4 Stress Management Strategies for Teachers

I typically begin my stress management programs with a conversation about how absurd it is to classify these abilities under “stress management”. I use this term because it is widely known, and, for the moment at least, it gives my groups a jumping off point in terms of expectations for our coaching time together. More literally, we work on ways to manage our internal (thoughts and feelings) and external (behaviors) response to stress. For people like us, educators, we need to strengthen our ability to practice stress relief BEFORE we feel stressed and implement coping strategies on the regular. I’ve identified 6 key ways for teachers to manage stress, remain calm in high stress situations and remain centered.

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