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Stress Management for teachers

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The presentation I gave during Inset days 2012 about stress management for teachers. …

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  • 1. Stress Management For Teachers By: Mrs. Sajida Tariq & Mrs. Munaza Shakeel
  • 2. Objectives To introduce the term stress To explain the causes of stress Teachers and stress Self stress assessment To create a relaxingenvironment Remedies
  • 3. Activity # 1Time: 3 minutes for discussion 5 minutes for conclusionInstructions:Discuss among your group members thefollowing questions and share your views
  • 4. What is stress? When people feel little stress?When people feel greater stress?
  • 5. Definition Of StressStress is a condition of feeling experiencedwhen a person perceives that demandsexceed the personal and social resources theindividual is able to mobilize. People feellittle stress when they have the timeexperience and resources to manage asituation. They feel greater stress when theythink that they can not handle the demandsput upon them.
  • 6. Activity # 2Time: 5 minutesInstructions:List down the things which keep a teacherstressed at his workplace.
  • 7. List of stresses upon a teacherLesson planning Teacher’s evaluationAccountability for student Ongoing learningperformance Social isolationClassroom management anddiscipline Job uncertaintySupervisory role Integration of intelligence andExtracurricular activity conducting technologyand monitoring change in curriculumTaking work homeDifficult studentsDifficult classesLack of administrative supportPressure from parents
  • 8. Activity # 3Time: 5 minutesInstructions:Volunteer some stressful experiences orincidents and explain how the you feel andwork under stress and pressure.
  • 9. Behaviors in stress conditions Fight or Flight: According to the study of biologists humans respond to urgent stress situations in two ways: Fight : To battle with the stress causing factor Flight : To try to escape from stress causing factor
  • 10. Power, but little control...Unfortunately, this mobilization of the body forsurvival also has negative consequences. Inthis state, we are excitable, anxious, jumpy andirritable. This reduces our ability to workeffectively with other people. With trembling anda pounding heart, we can find it difficult toexecute precise, controlled skills. And theintensity of our focus on survival interferes withour ability to make fine judgments based ondrawing information from many sources. We findourselves more accident-prone and less able tomake good decisions.
  • 11. Activity # 4Time: 7 minutesInstructions: Make groups of five and work on 5different scenarios of different stressors present your role play.
  • 12. Understanding causes of stress in your life:•  Understand the long-term stress in your life;•  Understand the most serious sources of short-term stress;•  Make best use of all of the resources available to you;•  Find stress management techniques that will be helpful; and•  Plan to manage stress.
  • 13. Job stress management from mind tools: In all of these cases, and in many others, reasonablepeople can make unreasonable demands with or withoutknowing it. If you add into this the concept of “stretchgoals”, the fact that people making requests may not havecorrectly appreciated the situation, and the fact that peoplemay be playing normal commercial games, you can seehow problems arise.This tool helps you to work throughapparently unreasonable demands to understand what liesbehind them, and develop appropriate solutions to them. Ithelps you to work effectively with the person making thedemand to find a satisfactory solution, rather than justassuming that the other person is “difficult andunreasonable”. This helps you to reduce the stress thatthese situations can cause.
  • 14. Activity # 5Time: 3 minutesInstructions:Take 3 minutes to fill the givenquestionnaire in order to test your stresslevel.
  • 15. Tips to reduce stress• Learn to plan• • Recognize and accept limits• • Talk out your problems• • Avoid unnecessary teachers’ competition• • Learn to play a sport• • Decide to be positive• • Love yourself more than anybody else• • Exercise• • Change your surroundings

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