10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

Literacy Teaching and Teacher Education

As many of us start a new semester I (Clare) found this article on ways to avoid teacher burnout very interesting and relevant. Although written for teachers, I found a lot of the advice relevant for me as a teacher educator. I particularly liked point # 2  – remember to keep up your fitness level! The article by Ben Johnson is from the excellent website edutopia . Here is the link for the article: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/ten-tips-to-avoid-teacher-burnout-ben-johnson

“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…

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