Feeling we have ‘Run out of gas’ emotionally, we’ve been thinking about how to make teaching a more sustainable, desirable profession. So we couldn’t look away from this Reddit thread where teachers shared simple things that could reduce their stress levels. Listen, deputy commissioner and policy maker? Because these things are important.
“A working copier” – jessicat7474
Seriously. We can joke about a broken copier, but think about the hours saved with it.
“Restroom coverage and access to an adult bathroom” – Sensitive-Good 2448
This one should not be called. It is a basic human right to be able to use the restroom when you need it.
“No need to submit lesson plans” – Fitibt99
Please stop requesting to submit our lesson plan.
Reduce the size of my class to 12 “- Yajuka 70
Small class sizes were on the list of many teachers one thing that would help reduce stress levels. Read more about why.
“The district is appointing four lunchroom monitors to eliminate cafeteria duty for teachers” -Corment 1
We need a break. We need time to plan. Please stop wasting this time and replacing with extra responsibility.
“If I could open a window or control the temperature in my room. No one learns by sweating or trembling. ”- Ohsasafras
Yesus classrooms are either sweltering or arctic. Give us some control, please.
“Four days in person. One day at home ”-coskibum 002
While running a four-day school week in some districts, we need to explore this model more seriously to help give teachers and children a better balance.
“An Administrator Who Provides Encouragement And Positive Appreciation To The Staff We Expect To Give Our Students” – Sure-Mix4550
This seems to be quite basic. We want to be recognized for the hard work we put in every day.
“Ask me what I want to learn for professional development” – csplonk
Co-signed. Teachers spend too much time on PD which does not meet their needs!
We are curious. What would you add to the list? What simple things will make education less stressful for you? Share the comment.
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