EducationWorld is pleased to share these stress-fighting tactics from HeartMath, widely recognized for its science-based stress solutions.
According to the new MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Challenges for School Leadership, 51 percent of teachers report that they feel great stress in their job at least several days a week.
While you may find great joy in educating today’s youth, it’s safe to say that spending time in the classroom every day is not an easy one. This buildup of negative stress can cause serious physiological effects such as hair loss and headaches, and cognitive effects such as reduced memory, lower energy levels and depression.
As a teacher, it is important that you not only keep your cool in front of students, but also learn how to combat stress so you remain calm and collected outside of the classroom. Your health, family and sanity will thank you.
To discover if you’re prone to certain types of stress, complete a self-stress assessment from the American Institute of Stress.
Then try these suggestions for helping reduce stress in the classroom this year.
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