On December, 10, 2020, I had en enjoyable chat with Jan Yost, Executive Director of NHASCD to talk about ways teachers can take care of themselves a bit during this intensely stressful time. Here are a few quick points that came up as we discussed how to beat teacher burnout:
- If you want to reclaim some health and balance, don’t try to change too much at once. Focus instead on making small changes to habits and routines–changes that will be doable and will lead to better health in the long run.
- There are many categories of health and balance, but there are three that may be especially important right now: basic physical health (food, movement, hydration, sleep, etc.), competence, and belonging.
- It’s not just teachers that are overwhelmed–all educators are under immense pressure right now. Administrators may be especially maxed out right now. as we discuss
Beat Teacher Burnout Online Courses
In the podcast, Jan mentioned the online courses I’ve been building. These are short and practical asynchronous courses designed to support teachers who want to work on self-care. They are…
- Small Changes = Big Gains (This one is free!)
- Make Self-Care a Priority (about stress management and healthy habits)
- Recover Your Swagger (about purpose and competence)
- Refresh Your Spirit (about belonging and fun)
- Rekindle Your Professional Fire (about autonomy and creativity)
All five courses can also be purchased as a bundle at a discounted rate. School leaders who want to discuss group rates should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.