Managing stress comes with the job.
You get up at 5:30 every day to get to work on time, and that’s after spending several hours on lesson planning and grading papers and answering a day’s worth of email that never seems to end.
And you have your family to manage!
The students are the best part of the job, sometimes but sometimes not – mainly when they act out their trauma and disrupt the lesson.
The administration is on your back to meet the new state mandates – more added to your professional development plans, more standardized testing that you must proctor, to name a few while doing unannounced classroom visits that feel like a “gotcha.”
Parents don’t help lighten the load.
And parent emails – they keep piling up.
Parents complain about the grade you gave their child and ask you to change it.
You notice that they’ve copied your supervisor and principal!
Parents ask you to let their child hand in something very late because, well, you know, the excuses.
A teacher’s dilemma – being underappreciated and overworked.
As a teacher, the administration, state, and parents expect you to meet every child’s needs – those with an IEP, 504, or whatever other plans the state mandates.
Performing all those duties is overwhelming, tiring, and you are at your wit’s end.
No one seems to appreciate the grind that you face every day.
No one has the time to say what a great job you are doing, taking care of all these students. Instead, you are constantly criticized and judged for not doing enough.
Teachers, it’s time to take a breath!
I’ve been there and can help you navigate these waters.
Whether you are an administrator, teacher, or child study team member, I can work with you to handle the stresses and strains of the job.
We will work together on calming techniques, ways to handle the politics, and ways to handle those students who drive you crazy.
Don’t let the joy you feel as a teacher become dampened by others’ demands on you.
Take a deep breath, and let’s work to replace those demands with something positive – like seeing the smile on a student’s face.
Contact me today!