PHYSEDAGOGY

My Worst Enemy

During episode 68 of The PE Umbrella podcast, Sarah mentioned how she experienced a teaching rut during the fall. After listening to the podcast, Naomi messaged Sarah and said that teacher burnout was a topic she had been wanting to write about for a while. Naomi suggested writing a joint blog post about teacher burnout. When Naomi and Sarah mentioned their idea to the rest of the team, everyone quickly admitted that they were either currently experiencing teacher burnout, had recently gotten over it, or struggled with it in the past. As a group, we have been wanting to write about more serious topics within teaching and we think this is a great place to start. During the next month, you will read each of our stories about teacher burnout. Here is a guest post from William Bode, who shares his struggles with teacher burnout in the form of a poem. 


SHAPE America Southern District TOY.
Instructional Leadership Team member for my school.
Connected educator on Twitter and Voxer.
Worn down by the rigors of the day.
Doing good things, I am so busy.
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We Create Our Own Demons

During episode 68 of The PE Umbrella podcast, Sarah mentioned how she experienced a teaching rut during the fall. After listening to the podcast, Naomi messaged Sarah and said that teacher burnout was a topic she had been wanting to write about for a while. Naomi suggested writing a joint blog post about teacher burnout. When Naomi and Sarah mentioned their idea to the rest of the team, everyone quickly admitted that they were either currently experiencing teacher burnout, had recently gotten over it, or struggled with it in the past. As a group, we have been wanting to write about more serious topics within teaching and we think this is a great place to start. During the next month, you will read each of our stories about teacher burnout. Adam continues the series with a post about his struggles in the midst of burnout.


We create our own demons.  Who said that? Doesn’t matter.  Much like the opening monologue of Iron Man 3, to properly share my story on teacher burnout, I need to track this from the beginning.  The truth is, I am dreading writing this blog post.  I am afraid that it will be interpreted the wrong way; I am fearful that colleagues will view this as nothing more than a very public vent session.  I’m slightly embarrassed with my bottled up feelings and I don’t trust my own author’s voice. I am angry and frustrated and full of guilt, but I am terrified to write with that tone.  So I’m going to take a leap of faith on this one thanks to my friends on the PHYSEDagogy team (who still have no idea what I am writing about) and hope that by sharing, it can help me begin healing a part of me I hope I haven’t lost.

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Climbing Out of My Rut

During episode 68 of The PE Umbrella podcast, Sarah mentioned how she experienced a teaching rut during the fall. After listening to the podcast, Naomi messaged Sarah and said that teacher burnout was a topic she had been wanting to write about for a while. Naomi suggested writing a joint blog post about teacher burnout. When Naomi and Sarah mentioned their idea to the rest of the team, everyone quickly admitted that they were either currently experiencing teacher burnout, had recently gotten over it, or struggled with it in the past. As a group, we have been wanting to write about more serious topics within teaching and we think this is a great place to start. During the next month, you will read each of our stories about teacher burnout. Sarah continues the series with a post about being in a teaching rut.

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