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The Good Part of Sad by Teachermum

July 14, 2011 teachermum 0
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Teachermum is a mum, a wife and a special education teacher. She also believes in the “Crumple Effect” and loves sharing her ideas, experiences, philosophies and successful strategies on her blog. Read more of her posts at

Sad. That is what I am feeling right now. I can give you a good number of reasons why I am sad, but that is not the intention of my blog post. I can also add a whole bunch of other emotions such as frustration, disappointment, anger and exhaustion into sad, but for now, I will umbrella them all under sad.  I hope, as I start out writing this, that I can ultimately express my message clearly and use my sadness as ...

Teacher Burnout: 20 Insights From a 17-Year Veteran Teacher On The Brink of Burnout

June 26, 2009 Joel Wagner 3
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In rereading the last about teacher burnout, I was struck by a handful of things that my reader mentioned in the email. I thought it was powerful enough that it was worth digging into deeper, and yet I didn’t want to dilute the conversation that might come as a result of the emotional impact of the reader’s email.

With that being said, here are 20 insights from a 17-year veteran teacher about things that teachers ought to be doing.

  1. Take care of your body
  2. Avoid whiners
  3. Get more sleep
  4. Accept imperfection from yourself
  5. Don’t expect to make everyone happy
  6. Don’t abuse your sick days, but do use them
  7. Relax more
  8. Have trusted friends who can smack you upside the head
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