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ERIC Number: ED357403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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What the Years Have Told: A Professor's Burnout and Recovery.
Emmel, James R.
A description of a 45-year university teaching career which included the development of a Speech and Communications department at California Polytechnic State University reveals that even though burn-out is a periodic influence on professional performance, one overriding element--a love of teaching--sustained the commitment of this professor. A few suggestions for maintaining a healthy attitude toward the profession and for coping with large teaching loads are set forth: (1) accept your students as they are and not as you would like them to be; (2) remember that when a teacher's patience becomes threadbare, a student's challenge begins; (3) allow for periodic time-outs that enable the development of scholarly activity and exchange; and (4) aim to turn the young student not into a copy-cat, but into an independent and self-motivating learner. (SAM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A