Skolan i rörelse. Teacher wellbeing: how to mentally prepare for a new school year. You may be feeling zen now but for many teachers the start of term is like an onslaught.
To help you get ready for a new school year, psychologist Gail Kinman offers advice on how to prepare and how to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Your employer has a legal and moral duty of care so, if you feel stressed, remember to talk about it with your line manager. A couple of weeks before a new term Ask yourself how you feel Some people dread going back, while others are excited. If there are steps you can take to change things: great. Reflect on the way you work For example, if you usually do lesson preparation or marking late into the night and miss out on social life or sleep, think about whether there are other ways of managing your workload. Listen to your body Recover before term starts by spending time listening to your body and what it needs.
Try mindfulness techniques. The Importance of Time Management to Having a Life Outside TeachingThe Educator. Cross-posted at Bluff City Education During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life.
The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. I [&hellip... Cross-posted at Bluff City Education During my first two years of teaching, it seemed as if I had no personal life. The demands of learning the craft required so much of my time and energy that I would often work 12 to 15 hours a day, with little energy or free time left over. This year—my third—I decided that things would be different. Exercise for 30 minutes at least five times a weekSpend one weekend day work-freeRead one book a month for pleasureSpend 15 minutes (minimum) a day reading the newsAttend church every Sunday 1. 2.
If this sounds like something you need to do, check out the important/urgent matrix from Coveyhere. 3. 4. 5. So where am I in pursuit of my goals? Like this: Like Loading... 10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout. "Why did I want to be a teacher?
" 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 have to admit that it is getting more and more difficult to make that transition back to a willingness to try again.
I can't help to think students are more difficult than they used to be a few years ago, and pressures from accountability are becoming more oppressive. And of course, the pay for teachers is inadequate. Rather than provide a list of things to avoid, I would like to take a more proactive stance by sharing things that will help diminish burnout feelings and help you answer, yep, it is worth it. Step #1) Have Fun Daily with Your Students Share jokes, brief stories, puzzles, brain teasers, etc. Step #2) Take Care of Your Health Step #3) Learn Something New and Share It with Your Students. 12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout. "Our very lives are fashioned by choice.
First we make choices. Then our choices make us. " - Anne Frank 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. Choice #1: Choose to Be Happy First, happiness is a choice. Use happy triggers to boost your mood when you get upset. Choice #2: Choose to Disconnect We are making a dumb use of our smartphones. Choice #3: Choose to Be Mindful Mindfulness is being called society’s next wonder drug. Choice #4: Choose to Make Time for Sleep Sleep loss harms your thinking, your health, and your mood. Realize that watching your favorite movie may not be restful when you're exhausted. Choice #5: Choose to Get Outside and Get Moving Last year when I was in charge of prom on top of everything else, I was close to quitting.