Aussie Educator

Teacher Health

Due to current circumstances, this page has been updated but will no longer be added to or maintained until further notice.

Teachers suffer all illnesses common to any community. They may have high levels of stress and can have problems that affect specific areas such as the voice. They can also succumb to common afflictions normally found in children.

Information is provided on areas such as stress and burnout, the causes of these plus there is a section on care of the voice.

Other Information

Anger Management

Burnout

The Voice

Other Sites

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Stress Management

Anxiety

  • 9 Stress Management Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know
    ‘As a teacher, you know that stress is inevitable. But while stress is inevitable, how you respond to it can spell the difference between a long, rewarding career, and one cut short by burn-out’.
  • Anxiety
    ‘Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t go away – when they’re ongoing and happen without any particular reason or cause’.
  • Anxiety Management Strategies; contains advice about this area.
  • Understanding and Managing Anxiety
    Australian Psychological Society. What it is, causes, symptoms, how treated, tips on managing, anxiety disorders, other resources, more.
  • Relaxation Techniques
    ‘Explore relaxation techniques you can do on your own’.

Teacher Stress

Provided by the National Union of Teachers in the UK.

  • NEA - Stress !
    ‘Part of your job is to stay healthy and sane, especially in those first few years. Keep this in mind : For the sake of your health and your students’ performance, you should take steps to reduce stress’.
  • Stress in the Workplace
    Australian Psychological Society.
  • Tips for Coping With Stress
    ‘Coping with stress is easier when you identify stress triggers, manage time well and beat burnout’.

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