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Wrapping up 2021... Do you have any reflections on this year? Biggest takeaways? How will you close it out? Drop below to share 👇

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Does anyone have any tips for someone spending the holidays solo? This will be my first year without my family around.

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I dearly love dress-up days, especially pajama day! All of December we have easy dress up days so all kids can participate in at least some of the days. Today is pajama day.

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What have you done to prioritize your mental health this week?

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🧐What's your best advice for someone job-seeking and interviewing? Drop it below! 👇

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It's that time...🦃 What's one thing you're grateful for in your life or career at the moment? Drop it below! 👇

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How do make it through the day when you’re not sure you can make it through the hour? I have a very supportive principal, a great paraprofessional but the Sp. Ed. Department keeps adding more and more… more

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How is everyone doing with the buildup to the holidays? Are you excited for a break? I thought this back to school season would be a lot harder than it was. I have to say that I've been coping wel… more

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What are some major stressors you deal with as an educator, that you wish more people understood? Share below 👇

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How did you choose your therapist? What should you ask?

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🍃What are your best tips for managing anxiety or stress? Drop them in the comments and help another user!

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Let's play a game. Name one thing that students do not know that we knew at that age. High School Senior: Mr. Lee, what is my zip code? High School Senior: Mr. Lee, what goes on the envelope? High… more

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Are you being asked to help out for absent teachers or taken on extra duties because of the teacher shortage? Are you getting paid extra? What perks are you receiving for helping out? Lastly, is it vo… more

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I am not only an educator, but a therapist as well in my spare time. I have found that having strategies to share with others has actually improved my mental health. Am willing to share with you....

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I feel so consistently underappreciated at work and I notice it bleeds into my personal life. These past 2 years have been hard on all of us, but I am trying not to let that affect my personal relatio… more

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Tomorrow they are requiring masks again and I was almost in tears when I found out. We have been mask free (recommended) since June and I feel like we are being muzzled again. I am vaccinated, frustr… more

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I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and I am really struggling with it this year. I know it qualifies as an ADA, but I am wondering what accommodations the school could provide? Has anyone had experi… more

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