Fourth Step to Managing Your Stress [Part 4 of 7]

Exercise

In this series on how to manage stress during the holidays (or any time of the year) I have touched upon three “must’s”regarding managing stress. You “must” stay hydrated, you “must” eat well, and you “must” not overlook the importance of getting the amount of type of sleep you need. All of these “must’s” are […]

Third Step to Managing Stress [Part 3 of 7]

Get the Sleep Your Body Needs to Function Properly

I am offering this series on managing stress for teachers and busy professionals. Stress is a concern for many people and throughout the year. But it is especially troublesome during the holiday season. We become over-busy during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We have way too many things on our to-do lists.   In […]

Second Step to Managing Stress [Part 2 of 7]

I am offering a 7-part the series on how to manage stress more effectively and proactively. The first post was about the importance of staying hydrated. In this post, I would like to point to the importance of your diet on how you cope with and manage stress.   Food is one of those things […]

First Step to Managing Your Stress [Part 1 of 7]

I speak to groups about strategies for managing stress. When I do, the first thing I talk about the importance of staying hydrated. Your body needs water for several reasons. If for no other reason, however, your brain needs to be well hydrated if you want to make good decisions. Regardless of your occupation, you need […]

Strategies for Managing Stress for Teachers

Many people in the general public don’t understand what teachers experience. The fact is, though, that teachers in today’s classrooms are feeling a heightened sense of stress. I know because they contact me almost daily, and the number of calls has spiked earlier than usual this year.

[Case Study] Meet Angie Crockwell, a Teacher Who Found Her Passion Again

Meet Angie Crockwell, a music teacher who came to me for help with her job search early in 2017. She was on a sabbatical from her job as an elementary school band teacher when she found me and reached out to me for assistance with her job search. In spite of her passion for music, […]

Teaching is Stressful

Here's What You Can Do About It

When teachers call me about burnout, it isn’t always because they are burned out with their students. Most of them admit that they still love their kids. In fact, they will say, “If I could just be left alone to teach, I’d be okay. It’s all the other stuff that I can’t take anymore.”

The 3 Secrets of Every Successful Job Search or Career Change

When you are unhappy in your job or career, you may hang on longer than you want to because you don’t know how to start a new job search with any kind of confidence. That’s normal. In fact, it’s perfectly understandable. Until you know where to start, how would you know what to do? I […]

Speaking to the Issue of Teacher Burnout as a Guest on the “Always a Lesson” Podcast

A few months ago, I went in search of people who are offering podcasts related to education, and I found that there are many. In fact, many of them are connected through the Education Podcast Network. I reached out to a number of these individuals and connected with them through LinkedIn so I could follow their […]

Maybe You’re Asking the Wrong Questions

Since I help teachers who are experiencing burnout find alternative careers, I am often asked the question, “What else can I do besides teach?” And my answer is, “That depends. What would you like to do?” It isn’t a trick question, yet it seems to stump more people than it doesn’t. The frequency with which […]