Teacher wellbeing, or a lack of it, is a major concern for the teaching profession. Research shows that there is a recruitment and retention crisis with over a third of the school, FE and HE profession expecting to leave by 2020.
This is a practical guide that will help trainee teachers prepare for what is, undoubtedly, a demanding job. It supports new teachers to be aware of themselves and to understand the schools and teaching sector so they better anticipate pressures and find their own way forward. With solutions and strategies that can be taken into practice, this guide will help new and early career teachers establish that all-important work/life balance and avoid burn out.
About the Author
Elizabeth Holmes is a teacher, writer, lifelong learner, and mother with wide-ranging and varied experience in the world of education. She has written extensively on teacher wellbeing for a range of national and international publications and websites, and has worked with teachers all over the UK to help develop a greater understanding of wellbeing in education. Elizabeth currently teaches on initial teacher education courses at the University of Chichester. You can find out more about Elizabeth’s work at elizabethholmes.info
Table of Contents
Why does wellbeing matter?Causes of stress in teachingThe positive and the negative (The good and the bad)Making stress work for youAsking for helpStrategies for every dayAnxietyTransforming sleepMaintaining balance/RetreatResources