Day 32 (Day 2 Week 7) Learning from home: Use both hands for helping

Late last week, I attended a webinar from Yale (@YaleEmotion), Helping Children Manage Emotions in Uncertain Times, facilitated by Marc Brackett (@marcbrackett) and Robin Stern (@RobinSStern).  

⁩Dr. Brackett used a quote attributed to Maya Angelou and to Audrey Hepburn.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

With both hands, teachers have been planning, providing resources and learning plans, and offering feedback to help our young learners grow. We are teaching and they are learning.

We did the math yesterday. We collect evidence daily that our students are learning.

With both hands, teachers have been planning, providing resources and learning plans, and offering feedback to help our young learners grow. We are teaching and they are learning.

With both hands, parents are facilitating learning plans, working, and maintaining their family wellness.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Here’s my question… What are you doing to take care of yourself?

Every time we board an airplane, the safety instructions include the directive to put the oxygen mask on yourself before assisting others. How are you taking care of you? It is so important.

Annie and I are on Day 10 of a 30-day yoga challenge.  I am riding my bike more and more. I am eating better. I have given up my Keurig for a fresh pour-over. It is lovely.

And, my most favorite thing I’ve done to take care of myself is purchasing my new robot-vacuum cleaner.   I press a button, and 110 minutes later my floors are so clean.

Will you share what are you doing to take care of yourself?

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