Presentation Title

Self-care for the eEducator!

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Reflection is a valuable lifelong skill for everyone. From one’s personal life to professional life, education, and beyond, reflection helps in the learning process and assists people to improve upon all areas of life. Reflection is important for learning and self-growth. Reflection helps us to understand what we have done well, why it went well, what can be improved upon and why, as well as provide some insight into how to improve. Faculty can assist learners to develop self-reflection skills through the use of self-reflection activities. In this lively session, the presenters will describe the definition, value, and use of self-reflection. Specifically, the presenters will describe how they have implemented discussion self-grading for online and share successes of this teaching-learning strategy.

Keywords

self-care, stress management, setting limits, holistic health, holistic self-care, mindfulness, meditation

Related Website

http://nursescholarcafe.com

Start Date

8-2-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

8-2-2017 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Laura Schwarz, is an associate professor at MSU, Mankato. She has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and has taught in higher education for over 20 years. Dr. Schwarz has a strong interest in technology and teaching online, and has conducted research on using technology in teaching, incivility, barriers/facilitators to BS completion for AD RNs, and mentoring faculty.

Comments

In this interactive session, participants focus on self-care of the eEducator. With virtual borders, it is easy for eEducators to lose track of work boundaries. Educators, being part of the helping professions, have a tendency to give their time to others before taking care of themselves. Work can creep into longer hours and invade personal time. Less personal time can result in fewer self-care activities such as drinking water, healthy eating, physical activity, and fun time. Participants learn about data from the literature regarding emotional intelligence, personality, stress, and burnout in educators. Factors such as gender, years of employment, research requirements, organizational settings, and service levels are examined. Less personal time may eventually impact health.

Attendees participate in informal (for their eyes only) Self-Tests, eEducator Reflection Exercises, and other activities during the session.

Balance is necessary in the lives of eEducators to prevent exhaustion, burnout and promote a healthy lifestyle. Strive for a balance of computer time, physical activity and healthy habits. Through a variety of engaging active learning methods, participants will discover ideas, tips, and strategies focused on care of the eEducator.

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Self-care for the eEducator!

Reflection is a valuable lifelong skill for everyone. From one’s personal life to professional life, education, and beyond, reflection helps in the learning process and assists people to improve upon all areas of life. Reflection is important for learning and self-growth. Reflection helps us to understand what we have done well, why it went well, what can be improved upon and why, as well as provide some insight into how to improve. Faculty can assist learners to develop self-reflection skills through the use of self-reflection activities. In this lively session, the presenters will describe the definition, value, and use of self-reflection. Specifically, the presenters will describe how they have implemented discussion self-grading for online and share successes of this teaching-learning strategy.

https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/minnesota-elearning-summit/2017/program/27