Though perhaps one of the most fulfilling professions throughout the world, teaching is also a profession that is certain to place some of the heaviest stress on an individual. Typically, teaching professionals are met with so much stress, that they eventually experience burnout. With such an impact on their mental and physical health, these professionals can no longer take it and quit their jobs, contributing to the nation’s high turnover rates. Understanding the severity of this issue, it’s important to combat burnout rather than just discuss it. Identifying stressors and playing part in fighting for systemic change is one part of the puzzle. The other is practicing self-care while on the job and at home. Interested in learning more about these self-care methods and how they can contribute to lessening the burden on your professional life? Please see the resource paired amongst this post.
Check out Teacher Self-Care 101, provided by Curriculum Associates; an organization offering lessons in core math.