Walk-Ins Continue! Educator Wellness and Important Updates
Published On: March 5, 2019
We hope everyone enjoyed their snow day yesterday—it would be too much to ask to go an entire winter without one!
As we continue to work hard at the bargaining table for a fair contract settlement, BTU members across the city showed up in force last Friday! Educators at schools all over Boston “walked in” to show their support for a contract that includes more nurses, more mental health providers, more paraprofessionals in early childhood, better inclusion programming, and smaller classes. In many cases, parents and students joined in because they know that when we fight for the schools that our students deserve, we ALL win. Check out the great photos from across the city on our Facebook album–and get inspired for this Friday!
We will continue our Walk-Ins for a fair contract this Friday, March 8 before school. If you or your school didn’t participate last week, make sure you are out there this Friday, March 8 and the next, March 15 to represent your union, your profession, and to let everyone know about the schools our #StudentsDeserve! Email us your photos at firstname.lastname@example.org, and share them on social media using the hashtags #StudentsDeserve, #RedForEd and #BTUproud. Find resources, links, ideas and a toolkit on the BTU website at btu.org/studentsdeserve.
Will you join us at the BTU this Saturday? It’s Educator Wellness Day! Paras, subs, teachers—all are invited to join us for a day of relaxation and healing and a celebration of self-care in our work as educators. There will be workshops to choose from: yoga, calligraphy, meditation, and Zumba. Learn from a panel of educators on their practices of self-care and building resilient cultures of support at school. Read more and register: btu.org/educatorwellness.
Finally, Happy Women’s History Month! Check out First Book’s Women’s History section for extraordinary true stories about both historic and contemporary heroes who have paved the way in education, the arts, athletics, human rights and countless other spheres. Sign up for First Book at firstbook.org/aft: it’s free and gives you access to free and discounted books as well as other classroom supplies.