#UTedChat Questions for 06/06 – Teacher Well-Being

Written by Derek Larson on . Posted in #utedchat



As many of us are either already finished with 2017-18 school for the year, or almost finished, it’s important that take some time to recharge. Teaching and education is challenging and can be very stressful and difficult to get through. This week we will have Kyle Hoopes (@KyleLHoopes), Principal at Grovecrest Elementary School in Alpine School District, leading the discussion on Teacher Well-being.

Please join us tonight at 9 pm MDT as Kyle (@KyleLHoopes) leads the #UTedChat discussion on the topic of the Teacher Well-being! We’d love to have you join the rest of the amazing #UTedChat community and share your great ideas with us because we are truly #BetterTogether. 

If you haven’t already followed Kyle via Twitter (@KyleLHoopes) feel free to do so because it may help you to better follow the chat. And as always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Topic: Teacher Well-being

Q1. What do you do when you feel stressed, unhappy, burned out, and/or anxious?

Q2. What do you wish your administrator/boss would know about you that would help you with your personal well-being?

Q3. What has your administrator/school done to help reduce stress and burnout at your workplace?

Q4. How much does culture play in your well-being?

Q5. What do you do to take care of yourself so you can be the best you?

Q6. How does your well-being as a teacher play into student success?

 Kyle Hoopes is a Principal at Grovecrest Elementary School in Alpine School District. He has taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and is currently a doctoral student at BYU with a research focus on administrator and teacher well-being. Well-being would include characteristics of positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.  

You can contact Kyle on Twitter (@KyleLHoopes), Instagram (@wileysnorse), Voxer (khoope856), Facebook, and email (kylehoopes@alpinedistrict.org).

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Derek Larson

Husband, father, teacher, learner, tech addict, musician, and friend. J. Derek Larson taught 4th and 5th grades in Southern Utah for 8 years, absolutely loving every minute, before becoming the Educational Technology Director for the Southwest Educational Development Center (SEDC) in Cedar City, Utah. Having completed his M.Ed. with an emphasis on technology, he feels technology is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching because of the way students are excited by and look forward to using it. If educators can find ways to effectively harness technology into their teaching, they will be better able to reach their students and help them catch the excitement of learning. This is one of Derek's goals as he works with teachers in rural districts across Southwestern Utah. He was awarded the 2014 UCET Outstanding Young Educator of the Year, an award presented to an outstanding young educator, in the first ten years of their teaching career, who demonstrates vision, innovation, action, and transformation using technology to improve teaching and learning. He also received the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) certification from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) in October of 2016. Earning the CETL certification helps education technology leaders demonstrate they have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st-century learning environments in their school districts. More recently, Derek earned the Google Certified Educator Levels 1 and 2 along with his Google Certified Administrator certifications, showcasing his ability to effectively use the G-Suite toolset as well as effectively administer the back-end of the G-Suite productivity system. Derek is a moderator for #UTedChat, an education Twitter chat focused on Utah educators which happens every Wednesday @ 9 pm MDT. Come on by and join the conversation, non-Utahns are welcome as well. He is serving his 5th year as a member of the UCET Board where he is the currently working as the Public Relations Director. Derek has three kids and a wonderful wife who help him stay grounded in the things that matter most. He loves spending time with them in the mountains where he is reminded of the need to unplug occasionally to make sure he is the best person he can be.