Time for this busy teacher to get a break and prevent burnout! Right?
I just came back from a meditation, yoga and hiking trip to Zion and Bryce National Praks. I visited Southwest Adventure Guide Retreat Center and I had the time of my life there! I felt I didn’t pay enough for the retreat based on what I got in return!
As I am back and working on my new posts, I am thinking, how about a teacher retreat? Not the ones that tell you how to teach but one that helps you preserve yourself at the core as a teacher?
We have yoga retreats, hiking retreats, trekking retreats…but one of the most draining professions has only professional development days and no effective ways to recuperate yet. I have written a lot on this blog about fighting break up your routine and prevent burn out and protect yourself as a teacher at the end of the year.
But there is nothing better for a teacher that simply taking a few days off!!! We all need it at the end of the school year! Turning off everything that has to do with work. That means no emails, no lesson planning on the side, no answering emails. Simply take the time to “not be a teacher” for just a few days.
In terms of preventing teacher burn out, I will be writing a short post asking some of my readers to participate in an experiment in the next two weeks -you will be provided detailed guidelines to look at the positive in your work day for 2 min every day. The results will be a case study and a way for both of us to help and support each other, attempt to ease the stress of the school year while seeing if my ideas are indeed working:) If you teach and if you might be experiencing a harder time at this particular time of the year – PLEASE consider giving me a hand with this! If interested, please shoot me an email here.