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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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13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

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Stop, Drop, and Roll With It: Teacher Burnout Prevention

Prevent teacher burnout by sustaining yourself with a non-education hobby, finding a teammate for shared venting, regular journaling or blogging, and finding reasons to laugh.

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Rediscovering Your Fulfillment as a Teacher

If you're committed to a more joyful teaching practice, commit to playfulness, positivity, being present, and embodying the attitude that you want to project.

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Resources on Mindfulness in Education

Discover how mindfulness practices are being applied in schools, learn about some of the early research on benefits, and explore classroom, school-wide, and after-school strategies and programs.

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Edutopia Community: The Triumph of Small Victories

We asked the Edutopia community about their small victories in the classroom, and this is what they shared. 

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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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Rest: The Antidote for Discouragement

To remain energetic and dedicated as teachers, we need our rest. We can find it through making time for adequate sleep, creating sanctuary, and cultivating gratitude.

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Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Avoid burnout through positive self-talk and self-reflection, managing your workload, embracing the little joys of teaching, becoming more resilient, and temporarily setting your problems aside.

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Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron proposes ways for teachers to avoid shutting down and how to stay happy and effective in the classroom.

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Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

Avoid burnout through positive self-talk and self-reflection, managing your workload, embracing the little joys of teaching, becoming more resilient, and temporarily setting your problems aside.

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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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6 Proposals for Improving Teacher Morale

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick reviews why low teacher morale is part of a complex cause-effect loop and offers six proposals to start breaking this cycle.

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Reboot: 5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Whether snacking on TED-Ed videos, reading with purpose, checking into a smile backchannel, or chuckling at hashtags and memes, you're never far from relief and inspiration.

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10 Tips for Educators Considering a New Position

If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!

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End of Year Burnout: How to Finish the Marathon in Stride

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares five ways teachers can beat end-of-the-year burnout.

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