Wellbeing and work/life balance: 10 tips for new teachers

If want to sustain a career in education, give yourself permission to put yourself first and build career-long self-care habits. Your students will thank you for it. Here are 10 quick tips from SecEd's annual ECT supplement...

Set boundaries: You are not a machine and cannot work long hours for sustained periods. Accept that you can’t do everything and there are times when it is better for you, your health and your students to say no. Get into the habit of defining what your boundaries are and sticking to them. Can you delegate a task? Is it in line with your own professional priorities? Have clear boundaries between your work life and home life.

Be kind to yourself: You will make plenty of mistakes and you will learn from them – that is an essential part of this year and your early career.

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