Self-Care Check-in: Guiding Teachers to Wellness

(Grades PreK-12) / Flex Course

PDI Course Number: 1T04 / UCSD Course Number: EDUC42345

Course Description

This course has been developed to help teachers with their own personal self-care and wellness. PDI wants to help as many teachers as possible, and so we are offering this one-unit course for only $25 (regularly priced at $80). UCSD, our credit-granting partner, also desires to assist teachers by offering credit for this one-unit course for only $25 (regularly priced at $80). We truly hope the strategies provided in this course help your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness!

**Note: This course does not qualify for the special monthly discounts announced at our website.

Do you ever find yourself feeling burnt out and mentally exhausted? Do you wish you had strategies to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness? Teachers, we got you! This course is designed to help teachers of all grade levels learn how to incorporate more self-care into their lives to improve their wellness. Wellness is a process of self-reflecting routines for a lifetime of continuous growth and improvement. It is critical to school culture, instruction, and students’ academic, personal, and emotional development. Throughout this course, a variety of strategies are shared to help teachers cope with sensitive issues including stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma. Additionally, teachers will be equipped with numerous strategies for organization and time management as they work to establish an acceptable work-life balance. By the end of this course, teachers will feel more resilient and prepared to take on the challenges they face in this profession. This course is worth 1 semester unit/1.5 quarter units (15 hours of training) from University of California San Diego (UCSD) Division of Extended Studies. For detailed information on university credit, click here.

"This was absolutely eye-opening for me. I have a more positive perspective and will be more mindful of my everyday activities. I learned that my stress levels are typically running pretty high and I need to take time for myself and be aware of my physical needs in order to reduce stress. I am recommending that all of my teacher friends take this course. It was so reassuring and beneficial to know that I'm not alone in my feelings." - Sara Shaffer

Enrollment Options

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Course with Credit from UCSD


This course is worth 1 semester unit or 1.5 quarter units of graduate-level credit from UCSD.

You have up to one year from the date you are enrolled to complete a flex course.

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UCSD Course Number: EDUC42345
Unit One
  • The Mental Health Crisis Among Teachers
  • The Road to Recovery in Mental Health
  • The Four Dimensions of Teacher Wellness
  • Test #1
Unit Two
  • Mastering Stress Management
  • Weathering the Storm: Developing Resilience and Overcoming Burnout
  • Making Time for Self-Care
  • Test #2
Unit Three
  • Enhancing Mindfulness to Survive and Thrive as a Teacher
  • Nurturing and Sustaining Meaningful Relationships
  • Building a Culture of Support
  • Test #3
Unit Four
  • Preventative Measures within the School Environment
  • An Organizational Toolkit to Lead a Balanced Classroom
  • Tech Tools to Support Teacher Wellness
  • Test #4

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