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Teacher Wellness

Hitting a wall? Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.
 

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Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!

Teachers: Finding Appreciation at Work

The daily demands on teachers can be intense and incredibly taxing yet acknowledgement of all the hard work can work wonders for helping with stress management.

Teacher Burnout: Four Warning Signs

Learning about four warning signs of teacher burnout in yourself and your colleagues.

How to Divorce Your District

After nearly 20 years in her district, a former teacher and instructional coach describes the factors that led to her resigning and embarking on a new career in the field of education.

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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It’s OK to Say No

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2016 Teacher Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for an amazing teacher? We’ve got you covered.

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4 Powerful Mindsets for Turning Stress Into a Positive Force

Kelly McGonigal—Stanford psychologist, award-winning teacher, and author of the book The Upside of Stress—shares ideas for avoiding burnout and boosting resilience.

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Why I’ll Keep Teaching, Despite the Hardships

A special education teacher reflects on leaving Chicago Public Schools.

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What to Do If You Didn’t Want to Go Back to School

With summer over, anxiety kicks in about the new school year. Here are some suggestions to help you through this moment.

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10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year Teaching

These strategies can help you thrive in your first year and build the kind of resilience that will carry you through the many challenges teachers face.

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Resources for Creating a Radically Compassionate Classroom

As you ponder curriculum, seating, and policies, here are some ideas and resources to consider that will assist you in making your class a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space for your students.

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Teachers: Move On Before You Burn Out

Have you moved on in order to keep from burning out? Have you changed a subject or grade you taught, or even your school? Sometimes this is the best choice.

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Non-Teaching Time

Nobody can "make time," but here are five smart ways to make better use of your non-teaching time with more efficiency and a lot less stress.

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Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

By rejecting persistent nutrition myths and starting the day with a healthy meal, teachers can improve their own performance while modeling brain-friendly habits for their students.

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How to Divorce Your District

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7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

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In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

Educator and blogger Todd Finley, in the first of two parts, shares the uncomfortable stories of teachers who experience bullying at the hands of their own colleagues.

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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Check out these ten tips to assist teachers in taking a break and a breath much more often.

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Teacher Burnout: What Are the Warning Signs?

Blogger Maurice Elias suggests that identifying the warning signs can help teachers avoid burning out on the job.

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