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  • 1. TEACHER BURNOUT: How to Avoid it and Enjoy Teaching Natalie Spencer, MEd, LPC 11.8.09
  • 2. What is Burnout ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3746121050 /
  • 3. Burnout is a state of emotional , mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
  • 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_lacy/2645832358/sizes/o As stress continues , you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain /
  • 5. The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future has calculated that nearly a 1/3 of all new teachers leave the profession after just 3 years, and that after 5 years almost half are gone. NY Times,2008
  • 6. Stress vs. Burnout Stress Burnout Characterized by over engagement Characterized by disengagement Emotions are over reactive Emotions are blunted Loss of energy Produces helplessness and hopelessness Leads to anxiety disorders Leads to detachment and depression Primary damage is physical Primary damage is emotional May kill you prematurely May make life seem not worth living Source: Stress and Burnout in the Ministry
  • 7. Consequences Burnout results in quality of teaching. low
  • 8. How Do You Handle `a~ ? Stress http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/2821894918/in/set-72157594186207104/
  • 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvcg/2602956776/sizes/l What Can You Do? /
  • 10.  FIND A MENTOR http://www.flickr.com/photos/flahertyb/3774874300 /
  • 11. Learn To Say NO
  • 12. Get Plenty of Sleep http://www.flickr.com/photos/flik/172629460/sizes/o
  • 13. TRY SOMETHING NEW http://www.flickr.com/photos/spursfan_ace/1302413087/sizes/l/
  • 14. Create Realistic To Do Lists http://www.flickr.com/photos/koalazymonkey/3596829214/
  • 15. Talk To Someone POSITIVE!!
  • 16. Professional Development
  • 17. Leave Teaching at http://www.flickr.com/photos/slayer23/3534125162 / School
  • 18. Celebrate What It Means To Be A http://www.flickr.com/photos/clevercupcakes/2328314215 / Teacher!
  • 19. What Are You Going To Do?  Take a few minutes and think about what we discussed.
  • 20. How will you avoid burnout as you begin your http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricomarcelli/2715298922/ teaching career?
  • 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/3924852858/sizes/l/in/set-72157594186207104/ Thank
  • 22. Sources  About.com  www.helpguide.org/mental/burnout 