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Preventing Teacher Burnout
June 28, 2023

Amid competing priorities, staff shortages, and tense environments, teachers have less time to prepare lessons, collaborate with colleagues, and assess student work than ever. With little balance between time spent with students and preparatory activities, teachers have relatively limited time to engage in the work key to successful teaching. This lopsided distribution of time places extraordinary pressure on our teachers. Insufficient time to complete tasks integral to successful teaching and other stressful conditions often lead to exhaustion. Use our "Awareness to Action" tips to inform school/workplace structures to combat burnout, reduce stress and fatigue, and put into place systems and policies that help these community stewards do the work that matters most.