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Tips for Tackling Teacher Stress

Besides parenting, teaching is probably one of the hardest jobs you could ever love! To say that balancing instruction, classroom management, professional development, professional organizations, extracurricular activities, and your personal life can leave you feeling a bit stressed is an understatement. This collection includes articles, infographics, blog posts, and more aimed at helping you de-stress.
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Tips for Tackling Teacher Stress
  • theguardian.com

    10 ideas to help teachers beat stress

    6 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The suggestions included in this blog post are great! Most of them come from educators and all of them are easy to implement and logical. My favorite suggestion is to be okay with telling people "no" when you are asked to "volunteer" for additional responsibilities.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This video posted by lilyclmn8 discusses food as a way to manage stress. I love it because it emphasizes that what we put into our bodies can impact how we perform emotionally, mentally, and physically. I definitely recommend watching the video and taking some notes on foods that can decrease stress so that you can plan your meals and snacks accordingly!
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Top Notch Teaching offers some awesome tips for stress reduction in this article. What I like best about this resource is the poster at the end. It contains indicators of stress, tips for immediate and long-term stress reduction, as well as ideas for how to help peers cope with stress.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    In this brief video by Live Sonima, Tish Jennings discusses her book Mindfulness for Teachers, but also shares some great advice, strategies, and insights on teacher stress management and how teacher stress can impact students. I highly recommend watching this video, as well as purchasing the related book.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This infographic is definitely worth printing out and posting somewhere you can see it often. The suggestions provided are brief, insightful, concrete, and practical. Best of all, they come from teachers!
  • neatoday.org

    How Do Educators Handle Work-Related Stress?

    7 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This neaToday article offers a double whammy. First, it presents some relatable anecdotes from teachers about how they handle stress and explores some of the statistics behind teacher stress. In the next part, amazing strategies for reducing your stress are provided. I highly recommend bookmarking this resource and returning to it when you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed.
  • aft.org

    Quality of Worklife Survey

    5 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    The results of this Quality of Worklife Survey conducted by the American Federation of Teachers offer tremendous insight into the issues significantly causing teachers stress. From administrative demands to classroom challenges to personal issues, this survey discusses it all. It's a great resource to use to help you think critically about what areas of your professional and personal life are causing you the most stress.
  • huffingtonpost.com

    American Teachers Feel Really Stressed, And It's Probably Affecting Students

    4 minute read
    Tracy Pinkard says:
    If you are stressed, you are not alone. This article by the Huffington Post, which reviews some of the data from a recent Gallup poll of teachers, proves it. What makes this article valuable, however, is the link it makes between teacher stress and student performance, specifically student engagement in learning. This resource is one to share with your colleagues.
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BloomBoard Asks:What are some of the effective methods/strategies that you, or your colleagues, have tried that help reduce your teaching-related stress?
Teresita GalvizoMarch 14, 2017
Get more sleep, eat breakfast before going to work, be on-time at work, and write to do list and move frequently for blood circulation and communicate with family and colleagues.