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Steve Haberlin is an assistant professor of education at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, and author of Meditation in the College Classroom: A Pedagogical Tool to Help Students De-Stress, Focus,...
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Burned Out?

Job experts say most of us will experience burnout in our lifetime.

What is burnout? According to Merriam-Websters dictionary~ burnout is"exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration." Using that as our definition~ you can see~ as educators~ that it is important to recognize when you might be experiencing burnout and to have creative ways to deal with it. If burnout is generally a loss of motivation~ then keeping it fresh and finding ways to fall back in love with our profession proves paramount.

In this weeks Innovative Teaching groupdiscussion~ Id like to get your help in coming up with a list of strategies educators can use to stay motivated~ rested~ and focused. Lets face it. If youre exhausted mentally or physically~ chances are you are not at your best in the classroom~ and your students are not performing at their best.

So join me at http://community.educationworld.comcontent/burned-out-0?gid=NTEyMQ==and we can work on developing some proactive~ positive approaches to burnout.

Have a blessed day~