Thank you for so many great answers to my survey, “What do teachers struggle with the most?”
A major theme that kept coming up was the stress of teaching – no surprise.
There was no single source. The stress is ongoing and coming from all sides.
My own health has taken a hit from the stress of teaching and at one point I nearly left the profession. Below is my video on 4 things that really helped me.
Recap of what really helped me go from stressed and sick:
- Immediately go on offense to reduce your stress
- Identify the top few sources of stress
- Deconstruct those sources step by step and find solutions
- Accept that you can’t and won’t get it all done. It is ok.