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Avoiding and Embracing English Teacher Burnout

Posted by Emily Guthrie on Dec 3, 2013 6:23:18 AM

We all hit that wall eventually.   We look around at the stacks of essays waiting to be graded, tests to be written, parent emails to be answered, books to prep and we wonder if we picked the right profession.  We realize that something has to give.  We may have to give up some of our responsibilities at school like moderating a favorite club or that extra essay assignment that would be an amazing learning experience, but also the proverbial straw that will break our back.  Sometimes we have to make sacrifices in our personal lives also like that extra hour of sleep we would love or that Sunday afternoon hike we were invited to take.  The struggle to find balance between school and personal life has been a huge part of my career for the last 10 years.  We all know how important it is to take care of ourselves so we can be better teachers to our students, so today I want to offer you the following lessons I've learned in this area:

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Topics: burnout, Classroom Management, lesson plan, Lesson Planning, tips

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