Here's to you overloaded, exhausted, overworked teachers. Everyone is heaping guilt trips and criticism on you. But then, it happens. You look up and your classroom is in chaos.
The lesson completely falls apart. Nothing works. Confusion builds. You realize that the kids are not learning because something messed it all up. And now, you're criticizing yourself. STOP IT! It happens to all of us teachers. So, what do you do when this happens to you?
In today's episode, we don't hand out guilt — we don't even hand out all the answers. Two teachers talk about dealing with the days when disaster shows up while we're teaching. If you're perfect, don't listen to this show – it isn't for you. But if you struggle, let's talk about how we cope and come through it as a better teacher.
Enough of Pollyanna-everything-is-fine teacher stuff — lots of times everything ISN'T fine. Let's get real. And if it is ok with you, let's get a little bit vulnerable and acknowledge that more of us have this problem than may care to admit it. Teacher, I admire you so much. We will get through this. You can do it.
Tips for minimizing teacher stress
- Discover 10 stress-busting secrets for healthy teachers. What simple routines will help you handle the stress?
- Simple advice for coping with stress at work.
- Learn tips to help you deal with difficult colleagues and students (even those who "hate" you -- yes it is possible!)