Commentary: 10 Steps (Give or Take) to Avoid Teacher Burnout
Recently, a reader commented on one of my posts, asking me to offer some concrete goals and steps to avoid burnout. First of all, thank you for asking my advice. I am no expert on burnout except that I personally experienced it. For truly professional advice, I highly recommend a book by Christina Maslach and...
By Ellie Herman | December 11, 2013
Commentary: A Teacher’s Story of Burn Out — Or How ‘La Bestia’ Won
I burned out after teaching for five years at a high school in a very low-income neighborhood. What made me burn out was not that so many of my students came in with reading skills several years behind their grade level. Nor was it that many of them also came in with a history of...
By Ellie Herman | November 14, 2013