This article is a story of Michelle Totra, a teacher on the brink of burnout. Fortunately, she was offered help from the principal and found an organization to help build up teachers to find fulfillment in a world that is against them.
This short, easily printable PDF is a great overview to understanding stress and a provides a blueprint of how to manage stress involving setting goals and employing classroom techniques that give teachers a break.
This short video outlines causes of stress faced my a majority of teachers. It is not just about the difficulty of the job, but also a lack of compensation for the time put in at home which negatively impacts family life.
For the most extreme cases, this is a paid course to prevent burnout. Short video lectures offer ways to create a less stressful classroom culture, minimizing disturbance, creating student accountability, and strategies to keep you centered in adverse conditions. It goes beyond the typical "use all of your free time to rest and reload" approach.
This short blog summarizes points from the book, "Beyond Burnout", by Cary Cherniss. It offers questions to determine if teachers are at risk of burnout and explains the importance of reconnecting with the purpose that brought teachers into the profession. Lucky teachers get to teach within an engaging school culture. Those that do not should try everything in their power to create one.
This video observes and studies the impact made by a student that returns to say "Thank you, you changed my life." It has more power than money and test standards. Teachers that are fueled knowing that their work makes a lasting difference in students' lives tend to cope better with all the stressors of a teaching life.