In Episode 28, Dan and Katie talk about self-care and how important it is to prioritize our mental and emotional well-being, especially in the current moment.
“Carving out some time that is protected–for yourself, for you to be with your family or friends, or to walk your dog, or whatever it is–that’s a baby step that can help a lot and is really important…The work will always be there.” @KatieARobisonTweet
“Now, more than ever, it’s so easy to get burned out. We’re in the middle of a crisis the likes of which we’ve never experienced. I don’t think we even fully comprehend how emotionally draining this is and all the uncertainty that we’re facing and trying to process every day. I think we just need to be kind to ourselves as well as our students, and I think that’s what will make us better professors and more able to actually help our students. If we’re not taking care of ourselves, how can we help anyone else?” @KatieARobisonTweet
“I have to revise the way I approach my own humanity.” @ddissingerTweet
“We are not just teachers. We are sometimes a therapist. We’re sometimes a social worker. We’re sometimes a shoulder to cry on. We’re sometimes an activist. We take on so many different roles.” @ddissingerTweet
This episode was recorded on September 21. Please be aware that, because we recorded via Zoom, there are occasional audio hiccups. Our theme song is “4 am” by Makaih Beats. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher and follow us on Twitter @writingremixpod.