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The Fire of Education is Burning Out

The teacher burnout rate is consistently rising. Teaching is stressful by its very nature, not to mention the pay and being directed what to teach and how to teach it. It is important to find ways to manage stress for one's own health, as well as the health of the classroom. Stress is contagious, and many students are stressed out simply being among classmates let alone the pressures of learning and testing.
A Collection By Mark Weimer
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The Fire of Education is Burning Out
  • neatoday.org
    neatoday.org

    Surviving Teacher Burnout

    5 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    This article is a story of Michelle Totra, a teacher on the brink of burnout. Fortunately, she was offered help from the principal and found an organization to help build up teachers to find fulfillment in a world that is against them.
  • suu.edu
    suu.edu

    Teacher Stress Tips

    5 minute read
    Mark Weimer says:
    This short, easily printable PDF is a great overview to understanding stress and a provides a blueprint of how to manage stress involving setting goals and employing classroom techniques that give teachers a break.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This short video outlines causes of stress faced my a majority of teachers. It is not just about the difficulty of the job, but also a lack of compensation for the time put in at home which negatively impacts family life.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    For the most extreme cases, this is a paid course to prevent burnout. Short video lectures offer ways to create a less stressful classroom culture, minimizing disturbance, creating student accountability, and strategies to keep you centered in adverse conditions. It goes beyond the typical "use all of your free time to rest and reload" approach.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This short blog summarizes points from the book, "Beyond Burnout", by Cary Cherniss. It offers questions to determine if teachers are at risk of burnout and explains the importance of reconnecting with the purpose that brought teachers into the profession. Lucky teachers get to teach within an engaging school culture. Those that do not should try everything in their power to create one.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This simple 15-question survey assesses dissatisfaction and burnout risk. The questions themselves also help identify ways to improve your outlook with the topics they imply.
  • Mark Weimer says:
    This video observes and studies the impact made by a student that returns to say "Thank you, you changed my life." It has more power than money and test standards. Teachers that are fueled knowing that their work makes a lasting difference in students' lives tend to cope better with all the stressors of a teaching life.