According to this article, Teaching and Stress: Symptoms and Cures Teaching ranks in the top 5 stressful jobs. This was an interesting article! What can be done?
|Teaching and Stress: Symptoms and Cures|
What makes teaching one of the most stressful occupations, and what teachers can do to avoid the detrimental effects of stress.
|by Alan Haskvitz
Regular to the Gazette
September 1, 2008
What can help us to cope?
Have a specific situation stressing you?
Eat regular, healthy meals
Get enough sleep
All of these can be hard to do when you are busy. Keep this mental mantra: "I perform better when I have fuel and rest. These tasks will happen faster if I take care of myself."
Create a positive social network! It's ok to excuse yourself from negative talk and workplace gossip. Proactively create a positive social network at school.
Seek out teachers that are problem-solvers, not gossip-mongers. Some co-worker will like to complain, but are seeking sympathy not solutions. Exposed to this on a daily basis, it WILL create stress. Throughout the school year, build healthy relationships of mutual respect and common interests (not just discussions of problems). However when a problem does arise, those colleagues will likely be happy to be your sounding board. Don't forget to reciprocate--be a positive, safe place in return!