Burnout is a reality for many educators and it all comes back to managing levels of stress. Most of us have dozens, if not hundreds, of projects they must manage. Family. Work. Personal. All of our responsibilities and commitments can mount pretty quickly. The result? A never ending feeling of being too busy and overwhelmed.
Do your students feel anxious, stressed, and overworked? Are they not focused on you and your class? Have you tried to help but feel progress has slowed? I have felt stretched too thin by trying to cover it all and pushed students without progress. I have recently started reflecting on my teaching by asking,