Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

By Vivett Dukes

#SafeSpaceConvos is a Twitter chat led and hosted by teacher Vivett Dukes on alternating Mondays at 8:30pm ET. By providing a forum for honest dialogue and connection, we come together to learn, grow, and co-construct solutions to pressing problems for students. This particular #SafeSpaceConvos chat called for a discussion of how educators take care of themselves and each others in hard times.

Chat Highlights

Q1: In your experience, do teachers support one another? How do we show that support?


Q2: How do we take care of ourselves when so many people depend on us? How can we practice self-care?


Q3: Who decides how much time one needs to take care of himself or herself when there are physical and mental health concerns?


Q4: What options, if any, do educators have when they must decide between their personal needs and their career? What supports are available?



Be bold. Be authentic. Join #SafeSpaceConvos.

You’re invited to join the next chat on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:30pm ET.  You can also read through these archived chats for insights and resources from your peers.