No one ever told me — ever knew — that being a teacher today might require me to kill an active shooter. To triage a suicidal student. To teach amidst a pandemic. Yet this is what we are asked to do.
People are great and listing their strategies, averaging 10+ things stressing them out. But the average amount of coping strategies? 4. Even more surprising is the reliance on one strategy: distraction. Here’s how to diversify your destressing.
You can still have a heart for teaching without letting it bleed out. Here’s how to tell if you have “bleeding heart syndrome” — and what to do about it.