10 Signs of Burnout and Why You’re Getting Crispy Around the Edg

10 Signs of Burnout and Why You’re Getting Crispy Around the Edg

There's a big difference between being tired from teaching and being tired of teaching.

I've had a few months of distance from my decision to quit teaching. In that time I've realized there were so many signs of burnout, but I just wasn't paying attention.

With that in mind, I came up with 10 signs that you might be getting too crispy around the edges. Here are my potential red flags before burnout:

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4 for Friday [November 15, 2013]

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I Got My First Cup of Coffee from Whataburger

I Got My First Cup of Coffee from Whataburger

Well that's not exactly true. I got my first cup of drive-thru coffee at Whataburger. My first real cup came at an IHOP one night after the late-late movie.

The four of us piled into the green Ford Contour after the movie got out. I can still feel those gray cloth seats. Man, how I loved the smell of that car. It was fresh, clean, and had the tiniest bit of perfume.

My pal, Kevin, and I rode in the back. Our friends, Nell and Pam, up front. If ever there was one thing I was good at when I was sixteen, it was making people laugh. And nothing made me feel better than making Nell laugh. It was my drug.

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How to Be a Teacher for More Than 5 Years Without Killing Yourself Or Others

How to Be a Teacher for More Than 5 Years Without Killing Yourself Or Others

There are some crazy teacher statistics out there. Many say that nearly half of all teachers will leave the profession within five years.

It took me nine years before I decided to walk away from teaching. Teacher burnout is very real. It’s important to gird the loins of your mind and heart to make teaching sustainable. And yes, I used gird and loins in the same sentence. Deal.

I decided to make a short list of things that we all know but easily forget.

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How to Get Productive in Your Classroom With @RushTheIceberg →

I got to share a few of my productivity tips on Stephen Davis’s (@rushtheiceberg) blog.

This is a fun and helpful series. You can read his whole post here: Rush the Iceberg » Teacher Productivity Tips IV. Please check it out and share your own.

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4 for Friday [November 8, 2013]

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