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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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Resources on Mindfulness in Education

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3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

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When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

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Responding to Disruptive Students

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3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.

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Are You at Risk for Secondary Traumatic Stress?

Teaching and caring for others—especially kids in trauma—can be difficult. Here are six strategies to help you take care of yourself.

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Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout the school year.

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When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.

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9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.

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Responding to Disruptive Students

Negative attention doesn’t help difficult students change their ways, but teachers can alter classroom dynamics through this exercise.

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It’s OK to Say No

Sometimes teachers take on so much work that they lose their sense of purpose. Here are a few steps you can take to avoid that.

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13 Common Sayings to Avoid

Teachers should avoid the reflexive language of anger or frustration. Here's a list of these sayings, framed as opportunities to constructively address difficult student behavior.

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12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

A tired teacher is a powder keg waiting for a match. In my bouts with burnout, I've learned that stepping back from the brink is about choice. These 12 choices have helped me recover and be a better teacher for my students.

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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz addresses teacher burnout with suggestions for both educators and administrators. Her tips include an ongoing attitude of professional development, including all stakeholders when things change, and maintaining a personal life.

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

Use these ideas to recover your sense of self and your joy in teaching.

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When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.

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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, and go back to the drawing board to try another strategy to find success with student learning. I...

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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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