Stress-Burning Strategies for Educators

The following articles are from ASCD Express – Ideas from the Field

These are stressful times.  Even when not experiencing a global pandemic, nearly half of all teachers say they have  high levels of daily stress. Without tools to manage these feelings, teacher burnout and turnover rates will continue to climb. What can make teaching more sustaining and less draining? Try these approaches to foster work–life balance, build networks of support, and cope with a unique set of stressors.

Proactively Addressing Teachers’ Cost of Caring

Educating students requires teachers to open their hearts and minds, but this process is what makes teachers vulnerable to secondhand effects of trauma,

5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care

Curing burnout starts within. The following steps can normalize self-care.

Educator Stress Is a Leadership Challenge. Here’s What Leaders Can Do About It

There are system-level actions that school and district leaders can take to make educators’ work less of a grind.

Stress, Strain, and Burnout—Oh My!

Two long-time educators have field-tested low-cost strategies to soothe stress, help push through tough days, or guide shifts in work-life balance and career.

The Impact of Secondary Trauma on Educators

Although many schools have implemented a trauma-informed approach to caring for students, the emotional distress that educators experience when working with traumatized students is widely overlooked.

Avoiding School Leadership Burnout

To keep from collapsing under pressure, get a grip on your “why.”

The Five Ds of Destressing

Model strategies for stress management to prepare students to handle real-world challenges.


Browse the March 13th issue of ASCDExpress for articles on Leading Schools During the Coronavirus Crisis.