Do You Feel the Burn?

ImageThe first quarter has barely ended, yet a number of teachers I’ve talked to are not counting the days to Winter Break; they’re counting the number of months left until this school year is over!  They, like many others across the country are feeling the burn of Teacher Burnout.

From the demands of the profession, to the drive of the passion to teach, teachers work well beyond their scheduled hours.  They worry about budget cuts, and the demands of high-stake testing.  They pray about having enough resources, enough coverage, enough time.  They research best practices, better technologies, good websites, all while hoping they’re free because money just isn’t there for any extras.  They feel the burn.Image

Are you a teacher?  Do you feel the burn?  Read the following articles and let’s talk.  Comment or e-mail us at richardsonretrospect@gmail.com

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/burnout-hits-one-in-four-teachers-20131005-2v13y.html

http://neatoday.org/2011/06/07/surviving-teacher-burnout/

http://www.ehow.com/info_8426923_symptoms-teacher-burnout.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_10018163_handle-teacher-burn-out.html