Presented by: Jen Johnson, PhD
Working from home is something most educators don't want to do, but sometimes it's inevitable. One of the most common concerns I hear from teachers is how long they spend engaging in preparation at home. Whether it's writing lesson plans or IEPs, most teachers are working from home at least once a week.
As an educational psychologist that supports burnout reduction, my goal is to help educators engage in behaviors, routines, and strategies to help them reduce the stress associated with completing clerical tasks at home.
When I talk with teachers about their work from home habits, I hear a couple of patterns.
1) I feel guilty when I work from home because I'm not spending time with my family, but I also feel guilty if I don't work because the work has to get done.
2) I try to multitask while I work on the weekends. Sometimes that looks like work + Netflix or work + kid's soccer game, etc.
We know based on the research that multitasking increases stress and the...
We're slowly marching towards winter break and holidays, and I'm hearing from all directions (teachers, kids, and parents) that it's tough out there. Even my clients who have been pretty steady in their burnout recovery are hard core implementing their recovery plans right now.
I see you. You don't know how much longer you can keep doing this. Something has to change.
Let's chat about that.
A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how the first step to burnout recovery is exactly that....one step.
To recap, here's what we discussed:
1. Read through the burnout recovery pillars.
Tend to self-care
Harness social support
Recharge through detachment
Ignite compassion satisfaction
Vow to honor your humanness
2. Pick one for now.
3. Do one practice this week that addresses one pillar.
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