Every teacher experiences exhaustion in their own way. Some may feel overwhelmed as they return to the classroom to address learning loss deficits that occur after extended holiday breaks. Others may have such a strong desire to make a difference and do their best that they cause themselves to over-function and resist opportunities to unplug and release their stress. In the same way that every teacher will handle these feelings differently, they will also process them differently. Their intelligent and intuitive body, mind, and emotions will send unique warnings to them as they approach educational exhaustion. Some of these unique signals include sleep disruptions such as insomnia, insatiable feelings of fatigue, lack of focus or concentration, brain fog or forgetfulness and feelings of depression. Teachers can’t avoid all the causes of educational exhaustion. Fortunately, you can incorporate several self-care actions that help you reduce stress and avoid burnout. The self-care actions detailed in the infographic embedded alongside this post are extremely effective in providing the respite that teachers crave throughout the moments of educational exhaustion. Be sure to review it for more information on this topic.

Teacher Self-Care 101

Teacher Self-Care 101, provided by Curriculum Associates; an organization offering educational materials designed for the k-5 reading level.

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