I’ve certainly experienced this myself as an educator. When I’m stressed, my students are stressed. Since researching and writing The Well-Balanced Teacher, I’ve heard from many colleagues about similar experiences. What do you think? Have you seen this as well? What factors contribute to your stress levels at school? What do you do to combat stress when it starts to build?
June 10, 2011, Responsive Classroom Blog, Original Link: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/teacher-stress-and-student-behavior
Mike Anderson is an education consultant who leads great learning throughout the United States and beyond. He is an award winning teacher and the author of many books. You can follow him on Twitter at @balancedteacher.
Mike Anderson has been an educator for more than 25 years. A public school teacher for 15 years, he has also taught preschool, coached swim teams, and taught university graduate level classes. He now works as a consultant providing professional learning for teachers throughout the US and beyond. In 2004, Mike was awarded a national Milken Educator Award, and in 2005 he was a finalist for NH Teacher of the Year. In 2020, he was awarded the Outstanding Educational Leader Award by NHASCD for his work as a consultant. A best-selling author, Mike has written nine books about great teaching and learning. His latest book is Tackling the Motivation Crisis: How to Activate Student Learning Without Behavior Charts, Pizza Parties, or Other Hard-to-Quit Incentive Systems. When not working, Mike can be found hanging with his family, tending his perennial gardens, and searching for new running routes around his home in Durham, NH.