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Lesson Plans

Teacher Burnout....

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Robert E. Sheffey (sheffey)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 18:49:01 -0600 (MDT)

I am preparing to teach art in a new school which is in a year round system.
There are 4 different tracks that the kids can take, each based on going to
school 12 weeks and being out four. The four tracks rotate. I will be
teaching one of the four tracks. This has been in effect for several years
and I was told that there was less teacher burnout because of the 4 week
breaks. I will work for 4 weeks in July, be off August, work until
Thanksgiving, be off until Jan 2, work until the end of March, be off April,
and then work until the end of June, and off for 2 weeks in July. I am
excited about trying this new approach and can see where it would have it's
benefits to the moral of the teacher as well as the students. You can put
your best foot forward for 12 weeks, knowing you have four to recover, and
prepare for the next. I would be interested to hear others views of this
type of scheduling.

Teresa Sheffey

  • Maybe reply: Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.: "Re: Teacher Burnout...."