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.


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.


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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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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