ERIC Number: ED201640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Teacher Burnout. Analysis and Action Series.
Alschuler, Alfred S., Ed.; And Others
This booklet presents articles that deal with identifying signs of stress and methods of reducing work-related stressors. An introductory article gives a summary of the causes, consequences, and cures of teacher stress and burnout. In articles on recognizing signs of stress, "Type A" and "Type B" personalities are examined, with implications for stressful behavior related to each type, and a case history of a teacher who was beaten by a student is given. Methods of overcoming job-related stress are suggested in eight articles: (1) "How Some Teachers Avoid Burnout"; (2) "The Nibble Method of Overcoming Stress"; (3) "Twenty Ways I Save Time"; (4) "How To Bring Forth The Relaxation Response"; (5) "How To Draw Vitality From Stress"; (6) "Six Steps to a Positive Addiction"; (7)"Positive Denial: The Case For Not Facing Reality"; and (8) "Conquering Common Stressors". A workshop guide is offered for reducing and preventing teacher burnout by establishing support groups, reducing stressors, changing perceptions of stressors, and improving coping abilities. Workshop roles of initiator, facilitator, and members are discussed. An annotated bibliography of twelve books about stress is included. (FG)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems, Inservice Teacher Education, Mental Health, Relaxation Training, Stress Variables, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Morale, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Conditions
NEA Distribution Center, Academic Building, West Haven, CN 06516 (Stock No. 1680-7-00; $4.50; NEA member's discount available for orders of more than 10 copies).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.