ERIC Number: ED207145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
[Dealing with Teacher Stress and Burnout.]
Bimes, Beverly J.
There are practical steps that board members can take to prevent the waste of teacher power that results from burnout. These steps involve teacher renewal, effective time management, and creative inservice programs that promote continued professional growth. The first step in teacher renewal is to help teachers increase their self-knowledge and free themselves from their psychological bonds. This can be cost-free. All that is necessary is provision of time for teachers to talk through their frustrations together and to complete a self-assessment worksheet to share with each other. Once teachers have looked at themselves, it is easier for them to look at their time management skills. By answering a series of questions about the way they use time, teachers can see alternatives that help them reduce stress. The vitality that can be regained through increased activities for self-knowledge and time management can be furthered through meaningful inservice workshops. New thinking about inservice programs is essential. The key to keeping teachers in the classroom is in helping them gain control of their lives. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Time Management
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (41st, Dallas, TX, April 11-14, 1981). For a related document, see EA 013 853.