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Dr. Lee, With only a few

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Dr. Lee,

With only a few days left of school, I wish I read your article sooner! As I am working towards my Masters in Education from Walden University, we are discussing the importance of working with other teachers and supporting one another in our teaching abilities. Your Tactic 1 has some great ideas that help teachers avoid feeling burnt out. I have spent the last year working with master teachers that have assisted in helping me adjust to the challenges of being a new teacher. You had some great points that having a “Ms. George” to support you in your challenges helped you survive your teaching. Thank you for some new activities for the end for the school year!

Nicole

Parent of three brilliant children in Flossmoor, IL

Stay Fresh!

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Great article, Dr. Lee! Self-care can't ever be overemphasized. I've seen many a teacher, become run-down for lack of tending to this principle. Children like to know that their teachers have full lives, and as such, they nurture themselves as well as their interests beyond the classroom. It's important to stay fresh, and return to the classroom every now and then, with a new look, refreshed appearance, or recharged energy. Building and maintaining networks with colleagues and mentors is also critical in avoiding burnout, and ensuring that the ideas and energy remain fresh and exciting among students.

Chief Executive Officer of the YWCA of the City of New York

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Thanks for the great feedback. Once a teacher always a teacher!

Summer in sight

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This is my first time blogging and I'm impressed by your article which is a big help to get teachers through the end of the school year.

Edutopia Consulting Online Editor

Tactic: 2 -- YES!

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Thank you, Danielle, for this one!

As an instructor of new teachers, I emphasize the importance of self-care, stressing that longevity in this profession requires that you build a life outside of the job. Balance, as you say, is essential.

Thanks again for highlighting this important factor!

Rebecca Alber

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