As difficult as it can be, setting boundaries is essential as an educator. While teachers often work long after the school day, it’s imperative to be able to find a comfortable balance in which they’re able to make time for themselves outside of the classroom as well. This can be done by setting boundaries such as only checking work emails during school hours or choosing not to grade papers outside of the classroom. Though it may seem counterintuitive as an educator, the ability to say no is an important part of self-care. It’s okay to prioritize your own needs and well-being over the demands of your job, especially in moments of intense burnout. Developing teaching materials is another way that teachers are spending what would otherwise be considered time for themselves on their students. However, with the right resources, teachers don’t have to spend so much time doing so. A teacher toolbox, for instance is a digital collection of standards-based resources organized by grade-level standards. With this platform, teachers can simplify the search for teaching materials, thus providing themselves with more time to practice self-care. Hoping to learn more about these teacher tool box resources and how to better practice self-care? Please continue reading on to the infographic accompanying this post.