Taking Care of You: Reducing Stress and Burnout for Teachers and Educators
This book describes what it is to be stressed, how stress can lead to burnout and how stress, anxiety and burnout can lead to more serious and longer term difficulties.
It explores what can be done to manage stress and to ensure that life becomes pleasurable once more, and it looks at some of the protective factors which act to sustain those in the education and care professions and help them to feel positive and excited about their work each day.
The book does not pretend to have all the answers to what are often complex and deeply challenging situations experienced by staff members in many different workplace settings. What it does try to do is encourage team members and team leaders to collaborate, plan and take action to reduce the likelihood of stress and burnout occurring and to take positive, meaningful action when the signs arise.