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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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

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