What is the biggest problem your facing right now professionally that is effecting you personally?

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I love my job but can’t afford to live in the district. I commute 45-75 minutes each way. My salary isn’t keeping pace with the cost of living.

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I'm confident you're not alone on this one. I've been there myself when living in San Francisco. The salaries reflect how we feel valued among other things.

The challenge with this one is like many other problems in education, it requires systemic change and funding. In many ways feeling valued is the barrier to achievement for many teachers.

Let's open the dialogue on this since as much as we try to leave things at the door, it can be very hard.

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Uncertainty about being hired on again for next year and what courses I’ll be teaching. 95% sure about being hired back, but could have as many as 5 preps. I keep telling myself to focus on getting through the next 3 months, but I can’t help being future minded. Is it awful that I’m already looking forward to course planning this summer?!

I think it's normal to look ahead. While mindfulness is great for tasks, processing and planning is healthy. It's especially normal to plan for uncertainty and change. Most of uncertainty that leads to anxiety or rumination are the things out of our control. If we acknowledge that, it allows us to double our effort and process towards the things within our control. That way we're not waiting for things to happen to us but pursuing our intention. Easier said than done of course. Wishing you a rejuvenating summer! Looking ahead at times that we can take a break and relax is also what helps us through difficult times. Light at the end of the tunnel. So not terrible at all.

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New fish looking for career guidance.

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Hi Everyone! I’m Alyssa, one of the Community Leaders at Fishbowl this summer. I’ve been in Special Education for almost 10 years and coaching for 7 (mostly pre-k and elementary). Excited to be here!

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Anyone else not started on R2 because you are waiting for R1 first? This could be a really miserable holiday 😬

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Hey Guys,

I have an offer with TCS for 21LPA

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Exp: 7yrs
Service Line: Tech Consulting

Will EY GDS match my new offer and retain me

TIA

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Thinking ahead for next year
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My sister always complains about wanting to lose weight (I weigh ~30 pounds less than her) but when I offer her solutions she turns them down. I tend to eat vegetable-focused and high protein meals when I cook and avoid processed carbs (except when I go out of course). She says my diet is too restrictive when I tell her I can give her recipes and make a grocery list for her. Her problem is she wants to be able to eat rice and pasta for every meal and thinks she doesn’t need to reduce that. WWYD

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Does anyone else find it easier to practice self-care when you're not overwhelmed? 🤚
Curious to hear thoughts.

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A group of teachers (in and out of CCS) and I, talk regularly about our highs and lows and our joys and frustrations of teaching. I want to invite more teachers to these chats. Please join me for our first, of hopefully many, official meet ups to discuss SELF CARE. Is Self Care part of your routine? Are you in need of some quick ways to take better care of yourself? Either way, come join the convo!

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Saw this and thought of here. It’s amazing how much how students depend on us to be as full as possible .

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How are you practicing self care?

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When I and my students need a break, I use my many Starbucks virtual backgrounds.

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taking this class because I think my students could benefit from a teach that will understand their anxieties

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7 day breakfast challenge.
Post a picture of your breakfast. Can’t wait to see all of the pics!

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Teacher wellbeing and self-care is so important and it tends to be something that our profession does not prioritize. What are you doing this summer to take care of you?

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2015 $85/month towards health ins. 2019 $622/month. It’s sad that in a profession that requires a college education our take home decreases over time. Thanks NJ. Can’t wait to find a new career!!!

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Please please please go read the book onward by Elena Agulair. I’m currently reading it and love it, about teacher resilience.

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What do y'all do for self-care? I have been trying to find easy, mostly inexpensive, mellow ways to occupy my free time in a positive way, and I'm not the most creative individual in town. Anyone want to share what's been working for them, especially during these increasingly crazy times? Thanks and Happy Thursday everyone. :)

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Favorite self care routines or activities. Go!

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