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Step Back from the Brink: Addressing Teacher Burnout

In an educational climate with increased expectations on teachers and reduced support of teachers, teacher burnout is a very real and present danger. It is possible to recover from burnout, but it would be even better if you could prevent it in the first place. If you fear you are on the wrong path, here are some resources to help you take the first steps back from burnout.
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Step Back from the Brink: Addressing Teacher Burnout
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    The habits of negativity and pessimism that go hand in hand with burnout can be difficult to remedy once they've taken hold, but a bit of preventative medicine may keep you from going down the path to burnout in the first place. Here are some practical things you can do right now to help safeguard yourself...and your career.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    Not to be confused with stress, burnout is a serious psychological condition with physical and emotional symptoms. The first step to addressing burnout of yourself or others is having a firm grasp on what it is.
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    No online test can provide a truly in-depth professional assessment of your emotional and psychological state, but this quiz might at least help you decide whether or not you are at risk.
  • verywell.com
    verywell.com

    How to Tell You've Reached the Point of Burnout

    8 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    Maybe your online self-assessment leaves you with more questions than answers. Here is another article that can help you think about just what it is you (or your loved one) are experiencing. Is it burnout?
  • Shauna Konnerth says:
    Although this guide also details the signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as prevention, it goes beyond that to provide the reader with coping strategies for those who have already reached the point of burnout.
  • huffingtonpost.com
    huffingtonpost.com

    A Way To Prevent Burnout?

    5 minute read
    Shauna Konnerth says:
    If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then consider this article that suggests the practice of mindfulness can be a powerful inoculation against burnout for teachers.
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