2nd Edition

First Aid for Teacher Burnout How You Can Find Peace and Success

By Jenny Grant Rankin Copyright 2023
    274 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    274 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    274 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Eye On Education

    Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, the new edition of First Aid for Teacher Burnout empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work in a sustainable way.

    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, using technology to your advantage, managing classroom behavior, advocating for support from your administration, securing the help of parents and community, and more. New in this edition, the author expands on discussion about teacher activism, using digital resources, as well as a wealth of tips throughout for those teaching virtually.

    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.

    I. Set the Stage, 1. Help Is on the Way, 2. Mindset and Wellbeing, 3. Environment, 4. Overstimulation, II. Reduce Workload, 5. Grading, 6. Volume, 7. Collaboration, 8. Overcommitting, III. Leverage Resources, 9. Curriculum, 10. Technology, IV. Gain Support, 11. Student Behavior, 12. Administration, 13. Parents, 14. Activism


    Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D., is a former award-winning teacher and administrator with two doctorates in the field who now helps other educators as a lecturer, Fulbright Specialist, and author.

    "Rankin's book...is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in understanding the profession and helping to make it a sustainable career choice.... Reading it truly felt like a gift."
    -Rita Platt, Nationally Board Certified teacher, graduate instructor, and education consultant
    "First Aid for Teacher Burnout is just that: a book that helps you with the bumps and scrapes that happen for all teachers during the course of their career. With this book you have a guide to prevent the long-term illness that is 'burnout' and build a thriving career. I cannot wait to have all my teacher friends read this book and continue to do the work they love: Guiding our next generation of leaders."
    -Kelly Knoche, Executive Director of The Teaching Well, a teacher health and sustainability organization

    "As an avid reader of professional texts focused on education and effective classroom teaching, I have found First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success to be a diamond in the rough….What teachers need most in today’s education climate is the understanding from all – education policy makers, administration, parents – of the demands of teaching. This book offers a true look into what causes teacher burnout and specific, realistic advice, along with references and strategies that teachers can use to avoid burnout and find the joy in teaching again. It’s not only worth reading – it’s worth sharing with colleagues and decision makers who need to see the whole picture of teaching today."

    -MiddleWeb review by Kathleen Palmieri, National Board Certified Teacher and NBCT Professional Learning facilitator.