Enhancing Teacher Wellbeing - KIPP Chicago Public Schools

The Whole Child Review Issue No. 13, March 2024

Enhancing Teacher Wellbeing

Teacher Appreciation Break 

Recognizing the immense impact our teachers have on our students’ lives, KIPP Chicago offered an extended Teacher Appreciation break this year. This break, encompassing Thursday, Friday, and President’s Day, aimed to demonstrate our commitment to prioritizing teacher well-being. Staff feedback directly informed this decision, highlighting our dedication to listening to the needs of our community. We believe that well-rested and rejuvenated educators are better equipped to support our student’s academic and social-emotional needs, fostering a thriving learning environment for all.

Exciting Wellness Workshops Coming Your Way 

We continue to prioritize the wellness of our teachers. That’s why we annually survey their interests to create engaging opportunities tailored just for them.

This year, we’re thrilled to share that 84% of respondents expressed interest in workshops covering a variety of topics. And guess what? Local community experiences and ticketed events have taken the top spot on their lists, closely followed by financial education and panel discussions about wellness.

We will be bringing exciting opportunities to each campus between April and June! Get ready for a mix of in-person and virtual workshops that match the interests of our amazing teachers. It’s all about creating meaningful engagements that support their wellness journey.

Stay tuned for more details on the workshops coming your way soon!

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