Stress is a part of life, and as adults, we know that there’s no getting away from it. The daily strain of responsibility weighs on the shoulders of every person who works in a school. Some loads are heavier than others, but they all add pressure during school time.
The relief of a long summer break is what keeps many school staff going through the year.
Most of us know all about this before we even enter the profession. We’ve heard the horror stories. Over the years, the stress that comes from curriculum changes and increasing expectations has put our health and well-being at risk.
But there is a way to deal with the pressure and keep your sanity. There are ways to develop mindfulness habits to cope with everyday teaching stress.