Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, First Aid for Teacher Burnout, by Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin, empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work. Each chapter explores a different common cause of teacher burnout and provides takeaway strategies and realistic tips. Chapter coverage includes fighting low morale, diminishing stress, streamlining grading, reducing workload, leveraging collaboration, avoiding monotony, using technology to your advantage, managing classroom behavior, advocating for support from your administration, securing the help of parents and community, and more. Full of reflection exercises, confessions from real teachers, and veteran teacher tips, this accessible book provides easy-to-implement steps for alleviating burnout problems so you can enjoy peace and success in your teaching.
This one’s a must-read. In my 22 years of teaching, I have read a lot of books about how to be more effective, how to help my students be more successful, and how to improve the culture and the climate of my school. Rankin’s book, however, stands alone. It is a must-read for teachers, administrators, and anyone else who is interested in understanding the profession and helping to make it a sustainable career choice.
It is the only book I’ve seen that is written with the goals of doing all of those things through helping teachers. Reading it truly felt like a gift. Without hesitation, I recommend First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success to anyone who needs a shot in the arm to decrease or continue to avoid teacher burnout.
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—Rita Platt, MiddleWeb: Book Reviews
"This book is organized in such a way that teachers who are already cramped for time can turn to just the part of the book that applies to them, and quickly find practical tips that can make an immediate difference in their careers. I absolutely recommend it to teachers who are struggling to manage their careers right now!"
--Elizabeth Simpson, Math Coach, The Lamphere Schools, MI
"There is a drastic need for this book. As a veteran teacher, I am friends with the older teachers and a mentor to the new ones. I know all of us could use a little ‘first-aid’ and will appreciate the strategies in this book!"
--Cristie Whitley Watson, 6th Grade ELA teacher, Gravelly Hill Middle School, NC
"First Aid for Teacher Burnout is just that: a book that helps you with the bumps and scrapes that happen for all teachers during the course of their career. With this book you have a guide to prevent the long term illness that is "burn out" and build a THRIVING career. I cannot wait to have all my teacher friends read this book and continue to do the work they love: Guiding our next generation of leaders."
--The Teaching Well, a teacher health and sustainability organization
About the Author
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D., teaches the PostDoc Masterclass at University of Cambridge. She is a former junior high school teacher and administrator who won "Teacher of the Year" and has been honored by the White House for her dedication to students.
Paperback: 214 pages
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis (September, 2016)