Surviving Teacher Burnout
A Weekly Guide to Build Resilience, Deal with Emotional Exhaustion, and Stay Inspired in the Classroom
by Amy Eva
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Pub Date 06 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 01 Sep 2022
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
A teacher’s self-care guide for building resilience, boosting emotional strength, and finding hope in the face of daily stress and overwhelming challenges.
If you’re an educator who works with children, you often face intense pressure in the classroom. This was true before the pandemic, but now you may be feeling it even more. You aren’t alone. From having to adapt to remote learning on the spot, to balancing the impacts of the pandemic on your personal life, many teachers are experiencing record levels of stress, trauma, and burnout. In addition, as an entire generation of students struggle to meet the academic and social emotional learning (SEL) challenges caused by a extended remote learning, you may be dealing with kids who are anxious, traumatized, and likely a year or two behind developmentally as they return to the classroom. It’s a lot to manage, and you may feel like you are at your breaking point.
Written by an educational director at the Greater Good Science Center, Surviving Teacher Burnout is a 52-week self-care guide for teachers that features simple, low-lift strategies for increasing resilience and fostering greater well-being, confidence, and hope. Grounded in research-based positive psychology, the book offers tons of practical activities and journal-style prompts to help you cultivate feelings of gratitude, optimism, mindfulness, forgiveness, empathic joy, self-compassion, purpose, and curiosity—so you can return to your classroom each day with renewed energy and inspiration.
You’ll also find doable strategies to share with other educators to help infuse more positive energy in classrooms and schools, and create more supportive systems that promote a sense of meaning, belonging, and connectedness among teachers and students.
If you’re like many educators, you may feel you lack the time and energy to engage in self-care practices. This guide offers bite-sized insights and activities that are simple, approachable, and usable, so you can thrive in the classroom, in your community, and in life!
“Surviving Teacher Burnout is an invaluable resource for any educator! The structure around weekly self-care activities make this book especially practical, and an incredibly accessible way to cultivate one’s adult social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies while fostering well-being.”
—Meena Srinivasan, executive director of Transformative Educational Leadership (TEL); and author of SEL Every Day, Teach Breathe Learn, and Integrating SEL into Every Classroom Quick Reference Guide
“Amy Eva shares nuggets of wisdom gleaned from research on mindfulness, positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and flourishing—and translates them into manageable and engaging action steps for educators. Surviving Teacher Burnout offers an easy-to-use road map for busy teachers that unfolds gracefully over fifty-two weeks of practice. This book offers the gift of a year filled with opportunities for greater compassion, empathy, and self-care, and one that is sorely needed in this moment.”
—Patricia Broderick, PhD, assistant research professor at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State University, professor emerita at West Chester University, and author of Learning to BREATHE
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