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Managing Fatigue: I Don’t Think I Have Any More to Give

Monday, May 13, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Managing Fatigue: I Don’t Think I Have Any More to Give

Presented by Opal Davis Dawson, Faculty, ASCD

Sponsored by ASCD

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Educators exert tremendous effort to bring their best selves to their roles daily, juggling staff and individual student needs, setting ambitious goals, and often working long hours. You may have heard, “I’m trying to make sure I get enough rest, I’m trying to make sure I drink enough water, I’m trying to do all those self-care things—but even doing those things, it’s still a lot.”

Stress has been found to impact educators’ health and well-being, job satisfaction, turnover, and even student outcomes (Greenberg, Brown, & Abenavoli, 2016). Therefore, educators must take time to prevent burnout, promote health, and safeguard themselves from the adverse effects of stress. Viewers of this session enhance their knowledge, skills, and tools to:

  • Discover strategies for finding the right balance of support for students, families, staff, and themselves
  • Explore ideas for developing and guiding the creation of a “self-care” choice board

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, school counselors, support staff, and paraprofessionals.

Opal Davis Dawson

About the Presenter

Opal Davis Dawson is an author, educational consultant, coach, and award-winning PreK–5 public Montessori school principal with nearly 30 years of experience in education. While principal, she led her school in the implementation of the Understanding by Design® framework, with a focus on early childhood and primary school. Also, during her tenure, Opal led her school’s implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) to work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Opal has taught, led, and consulted in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools, and her work spans small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts. She supports school leaders, district leaders, and teachers nationally and internationally in planning and implementing improvement initiatives, capacity building, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse student populations and instructional best practices. Opal holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

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