Reducing On-The-Job Stress Improves The Classroom Experience
North American Precis Syndicate
The teacher's self-care is an important tool for providing a better classroom experience for students. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—As with any helping profession, teaching can be a stressful
job—but teachers say the rewards are worth it.
Why They Gladly Teach
According to a University of Phoenix survey, K−12 teachers most
enjoy the interaction with children—with 68 percent citing seeing the
growth of students and 57 percent citing working with children in general as
their favorite part of the job.
How to Make Teaching Better
“Those who go into the teaching profession tend to have a passion
for it. It’s hard work and sometimes
thankless. Self-care is important,” said Pamela Roggeman,
academic dean for the College of Education at University of Phoenix. She offers
1. Don’t be afraid to ask for
help. Whether from the school principal, classroom parents or your
colleagues, a support system is important.
2. Request donations for the
classroom to relieve personal financial burden. Teachers often dig into
their own pockets to pay for classroom supplies. Ask parents for assistance
in collecting needed items.
3. Do small things every day to
take care of yourself. Have snacks on hand for those days when your lunch
break is interrupted. Look into short meditations or breathing exercises for
times when stress levels are higher.
4. Take time to recharge. Career
burnout can happen. Take a day off or a short break when you can and focus on
something you enjoy.
5. Make your classroom a place
where everyone can refocus. Remember
that your state of mind will guide your students. Try things students can
benefit from, too, such as mindful moments
throughout the day or even aromatherapy.
What Else You Can Do
Staying up to date on current trends can also help reduce on-the-job
stress. According to the survey, about half of the people who’ve been
teaching for at least five years say there are more leadership role
opportunities than in the past, but only 16 percent of all teachers gave
themselves an “A” when it comes to educational technology,
leaving room for growth in this area for many.
Many of those who feel that teaching may be their calling or are looking
to advance their career in education may care for information about
University of Phoenix teacher preparation programs, continuing teacher
education and professional development programs. They’re available on
the University of Phoenix website at www.phoenix.edu/education.
The University of Phoenix College of Education has been educating teachers
and school administrators for more than 30 years. It provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for
individuals who want to become teachers or current educators and
administrators seeking advanced degrees to strengthen their professional
knowledge. With education programs available throughout most of the U.S., it
has a distinct grasp of the national education picture and priorities for
teacher preparation. It’s just one way University of Phoenix helps
working adults. To learn about all the programs offered through the College
of Education, visit www.phoenix.edu/education.
““Those who go into the teaching profession
tend to have a passion for it. It’s hard work
and sometimes thankless. Self-care is important,” said Pamela Roggeman, Ed.D., academic dean for the College of Education at
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