Avoid Teacher Burnout by Reigniting Your Passion for Teaching
Has your teaching spark burned out? Well, I recently found 10 different ways to avoid teacher burnout on Twitter. I wanted to share these 10 tips on how to stay passionate about teaching with all of you. I watch social media closely and it's my job to share some of the hot topics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other outlets that teachers, principals, students, and parents are contributing.
The best way to avoid teacher burnout is by staying passionate about what you do. Alex Corbitt posted an infographic from Sylvia Duckworth listing ten different ways you can maintain your passion for teaching. Many of these reasons revolve around one central idea – stay connected. By sharing connections with your peers, students and their parents, administration, and the latest in educational news and trends, you'll be ready to handle any teaching challenge that comes your way. You can see the infographic below.
Need more help staying motivated? You can read about what the latest scientific research suggests you can do to stay motivated here. Or you can check out this free eBook with tech tool suggestions that will keep you motivated throughout the year.
What do you do to avoid teacher burnout? How do you accomplish any of the ten items listed in the infographic? What do you struggle with in regards to staying passionate and avoiding burnout?
Tori Pakizer is the Social Media Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms, and specializes in how teachers use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media. You can follow Tori and SimpleK12 on Twitter @SimpleK12. If you have ideas for using social media in schools, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.