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5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout
I've read a lot of articles about preventing teacher burnout, so a new list is probably not that unique. However, as I reflected on what causes burnout, on times when I came pretty close to feeling burnout, and on times when I watched my colleagues burn out around me, I realized that many internal and external factors can lead to teacher burnout -- some that teachers themselves can control and some that they can't. Here are five big factors that play a part in teacher burnout, along with tips on how to prevent these factors from burning you out. 1) Maintain Your "Other" Life It's OK if teaching is your life as long as you have a life outside of your classroom. I see this a lot in new teachers, especially if they are in their early 20s and just starting out. 2) Be a Stakeholder When Changes Are Made Too much change stretches teachers thin and leads to burnout. 3) Find Lessons and Opportunities in Everything 4) Nurture Peer Connections 5) Keep It Light

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