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Teachers, Thou Shalt Not Burnout!

Spring is in the air and it's a glorious time of year…but school seems to be dragging lately and the students are high strung and distracted. How can a teacher cope with this change in attention and their own change in stamina? As beloved summer approached for everyone, it's the most important time of year for educators to take care of themselves and find a way to end on a strong note.
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Teachers, Thou Shalt Not Burnout!
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    Maybe you aren't a teacher but an administrator who is looking to help save the spirits of fellow educators. Here is a nice, concise powerpoint presentation to illuminate the signs and remedies of teacher burnout--maybe a good share one Friday afternoon when it's been a long week!
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    Seven classroom teachers share their first-hand experiences in the "pressure cooker" known as a classroom and bring levity to the issue of what it means to have a lasting career in education. They offer praiseworthy teacher strategies and share what it means to become a true expert in your field.
  • theguardian.com
    theguardian.com

    Four in 10 new teachers quit within a year

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    Jen Jeffers says:
    For those of you who are feeling the burn, you're not alone. Apparently there is a genuine drop-out crisis for teachers in our country. The world of education can be a tough business, laced with endless personal agendas and scapegoating, but taking the time to consider why this is happening is crucial.
  • schoolmentalhealth.org
    schoolmentalhealth.org

    Coping with Teacher Burnout

    9 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Sometimes just defining the sources of our professional stress is enough to vanquish them. Once it has a name, it can be dealt with…this article does an intelligent job of commiserating with and enlightening one on the subject of how to cope with burnout.
  • teachhub.com
    teachhub.com

    Classroom Management: Teacher Burnout Causes & Prevention

    5 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Perhaps teacher burnout can actually be avoided entirely by implementing some key classroom management ideas before it's too late! Thinking about how you can take preventative measures to avoid overtaxing and stress is a brilliant way to save yourself.
  • k6educators.about.com
    k6educators.about.com

    Avoiding Teacher Burnout

    5 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    Yes, this is more strategies for avoiding burnout but not for the classroom. These tips are for you, the educator, to remember when at home or working in a capacity away from the students. As we all know, the times as a teacher
  • Jen Jeffers says:
    If you enjoy a good scholarly article, this one's for you. These feelings of weariness are not just perceived, they are scientifically documented. Doubting your own effectiveness is the first step to a descend into early retirement. You will find a fascinating study at the end where teacher burnout is estimated through differing gender, age, and race.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

    5 minute read
    Jen Jeffers says:
    I love the simplicity of this article and how it offers ten clear, manageable strategies for a teacher who is feeling overwhelmed. All the tips are feasible and effective--definitely worth a try when the "why me?" feeling strikes.
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BloomBoard Asks:What are the causes of teacher burnout and how can we minimize them?
Lolita RicoMay 09, 2016
Teacher burnout is caused by a myriad of factors, but first and foremost is the lack of administrator and mentor support. New teachers can get burnt out before they've even had a chance to succeed. They must survive the year with a diverse classroom with students ranging from remedial to gifted. Students with severe behavior issues such as outbursts or violent tantrums that disrupt whole class learning. They are constantly being evaluated and critiqued. They struggle to meet the needs of all of their students, all of the time because they don't have enough experience and there is no support to help them build their skill set. The lack of encouragement and relevant professional development can break any human down. Teachers need to feel supported and appreciated. Administrators and mentors can support new teachers by offering tips or opportunities to participate in relevant professional development. Administrators can help develop a behavior plan for students with behavioral and special needs so that the right specialists can be involved in helping the student and the classroom teacher. Setting the new teacher up with a veteran mentor can get the new teacher started on the right foot and supported throughout the year.