We know teaching is so hard! Teachers burn out left and right and this affects our students. So how can we guard against it? Increase your own teacher resilience and reduce teacher burnout with these easy methods.
Hi, my name's Keely. And I work at Learners Edge. I'm here to talk to you today about teacher burnout and how you can build your own educator resilience to avoid teacher burnout and be proactive.
Teacher burnout can affect you in a number of different ways. It can make it more difficult to plan. And you might even struggle to build engaging lessons and present those to your students. Students can also feel the emotion that you have over the course of the day. And it can affect how they feel about school, as well. It can also impact you in your personal life and your relationships, as well.
So, we want to avoid teacher burnout the best we can through building educator resilience.
What is teacher resilience anyway? Well, resilience is defined as being able to bounce back or just your mental toughness.
Some things you can do as a teacher to build your own resilience is to collaborate with others and build a support system within your school building. This might be a mentor or just a peer that you can talk to when you have a difficult day.
Some other things you can do is just plain old take care of yourself.
- Go for a walk.
- Get some exercise.
- Have breakfast in the morning.
- Feel free to take a nap on the weekends.
If you would like to make a plan to build your own educator resilience, download our helpful tip sheet.
Looking for more ways to avoid teacher burnout or build your resilience? Check out some of our other resources below:
- Podcasts in the Classroom
- You too can use YouTube in the Classroom
- Chrome Extensions for Teachers [ Video]
- Gaming in Education