Compassion Fatigue: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?

By Jackson Sims, CEI Intern The role of an educator is far from static. On any given day, an educator can take on a number of duties, ranging from teaching in the classroom to having a private conversation with a student or their family. Regardless of these small differences, there is one common thread: Compassion.
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Cultivating Connections as a Powerful Buffer Against Compassion Fatigue

By Jennie Liang, CEI Intern Protection against compassion fatigue and burnout starts with self-awareness. This is a powerful tool to help you notice your interactions with others, emotions, and reactions to stressful situations that arise. Becoming aware of levels of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue will allow you to more readily seek out additional support
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Compassionate Conversations: Fostering Connection Through Community Building

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The logistical and emotional hoops that COVID-19 has forced us to jump through have left educators and families exhausted. As the U.S. rolls out vaccines, more and more schools are opening up, with many forced to close back down after a coronavirus outbreak. Administrators are
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Featured Fellow: Combating Fatigue and Burnout with Ali Sumski, Bridge Program Support Specialist

By Aparajitha Suresh, CEI Intern Having worked as a mental health provider for over three years, Ali Sumski is no stranger to finding compassion amidst burnout and fatigue. Sumski works at Methuen High School, a public high school located in a gateway city. Here, the student body features a higher than average percentage of students
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