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8 Dimensions of Educator Wellness

As educators continue to be pushed to their limits during this challenging school year, teachers often sacrifice their own well-being to support students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. Yet research shows that teacher wellness contributes to a stable, positive and equitable school culture. A teacher’s sense of well-being supports how they cope with on-the-job challenges, and influences job retention. 

Participants in this eight-week online course will explore strategies for wellness through a lens of eight dimensions to support personal well-being. Participants will investigate each of these dimensions through collaborative live sessions, reflective discussions, and self-selected activities, and will develop and implement a self-care plan of action that supports their well-being for the rest of year and beyond.  

Participants in this course will:

• Investigate the elements of each dimension of wellness, including emotional, environmental, social, and occupational wellness.
• Determine which dimensions of wellness need attention for a greater sense of well-being. 
• Identify and implement self-care strategies within a plan of action.
• Use learned self-care strategies to support the social and emotional well-being of colleagues and/or students. 

The cost is $849/person and the course begins February 18, 2022. Register here.


This 8-week course runs from February 18 through April 12. Live, 90-minute sessions will take place from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Eastern on the following dates:

  • March 1
  • March 15
  • March 29
  • April 12 

Course facilitator

Laura Lee Summers is an Associate Clinical Professor and Program Leader for the Professional Learning, Learning Design & Technology graduate programs, as well as an instructor and dissertation mentor in the Leadership for Educational Equity EdD program within the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado-Denver. She has spent nineteen years leading in the areas of executive and instructional coaching for equity; educational effectiveness; measuring the impact of professional learning; culturally responsive education; digital literacy; hybrid pedagogy; and SEL - Social, Emotional Learning. She has been a panelist for Learning Forward webinars; and her most recent publications for The Learning Professional are “The right blend: SEL supports teacher learning in person and online” (August 2020) and “Eight dimensions of wellness for educators” (February 2021). Laura shares more resources on her website: https://www.lauraleesummers.com/ and can be followed on twitter: @lsummers

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