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.
Educating students requires teachers to open their hearts and minds, but this process is what makes teachers vulnerable to secondhand effects of trauma,
Curing burnout starts within. The following steps can normalize self-care.
There are system-level actions that school and district leaders can take to make educators’ work less of a grind.
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.
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.
To keep from collapsing under pressure, get a grip on your “why.”
Model strategies for stress management to prepare students to handle real-world challenges.