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Education's Dirty Little Secret: Teacher Burnout

March is usually the time of year when educators are pushed to the limits in education. As an educator, I often looked forward and needed spring break to reset and refresh my mind, body, and soul. Teacher burnout is accurate, and it has escalated since the pandemic. Compassion fatigue, mental health, and self-care are at the forefront of education and society. The latest episode of the Edufaith Essentials Podcast highlights teacher burnout, research, and strategies that help combat and retain teachers in the classroom.

Teaching is often regarded as one of the noblest professions, shaping minds and molding futures. However, behind the classroom doors lies a reality frequently overlooked – the prevalence of teacher burnout. Educators around the globe face a myriad of challenges daily, from managing diverse classrooms to navigating administrative pressures. In the relentless pursuit of educating the next generation, teachers often neglect their well-being, leading to detrimental consequences. This blog post delves into teacher burnout, its underlying causes, and why prioritizing teacher self-care is paramount in fostering a healthy educational ecosystem.

Teacher burnout is a state of chronic exhaustion from prolonged stress and overwork. Factors like excessive workload, lack of resources, and student behavior issues contribute to its prevalence. Teachers must prioritize self-care to maintain overall well-being and professional efficacy.


By recognizing the importance of teacher self-care, educators can prevent burnout, cultivate resilience, and thrive in their profession.

To learn more, listen to the latest Edufaith Essentials Podcast:

Dr. Sherika is the featured guest and author of Death by Burnout Education's Dirty Little Secret:

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