Stress in Teaching

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What causes the stress?

Posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

From Sahil My highschool is intregating these smart boards. We hate them. Installing them is causing alot of noise ( the ones we have screw into the wall) Simpler is always better. and it's especially frustrating having these, when your school gets rid of the microwave oven in the lunch room to save power, and an entire gym class shares one basketball to save money. and the school district is cancelling middle school sports to save money. Smart board are dumb. Regular white boards > smartboard


Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

A teacher who feels stuck in their situation. They feel stuck in the same room or area of the school, stuck with the same colleagues, stuck in the school, stuck in his/her role. They feel there is no way out, and they have no choice, like a prisoner.

Black and White thinker

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Just met a black and white thinker: she thinks that everything in school is either good or bad, it's either for her or against her. It only takes the slightest incident for something or someone to be 'against' her. I have asked her to try more 'rainbow thinking' and she is going to try the MYE programme.

What sort of teacher are you? Computer

Posted on February 22, 2012 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (3)

A computer thinker is someone who thinks that it is good to be a perfectionist. It isn't. The only thing you will be able to do is disappoint yourself because nobody is perfect!