Joined: 19 Oct 2011
Job experts say most of us will experience burnout in our lifetime.
What is burnout? According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, burnout is"exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration." Using that as our definition, you can see, as educators, that it is important to recognize when you might be experiencing burnout and to have creative ways to deal with it. If burnout is generally a loss of motivation, then keeping it fresh and finding ways to fall back in love with our profession proves paramount.
In this week’s Innovative Teaching group discussion, I’d like to get your help in coming up with a list of strategies educators can use to stay motivated, rested, and focused. Let’s face it. If you’re exhausted mentally or physically, chances are you are not at your best in the classroom, and your students are not performing at their best.
So join me at http://community.educationworld.com/content/burned-out-0?gid=NTEyMQ== and we can work on developing some proactive, positive approaches to burnout.
Have a blessed day,