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The Teacher’s Exhaustion

Exhaustion Can Affect 

We talked in other articles about teachers bringing light to the classroom , we talked about students and parents, the role of grandparents, and so on. But all this delicate but wonderful relationship can easily collapse if one (or more) of the participants reach the feeling of exhaustion (eng. Burnout). Exhaustion can affect both the educator and the educated, but it has the strongest impact when it affects the teacher (because he is the one who makes his mark on generations and generations of students).

a). Emotional and physical issues (eg loss of appetite, anger, depression, decreased immunity – leading to more frequent illnesses, physical reactions – palpitations, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, loss of concentration, insomnia and chronic fatigue);

b). Cynicism and disengagement (isolation from others, pessimism, loss of joy about what you are doing);

c). The feeling of inefficiency and the fact that you no longer have accomplishments / fulfillment (apathy and helplessness, increasing irritability, decreasing performance).

Let’s look at it through the eyes of a teacher who gets into such a situation: he gets angry at everything, permanently tired, pessimistic and moody. Nobody wants such a teacher profile for their child, right? However, it is about a teacher who, perhaps, until recently was cheerful, confident in his students, dedicated and who “spread” happiness around him.

This is why it is useful to see what are the most common causes of exhaustion: (Davis-Laack, 2013):

  • Too much work;
  • Insufficient reward;
  • Conflict of values ​​(between what the teacher thinks and what actually happens at school);
  • Loss of control (feeling too much indiscipline in the classroom).

Sounds familiar? In order to have an even clearer picture, we suggest you analyze some questions Hohlbaum (2020); If the answer is yes, you are in a hurry:

  • Do you feel that you have problems as soon as you get to work?
  • Do you feel that you have less and less patience and you get angry very easily?
  • Do you feel “drained” of energy?
  • Do you receive less satisfaction than in the past from the activity at the department?
  • Do you feel disappointed in your profession?

Profession Every Year

The “job” of a teacher is a difficult one if you put your soul into what you do. That is why many teachers have problems from the first years of their careers (which is also visible in our country, but is also present worldwide). Seidel (according to Rankin, 2021) observed that 15% of teachers in America leave the profession every year, and Ingersoll, Merrill and Stuckey (according to Rankin, 2021) noted that between 40-50% of teachers leave school in the first place. 5 years after entering the profession. Those who remain in the department may become “victims” of exhaustion. It is another reason to rethink the role and place of teachers in society in order to give active support to those motivated and talented teachers (vocation teachers).

I Am Raising A Happy Child!

Now that the holidays are beginning, it’s time to rethink (and rebuild) your relationship with your child. You have more time to do things together, you can be more focused on the interaction between you, there are more opportunities to spend quality time in the family, it is time for an important question: do I raise a happy child? ”.

All parents want to have happy children. Sometimes, this “comes natural” and doesn’t require anything extra. Sometimes we have to be careful about things we don’t normally take into account. Too many times the details make the difference to ignore them.

 Here are some ideas to remember: 

  1. Life lived in the present time! Pappas and Peterson (2021) note that if adults think of everything in terms of the future (learn now because they will use it later!), Children are more focused on the present. To raise a happy child, you need to be careful to focus on the present, not just the future. There are so many things to watch out for right now, there are so many things to enjoy with your baby NOW!
  2. In order to have a happy child, you need to learn to encourage your child to express his talent and creativity. These aspects – says Healy (2021) – must belong entirely to the child, to be his choice and not the unfulfilled dreams of the parent. A happy child is a child who does things with passion!
  3. A happy child is a child who learns to be patient and not be defeated by failure. Grover (2021) observes that a child who receives from his parents everything he wants (when he wants!) Will be unhappy later in life when he will not get what he wants. When life offers him frustrating moments, he will feel weak and defeated! A happy child is a child who learns that loss is part of the battle and that a battle lost today does not mean that war cannot be won! That is why we agree with Gilligan (2021) when he says that “we must constantly encourage children to look at life in a positive way!” and that for the child “every day must be a new adventure!”
  4. Happiness in the family comes when, as Weissbourd remarks, we adults are with children in this adventure. The author states very clearly: “to show the child how to deal with problems without stressing him about the results he needs to obtain! ” A child who is content is one who loves what they do as I’ve mentioned – but this joy could be ruined when the teacher or parent frequently asks him to do something. “results” to ask him to be the best permanent, do not let him learn from mistakes and consider failure only a step towards future success.
  5. And if we were talking about family happiness – Hallowell (according to Wood, 2021) points out that one of the most important lessons that parents can teach their children is that “life is full of positive connections – at home, at school etc. (…) connection points that occur when children and parents have fun together ”. That is why the author urges us to establish family traditions. or connection points because – says Hallowell – in dysfunctional families “there are not even conflicts, because no one cares!”
  6. This does not mean that we have to tolerate negative situations for too long, Markham (2021) citing the literature notes that “it takes at least five positive interactions for each negative interaction to maintain a healthy relationship (with the child).” A happy child is a child whose parents strive to permanently improve the family climate and a smile should never be missing!
  7. Finally, Barker (2021) gives us a simple urge – a happy child grows up with a happy parent! We must be a model of happiness for our children and – after all – this is not only good for the child, it is good for you too!

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