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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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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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Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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

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Solutions for Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

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Let’s Not "Fall" Behind: Three Tips to Help You Stay Organized

Edutopia blogger Lisa Dabbs offers an inspiring strategy for teachers overwhelmed by the first two months of school's demands and details.

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Sustaining That Back-to-School Momentum

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano offers four strategies for keeping teachers fresh during the Post Back-to-School Doldrums between September and Thanksgiving.

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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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How to Rewire Your Burned-Out Brain: Tips from a Neurologist

Blogger Judy Willis provides a neurobiological perspective on why burnout happens, and, even more importantly, how to reverse the pattern.

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5 Tips to Avoid Teacher Burnout

Blogger Andrew Miller recalls five critical lessons about staying fresh and focused from early in his own teaching career.

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Six Ways to Avoid Feeling Isolated in the Classroom

Blogger Rebecca Alber proposes ways to avoid feeling isolated in your classroom.

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Balancing Work and Life: The On-Going Challenge for Educators

With all the demands of working as an educator, making time for your personal life proves not an easy task.

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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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Balancing Work and Life: The On-Going Challenge for Educators

With all the demands of working as an educator, making time for your personal life proves not an easy task.

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Setting Boundaries Can Mean a Happier Teaching Career

Teaching is a rewarding and exhausting job that takes a conscious balance of both selflessness and self-care.

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Creativity: A Choice, a Gift, and a Mission

Creativity can rejuvenate your teaching practice by giving you the experience of escape, the foundation of community, and the magical abundance that lets you thrive.

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Two Questions for Penny Kittle: On Teacher Burnout and Motivating Teenage Writers

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley has nothing but praise and admiration for high school teacher, literacy coach and author Penny Kittle.

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Focus on Your Strengths: A Strategy for Thriving in the Fall

What are your unique skills? What are your commitments and passions? Do an "asset-search" to remember what you bring to your work.

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Adding a Spring to Your Step: 4 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano makes four suggestions for ramping up after the low energy of winter, including more teacher interaction in the building and online, and more teacher-student engagement - both serious and fun.

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