Better teaching: Work Life balance
|Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?||Teaching is stressful, but it's not unprofessional to have a life. From tes.co.uk|
|What makes us feel good about our work?||TED talk from behavioral economist Dan Ariely. A strong comoponent is having a sense of purpose.|
|Ten stress-busting tips for teachers||From former teacher Chris Hunt courtesy of The Guardian|
|Ceasing to care (as much) is the only way to survive||Blogpost from tes.co.uk|
|"90 per cent of teachers [in England] had considered giving up teaching during the last two years alone, because of workload. "||Newspaper piece on a report on teacher streee. From telegraph.co.uk|
|"If you got to spend every day of your life doing what you love, you can’t help but be the best in the world at that."||Neil deGrasse Tyson on why he loves his job. From brainpickings.org|
|Teacher wellbeing: how to mentally prepare for a new school year||Tips from theguardian.com|
|Teachers: Do less to achieve more||Blogpost from websofsubstance.wordpress.com|
|"Psychologically, the stress we feel is often based on our individual perception of a situation and this is why some people appear to suffer more than others"||Blogpost from theguardian.com|
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT), which emphasises the dire effects on our lives of the irrational beliefs we have about ourselves, especially the “musts”, “shoulds” and “have tos”.
|So as teachers we need to accept that we don't need to produce 'the perfect lesson'.
From Padraig O'Morain writing in The Irish Times
|Bitter widow rues her husband's work-life imbalance||"His success “only spurred him on to work harder to prove, I think mostly to himself, that he really did deserve it”."
Also from Padraig O'Morain