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Stress: What Happens to a Teacher’s Brain when it Reaches Burnout?

Burnout. You can’t have burnout unless there was once a fire. So what happens when a teacher reaches the burnout stage? What has happened when the passion for teaching begins to fade and teachers no longer have the energy and enthusiasm they once had? Their work becomes overwhelming and they feel little or no personal reward for the amount of effort they put forth.

Stress: How the Brain Responds to Traumatic Events

Ever since the horrific events of September 11, 2011, it appears that there have been more and more violent acts occurring around the world than ever before. The massive shootings, even within our own school systems and places of worship, have spread fear and terror throughout our community. So, how do we help our children understand what is happening and teach them how to cope with it? First we need to understand why the brain reacts the way it does and then figure out a way to handle it all.

Stress: How teachers can help their students cope

We now understand that stress impedes learning and interferes with memory retrieval. So what can we do about it? The following is a list of suggestions on how teachers can help their students cope with stress.

Stress: Its Neurological Implication on Learning

What effect does stress have on a child’s performance in school? What is happening to the brain neurologically when it’s dealing with stress and how does this affect memory and learning?