ERIC Number: ED254517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Prevention of Teacher Burnout: The Challenge of the Future.
Matthews, Doris B.; And Others
Strategies that may be used by schools to prevent teacher burnout suggested in this paper are: (1) increasing staff input in decision making; (2) improving the work environment; (3) increasing the flexibility of the school structure; (4) providing opportunities for individual time-out; (5) increasing the sense of individual work significance; and (6) providing opportunities for teachers to achieve satisfaction by reaching self-determined professional goals. Coping strategies for individuals include: (1) cognitive restructuring; (2) effective time management; (3) relaxation training; (4) visualization; (5) quieting reflex; (6) autogenics; and (7) biofeedback. Establishing low-stress organizational techniques as well as incorporating individual stress management techniques can prevent burnout, promote personal growth, and allow professional growth. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (February 17-21, 1985, Las Vegas, NV).