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HI I’M DANIELLE NUHFER AND I HELP TEACHERS REDUCE STRESS AND BURNOUT WHILE FINDING AND SUSTAINING BALANCE AND WELLNESS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.

 

Using mindfulness exercises, habit creation, goal setting, and self-care practices, Teaching Well is here to help teachers and their students cultivate a greater sense of well-being.  

 

Through learning how to positively manage stress; find work-life balance; and collectively meet the needs of our students, families and ourselves, we will lessen teacher burnout and increase classroom job satisfaction.

 

As a classroom teacher for over sixteen years, I have witnessed my own wellness fluctuate when I felt trapped under the stresses of daily classroom teaching and demands.  My own journey toward wellness began much like most other endeavors teachers make: I was trying to learn some skills so that I could help my students.

 

Through those experiences, I learned a lot that I can teach to students but the most important lesson I learned is that if I’m not healthy, balanced and well…I am not being the most effective teacher I can be.  So here’s what I’ve learned, I need to put the oxygen mask on myself before I can begin to truly resuscitate those children in my classroom. And that’s why I started Teaching Well, so that I could work with other teachers who are feeling inundated with the stress of the job but love what they do and want to do it in the most healthy way possible.

 

I know it’s hard to figure out how to begin balancing and caring for yourself, but that’s what Teaching Well is here to help you with.  You’re not being asked to figure out how to do this on your own.

 

Teaching Well will provide you with resources, inspiration and support that will help you on your journey to reducing stress and increasing well-being.  Just show up with an open mind and heart and hopefully you will find a path that will help you on this journey to reclaiming your wellness. At its most literal level, you could visualize this site as a “well” to go to when you need some refueling.

 

So whether it be reading the Blog for information and inspiration, taking an Online Course to learn about these techniques at your own pace, having Teaching Well present to your school faculty, teach your students some of these practices, or enlisting my help with one of the teacher programs available, I hope that you find something that will speak to you and encourage you to continue Teaching Well!

 

Contact me at danielle@teachingwell.life to get started on your journey to decreased stress and increased well-being.

Background Experience and Credentials

 

Graduate Level Instructor/Professor

  • 2016-Present Neumann University, Mindfulness: Self-Care for Educators

 

  • 2018-Present Berks Intermediate Unit, Mindfulness for Teachers and Their Students

 

  • 2018-Present Colonial Intermediate Unit, Mindfulness for PreK-12 Teachers

 

English Teacher Grades 9-12

  • 2002-2004 Ephrata High School

 

  • 2004-Present Cocalico High School

Courses taught include Public Speaking, Creative Writing, 9 & 10 grade Literature

and Language Arts, Humanities, Advanced Composition

 

Mindful Schools Certified Instructor, October 2016

 

Positive Psychology, Masters Certificate, University of Missouri, May 2016

 

Mindfulness for Educators, Masters Certificate, Antioch University, December 2015

 

Curriculum Training, Mindful Schools, March 2015

 

Mindfulness Fundamentals, Mindful Schools, June 2012

 

Certified Yoga Instructor-RYT 200, Power Yoga Works, 2011.

 

M.Ed in English Education, Millersville University, 2009.

 

B.S.Ed. English Education, magna cum laude, Millersville University, 2001.

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