Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, First Aid for Teacher Burnout, by Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work. Each chapter explores a different common cause of teacher burnout and provides takeaway strategies and realistic tips. Chapter coverage includes fighting low morale, diminishing stress, streamlining grading, reducing workload, leveraging collaboration, avoiding monotony, using technology to your advantage, managing classroom behavior, advocating for support from your administration, securing the help of parents and community, and more. Full of reflection exercises, confessions from real teachers, and veteran teacher tips, this accessible book provides easy-to-implement steps for alleviating burnout problems so you can enjoy peace and success in your teaching.
"This book is organized in such a way that teachers who are already cramped for time can turn to just the part of the book that applies to them, and quickly find practical tips that can make an immediate difference in their careers. I absolutely recommend it to teachers who are struggling to manage their careers right now!"
--Elizabeth Simpson, Math Coach, The Lamphere Schools, MI
"There is a drastic need for this book. As a veteran teacher, I am friends with the older teachers and a mentor to the new ones. I know all of us could use a little ‘first-aid’ and will appreciate the strategies in this book!"
--Cristie Whitley Watson, 6th Grade ELA teacher, Gravelly Hill Middle School, NC
About the Author
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D., teaches the PostDoc Masterclass at University of Cambridge. She is a former junior high school teacher and administrator who won "Teacher of the Year" and has been honored by the White House for her dedication to students.
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis (September, 2016)