I wonder if most people think about teachers as being stressed. I think they do. Ironically, we teachers think it’s not necessary to worry about the health effects of stress? This could not be further from the truth. As teachers, we deal with big stress levels each day. We need management stress training. These levels are proven to cause physical problems like high blood pressure and a slew of other problems touched on in the pages below. As a teacher, I owe it to my family and my students to take my health and stress levels seriously. Prioritizing that can prevent a lot of life complications. These links below are all ones I have read and recommend to you:
Identify Stress – Buffalo Counseling offers this excellent resource for teachers or any other person trying to manage stress.
Empathy and Action for Stress Management – The NEA has put together this “empathetic” and educational page with information and resources about stress management for teachers.
Top 8 Fun Stress Relievers – These stress relievers may be easier to practice – because they’re fun.
Retired Teacher Shares Stress Management Tips – You’d think a retired teacher would know a lot about this topic and you’d be right!
Using Acronyms for Stress Management – An article I wrote a couple years back on personal development but it also works for reducing my stress at work.
Pressure Management for Teachers – An interesting page that focuses on the cause of pressure that is causing stress.
An excellent 8 minute video on this topic:
Time Management for Teachers: Your 7 Minute Guide to Mastering T – The most popular videos are here
Managing Stress to Avoid High Blood Pressure Etc. – This blog page talks about all the many symptoms of stress that teachers are prone to due to the stress of the job. Then it gives tips to deal with it.
Resource Blog for Teachers Dealing with Stress – This well written, close to home, blog gives real life example of stress and offers real solutions.
Recording Dealing with Stress Management in Teaching – This is a telecourse that was recorded and is available as an archive.
Stress management classes are not such a bad idea. Now, go be less-stressed!