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Re: premature Burnout ??

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jeanie merila (jmerila)
Thu, 18 Apr 1996 11:02:48 +1000 (GST)

Teacher burnout comes and goes, but sooner or later hits everyone I'm
sure. Traveling seems to be a good cure. You look around the world, and
appreciate your job (because you get vacation time to travel) and realize
that what you do IS worth while, even if it is frustrating and nerve
wracking at times. I then come back with new experiences to share with
my students, and fresh solutions to old problems.

Travel doesn't mean you need to leave the country. You could visit
historical sites in your area, or just take a break in the country for a
long weekend, and do things you may not normally have time to do - like
paint. I get out scuba diving every monday nite, and it works miracles.

The important thing is to give yourself down time that you spend On YOURSELF.
Working all the time is not healthy for you, or your students.