Tips for educators on Maintaining Stress Levels the Beginning of the School Year

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Hello everyone. Today’s blog is for a very special group on individuals. Yes everyone, I’m referring to the educators. Nationally most teachers are back to work. Educators residing in the south have been instructing students for now almost an entire month. Here in Michigan, teachers are preparing to receive their youngsters after the Labor Day weekend. The work load in the beginning of the school year for an educator can be overwhelming. Employed within this profession myself, I’ve listed some tips on how to start the school year off with less stress.

1. Start getting your class-room together early. Nowadays, the time frame provided for teachers to both prepare and have their rooms together the first day of school has been cut drastically. If the custodial staff employed at your school’s location works during the summer, request permission to get in your class-rooms at-least one week earlier prior to the school year starting. Starting early allows ample time for teachers to clean, decorate boards, and organize.

2. Plan your lessons in advance. Planning your lessons with the intent in mind to stay ahead greatly assist with maintaining stress. In addition it helps the teacher to better analyze the educational goals they desire to reach within a prompt and professional manner.

3. Implement class-room management on day one. What I know about students in regards to learning is that guidelines, and structure are a “must” within the learning environment. It’s very important that teachers lay out mandated expectations the very first day of school and remain consistent throughout the school year. Remember, how one starts the year is usually the way one ends the year.

4. Submit professional paperwork on time for school transfers. If you intend on transferring or teaching at a different location the start of the school year, submit the required paper work with your employed district board of education thirty days in advance. Trust me when I say there’s nothing like not knowing what facility you will be teaching at the first day of school. If feasible, communicate with your current school administrator to ensure that you have been cleared to instruct at another location.

I hope what I’ve provided helps. I wish everyone a safe holiday weekend and all educators a stress free school year.

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2 Responses to “Tips for educators on Maintaining Stress Levels the Beginning of the School Year”

  1. Charline Jenkins Says:

    Thank you Adra for your helpful hints.

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