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TEACHER BURNOUT:How to Avoid it andEnjoy Teaching Natalie Spencer, MEd, LPC 11.8.09
What is Burnout ?http://www.flickr.com/photos/mythoto/3746121050 /
Burnout is a state of emotional , mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
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
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
Stress vs. BurnoutStress BurnoutCharacterized by over Characterized by disengagementengagementEmotions are over reactive Emotions are bluntedLoss of energy Produces helplessness and hopelessnessLeads to anxiety disorders Leads to detachment and depressionPrimary damage is physical Primary damage is emotionalMay kill you prematurely May make life seem not worth livingSource: Stress and Burnout in the Ministry
ConsequencesBurnout results in low quality of teaching.
How Do You Handle `a~ ? Stresshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pinksherbet/2821894918/in/set-72157594186207104/