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How to boost our morale in the times of crisis


How to boost our morale in the times of crisis

Dear All,


These are very challenging times for education and for us teachers. The UN has recently reported that 166 countries closed schools and universities to limit the spread of the coronavirus. We the teachers are the head and heart of this educational enterprise but we may sometimes feel overwhelmed by this whole situation.

Here are some uplifting Ted Ed Talks and podcasts to boost our morale and keep going:


‘Learn to shine bright- the importance of self-care for teachers’ by Kelly Hopkinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O5QIqlDxjg


‘The Power of Vulnerability’ by Brene Brown: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability


‘The Price of Invulnerability’ by Brené Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbN-BOqct9Q


‘Schools are closed. This is our chance to reimagine them’ by Angela Watson: https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/remote-teaching/


‘5 calming reminders about what matters most during pandemic panic & school closures’ by Angela Watson: https://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/truth-for-teachers-podcast/5-calming-reminders-about-pandemic-panic-and-school-closures/


Best wishes,


17 Apr 2020      

United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing Monika. I�m going to work my way through these. We sure do need morale boosters at this difficult time. 
Stay safe,

18 Apr 2020