Take Care of Yourself: A course in wellbeing and self-care

As an educator in our current climate, you may have been told to “take care of yourself” and to “focus on your wellness” but what are tangible steps to take to fulfill this well-meaning advice? This hands-on course will focus on your overall physical, emotional, and mental health in a way that feels relevant and measurable for educators, paying specific attention to areas of your life that directly impact your work-life balance. This self-paced course is designed as five days of self-care, with the suggestion that you might consider completing one unit per workday, with room for flexibility.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about the five domains of wellness: Workplace, Social, Physical, Emotional, Societal,
  • Commit to an easily-attainable plan of action for how you will achieve wellness in each domain,
  • Share your own wellness “best-practices” and learn from others in the course, and
  • Reflect on your well-being in each of the 5 domains.

SCECHs Granted

3

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Counselor
Mentor
Support Staff
Teacher

What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.