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Teachers Deserve More! Seven Suggestions For Schools To Prevent Teacher Burnout

how to prevent teacher burnout

Throughout my career, I’ve seen some of the best teachers I know leave the profession because of burnout. These are the kinds of people that we all want in front of students—irreplaceable teachers.

As a result, if we don’t address teacher burnout now, it’s students who will pay the price.

How to Prevent Teacher Burnout?

That’s why I decided to write this article to suggest seven suggestions that schools should consider to prevent teacher burnout:

1. Providing more planning time

Allowing teachers more time for lesson planning, grading, and collaboration can help reduce stress and overtime. Schools could hire more teachers to reduce class sizes or restructure the school day to build in more prep periods.

2. Offering mental health support

Accessing counselling, mindfulness training, or support groups can help teachers manage stress and avoid burnout. Schools could bring in counsellors or partner with local providers to offer these services.

3. Improving work-life balance

Administrators can encourage teachers to set boundaries and not work excessive, unpaid overtime. Things like protecting their prep time, avoiding unnecessary meetings, and setting email cut-off times can help.

4. Providing professional development

Training on topics like classroom management, self-care, and social-emotional learning gives teachers new skills to manage demands. Schools could host workshops or give stipends for teachers to attend conferences.

5. Recognizing and rewarding teachers

Teacher appreciation events, bonuses, or praise from administrators can boost morale. Things like teacher of the month awards or shoutouts at staff meetings show their efforts are valued.

6. Listening to teacher feedback

Surveys, focus groups, and open communication can help administrators understand teachers’ challenges. Addressing concerns around curriculum, discipline policies, parent engagement, etc. can reduce frustration.

7. Offering leadership opportunities

Letting effective teachers take on leadership roles, mentor new teachers, or shape school policies taps into their expertise. Leadership roles provide professional growth.


The key is to create a supportive climate and culture where administrators and teachers work together to make the job sustainable.

Additionally, small changes to policies and practices can make a big difference in preventing teacher burnout. Could you give a few examples?

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