The online teachers I know are proud of the fact that they can make a living with a laptop and internet connection — and they should be! Online teachers have a lot of freedom and it’s great to take advantage of it.
Given the interest and growth in online learning, more and more teachers are trading the classroom for the webcam (or sometimes just adding the webcam), but it usually adds up to more time looking at a screen and more time sitting.
There is a body of research that has found a correlation between long periods of sitting and an elevated risk of illness or injury. It is important for online teachers to use self-care strategies to stay healthy.
Strategies for self-care are critical for our health and well-being. Self-care is not a luxury or indulgence but a necessity in the work that we do. Also, challenges such as precarious work, multiple workloads or administrative responsibilities can add to the pressures of this demanding...