Sure, we’ve all had teachers that we thought were “insane” or at the very least, a little off. But trying to hold onto one’s sanity in the classroom is a difficult task, especially in a day and age in which evaluations, active shooters, overly active parents (during report card time), and other realities pile upon the otherwise difficult task of teaching all week long. As human beings, we all handle the stress of modern teaching differently, and without adopting some healthy way to deal with all of that stress means we get tired, worn out, “burned out,” and the thought of leaving the classroom becomes an increasing reality.

So when we’re all just trying to do our jobs (teachers, administrators, support specialists, interventionists, etc.), how do we find a way to avoid the resignation that comes with all of the work that surrounds education that takes us away from those things that give us strength in the classroom? Jay Gross, educator and speaker from Shepherd Michigan, walks us through a critical conversation about how we can “keep our sanity” in the classroom.

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A chat about burnout, staying focused on our “why”, being centered, and caring four ourselves.

A chat about burnout, staying focused on our “why”, being centered, and caring four ourselves.

https://storify.com/techsavvyed/miched-chat-5a354a6bd3ba18663fae5d0e”>entire Storify archive here

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A chat about burnout, staying focused on our “why”, being centered, and caring four ourselves.

A chat about burnout, staying focused on our “why”, being centered, and caring four ourselves.