August 11, 2022

Teacher burnout is a situation in which a teacher is in a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness, and a lack of accomplishment

Teacher burnout

Signs of burnout

  • Appetite and weight issues
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Chronic Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Becoming bored with the job
  • Consistently feeling overwhelmed by the workload
  • Increasingly having a negative attitude toward school and students
  • Lowering standards for students and self

Types of teacher burnout

  • Health/family
  • Exhaustion
  • Overload

Causes of teacher burnout

  • Students behaviors including disrespect & inattentiveness
  • Lack of support from administration
  • Low salary
  • Poor communication with parents and administration
  • Work overload
  • Lack of time for each lesson or segment of the day
  • Lack of time in the day to adequately prepare for the lesson
  • Working in close contact with students who experience abuse, neglect, and trauma in the home or foster care

Ways to overcome teacher burnout

  • Monitor your feelings
  • Solve problems quickly
  • Take a day off
  • Pick up teaching something new
  • Establish routines
  • Know your limits and set them
  • Take your advice

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