CH Bonus: Supporting Teachers in Burnout

When teachers get through the rough patch of the work, what can we do to help them work through the different phases of burnout? You can dip into burnout one day, and come back out. And it’s important, to be honest with yourselves about where you are in burnout, and how to get out of it. Join the podcast now and find out more detailed methods to support our teachers!


  • Students are coming to their classrooms with different needs, and that really isn’t being acknowledged.
  • As leaders, a part of that responsibility is kind of being a good model, being compassionate, being open to be receptive to the needs of your teachers.
  • There are things that we can change to bring excitement into our day. And sometimes that is enough to distract the brain from the ho hum.
  • It’s true you’re gonna find burnout in any profession, what you need to do is recognize these things in yourself and in your environment.
  • I might still be in burnout, but I’m making progress towards being burned in which is what Amber says, then that is motivating to make you keep coming to work and keep trying and keep trying to figure it out.


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I am a teacher trainer and coach. Working elbow to elbow with teachers and teacher leaders to ensure instructional proficiency and student achievement soar lights me up. We have a real need in our nation for strong educators to remain in the field. My blog, book, podcast, courses and instructional materials are geared towards empowering teachers (and those that lead them) to receive the support needed to grow and thrive today, tomorrow and always.