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Stay the Course and Avoid the Burn: Ways to keep from burning out on the job

No one said teaching would be easy. Self-care is super important to avoid early burnout on the job and keep those initial passionate fires for teaching burning brightly!
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Stay the Course and Avoid the Burn: Ways to keep from burning out on the job
  • Devon Fulford says:
    Created by the folks at Mindfulteachers.org, this article offers a plethora of resources for self-care on the topics of coping with stress and burnout, staying healthy, and teaching mindfully. There's an additional section for even more links at the end of the initial section; this is a great tool to bookmark and read through for countless ideas on engaging in positive self-care.
  • Devon Fulford says:
    The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, whose focus is on improving the lives of people with mental health troubles, produced this short, interview-driven video that meets with several people who hold jobs in high-stress environments. Each person is tasked with discussing why they love their job, which is a brilliant start to a piece about avoiding burnout. They go on to discuss the varied ways their jobs can be taxing, and offer personal suggestions for maintaining their own mental health.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

    5 minute read
    Devon Fulford says:
    A quick and easy to access resource compiled by a career educator and author, this list gives a super basic rundown of ten ways one can avoid burnout on the job. Each tip is followed by a brief summary of how to implement it. This is a great introductory list that teachers can manipulate to meet their own needs.
  • ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

    Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy

    30 minute read
    Devon Fulford says:
    This study discusses the need for more research in the realm of teacher burnout. The authors implemented the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (mMBSR) for teachers, specifically, and compiled the results which imply that such a course could be helpful in garnering self-awareness and compassion in the teaching field.
  • Devon Fulford says:
    Author, professor and Doctor of Psychology Cary Cherniss composed this book to study how burnout has affected 25 individuals in high-stress careers, as earlier mentioned, and how said individuals were able to cope and manage their stresses on the job. This text is an important read as it offers personal and detailed accounts of burnout across varied fields that typically experience very high stress.
  • Devon Fulford says:
    This scholarly article defines the concept of burnout and suggests reasons behind the phenomenon, based on new teachers' self-reports. The conclusions drawn are meant to raise awareness about burnout; the article offers a short but detailed section on stress management techniques and describes why each can be helpful to alleviate symptoms of burnout.