A daily checklist is a powerful tool (for teachers and students) to remember those important, but not urgent, tasks.
All AboutA Teacher’s Well Being
How to make sure teaching doesn’t rob you of your health.
It’s so easy for the daily chaos of suddenly urgent tasks to overwhelm what really matters. How can we better focus on those long-term, important tasks?
As someone who experienced burn out while teaching, and has watched friends and family members burn out as well, I know that it’s a real affliction, but one that is rarely addressed.
In this article we’ll look at why we allow ourselves to stay in unhealthy situations for years. Why don’t we make changes to better ourselves? The status quo bias has an answer…
Almost every teacher I asked said they regularly leave school still feeling they have a lot of work to do. And almost everyone agrees to do things they don’t really want to do. This leads to burnout and cynicism! Let’s look at 3 ways to set limits
Teaching is a job that never ends, and as a result, it starts to take over every aspect of a teacher’s life. This is bad. You get stressed, which leads to unhealthy behavior, which leads to more stress, and so on! But healthy, happy students need a healthy, happy teacher.
There are more than enough challenges in teaching. If a kitchen timer, app, or well-written list can take some of them off your plate, let’s hand those tasks over as quickly and frequently as possible!
“Yes” is so easy to say, and it makes people happy, but soon you’ve built up the expectation that you’ll help with everything. If we say “yes” to every request, then we’re not differentiating between what’s important and what’s not.