ERIC Number: ED308657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Fourteen Tips to Help Special Educators Deal with Stress. CEC Digest #1467.
Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Briefly described are suggestions to help special educators keep their level of stress manageable. Suggestions are extracted from "Stress and Burnout--A Primer for Special Education and Special Services Personnel" by Stan Shaw et al. To better organize their time and activities, educators are advised to set realistic and flexible professional goals and objectives, establish priorities, leave their work at school, pace themselves, use available human resources, and organize their classrooms. Educators are also encouraged to be open to innovation and new opportunities by changing their environment, keeping themselves motivated, considering career options, and seeking out personal learning experiences. Additional suggestions deal with being positive about themselves and their profession, with tips on allowing a "moment of glory" when receiving positive feedback, looking for the "silver lining," becoming directly involved, and remembering the children being served. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Special Education Teachers, Stress Management
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($1.00 each, minimum order $5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.