Teacher stress and burnout is a key focus for us. We explore practical ways to address this in our Work Smarter, Be Happier CPD Summer Course for Teachers.
At Rathú we would argue that working in a caring profession should not mean sacrificing your wellbeing. Unfortunately, this can often be the case. In 2014, a Millward Brown poll commissioned by ASTI, found that 60% of teachers felt “continuously stressed”.
We believe that by supporting teachers thrive and do their very best in the classroom and their professional lives through building confidence and competence it will induce better outcomes for them and their students.
Makes sense right?
We came across this insightful episode of “The Real Health podcast with Karl Henry” which explores ‘mental fitness’ and the importance of getting the basics right! We thought it was a practical, valuable resource to share with teachers to support their daily lives. Enjoy!
Top 3 Tips:
-Get the basics right so that when things go wrong or you are under pressure, you have something to keep you going.
– Positive habits and routines are important. Set them up. (This resonates with some of the learning on our online Summer Course “Work Smarter, Be Happier”).
– Who do you go for lunch with?! (In a nutshell, think about who you are spending time with – are they lifting you up or dragging you down?).
Listen to the podcast HERE.