A misconception about the career of teaching is that teachers are forced to shoulder the stress of the job on their own. As they’re often responsible for creating an environment in which their students can learn and crafting the very material that they will learn, it can feel difficult to heed the causes and sign of educational exhaustion. One of those major causes is related to wage inequity. As mentioned, some classrooms that teachers have to care for stand at a staggeringly disproportionate ratio of students. Teachers assuming this extra responsibilitiy without receiving additional compensation is extremely unfair. Similarly, more students makes way for more trouble between students. Safety concerns are also part of what is causing educational exhaustion. As the first line of defense, you must protect students from bullying and violence. This is particularly true if it’s occurring in your classroom. Being put into the middle of these incidents can be more than what a teacher can handle on top of their already mounting stress, which is why it’s imperative for teachers to begin prioritizing self-care in their daily routines. Educational exhaustion is avoidable if prepared for, which is what the information in the infographic accompanying this post will help educators to. Continue reading for more on the importance of self-care in teachers.
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